2020 Shils Awards Event

The Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund Presents…

2020 Shils Awards Event


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

6:30pm to 8:00pm EST

*This is a virtual event

We look forward to sharing the achievements of our extraordinary awards winners from the nonprofit, corporate, research, community, and clinical fields with you:
Shils-Meskin Award
Michael Alfano
Professor, Dean & Executive Vice President Emeritus of NYU
Presented by Stanley Bergman, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Henry Schein, Inc.
Cohen-Volpe Award
Dan Perkins
Owner/CEO, Aegis
Presented by Allen Finkelstein, DDS, Bedford Health
Excellence in a Nonprofit Organization Award
Eve Cuny, RDA, MS and Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP
The Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
Presented by Margaret Scarlett DMD,Scarlett Consulting International and Leslie Grant, DDS, MSPA, National Dental Association
Excellence in Academia Award
Richard Valachovic, DMD, MPH
ADEA President (Retired)
Presented by Foti Panagakos, DMD, PhD, West Virginia University School of Dentistry
Excellence in Industry Award
Robert Ganley
Former CEO, Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
Presented by Paul Mondock, President, Septodont Americas
Shils Innovator Award for Research
Blake M. Warner, DDS, PhD, MPS
Assistant Clinical Investigator, National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
Presented by Lois Cohen, PhD, National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
Special Recognition Awards
Timothy L. Ricks, DMD, MPH, FICD
Rear Admiral (RADM), Assistant Surgeon General
Chief Dental Officer, U.S. Public Health Service
Presented by Terri Dolan, DDS, MPH, Dentsply Sirona
Philadelphia FIGHT Health Care Centers
Accepted by Kari Hexem, Executive Director
Presented by Larry Caplin, DMD, Oral Health Impact Project,
Founder, Caplin Family Charities
Additionally, this year we have the special opportunity to recognize Shirley Shils, Dr. Edward B. Shils’ wife for over 70 years, as she celebrates her 100th birthday!


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