ASHS Dean Randy Danielsen, Ph.D., PA-C, and ASDOH Special Care Dentistry Director and AEGD Program Co-Director Maureen Romer, D.D.S., have been selected as 2010 Health Care Heroes Awards finalists by the Phoenix Business Journal.
Dr. Danielsen was nominated in the category of Education, and Dr. Romer was nominated in the category of Dentistry. Award winners in each of the 10 categories will be announced at a breakfast on August 19 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix and will be featured in the August 20 edition of the Phoenix Business Journal.
Dr. Danielsen, who will resign his position as ASHS dean effective the end of June, is taking a new post as senior vice president of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Foundation. The NCCPA is the nation’s credentialing organization for physician assistants (P.A.s), and its Foundation promotes P.A. excellence through research and education. Dr. Danielsen has been with the University since 1995.
Dr. Romer, who recently led students on a dental outreach to Alaska, will be traveling to Ghent, Belgium, this summer to the International Association for Disability and Oral Health Congress to present a paper on “Oral Health Related Quality of Life in People with Developmental Disabilities.” She was been with the University since 2006.
“It’s an honor to be nominated,” said Dr. Romer. “But honestly, I have spent my whole dental career working with people with disabilities and their families, and that is the honor.”