Australian Dental Association congratulates winners of 2011 Study Grants
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has announced the winners of the 2011 Study Grants to Regional and Remote Dental Students and Indigenous Dental Students. Each winner is allocated a grant of $5,000 from the Australian Dental Association to assist with their studies in dentistry.
The winners of the 2011 Australian Dental Association Study Grants are:
Rural and Remote Regions
Aaron Lorenzo Tamayo – Northern Territory
Angus Dinnison – South Australia
Ken Farmer – Victoria
Graham Tulich – Tasmania
Noy Gliksman – New South Wales
Alexandria Stipis – Queensland
Ferziene Talati – Western Australia
Indigenous Dental Studies
Barry Collins – James Cook University
Tia Riggs – James Cook University
Paul Cavanagh – James Cook University
Sinitta Cloudy-Kris – James Cook University
Haydn Taylor – University of Western Australia
ADA President, Dr Shane Fryer said “The 2011 Study Grants are part of the ADA’s ongoing program to continually support and encourage Indigenous Australians and those in regional and remote areas in studying dentistry. The Study Grants mean that Australians at greater risk of poor dental health, being Indigenous persons and those in regional and remote Australia will hopefully have better access to dental care in the future.
“This year’s winners have come from a record number of applicants. While all applications were exemplary, the successful candidates showed a real commitment to serve their communities. If these Awards can encourage students to continue their studies and then serve these communities then it will represent a big step in improving access to quality dental care and will result in greatly improved oral health in these areas.”
“On behalf of the ADA, I extend my congratulations to the grant recipients. I wish them every success as they pursue a career in dentistry. I also hope the existence of the grants encourages others to pursue the profession of dentistry in these areas of need.” said Dr Fryer.
For PDF of media release see: 2011 Indigenous/Rural and Remote Study Grants