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ZM6K0170A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health students handed out toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and informational packets to children outside Wal-Mart in Kirksville, Mo., on Feb. 22, 2014.

This event was held in conjunction with Give Kids a Smile, which promotes oral health awareness for kids during Children’s Dental Health Month. Dental students were on hand to answer questions for kids and parents, as well as hand out the dental goodies, which were handed out to several hundred children.

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image1aFor the second year, ATSU-KCOM pediatric club along with Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity hosted a “Build-a-Hand” project. Students built 10 prosthetic hands for children overseas who have lost their hands in land mine accidents. More than 50 students gathered to volunteer and build the hands.

The project was funded through the clubs, Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association, and Student Government Association. More information about the project can be found at odysseyteams.com

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ATSU-Diversity-ad-diverse-magazine-final-version-small(1)As a leading graduate health sciences university, ATSU prepares tomorrow’s healthcare providers for careers in an increasingly diverse, global society and  believes that learning from and alongside those whose experiences, beliefs, and perspectives are different from our own enhances the educational experience.

The University is proud to announce the launch of its diversity web page, which may be found at atsu.edu/diversity. Because diversity is so important to the University, this content is a priority on the website with top-level navigation on the homepage, a unique feature among academic institutions.

“ATSU continues to reinforce its commitment to diversity through innovation and an unparalleled pursuit of cultural proficiency. By placing a button linking to the new diversity section at the very top of its website, ATSU is proving to be a leader in health professions education,” said Clinton Normore, MBA, director of diversity.

We hope that you will check out this new web page to learn more about diversity at ATSU!

Also, the University is proud to unveil a diversity advertisement, which will appear in the 30th anniversary issue of Diverse Magazine in March. See it here first!

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imagesThe Student Government Association on A.T. Still University’s Kirksville, Mo., campus held its annual auction on Feb 4-5, 2014. The auction and raffle brought in $4475 to benefit the student travel fund, which well exceeded this year’s goal of $3200. The item bringing in the highest bid was a Littmann 3200 Bluetooth Stethoscope donated by Matthews Bookstore which sold for $300. Other items of note included a Dinner for Four at the home of Jeremy Houser, PhD, associate professor of anatomy, that went for $200 and the  St. Louis Cardinals Tickets w/ round-trip airfare via Cape Air donated by Craig Phelps, DO, ’84, president, that sold for $250.

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_MG_2088Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH, dean, ATSU Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, has received the AEEDC International Personality of the Year Award for 2014. AEEDC is the United Arab Emirates (UAE) International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition and is the largest dental meeting in the Mideast.

Dr. Dillenberg was presented with the award by His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, on Feb. 6 in Dubai, UAE. He received the award at the AEEDC gala, which had more than 1,000 individuals in attendance.

“I was completely surprised and humbled to receive this wonderful honor from our colleagues in the UAE,” said Dr. Dillenberg.

The award is given each year to recognize those who contribute highly to global oral health. See the complete article.

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