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OSAP Awards




James A. Cottone, DMD, MS

The Dr. James J. Crawford Award is named in honor of one of the founding fathers of dental infection control. Awardees have made major contributions in science, education, or public policy related to OSAP’s core competencies of infection control and patient and provider safety. 


James A. Cottone, DMD, MS

Recipient of the 2019
Dr. James J. Crawford Award

Dr. Cottone is a globally recognized leader in dental infection control. He has authored numerous books, articles, and book chapters and developed a post-doctoral program in dental infection control. Dr. Cottone has long been an advocate of infection control research and education. He was one of the founding members of OSAP, for which he served as chairman and contributed greatly to the strategic direction of the association.


Previous honorees:

1998: James J. Crawford, PhD
1999: John Molinari, PhD
2000: Robert Runnells, DDS
2001: Walter W. Bond, MS, RCSA
2002: Herman H. Langkamp III, MS
2003: Chris Miller, PhD
2004: John Young, DDS, MSc
2005: Donald Marianos, DDS, MPH
2006: Robert Kolstad, PhD
2007: Sam Rosen, PhD
2008: William Rutala, PhD, MPH
2009: Eve Cuny, RDA, MS
2010: A. Enrique Acosta-Gio, DDS, PhD
2011: Jennifer Cleveland, DDS, MPH 
2012: Jennifer Harte, DDS, MS
2013: Michael Glick, DMD

2014: Harold Jaffe, MD, MA, FFPH
2015: Therese M. Long, MBA, CAE
2016: Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP
2017: Peggy Cottrell
2018: Shannon Mills, DDS

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Eve Cuny, MS

The Dr. Milton Schaefer Award recognizes nominees whose efforts have resulted in tangible benefits to the continuing advancement of OSAP’s mission to be the world’s leading advocate for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare. This award, named after one of the founding members of OSAP, recognizes superior service to the organization and may recognize either continuous contributions over a period of time or singular accomplishments. The nominee's efforts should have resulted in tangible benefits to the continuing advancement of OSAP's mission to be Dentistry's Resource for Infection Control and Safety. Nominees may be either HCPs or corporate members.


Eve Cuny, MS

Recipient of the 2019
Dr. Milton E. Schaefer Award

Eve Cuny, MS, serves as Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Assistant Dean for Global Relations, and an associate professor at University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. She is a consultant to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and an expert reviewer to the CDC. Ms. Cuny has published numerous articles and textbook chapters on safety and infection control and presented hundreds of continuing education programs domestically and internationally.

Previous honorees:

2002: Milton Schaefer, DDS, MLA
2003: Mel Rouse
2004: Shannon Mills, DDS
2005: Charles John Palenik, PhD, MS, MBA
2006: Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP
2007: Gayle MacDonald, PhD
2008: Jennifer Cleveland, DDS, MPH
2009: Andy Whitehead
2010: Nancy Tomich Zapp and Lois Cohen, PhD
2011: John Hunt, OBE, FFGDP(UK), BDS
2012: Cheryl Wolf, CDA, BS
2013: Karen Gregory, RN
2014: AEGIS Communications
2015: Henry Schein Dental and Patterson Dental
2016: Doug Braendle
2017: Douglas Risk, DDS, ABGD
2018: Helene Bednarsh, RDH, MPH

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Keynote Speaker               

Dr. John S. Zapp Memorial Lecture

In an effort to honor and preserve Dr. Zapp’s memory, the Friends of OSAP, a committed group of leaders who seek to integrate OSAP initiatives into broader global health platforms, established the Dr. John S. Zapp Memorial Lecture. The lecture is intended to build bridges with global leaders to promote knowledge exchange about oral infection and safety both for patients and providers of care.


 CAPT Ryan Fagan, MD, MPH&TM 

Dr. John S. Zapp Memorial Lecture
Keynote Speaker

CAPT Fagan is a Medical Officer with the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP), CDC, Atlanta and lead of the Consultation and Training Team for healthcare infection prevention and control. CAPT Fagan is ABIM-certified in adult infectious diseases, and with the DHQP, he has served in surveillance, research, and outbreak response roles including support for many responses to outbreaks of healthcare-associated infections in the U.S. and domestic and international deployments for the 2014-2015 and 2018-2019 Ebola outbreaks in Africa.

Previous Lecturers Include:

2006: Dr. Poul Erik Petersen, World Health Organization
2007: Dr Lawrence Tabak, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
2008: Dr. Burton Conrod, FDI World Dental Federation
2009: Stanley Bergman, Henry Schein, Inc.
2010: Dr. Kathleen O’Loughlin, American Dental Association
2011: Sir Liam Donaldson, National Patient Safety Agency, UK
2012: Dr. Marion Bergman, Miracle Corners of the World
2013: Dr. Harold Jaffe, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
2014: Dr. Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy
2015: Dr. L. Clifford McDonald, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
2016: Andy Goodman, The Goodman Center
2017: Dr. Ruth Carrico, University of Louisville School of Medicine
2018: Dr. Michael Bell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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Joyce Moore, RDH, BSDH, CRCST
In 2015, OSAP introduced a new award: Emerging Infection Control Leader. The goal for the award is to help develop and promote the next generation of stars in the field of dental infection prevention and safety by identifying outstanding new infection control advocates. 


Joyce Moore, RDH, BSDH, CRCST
Recipient of the
2019 Emerging Infection
Control Leader Award 


Joyce Moore is a clinical instructor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts. As a speaker and consultant, she has worked with professional associations, independent dental practices, and medical facilities. In addition, she is a clinical educator for the Midmark Corporation.

Previous honorees:

2015: Jessica Wilson, MPH
2016: Michele Junger, DDS, MPH
2017: Kandis Garland, RDH, MS
2018: J. Hudon Garrett Jr., PHD, MSN, MPH, MBA

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Bette and Paul Schwarz Award for Volunteerism

Liliana Junqueira de P. Donatelli, MPH

This award, named in honor of the Schwarz's for their innumerable contributions of time and service to the OSAP Conference, recognizes volunteers who go over-and-above in helping the organization achieve its goals through their volunteer service.


Liliana Junqueira de P. Donatelli, MPH

Recipient of the 2019 
Bette and Paul Schwarz Award

Liliana Junqueira de P. Donatelli has been a proud member of OSAP since 2010. She is also responsible for the Brazilian page in the international section of the OSAP website. Ms. Donatelli serves as a coordinator for the Biosafety Project for Cristófoli, which has allowed her to produce over 30 YouTube videos dedicated to infection control and prevention. Ms. Donatelli is also a successful blogger; "Blog Biossegurança" has had more than 2.5 million views since its creation! Ms. Donatelli’s contributions to magazine articles have led to her being recognized as one of Brazil’s infection control leaders in dentistry.

Previous honorees:

2003: Bette Schwarz, LPN, CDA, and her husband Paul
2004: Claire Pagliara, RN, MSN, PhD, and her son Jeff
2005: Sharon Dickinson, CDA, CDPMA
2006: Helene Bednarsh, RDH, MPH
2007: Teresa Ludwig, MT
2008: Cheryl Wolf, BS, CDA
2009: Jean Wolff, RDH, MEd
2010: Matt Deck
2011: Linda Basquill, DDS
2012: Pamela Head and Norma Rychwalski
2013: Susan Bailey
2014: Kathy Marianos
2015: Jill Hunt
2016: Jackie Dorst, RDH
2017: Peggy Spitzer, RDH, MAEd
2018: Agnes Barry

Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP, OSAP Chairman of the Board, presents special citations to these individuals who have enriched the organization by contributing a unique blend of talents, skills, hard work, and unwavering commitment to the advancement of dental safety.

Karen Gregory, RN

Kelli Mack, DDS

Eve Cuny, MS

Matthew Ellis, MPH, CIC, REHS

Therese Long, MBA, CAE

Andy Whitehead

Ashley MacDermott, MPH, CHES

Emily Robinson, MA

Tara Zervasky, CMP

Laura Bretz

Michelle Lee, CPC

Download the 2019 Annual Conference Awards Brochure

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