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Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters



Through your distinguished career, you have advanced the profession of dentistry and positively impacted the delivery of health and dental care in the United States and throughout the world. Your emphasis on preventive dentistry and public health helped refocus dental education to meet the changing needs of the profession. This progressive outlook was the hallmark of your academic pursuits at the University of North Carolina, as a Professor of Dentistry and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and later as Dean of the School of Dentistry and Co-Director of the Pew National Dental Education Program. During your tenure as Program Director in Health for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, you fostered national studies in health and dental care policy and implemented public health programs in the United States, Latin America and other regions. During this period, you initiated the Kellogg National Fellows Program to promote leadership development. This program continues today and is a testament to your innovative thinking. Your professional and community accomplishments are an inspiration to all dental students and colleagues. You have served as chairman of both the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association and the Commission on Dental Accreditation. As a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Board of Directors of the Governor's Institute in Alcohol and Substance Abuse, you have helped to address critical health care issues. In addition, you have generously contributed your time and counsel as a trustee of your alma mater, Davidson College. In recognition of your significant contribution to the profession of dentistry and your innovative leadership in public health, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry is proud to confer upon you an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree. Commencement, University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry, May 21, 1994.

University of Detroit Mercy

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