Planning for Tomorrow Today
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Planning for Tomorrow Today
41 Years Strong
First DDS Class
DDS Class of 2009
Issues Challenging Dental Schools
Reduced government support
Faculty recruitment & retention
Aging facilities & equipment
LSUHSC School of DentistryFunding FY 2009
52% State of Louisiana1% fees19% student clinics13% state grants and contracts14% federal grants and contracts1% interest income
Reduced Government Support
In FY 2009, 15% budget cut & future cuts expected;
Funds sustain only basic operations;
Increased clinic income, federal funding & private support a must.
LSUSD Cost to Educate One DDSIn FY 2001:Mean - $83,154LSUSD - $80,967
State Appropriation:Mean - $29,906LSUSD - $42,990In FY 2007:Mean - $108,416LSUSD - $105,977
State Appropriation:Mean - $21,973LSUSD - $25,477
LSU is still a Great BargainIn FY 2001(public):Mean - $11,565LSU - $5,465
In FY 2007(public):Mean - $20,301LSU - $10,230
DDS Freshman 2009/10
Increasing DiversityEnrollment of minority students does not adequately represent the population;
Most dental schools have poor record of enrolling/matriculating minority dental students.
Distribution of Race Among Professionally Active Dentists, 2006
African American, 3.4%
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Increasing Diversity (cont)Established Summer Enrichment Program for minority and disadvantaged students in 2008;
Mission is to build diverse student body;
Funded by private donations;
Campaign to support and expand the program on the horizon.
2009 Summer Program Participants
Faculty Recruitment & RetentionLSU requires quality, experienced faculty;
Faculty salary levels often not competitive;
Education and research opportunities for faculty necessary;
Faculty practice opportunities must increase;
LSUSD lost 30% of faculty following Katrina.
Many Retired (Drs. Chiche & Mohamed)
Dr. Chadhas Retirement
Good News10 new faculty have accepted positions;
4 more offers extended;
Average faculty age is 50.
New Department HeadsDrs. Van Himel & Dale Ehrlich
New Faculty: Drs. Mairi Noverr, Pooja Maney, & Shelley Joachim
Facilities (Key Priority)
LSUSD was built in 1968. Since then, few major renovations have occurred;
Due to Katrina, the school has completed or is in the process of multiple renovations.
Completed Facility Projects
Two main teaching auditoriums with up-to-date technology/distance learning;
1st Floor of the E.E. Jeansonne Clinic Building;
Digital radiography in clinics.
Research Facility ProjectsApproximately $670K in renovations: Core statistical office (Rm. 6333);Biomaterials research lab (Rm. 6335);Dept. of Oral & Craniofacial Research Labs (Rm. 8405);Two new sterilizers for labs (Rms. 8404 & 6311A);Four renovated cold rooms (walk-in coolers to store research/lab materials).
Dr. Xu:Clinical Director Biomaterials
Funding for Completed ProjectsFederal Grant DollarsState Allocations
Future Renovations Student Wet Labs (Floors 2, 3 & 7) Funded by private contributions;
Labs never renovated;
Clean, asbestos free countertop space;
Lathes and model trimmers replaced;
Stone and water dispensers replacing old plaster bins.
Wet Lab on 2nd Floor
Rendition of New Wet Lab
New Annex BuildingEst. Completion 2012FEMA to cover majority of cost;
1st Floor parking;
2nd Floor faculty practice & clinical research;
3rd Floor animal research facility
electrical & mechanical guts housed in the new annex to protect from flooding.
Architectural Rendition of Annex Building
Preclinical Lab Modernization
Original equipment (1970) still used;
Instruction inefficientclass divided; No audio/visual communication between rooms;
Preclinical Lab Bench
Layout of New Labs
Rendition of New Lab Configuration
Lab Modernization (cont.)Two labs planned; Phase 1: 79 simulation/bench top workstations with one instructor station; Phase 2: 79 bench tops equipped with audio/visual consoles to improve instruction with one instructor station;
Each lab expanded for increased class size and CE participation.
Key Funding Priorities$3.5 million Lab Modernization Campaign
Non-endowed Funds for Faculty & Student Development & Facility/Technology Upgrades
Summer Enrichment Program
Increase Endowments for Future Stability
Why Endowment FundsIncome supports academics and research;
Chairs & professorships receive a 40% match;
Endowed fund balance has decreased 36.5%: from $10,443,205 to $6,640,611 (1 year);
Strong endowment offsets budget cuts & strengthens programs.
Labs are First PriorityGoal: $3.5 Million
CommunicationEmail Communication is more cost efficient & timely than print; New LSUSD ENewsletter launched this summer;
Email acquisition is key;
Forward newsletter or share email addresses if appropriate.
Thank you!Causes dont need workers so much as they need informed and dedicated advocates.
Harold J. Seymour (1894-1968)