November 2017 Volume LIII Number 6

 
 
 
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Federal News

November 2017 Volume LII Number 6

Legislative and Regulatory UpUnless otherwise noted, for further information on any of these issues please contact Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel C. Scott Litch at (312) 337-2169 or slitch@aapd.org.

Federal News

HRSA Announces 10 Pediatric Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Awards The AAPD is pleased that the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded 10 dental schools or pediatric dental residency programs grants for faculty loan repayment. Thanks to AAPD advocacy efforts that obtained both FY 2017 federal funding and favorable Congressional report language, $884,000 in total was provided with a preference for pediatric dental faculty members1. The loan repayment program extends for five years, repaying a higher amount each year so long as the benefitted individual remains a full-time faculty member.2

The 10 awardees are:
• Loma Linda University (Loma Linda, Calif.)
• Howard University (Washington, D.C.)
• Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, Ga.)
• Nicklaus Children’s Hospital of Miami (Miami, Fl.)
• University of Illinois-Chicago (Chicago, Ill.)
• University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minn.)
• University of Mississippi (Jackson, Miss.)
• Bronx-Lebanon Hospital (New York, N.Y.)
• Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio)
• University of Tennessee (Memphis, Tenn.)

Each awardee program will administer the loan repayment and identify the individual recipient (s) of such funds. All 10 awardees met the preference for pediatric dental faculty. AAPD will be profiling some of these pediatric dental faculty in future communications.

For more information about AAPD Title VII advocacy, please contact Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel C. Scott Litch at slitch@ aapd.org.

For more information about HRSA Title VII dental grant opportunities, please contact Educational Affairs Manager Scott Dalhouse at sdalhouse@aapd.org.

1These are defined in HRSA’s Notice of Funding Opportunity as individuals who have completed a pediatric dental residency, have an appointment in a division or department of pediatric dentistry, and who teach in the field of pediatric dentistry at either the predoctoral or postdoctoral residency level.
2The institution will use grant funds to pay an amount equal to 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 percent of the student loan balance, upon completion of each year of service.

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