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Elaine A. Stuebner Scholars Award Bestowed to Natalie Eden, DDS.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Natalie Muir Eden, DDS, has been selected to receive the third annual Elaine A. Stuebner Scholars Award by the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS). 

The ACOMS Stuebner Scholarship is an essay-based competition that awards one female oral and maxillofacial surgeon annually the opportunity to attend a post-educational meeting to advance her knowledge and skills. The award provides the recipient a chance to meet with mentors in the specialty and to become involved in a lifelong learning process to stay well-informed and focused as a surgeon. The program aims to enable award recipients to become and remain engaged with other women mentors in the specialty throughout their careers to learn, to mentor in-turn, and to perpetuate the cycle. The prize is a scholarship award up to $5,000 in value that includes meeting registration, travel, and lodging at a scientific meeting organized by ACOMS. The award fund is made possible by founding sponsors KLS Martin Group, Straumann, Instradent, and the continued support of individual members of the College.

This year’s essay contest prompted participants to answer the question, “how will women shape the future of oral and maxillofacial surgery?” The award committee chose Dr. Eden’s essay from a record number of submissions for effectively detailing specific examples and strategies for how women will shape the future of the specialty through unification, positivitiy, presence, and mentorship.

Dr. Eden is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Indiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates. She completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2009 at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Following dental school she completed a one year internship in at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and then her four-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Indiana University Medical Center and Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. Eden is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  

Read her essay here

To learn more about the Elaine A. Stuebner Scholars Award, click here.