Professor Jennifer Brame, clinical associate professor in the Department of Dental Ecology, has been named the new graduate program director for the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education (MSDH) Program. Her appointment as program director became effective on July 1.
“As a true Tar Heel, it is a privilege to lead this program as we continue to ‘move beyond excellence’ at the UNC School of Dentistry,” said Brame. “I look forward to building on our success from past years with our exceptional students, faculty and staff.”
As director of the MSDH program, Brame will be responsible for the administration of the master’s program. She will oversee curriculum development, implementation and evaluation, and supervise faculty and staff that work with the MSDH program. Brame will also lead the recruitment of new program enrollees, and monitor program effectiveness and outcomes. She will continue to teach both undergraduate dental hygiene students and students in the master’s program.
Brame moved into this new role following Professor Rebecca Wilder’s transition to her new appointment as assistant dean of professional development and faculty affairs.
“We are thrilled to have Professor Brame leading the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education Program,” said Dean Scott De Rossi. “She is energetic and innovative, and her excitement about the program is contagious. I know she will do a wonderful job as program director.”
Brame is a 2001 graduate of the UNC School of Dentistry’s dental hygiene program, and earned her Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education from the school in 2003. She joined the school’s faculty in 2007.