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Jau Golinveaux Named Academic Careers Fellow

April  03, 2007

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) selected Jay Golinveaux, a second-year student at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, to participate in its Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP). ADEA announced the fellowship recipients at its Annual Session in New Orleans on March 20.

Golinveaux is one of 11 students across the country to be chosen for the year-long fellowship. The program encourages and prepares students for careers in dental education and provides them with opportunities to experience the rewards of teaching.

ADEA, in partnership with the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) and the American Dental Association, launched the fellowship program in July 2006 to address the national problem of dental faculty recruitment. ADCFP consists of several components, including: training sessions and collaboration meetings with mentors from their respective schools; interviews with faculty and administrators to obtain perspectives on academic careers; a teaching practicum where fellows serve as instructors in several settings; a written reflection essay; a research practicum on a biomedical/clinical research project or a dental education issue; and a poster presentation at the AADR/ADEA Annual Session.

In addition, each student receives a $2,000 fellowship stipend and a $2,000 travel stipend to attend the fellow/mentor training session and the 2008 ADEA Annual Session in Dallas. Dr. A. Jeffrey Wood, professor and chair of the department of pediatric dentistry at Pacific, will serve as Golinveaux's mentor.

"It is an honor to have been selected by the committee for this fellowship and I intend to make the most of this opportunity," Golinveaux said. "We are fortunate at Pacific to have mentors like Dr. Wood who are willing to devote so much of their time to the students."

Golinveaux is a member of Pacific's Pediatric Study Club, is the classroom coordinator for the Student Community Outreach for Public Education program and is an associate editor for the dental school's student newspaper, The Articulating Paper. He also serves as an ASDA legislative liaison and is the lead organizer for the dental school's National Dental Student Lobby Day team. After graduation, Golinveaux plans to enroll in a pediatric dentistry program. He eventually hopes to work in both private practice and dental education.

Category Type: Honors and Awards

Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu