Dr. John Stamm, Alumni distinguished professor and dean emeritus of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry, was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Montreal on June 5.
The University of Montreal is Canada’s largest French-language university.
Stamm was recognized for his contributions to academic dentistry and to dental health policy development during his 14 years at McGill University, also in Quebec. Also cited were Stamm’s contributions to dental epidemiology in the United States and Canada, his active promotion of international research collaborations and his 15 years of academic leadership as dean of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He joined UNC-Chapel Hill in 1985.
Stamm has served as a science consultant for the American Dental Association, the World Health Organization and the Federation Dentaire Internationale. He also has served on the Board of the American Dental Association Foundation and on the Board of the Sunstar Foundation for Oral Health Promotion in Japan. Stamm is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of both the American and the International Colleges of Dentistry, and he was selected as the 2003 International Dentist of the Year by the Academy of Dentistry International.