Michael Glick has been awarded the American Dental Education Associationís William J. Gies Foundation First Place Editorial award
Since 1958, the William J. Gies Editorial Award has been presented yearly to the author of the most valuable editorial published in a dental journal or periodical. The AADE and the William J. Gies Foundation for he Advancement of Dentistry of the American Dental Education Association collaborate each year to identify and recognize award recipients.
Glick received the 2012 award for his editorial in the Journal of the American Dental Association. He won the same award in 2011.
The award is named after William J. Gies, a biochemistry professor from Columbia University who, in 1926 published a landmark report on dental education in the U.S. and Canada. Each year, dental editors from across the country submit their best editorials to be considered for the award.
The editorials are viewed by the William J. Gies Foundation Editorial Award Judging Committee, which makes the selection.
Glick who became UB dean in December 200, is editor of JADA, the premier, peer-reviewed journal in dentistry.
He is known for his innovative, medicine-oriented approach to dental care. He is an advocate for having dental students think of themselves as healthcare professionals first and dentists second.