Acting Head of School and Dean, School of Dentistry
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania UNITED STATES

Acting Head of School and Dean, The University of Sydney School of Dentistry
Professor Heiko Spallek serves as Acting Head of School and Dean at The University of Sydney School of Dentistry. In 1993, Professor Spallek graduated from the School of Dentistry, Humboldt University Berlin where he continued his career and was appointed in the Department of Periodontology and also received his PhD in the field of dental material sciences. While at Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, he earned an MSBA with a concentration in Computer and Information Science from the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple in 2000. Professor Spallek is a graduate of the American Dental Education Association’s Leadership Institute. His research has as its focus the development of educational resources for dental professionals, the innovative use of clinical decision support systems to improve health outcomes and the creation of online communities. He published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and a textbook for Dental Informatics that has been published in Germany and in the US. His projects have a foundation in the fields of education, usability engineering, medical and dental informatics and computer science. He served as PI of several NIH-supported research projects aiming to improve the adoption of Evidence-Based Dentistry. He serves as the representative of the American Association for Dental Research on the American Dental Association’s Standards Committee on Dental Informatics and has been elected as Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Knowledge Management. Professor Spallek is councilor of the Dental Informatics Section of the American Dental Education Association and member of the Advisory Board of the Collaboration for Health IT (https://collaboration4hit.org/).


Hands-on Workshop

12:00 pm–1:15 pm Mar 21

CC, Hall D

Dr. Robert BurneDistinguished Professor atUniversity of Florida Clifton CareyUniversity of Colorado Professor Rena D'SouzaAssociate Vice Provost for Research and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Health Sciences atUniversity of Utah Pamela Den BestenUniversity of California - San Francisco Dena FischerDirector of the Clinical and Practice-Based Research Program and Acting Director of the Center for Clinical Research atNIDCR/NIH Prof. Rodrigo FrançaAssociate Professor, Head of Dental Materials Division, atUniversity of Manitoba, College of Dentistry, Winnipeg, Canada. Leslie FriedenExtramural Training Officer atNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Dr. Mark GenuisCEO atICE Health Systems Inc Dr. Effie IoannidouAssociate Professor atUniversity of Connecticut Dr. Maria KukuruzinskaProfessor, Associate Dean for Research atBoston University Purnima KumarAssociate Professor atOhio State University Dr. Mary MacDougallDean atUniversity of British Columbia Dr. Daniel McNeilEberly Distinguished Professor atWest Virginia University Dobrawa NapieralaAssociate Professor at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration atUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Steven OffenbacherUniversity of North Carolina Deborah PhilpDirector of the NIDCR Office of Education atNIDCR/NIH Donald RindalSenior Research Investigator & Associate Dental Director for Research atHealthPartners Martha SomermanDirector atNational Institutes of Health Dr. Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA(CIS)Acting Head of School and Dean, School of Dentistry atUniversity of Pittsburgh Dr. Shannon WalletAssociate Professor atUniversity of Florida Jason WanNIDCR/NIH Dr. Darien WeatherspoonProgram Director atNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Dr. Jane WeintraubRozier Douglass Distinguished Professor in Dental Public Health and former Dean atUniversity of North Carolina Dr. Robert WeyantAssociate Dean of Public Health and Outreach atUniversity of Pittsburgh
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