AAP Director Charles Alexander selected to contribute to Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research selected UCLA associate vice provost for student diversity Charles Alexander as a contributor for the 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health.

The report will document key issues, progress, challenges and opportunities in oral health in the United States. It is commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Public Health Service’s Oral Health Coordinating Committee.

Kathryn Atchison, professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry, is serving as a section editor on the report and invited Alexander to join the team that is contributing a section titled Oral Health Integration, Workforce and Practice. He will submit material and text on “Pipeline Programs to Increase Underrepresented Minorities in Dental Schools.”

The last Surgeon General’s report on oral health was published in 2000, and “generated a lot of buzz in dentistry,” Alexander said. The report’s findings led to millions of dollars being pumped into efforts to improve recruitment and diversity in the field, access to care, and curriculum reform. Now, 20 years later, the goal of the new report is to see if these efforts had a lasting impact.

“In 2000, less than four percent of dental practitioners were African American, five percent were Latino and less than one percent were Native American,” Alexander said. “How far have we come?”

Alexander has long been a champion for pipeline programs and increasing diversity in dental schools. He is currently an associate adjunct professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry and previously served as an associate dean for admissions and student affairs at UC San Francisco, where he directed the Dental Careers program.

“I’m excited to contribute to this important document that is evidence-based and that heightens the issue to create more diversity in the dental profession,” Alexander said.

Campaign for College Opportunity

AAP’s Alfred Herrera, assistant vice provost for academic partnerships and director of UCLA’s Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP), was chosen to receive the Campaign for College Opportunity’s inaugural “Unsung Hero” award at its third annual Champions of Higher Education celebration this December.

2019 National McNair Conference at UCLA

McNair Registration Now Full
Registration

Registration

Thank you for your interest in the National McNair Conference at UCLA 2019. Please find the following preliminary information about the conference. Early bird registration is now open!

Conference Registration Fees

 
Student 
Staff 
Closes 
Check due by 
Early Bird  $395  $455  March 22  April 22 
General Registration  $450  $480  FULL July 15 

*Please note that you must both register by the closing date and send your registration check by April 22nd in order to secure early bird pricing.  

Payment 

Registration fees include the opening reception, breakfasts, and lunches on Thursday, August 1st and Friday, August 2nd. We can accept payment by check ONLY. Please note the due dates listed above. We will be very strict with our cancellation policy this year. Institutions whose checks have not been received by the due date will be subject to cancellation of their registration.  

Schedule

Conference Schedule

View or download the complete 2019 McNair – Conference Schedule.

Wednesday, July 31st
TIME SCHEDULE LOCATION
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration and Check-In 1st Floor: Luskin Entry Courtyard
10:45 am – 11:00 am Bus loads for California Institute of Technology campus visit Bus Loading Zone (in front of Luskin Conference Center)
Bus loads for University of Southern California campus visit Bus Loading Zone (in front of Luskin Conference Center)
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm California Institute of Technology campus visit California Institute of Technology
University of Southern California campus visit University of Southern California
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm UCLA Campus Tour Meet in front of Luskin Conference Center
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm McNair Welcome Reception – Sponsored by ETS’s GRE Program

Dr. Robin L. Garrell
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Dean, Graduate Division
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. David Hayes-Bautista
Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School of Medicine
Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Dr. Darnell Hunt
Dean, Social Sciences
Professor, Sociology and African American Studies

3rd Floor: Centennial Terrace
 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm McNair Directors’ Dinner

Students have dinner on their own

Wolfgang Puck | UCLA Ackerman Union

See pre-conference packet for campus & Westwood Village restaurant guide

Thursday, August 1st
TIME SCHEDULE LOCATION
8:00 am – 11:00 am Registration and Check-In 1st Floor: Prefunction Area (in front of Centennial Ballroom Salons A & B)
8:00 am – 9:15 am Breakfast and Plenary
Dr. Muriel McClendon
Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and
Inclusion, Division of Social Sciences
Associate Professor, History
3rd Floor: Centennial Terrace (outdoor)
9:30 am – 10:30 am Breakout Session I
Oral Presentations
[Floor: Room (Panel)]
2nd Floor: Artistry (I-A) | Entrepreneur (I-B) | Synergy (I-C)
Catalyst (I-E) | Alliance (I-F) | Journey (I – G)
Poster Session 1 2nd Floor: Transformation
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Graduate Opportunities Fair
Recruiters representing 20 universities & programs
2nd Floor: Legacy
10:45 am – 11:45 am Breakout Session II
Oral Presentations
[Floor: Room (Panel)]
2nd Floor: Artistry (II-A) | Entrepreneur (II-B) | Synergy (II-C)
Catalyst (II-E) | Alliance (II-F) | Journey (II-G)
Poster Session 2 2nd Floor: Transformation
Financing Your Graduate Education Workshop
Dr. Cherie Francis
Coordinator, Fellowships Services, UCLA Graduate Division
2nd Floor: Exploration
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Group A (as noted on name badge)
Graduate Student Networking
1st Floor: Centennial Ballroom, Salons A & B
Breakout Session III
Oral Presentations
[Floor: Room (Panel)]
2nd Floor: Artistry (III-A) | Entrepreneur (III-B) | Synergy (III-C)
Catalyst (III-E) | Alliance (III-F) | Journey (III-G)
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Lunch Group B (as noted on name badge)
Graduate Student Networking
1st Floor: Centennial Ballroom, Salons A & B
Breakout Session IV
Oral Presentations
[Floor: Room (Panel)]
2nd Floor: Artistry (IV-A) | Entrepreneur (IV-B) | Synergy (IV-C)
Catalyst (IV-E) | Alliance (IV-F) | Journey (IV-G)
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Breakout Session V
Oral Presentations
[Floor: Room (Panel)]
2nd Floor: Artistry (V-A) | Entrepreneur (V-B) | Synergy (V-C)
Catalyst (V-E) | Alliance (V-F) | Journey (V-G)
Poster Session 3 2nd Floor: Transformation
Demystifying the GRE Workshop
Dr. Joseph Lamont Brown
Associate Director of the Diversity and First-Gen Office,
Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, Stanford University
2nd Floor: Optimist
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Breakout Session VI
Oral Presentations
[Floor: Room (Panel)]
2nd Floor: Artistry (VI-A) | Entrepreneur (VI-B) | Synergy (VI-C)
Catalyst (VI-E) | Alliance (VI-F) | Journey (V-G)
Poster Session 4 2nd Floor: Transformation
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm UCLA Campus Tour
Sunset edition
Meet in front of Luskin Conference Center
Friday, August 2nd
TIME SCHEDULE LOCATION
8:00 am – 9:15 am Breakfast and Plenary
Dr. Miguel García-Garibay
Dean, Physical Sciences
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
3rd Floor: Centennial Terrace (outdoor)
9:30 am – 10:30 am Breakout Session VII
Oral Presentations
[Floor: Room (Panel)]
1st Floor: Innovation (VII-A) | Pathways (VII-B) | Odyssey (VII-C)
2nd Floor: Artistry (VII-D) | Imagination (VII-E) | Entrepreneur (VII-F)
Poster Session 5 2nd Floor: Illumination
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Graduate Opportunities Fair
Recruiters representing 20 universities & programs
2nd Floor: Legacy & Optimist
10:45 am – 11:45 am Breakout Session VIII
Oral Presentations
Oral Presentations
[Floor: Room (Panel)]
1st Floor: Innovation (VIII-A) | Pathways (VIII-B) | Odyssey (VIII-C)
2nd Floor: Artistry (VIII-D) | Imagination (VIII-E) | Entrepreneur (VIII-F)
Poster Session 6 2nd Floor: Transformation
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Group B (as noted on name badge)
Graduate Student Networking
1st Floor: Centennial Ballroom, Salons A & B
Breakout Session IX
Oral Presentations
[Floor: Room (Panel)]
1st Floor: Innovation (IX-A) |Pathways (IX-B) | Odyssey (IX-C)
2nd Floor: Artistry (IX-D) | Imagination (IX-E) | Entrepreneur (IX-F)
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Lunch Group A (as noted on name badge)
Dr. Abel Valenzuela
Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Professor, Chicano/a Studies and Urban Planning
1st Floor: Centennial Ballroom, Salons A & B
Breakout Session X
Oral Presentations
[Floor: Room (Panel)]
1st Floor: Innovation (X-A) | Pathways (X-B) | Odyssey (X-C)
2nd Floor: Artistry (X-D) | Imagination (X-E) | Entrepreneur (X-F)
Poster Session 7 2nd Floor: Transformation
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Breakout Session XI
Oral Presentations
[Floor: Room (Panel)]
1st Floor: Innovation (XI-A) | Pathways (XI-B) | Odyssey (XI-C)
2nd Floor: Artistry (XI-D) | Imagination (XI-E) | Entrepreneur (XI-F)
Poster Session 8 2nd Floor: Transformation
Writing a Powerful Statement of Purpose Workshop
Dr. Samuel H. Bersola
Assistant Vice Provost, UCLA Graduate Division
Dr. Susan L. Ettner
Associate Dean, UCLA Graduate Division
Professor, General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research
2nd Floor: Illumination
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Conference Closing
Dr. Robin L. Garrell
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Dean, Graduate Division
Professor of Chemistry & Biochemisty
3rd Floor: Centennial Terrace (Outdoor)
5:30 pm – 5:45 pm Bus loads for Cultural Activity
Check-in and pick up boxed dinner
Bus boarding
Bus Loading Zone
(in front of Luskin Conference Center)
7:00 pm – 12:00 am Cultural Activity – Sold out
The Gipsy Kings and Las Cafeteras
Hollywood Bowl
Report to Bus Pick-Up Zone immediately following the show
Campus Tours

Campus Tours

You will have the option to register each participant at a campus tour at UCLA, USC, or Cal Tech on Wednesday, July 31st. All campus tours will include lunch and transportation. We anticipate that busses will leave the UCLA Luskin Conference Center for USC and for Cal Tech at 11:00am. The UCLA campus tour will begin at 12:00pm. Campus tour costs are below: 

Campus Fee
USC  $50 
Cal Tech  $50 
UCLA  $0 

Additional UCLA tours will be available on Thursday, August 1st for those students who would like to attend more than one tour.

Cultural Event

Cultural Event

Participants are invited to enjoy an evening out in Los Angeles the evening of Friday, August 2nd for an additional cost of $100/participant. This price includes a ticket to see The Gipsy Kings and Las Cafeteras at the historic Hollywood Bowl amphitheater. Transportation to and from the Hollywood Bowl and dinner during the show will be provided.

Participants

Participants 

Student Participants 

All students have the opportunity to present either a poster or an oral presentation. The primary contact for the registering institution will determine which kind of presentation the student will present, or if they will not present, at time of registration. On May 27th all participants who have been registered will receive a request to complete an individual information form. This is where students will indicate their dietary preferences and will submit their abstracts. Abstracts are due by June 24thAny students who fail to submit an abstract will not be scheduled to present.  

Staff Participants

Staff participants will have the opportunity to attend a McNair Directors’ Meeting on the evening of Wednesday, July 31st. Around May 27th all participants who have been registered will receive a request to complete an individual information form. This is where staff participants will indicate dietary needs and RSVP for the McNair Directors’ Dinner.  

Accommodations

Accommodations

Student accommodations will be at Reiber Vista for $138/night/room. Rooms are double occupancy. The pricing includes accommodation for 2 people, sheets, towels, and breakfast in the dining hall each morning. The conference will also have plenary events during breakfasts on Thursday and Friday, so we ask that students please be present for the conference breakfast at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. Breakfast may be especially useful to students on the morning of August 3rd (prior to checkout). Primary contacts will be required to submit dorm room list indicating roommate preference for their party.  

Staff accommodations at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center are now fully booked. However, additional staff accommodations at the UCLA Guest House are available at the conference rate of $209/night for a Deluxe Queen Room. The Guest House is conveniently located on the UCLA campus and approximately a 15-minute walk (0.7 miles) from the Conference Center. The conference rate is good for July 30 – August 2, 2019. Conference rate closes on June 28, so please be sure to make your room reservations before then. To book your rooms, please contact the UCLA Guest House directly at 310-825-2923 and ask for the “UCLA Graduate Division” room block. You will book and pay directly with the Guest House.

Recruiters

Recruiters, Sponsors & Ads

Exhibitor Registration Fees*: 

  Registration  Add. Recruiter  Closes  Check due by 
Early Bird**  $400  $75  March 22  April 22 
General Registration  $450  $75  June 27 July 15 

Add-on Items Fee 
Upgrade to Logo printed in program  $25 
Shipping items to venue  $15/box 

*We cannot accept credit card payments. Fees for non-UC schools must be paid by check.  

**Please note that you must both register by the closing date and send your registration check by April 22nd in order to secure early bird pricing. 

Exhibitor Registration Information: 

Registration for exhibitors includes one table at one of the Graduate Opportunities Fair, coffee and light refreshments, full lunch, school name published in program booklet, and a participant list (name, major, email address). Additional recruiters can be added for $75 each which covers the costs of their meals.  

 

SPONSORS

Advertising and Sponsor Options*: 

Options Fee
Platinum Sponsor**  $5,000 
Gold Sponsor**  $2,500 
Silver Sponsor**  $1,000 
Full-page Ad**  $150 
Half-page Ad**  $100 
Quarter-page Ad**  $75 

*We cannot accept credit card payments. Fees for non-UC Sponsors and advertisers must be paid by check.  

**All ads are full color and are due to be uploaded by July 5th 

Sponsor Packages: 

Platinum Level Sponsor ($5,000)

  • Naming privileges for the opening reception (highest attendance) 
  • Full-page advertisement in conference program 
  • Exhibitor booth for 2 recruiters at BOTH Graduate Opportunities Fairs 
  • Two dedicated tables at one day of the luncheon for both sessions (seats for up to 18 students and 2 sponsors per session) 
  • Logo and link on conference website 
  • Sponsorship listing in conference program 
  • Logo printed on one piece of conference “swag” 
  • Shipping charges for up to 5 boxes waived 

Gold Level Sponsor ($2,500)

  • Naming privileges for a plenary breakfast or lunch session  
  • Full-page advertisement in conference program 
  • Exhibitor booth for 2 recruiters at BOTH Graduate Opportunities Fairs 
  • Two dedicated tables at one luncheon session on one day (seat for up to 18 students and 2 sponsors) 
  • Logo and link conference website 
  • Sponsorship listing in conference program 
  • Shipping charges for up to 5 boxes waived 

Silver Level Sponsor ($1,000)

  • Naming privileges for one poster presentation or oral presentation session 
  • Half-page advertisement in conference program 
  • Exhibitor booth for 2 recruiters at one Graduate Opportunities Fair 
  • One dedicated table at one luncheon session on one day (seats for up to 9 students and 1 sponsor) 
  • Sponsorship listed in conference program 
  • Shipping charges for up to 2 boxes waived 

 

ADS

Advertisement and Logo Instructions: 

Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive a link through which you will upload your logo or advertisement. All logos or advertisements MUST be uploaded by end of business day on Monday, June 3rd. There will be no refunds issued for uploads not received by this time. All logos and advertisements must be uploaded as high definition PDF, JPG, or JPEG files.  

 

Accommodation Information: 

Exhibitors and sponsors will have access to the reserved room block at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center at a rate of $259/night. The link with which to reserve rooms will be sent in May.

Abstract and Presentation Guidelines

Presenter Information

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, formatted in Microsoft Word, and single-spaced, using size 12 Times New Roman font. For oral presentations, computers and projectors will be provided in the room. All rooms are equipped with audio. Posters should be no larger than 48″ x 36″ and horizontally oriented.

Please use the following headers in your Abstract as they appear below:

Researcher: (First, Last)

Presentation Title:

Research Focus:

School: (Your Institution)

Presentation Type: (e.g., Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation)

Abstract: (250 words max)

Oral Presentations:

·         Oral sessions will consist of three (3) presenters

·         Each student will have fifteen (15) minutes to present followed by a five (5) minute Q&A

·         AV (audio and video), microphones, and clickers will be provided

·         Presenters will load their presentations onto the laptops provided

Poster Sessions:

·         Poster sessions will consist of ten (10) presenters

·         Each student will have one (1) hour to present

·         Posters boards will not be assigned and are at liberty to be selected by the presenters.

Presentation List & Abstracts