University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry student Ross Isbell, president of the UAB chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA), has been recognized by the association for his involvement at the UAB-chapter, district and national levels, as Delegate of the Year for District 5. Isbell, who sits on the American Dental Political Action Committee Board as the student liaison for national ASDA, was presented the award at the ASDA Annual Session 2013, held March 6-9 in Atlanta.
In all, 14 UAB ASDA officers traveled to Atlanta for the meeting and participated in continuing education courses, district caucus meetings and networking opportunities with hundreds of dental students from around the country, as well as voting sessions for the new Executive Committee and ASDA policy resolutions and amendments.
The ASDA is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy.