At a meeting Saturday in Kirksville, the A.T. Still University (ATSU) Board of Trustees approved a $26 million bond issue for constructing and equipping a new building on the Kirksville campus of ATSU to establish the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health. This positive decision by the board is a critical step toward matriculating 40 students in the fall of 2013. The 61,000-square-foot facility, on two floors, will be an interprofessional education and dentistry school building to house not only the dental school, but also space for medical school students from ATSU’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
A.T. Still University has been chosen by the nationally renowned Gallup organization as one of only three universities nationwide to participate in a groundbreaking new project, the Gallup Campus Wellbeing Consortium. Beginning Sept. 19, all faculty, staff, and fall 2011 first-year residential students were invited by Gallup to join in the study designed to evaluate the personal wellbeing of those who work and study at ATSU. Oct. 10 is the deadline for filling out the Gallup Wellbeing Finder and having an opportunity to participate in the study.
For more information, visit www.atsu.edu/wellbeing.
Jae Hyun Park, D.M.D., M.S.D., M.S., Ph.D., director of the Postgraduate Orthodontic program at ATSU-ASDOH, was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. The article, “Autotransplantation of pre-molars in a patient with multiple congenitally missing teeth,” was co-authored by Kiyoshi Tai, D.D.S., Daisuke Hayashi, D.D.S. and Asuka Miura, D.D.S.
The Mother’s Nursing Suite, located in the heart of ATSU’s Missouri campus, is designed for students, employees, alumni, and their spouses/partners. It provides a private (access code required), comfortable, and convenient space with appropriate amenities for nursing mothers. Amenities include private nursing areas, a refrigerator, and a limited number of lockers.
The suite is sponsored and administered by Student Affairs. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 660.626.2236, or visit www.atsu.edu/student_services/kirksville/Mothers_Nursing_Suite.htm. To request suite access, click the “request to use the Suite” link on the web page and complete and the form.
The Special Care Dentistry Association held its 23rd annual meeting on special care dentistry April 1-3 in Chicago. The theme of the meeting, “Total Patient Care,” reflected the educational content developed for dentists and dental professionals who provide oral healthcare for patients with special needs.
Maureen Romer, D.D.S., M.P.A., director of Special Care Dentistry at ATSU-ASDOH, attended the meeting. Dr. Romer is also a council member on the International Association for Disability and Oral Health.