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Nova Southeastern dean appointed to federal advisory committee

April 21, 2014

Appointee: Dr. Linda Niessen, dean of the Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fla., was appointed to serve through Aug. 31, 2016, on a 17-member federal advisory committee on training in primary care medicine and dentistry. "The advisory committee through its policy recommendations has the ability to improve the health of our Florida residents and the U.S. population through innovative health professional training programs," Dr. Niessen said. The ADA has long supported dental representation on the panel, which offers advice and recommendations on policy and program development to the Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for annual reports to Congress concerning certain activities under the Public Health Service Act.