Dr. Micaela Gibbs receives HRSA grant bringing $1.27 million to the College

Published: September 27th, 2016

Category: CDBS News, Featured

Micaela Gibbs, D.D.S., a clinical associate professor and the director of Community Based Programs in the UF Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science received a five year Health Resources and Services Administration grant bringing $1,270,013 to the College of Dentistry.

The project is entitled “Impacting the delivery of oral health care to individuals with special needs through education and recruitment of dental faculty in University of Florida College of Dentistry partnership sites.” The intent of the grant is to increase the delivery of oral health care to underserved individuals with an emphasis on persons with special needs in the state of Florida.

This will be achieved by providing supportive faculty development opportunities and loan repayment funding to individuals planning to or currently working within the UF College of Dentistry existing statewide partnership network of community health facilities that are committed to improving the delivery of oral care to the vulnerable population.