(10/1/2008 - 9/30/2015)
The Illinois Children's HealthCare Foundation funded two initiatives at Southern Illinois University and at the University of Illinois Chicago to assist those schools in making programmatic changes to their dentistry programs with the goal of increasing the number of dental students and graduates who are interested in community-based, pediatric, and special-needs dentistry.
Started in 2008, this seven year evaluation looks at the process of making these changes and the outcomes of these changes from the perspective of the dental school faculty and students, as well as their community partners including the Illinois Children’s Health Foundation. The research team is conducting an outcome evaluation on student choices begins with the first dental class, the current classes embarking on their residencies and each class will be interviewed 18 months after graduation.
- C. George, CURL
- M. Kleinman, Graduate Fellow
- A. Figert, Sociology
- E. Barry, CURL
- W. Bolton, CURL
- K. Patel, CURL
- Mary Driscoll, Consultant
- Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
- University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry
- Illinois Children's HealthCare Foundation