Recognizing Eve Cuny, Celebrating Art Dugoni

We have some noteworthy news to share about Professor Eve Cuny who has been leading our health and safety protocol. She has been selected as the co-recipient of the 2020 Excellence in a Nonprofit Organization Award by the Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund for her lifelong commitment to education of the dental community and the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Shils Awards are given annually to recognize individuals, organizations, and programs that have made significant positive impacts on the oral health community and the health of the public. Professor Cuny has been an invaluable resource to the Dugoni School and it is exciting to see her recognized at a national level with this award. Her expertise on environmental health and safety, infection control protocols, and many other areas has been extremely helpful. The awards will be formally announced this fall.

In addition, Professor Cuny has recently contributed chapters about infection control and prevention to two new textbooks: Burt and Eklund’s Dentistry, Dental Practice, and the Community, Seventh Edition and Darby and Walsh, Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition. Both are published by Elsevier. Congratulations to Professor Cuny for all the ways you are working to educate the dental community!

I am grateful every day for the expert dedicated team of faculty and staff that we have working to keep us in the forefront of dental education and oral healthcare.

In other news, we recently gathered online on June 29 to celebrate a very significant milestone: Dean Emeritus Art Dugoni's 95th birthday. Friends and admirers shared messages and recollections, which you can also enjoy in this video.