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EIOH Awarded $1.2 Million HRSA Grant

HRSA logoEIOH has been awarded a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to attract and recruit, develop, and retain dental faculty, whose dental academic careers intersect with, and are essential to integrated primary care.

“While the traditional method of loan repayment helps address financial challenges young faculty face,” explained Dr. Eli Eliav, EIOH director and the grant’s principal investigator, “there are other practical barriers to academic faculty retention, such as mentoring.” 

But the time needed to devote to mentoring is usually taken by competing clinical, research, and administrative priorities. To address this, EIOH has developed an innovative and comprehensive mentoring program and is integrating it with faculty development and the loan repayment program for General, Pediatric and Community Dentistry faculty.

“We will focus on enhancing the faculty’s integrated clinical expertise, career retention, and academic mentoring,” added Dr. Eliav.  “Thanks to Drs. Walt Psoter, Cyril Meyerowitz and Mrs. Chris Guerinot who helped write the grant.”

Karen Black | 10/10/2016

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