Faculty News

Dr. Tim Cox was recognized at a recent dinner as the new Endowed Professor in Musculoskeletal Tissue Research in the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences.

Dr. Shara Dunlap (DDS ’94), clinical assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Clinical Sciences, received the Elmore F. Pierson Good Teaching Award, given annually to outstanding teachers in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management and the schools of dentistry, law and medicine.

Dr. Brett Ferguson (DDS ’81), associate professor and chairman of the Department of Oral Surgery and Hospital Dentistry, has been named the 2018 Harrigan Award Honoree. The award will be presented at the society’s annual meeting at the New York University College of Dentistry.

Dr. Rebeca Weisleder Urow, clinical associate professor in the Department of Endodontics, presented a poster, “Tooth Submersion – A Resort for Bone Maintenance After Trauma,” Aug. 15-18 at the 20th World Congress in Dental Traumatology in San Diego. She collaborated with Dr. Gisela V. Bona of the UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston.

Marsha Voelker, associate professor in the Division of Dental Hygiene, was recognized for 30 years of commitment to the American Legion Auxiliary Tar Heel Girls State program in North Carolina. She attended Tar Heel Girls State in 1989 and has been on the counseling staff ever since, the past three years as head counselor. Girls State programs across the country teach citizenship and leadership to girls before their senior year in high school by setting up mock city and state governments for a week.

Dr. Connie White (DDS ’81), associate dean for community relations and communications, will be the president-elect of the National Academy of General Dentistry starting in November and president a year later.