The AAO will introduce the Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) Fellowship in 2018.

Designed to help you grow professionally and personally, CAAMP is appropriate for all new, current, and aspiring administrators, from program directors to deans. This is a practical, interactive three-day program that develops the core competencies required for effectively leading and managing an academic department or program. Assessments will provide insights about your personality, behaviors, prevalent leadership style, and conflict management skills. In addition, you will receive one-on-one career coaching with a CAAMP instructor.

The program is offered through an arrangement with the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL), a professional development program designed to prepare dental practitioners and educators for successful academic careers.  AAL is conducted in collaboration with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).

The CAAMP program joins the existing AAO fellowship programs including the Craniofacial Anomalies and Special Care Training Award Program (available to applicants who are or will be full-time faculty) and Academy for Academic Leadership Fellowships. The Academy for Academic Leadership Award for Teaching and Learning is available to both full-time and part-time faculty.
Learn More and Apply for All AAO Fellowships by February 1, 2018

New AAO Foundation Awards Address Business/Practice and Access to Care
AAO Foundation 2018 Awards Materials are now posted on the AAOF website (deadline for all proposals is December 15, 2017). Programmatic expansions include:

  • Awards for the study of Business/Practice of Orthodontics in all funding categories;
  • Awards for the study of Barriers/Access to Care;
  • Availability of the Biomedical Research Awards program to all faculty.

The new programs join the AAOF’s existing support opportunities for junior faculty and mid-career/senior faculty, and Center Awards for groups of individuals who will collaborate in related research projects that share a common focus.

In addition, the PowerPoint “AAOF Award Applications Workshop for Applicants, Mentors and Collaborators” is available on the Foundation website.