GSDM Student Awarded ADCFP Fellowship

ADCFP Fellowship-200Marc Horton DMD 14 was recently selected for the 2013 ADEAGies/AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP). Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research Dr. Raul Garcia and Associate Dean for Global & Population Health Dr. Michelle Henshaw will serve as his Mentors.

The ADCFP Fellowship Program provides dental and allied dental students at US and Canadian institutions with an opportunity to experience the benefits and rewards of teaching and an academic career.

Horton was among 10 students selected for the ADCFP Fellowship. During his yearlong Fellowship, he will interview Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter and several other faculty members from different departments at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) to learn about academic dentistry. Horton will also assist with instruction in a classroom (didactic course), a pre-clinical lab, a small-group conference, and in the patient treatment center.

Horton, Dr. Garcia, and the other ADCFP Fellows and Mentors will attend a training session and participate in a number of events at the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition this March in Seattle. The purpose of these sessions is to familiarize Fellows and Mentors with the Fellowship goals and explain how the Mentor-Fellow relationship works within that framework.

At the end of the Fellowship, Horton and the other Fellows will present a poster detailing their experience and participate in a seminar at the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas.

“I am honored that I was selected for the fellowship, and I am grateful for the support of Dr. Garcia, Dr. Henshaw, and the administration at GSDM,” said Marc Horton. “I look forward to working with my mentors, and to learning more about academic careers.”

Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter praised Horton’s achievement. “Congratulations to Marc Horton. The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is so proud he was selected for this prestigious Fellowship,” said Dean Hutter. “Thanks also to Drs. Garcia and Henshaw for their invaluable Mentorship.”