IU dental school professors to participate in national Institute for Teaching and Learning

Two IU School of Dentistry periodontics professors have learned they are the recipients of scholarships from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation to help cover their participation in an upcoming Institute for Teaching and Learning offered by the American Dental Education Association and the Academy for Academic Leadership.

Dr. Sivaraman Prakasam and Dr. Elizabeth Ramos will each receive $4,950 to use toward tuition for the institute, which will be offered in two phases in 2012 – four days in August and three in October – at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.

“These are excellent examples of faculty development opportunities that are encouraged both by our department and the school,” said Dr. Vanchit John, chair of Periodontics and Allied Dental Programs.

Drs. Prakasam and Ramos represent some of the newest members of IUSD’s faculty, with Dr. Prakasam appointed to the full-time faculty in 2010 and Dr. Ramos last summer. Both are graduates of IU’s master’s degree program in periodontics.

May 30, 2012

Dr. Prakasam
Dr. Prakasam
Dr. Ramos
Dr. Ramos