|Stamm awarded honorary Doctor of Dentistry from King’s College London|
|December 05, 2011|
John W. Stamm, DDS, adjunct professor of epidemiology in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Dental Ecology and dean emeritus of UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Dentistry, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Dentistry degree from King's College London in early November in London.
Honorary degrees are conferred by King's College London on those of conspicuous merit as demonstrated by their outstanding contributions. In addition to his academic work in oral disease risk assessment, Stamm was recognized as "a truly international figure in dentistry, with enormous standing and influence, whose pursuit of excellence and promotion of advances in dental education and oral and dental science underpin his outstanding contribution to dentistry."
During his 27 years at UNC, Stamm served as dean (1989-2004) and as interim dean (2010-2011). He devoted continuing effort to strengthening the school's brand as a global leader in dental education and research. Under Stamm's watch, the school constructed a new clinical teaching facility, Tarrson Hall, and initiated planning and fundraising for the new Dental Sciences Building that will open in spring 2012.
Stamm also oversaw establishment of the dental school's first two Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs and led the school through two successful accreditation processes and two highly successful capital campaigns. During his tenure, the dental school's number of endowed professorships rose from one to 14, and student scholarship and fellowship funds grew significantly. Stamm also pressed for strategic investments in the information technology infrastructure that enabled an electronic curriculum, an electronic patient record system and a centrally located digital clinical imaging system.
A graduate of the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto, Stamm served on the faculty of McGill University (Montreal) from1971 to 1984.
|Last updated December 05, 2011|