The American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) honored the Dugoni School’s AAWD chapter with the Student Chapter of the Year award during their annual conference. The award recognizes chapters who have connected in a meaningful way with AAWD while supporting their goal and mission.
During the past year, the Pacific Chapter organized 16 events, raised more than $600 for its chapter, and donated over $1,000 to nonprofit organizations and charities. AAWD supported organizations such as Take Back the Night, Because Justice Matters, Habitat for Humanity and Napa Fire Victims, San Francisco Women's March, and Watermark Conference for Women-Silicon Valley. They have expanded opportunities for leadership and mentorship not only among female dental students, but for the dental school community as a whole.