University of Maryland Educator Receives Citation
Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, MS, a Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Editorial Advisory Board member, has received a Governor’s Citation from the state of Maryland, as she retires from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).
Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, MS, a Dimensions of Dental HygieneEditorial Advisory Board member, has received a Governor’s Citation from the state of Maryland, as she retires from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Honored for her more than 40 years of educating, advocating, and promoting the dental hygiene profession and access to oral health care, the citation notes her significant contributions to the UMB School of Dentistry.
Fried retired as associate professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene and director of interprofessional initiatives at UMB School of Dentistry. Over her 40 years in dental hygiene education at UMB, she has served in a variety of administrative positions. Her speaking engagements, research, and publications focus on preventing and reducing the use of addictive nicotine products, interprofessional education, scientific writing, and the link between human papillomavirus and head and neck cancers.
A prolific speaker, Fried has lectured at meetings of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), American Dental Education Association, American Public Health Association, and Association of Public Health Dentists, to name a few. As a passionate advocate for tobacco cessation and research on nicotine addiction, she has spoken on these topics in 48 states. Fried is credited with cementing the role of dental hygienists as the tobacco prevention and cessation experts and interventionists.
Fried has been honored with numerous awards throughout her career. In 1997, she received the Warner Lambert/ADHA Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene, and, in 2011, she was honored with the Alumni of the Year Award from Old Dominion University. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene named Fried as one of “Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know” in the academia category in 2012. In 2015, she was honored as one of Maryland’s top 100 Women and, in 2016 she received the ADHA’s Irene Newman Award.
From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. July 2018;16(7):10.