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ECU, WesternU move forward with plans for dental schools

by Rodney Tanaka

March 2, 2009

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American Dental Association

By Karen Fox

For the past several years, new dental schools have been in the works at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., and Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif.

Searches for several key faculty positions are well under way at the East Carolina University School of Dentistry, said Dr. James R. Hupp, dean, including associate deans of academic, clinical and student affairs, and assistant dean for dental education and informatics.

"Funding for our building and equipment has been fast tracked because it is considered a shovel-ready project," said Dr. Hupp.

The school plans to identify its first two community service learning centers soon, and will then begin construction and hire full-time faculty members for the sites. Read the full story >>


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