ADEA Scholarship Provides Faculty With Leadership Skills for Advancement

ADEA Scholarship Provides Faculty With Leadership Skills for Advancement

SEATTLE, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During the Opening Session of the
2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition on March 17, the American Dental
Education Association (ADEA) named Pamella P. Shaw, D.M.D., Ph.D., the seventh
ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association (NDA) Jeanne C.
Sinkford Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute.

Dr. Shaw is Associate Dean in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at
the Indiana University School of Dentistry. She will be provided a scholarship
to the ADEA Leadership Institute, a year-long program designed to develop the
nation's most promising individuals at academic dental institutions to become
future leaders in dental and higher education.

"Colgate is pleased to join ADEA and the NDA in supporting this award. Our
contribution to this scholarship and our ongoing support of ADEA and the NDA
represent our dedication to the future of dental education. We congratulate
Dr. Shaw, and wish her the best of luck in her endeavors," says Barbara
Shearer, B.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D., Director of Scientific Affairs at the
Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Each year the ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./NDA Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholarship
provides the opportunity for a dental educator who is closely aligned with the
promotion of equity and diversity to participate in the ADEA Leadership
Institute. Jeanne C. Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D., was the first woman to become
dean of a U.S. dental school (Howard University College of Dentistry). She is
a renowned scholar and champion of the advancement of women in dental
education, the dental profession, and the medical sciences. Dr. Sinkford is
currently a Senior Scholar-in-Residence at ADEA.

"ADEA is proud to have the support of the Colgate-Palmolive Company and the
National Dental Association to provide Dr. Shaw with the opportunity to
participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute, and to aid in her service to
minority women and men hoping to become dental students and educators," says
ADEA President Gerald N. Glickman, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., J.D.

American Dental Education Association

2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

About the American Dental Education Association

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental
education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many
allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and
students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the
dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing
education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of
the public. ADEA's activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy,
faculty development, meetings, and communications like the esteemed Journal of
Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS,
PASS, DHCAS, and CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit

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About the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional development
and networking event in academic dentistry, featuring four days of dynamic
plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall show casing academic
dentistry's leading partners and suppliers. For more information, visit

The 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition logo is available at

About the National Dental Association

The NDA is based in Washington D.C., representing the concerns of over 10,000
African American and minority dentists, as well as dental students,
hygienists, assistants and auxiliaries across the country. The mission of the
NDA speaks directly to service of underserved communities, education and
advocacy for its members, and recruitment of under -represented minorities
into the profession. Please log on to for further

About Colgate-Palmolive Company

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly
focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.
Colgate-Palmolive sells its products in over 200 countries and territories
around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate,
Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex,
Tom's of Maine, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science
Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. For more information about
Colgate-Palmolive's global business, visit the Company's web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright FuturesĀ®
oral health education program, please visit

CONTACT: Kellie Bove, 202.289.7201,

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