On April 29, 2015, Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter presented Jae Hee Kwak DMD 16 with the Pierre Fauchard Academy’s 2015 Foundation Dental Student Scholarship Award for her leadership and service to Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). Also present for the ceremony were Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Cataldo Leone and Assistant Dean of Students Dr. Joseph Calabrese.
Every year, the Pierre Fauchard Academy awards their scholarship to a dental student who has demonstrated the greatest potential for development into an outstanding leader in the dental profession.
This year, Kwak was selected because of her record of leadership throughout her time at GSDM. In addition to regularly volunteering for community events, Kwak is an active member of both the American Student Dental Association and the Asian Student Dental Organization. She has served on student government as the Treasurer of her Class for the last three years, and is the founding member and President of the Pediatric Dentistry Study Club. She hopes to turn the Study Club into a full-fledged student organization in the coming year, which will allow the group more opportunities to volunteer in the community. She is also involved with research, specifically focusing on pediatric head and neck pathology and quality of life issues among pediatric patients resulting from oral health factors.
Kwak is a member of the American Dental Association, American Student Dental Association, International Association for Dental Research, American Association for Dental Research, and the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Dean Hutter said, “Congratulations to Jae for receiving this prestigious award. She is certainly deserving of this honor.”