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Faculty members named to U-M's interprofessional fellows program

Drs. Diane Chang (left) and Harneet Grewal

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 16, 2017 -–  Two School of Dentistry faculty members are among 17 educators from across U-M’s health sciences who have been selected for the second cohort of the university’s Interprofessional Leadership Fellows program.

Drs. Diane Chang and Harneet Grewal will join the program that was launched in 2016 to create a collaborative culture and develop U-M faculty to teach in innovative learning environments.  Dr. Chang (DDS 2009) is an adjunct clinical lecturer in oral maxillofacial surgery and hospital dentistry. She helps train dental residents in treating medically complex and compromised patients in the hospital setting. She has served as a preceptor for dental students in their community-based education rotations, and has helped facilitate interprofessional education between dental and nursing students in their outreach sites.  Dr. Grewal is a clinical associate professor in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry who teaches in the undergraduate and graduate pediatric dental clinics at the school. She also oversees the Pediatric Dentistry Service at Mott Children’s Hospital and directs the Special Health Care Needs graduate level course.

During the 18-month program, participants will be provided with opportunities to learn from and work with academic and practice leaders at the university and national level.  They will attend one of several national Interprofessional Faculty Development Program workshops, which were created with support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.

The fellows represent the School of Dentistry, School of Kinesiology, Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Social Work, Taubman Health Sciences Library, and U-M Flint.

See the complete announcement and list of fellows at the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education website.

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The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is one of the nation’s leading dental schools engaged in oral health care education, research, patient care and community service.  General dental care clinics and specialty clinics providing advanced treatment enable the school to offer dental services and programs to patients throughout Michigan.  Classroom and clinic instruction prepare future dentists, dental specialists, and dental hygienists for practice in private offices, hospitals, academia and public agencies.  Research seeks to discover and apply new knowledge that can help patients worldwide.  For more information about the School of Dentistry, visit us on the Web at: www.dent.umich.edu.
 
Contact:
School of Dentistry writer Lynn Monson at dentistry.communications@umich.edu, or (734) 615-1971.