Class of 2019: Three simple rules from dental alumnus Mark T. Murphy ’81

We are reprinting portions of the commencement speeches given at Detroit Mercy commencement ceremonies within the last weeks. Today’s speech is by Mark T. Murphy, D.D.S. ’81, who spoke to the graduating class of Detroit Mercy Dental. Murphy has practiced in the Rochester, Mich., area for more than 35 years. He …

Delta Dental Foundation grant extends dental health program for underserved pregnant women

A statewide community outreach pilot program for pregnant women in high-risk populations and run by University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry will continue and expand, thanks to a $630,000 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF). Michigan Initiative for Maternal and Infant Oral Health (MIMOH), which started in 2017 …

Detroit Mercy dedicates Seibert Center for Innovation & Collaboration

University of Detroit Mercy dedicated the Frederick & Suzanne Seibert Center for Innovation & Collaboration last week. Funded through a generous gift from Frederick and Suzanne Seibert, this center — housed in the Engineering building — is designed to help foster creativity, build community and encourage the next generation of …

Class of 2019 Spirit Awards: Allan J. Warnick, D.D.S. ’64, forensic dentist

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy chooses an alumnus of each of its Colleges or Schools to honor as someone who has excelled in his or her profession, demonstrated outstanding leadership in work and devoted himself or herself in service to the larger community. Award recipients reflect the University’s mission …

Corporations, foundations support Detroit Mercy students, projects

University of Detroit Mercy’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations reports recent grants and corporate gifts totaling $185,600. These grants and gifts will help support University of Detroit Mercy students, programs and community service through a number of initiatives. Among the grants are: $80,000 from the Sutaruk Foundation to fund …

Detroit Mercy Dental teams with Oakland University medical school

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) will launch a new interprofessional course to educate medical and dental students on how health care professionals collaborate for the benefit of their patients. Beginning in March, first-year Detroit Mercy dental students will learn …