Awards

Class of 1971 alumni gathering

HSDM Alumni Reconnect from Near and Far

June 8, 2021

HSDM alumni reunited during this year’s Reunion and Alumni Day through informal gatherings, virtual happy hours, and engaging online programs. While most activities were virtual this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, alumni found creative ways to channel their class spirit and relive fond memories of HSDM.

Events kicked off with a toast by Dean William Giannobile, DMSc96, PD96, at a virtual happy hour on Thursday, June 3. Alumni had the chance to reconnect with friends and also meet current students in each of the break-out sessions. Alumni reminisced fondly about former...

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Headshot of Dr. Hiroe Ohyama, assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences

HSDM Faculty and Students Receive ADEA Awards

March 12, 2021

Several members of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) community will be recognized at this year’s American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session. The virtual event includes awards, scholarships, and fellowships recognizing achievement and distinction among its members.

Hiroe Ohyama, MMSc96, DMD03, assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences, received the...

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Headshot of Lonnie Norris, DMD76, MPH77

HSDM Alumni and Students Receive Recognition at the First-Ever Virtual Yankee Dental Congress

February 8, 2021

In late January, dental professionals and students gathered for the first-ever virtual Yankee Dental Congress. The three-day event brought together dental professionals from all over New England and beyond to connect with colleagues, participate in professional development, discover new innovations, and advance the profession of dentistry. The annual event also offers an opportunity for the dental community to recognize the achievements and contributions of those in the field.... Read more about HSDM Alumni and Students Receive Recognition at the First-Ever Virtual Yankee Dental Congress

Presidential Scholars Advance Research, Teaching, and Oral Health

Presidential Scholars Advance Research, Teaching, and Oral Health

November 22, 2019

Eight HSDM advanced graduate education students have been awarded Harvard Presidential Scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. The full-tuition scholarship is awarded to DMSc students who have committed themselves to careers in public service or academia. This year’s accomplished recipient’s academic interests range from pursuing clinical and basic science research, to teaching and mentoring students, to furthering oral health policy and information systems.

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Bridge to Dental School workshop

HSDM's Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Recognized with National Award

August 15, 2019

For the second year in a row, Harvard School of Dental Medicine has been honored with an Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The Award honors colleges and universities nationwide that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

"We've created exciting pipeline programs on campus and have reached hundreds of students, but to truly expose talented students to HSDM, we also need to take HSDM to where they reside and study,” said Josephine Kim, former Director of Diversity and Inclusion.... Read more about HSDM's Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Recognized with National Award

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Reconnecting at Alumni Day

June 11, 2019

Harvard School of Dental Medicine alumni returned to the School on Friday, June 7 to reconnect with their classmates, and enjoy a program that included a presentation of the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards, a panel on The Changing Landscape of Oral Health Delivery, and Dean Donoff’s State of the School address. 

Ladan Basiri, DMD93, president of the Harvard Dental Alumni Association (HDAA) kicked off the morning program with a warm welcome to attendees as she called the HDAA business meeting to order and reviewed the past year of activities. Dean Bruce Donoff...

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2019 May 29

Annual Graduate Recognition Ceremony

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

REB Auditorium

Grad Award Ceremony

The Annual Graduate Recognition Ceremony recognizes the achievements of all of our graduates and provides an opportunity to present endowed awards to outstanding members of the pre-doctoral class and advanced graduate students. Award recipients are selected by HSDM faculty. The award selection...

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Vicki Rosen

Dr. Rosen Receives Research Award for Her Significant Contributions to Bone and Mineral Research

October 4, 2018

Dr. Vicki Rosen, professor and chair of Developmental Biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), recently received The William F. Neuman Award, the most prestigious award given by The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). The award recognizes major scientific contributions in the area of bone and mineral research and contributions to associates and trainees in teaching, research, and administration. ... Read more about Dr. Rosen Receives Research Award for Her Significant Contributions to Bone and Mineral Research

Preclinical lab with high school students

Pathways into Dentistry Pipeline Program Recognized with National STEM Award

August 15, 2018

Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) was recently honored for its diversity and inclusion efforts, receiving a 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The Award honors colleges and universities nationwide that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

HSDM was chosen for developing a Pathways into Dentistry pipeline program which invites middle school, high school and college students to envision a career in dentistry.... Read more about Pathways into Dentistry Pipeline Program Recognized with National STEM Award

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Faculty Recognized for Mentoring and Inspiring Students

June 22, 2018

Drs. Aram Kim and Supattriya Chutinan, instructors in Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences, were recently recognized for their work as teachers and mentors. Kim and Chutinan received this year's Young Mentor Award, an award that recognizes Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School faculty in the early stages of their career, who devote their time to mentoring others.

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Brian Swann

Swann Receives Community Service Award for Oral Health Outreach with the Wampanoag

June 12, 2018

Dr. Brian J. Swann, assistant professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, was recently awarded a 2018 Dean's Community Service Award for his work with the Wampanoag Tribe Oral Health Relief Effort. Since 2013, Swann has led efforts to bring sustainable, comprehensive, family-centered oral health care to the underserved native population on Martha's Vineyard.... Read more about Swann Receives Community Service Award for Oral Health Outreach with the Wampanoag

Three Harvard Dentist-Scientists Elected 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Three Harvard Dentist-Scientists Elected 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

November 30, 2017

A Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) faculty member, and two HSDM alumni were among 396 individuals chosen as 2017 AAAS Fellows for their work in science and technology, scientific leadership and achievements across disciplines. AAAS is the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society, and has granted the distinction since 1874 when the tradition began. Fellows are elected by their peers to join...

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2016-2017 Dean’s Scholars Announced

2016-2017 Dean’s Scholars Announced

September 13, 2016

Today, the HSDM community gathered to celebrate the newest Dean's Scholars. Dean Bruce Donoff presented the awards at a special tea held in the Research and Education Building. The Dean’s Scholars program provides dedicated time and funding for outstanding individuals to develop and refine the skills necessary for future success in academics and research. This years’ award recipients are:

Shek Man (Jacky) Chim research fellow in Developmental Biology and member of the Rosen Lab. Chim received an award for his project on the interplay of BMP and activin...

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