• October 13, 2017

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation (OMSF) awarded Dr. Michael Markiewicz, Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, its Faculty Educator Development Award (FEDA).

The award is given to a deserving full-time OMFS faculty member in the United States, and includes $40,000 per year for three years, and $10,000 to the faculty member’s department.

“I thought of applying for the FEDA because it is a unique award that is given to academicians,” Dr. Markiewicz said. “My department chair, Dr. Michael Miloro, fully supported me and my application.”

“This involved a rigorous application process by Dr. Markiewicz and me, outlining his career plans and my plans for his mentorship and career development,” Dr. Miloro said.

The FEDA “will help support my young career and will lower the burden of educational debt,” Dr. Markiewicz said. “The money I receive from the award will go to loan repayment, and the department can use the money it receives to support research and career development endeavors.”

Dr. Antonia Kolokythas, formerly Associate Professor, Program Director, and Director of Research in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, received a FEDA when she was on the faculty at the College.

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