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AAP Foundation Student Ambassador Program

The AAP Foundation works with periodontal program directors across the country to identify second- or third-year students to serve as AAP Foundation Student Ambassadors. These Student Ambassadors host a lunch program for their fellow residents, and present a PowerPoint presentation about the Foundation. The Foundation provides a budget for lunch, the PowerPoint, and supporting materials. If you’re interested in becoming a Student Ambassador, please contact Dana Camacho, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current AAP Foundation Student Ambassadors:

  • Abdel ghany Al Saidi, University of North Carolina
  • Darron Alvord, Georgia Regents University
  • Maria Andreina Izarra, Nova Southeastern
  • Joe Chang, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Christopher Connors, Naval Postgraduate Dental School
  • Deana Cook, San Antonio
  • Beatrice Criveanu, Loma Linda
  • Melody Daroogar, Maryland
  • Suzanne Delima, Ohio State University
  • Vikram Gandhi, Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, Baylor College
  • Phillip Josephs, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • Namita Khandelwal, New Jersey Dental School
  • Yen-Tseng Lai, UCSF
  • Martin Leybovich, Case Western
  • Zhao Lin, Harvard
  • Suzanne Mason, University of Michigan
  • Athanasios Ntounis, University of Alabama
  • Jessica Owens, Louisiana State University
  • Joseph Pechter, Tufts
  • Lillie Pitman, University of Alabama
  • Monica Raina, University of Iowa
  • Tatiana De Bedout, Indiana University
  • Helen Rozenfeld, SUNY at Stonybrook
  • Israel Trujillo, UCLA
  • Kate Von Lackum, University of Florida
  • Todd Walker, University of Oklahoma
  • Whitney Weiner, UIC
  • Daniel Weitz, Eastman Institute for Oral Health
  • Allison Wright, University of Kenticky
  • Raha Yousefi, University of Pittsburgh
  • David Zhu, University of Washington

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Past Award Winners Update

SatishKumar

Congratulations to Satish Kumar, DDS, MDSc, 2013 Educator Scholar and 2014 AAPF Fellow to the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions, who recently accepted a full-time faculty role as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.