Presentation on theme: "Planning for Tomorrow Today. 41 Years Strong Mission Education Patient Care Research Service."— Presentation transcript:
Planning for Tomorrow Today
41 Years Strong
Mission Education Patient Care Research Service
First DDS Class
DDS Class of 2009
Issues Challenging Dental Schools Increased costs Reduced government support Faculty recruitment & retention Increasing diversity Aging facilities & equipment
LSUHSC School of Dentistry Funding FY % State of Louisiana 1% fees 19% student clinics 13% state grants and contracts 14% federal grants and contracts 1% 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 DDS In FY 2001: Mean - $83,154 LSUSD - $80,967 State Appropriation: Mean - $29,906 LSUSD - $42,990 In FY 2007: Mean - $108,416 LSUSD - $105,977 State Appropriation: Mean - $21,973 LSUSD - $25,477
LSU is still a Great Bargain In FY 2001(public): Mean - $11,565 LSU - $5,465 Private: Mean $29,579 In FY 2007(public): Mean - $20,301 LSU - $10,230 Private: Mean $41,945
DDS Freshman 2009/10
Increasing Diversity Enrollment 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
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 & Retention LSU 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 News 10 new faculty have accepted positions; 4 more offers extended; Average faculty age is 50.
New Department Heads Drs. Van Himel & Dale Ehrlich
New Faculty: Drs. Mairi Noverr, Pooja Maney, & Shelley Joachim
Facilities (Key Priority) LSUSD was built in 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; 1 st Floor of the E.E. Jeansonne Clinic Building; Digital radiography in clinics.
Research Facility Projects Approximately $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 & 6311A); Four renovated cold rooms (walk-in coolers to store research/lab materials).
Dr. Xu: Clinical Director Biomaterials
Funding for Completed Projects Federal Grant Dollars State 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 2 nd Floor
Rendition of New Wet Lab
New Annex Building Est. Completion 2012 FEMA to cover majority of cost; 1 st Floor – parking; 2 nd Floor – faculty practice & clinical research; 3 rd 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; Technology outdated.
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 Funds Income 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 Priority Goal: $3.5 Million
Communication Communication is more cost efficient & timely than print; New LSUSD ENewsletter launched this summer; acquisition is key; Forward newsletter or share addresses if appropriate.
Thank you! Causes dont need workers so much as they need informed and dedicated advocates. Harold J. Seymour ( )