Last week on the news, one of the people protesting George Floyd’s death approached a reporter who was broadcasting live. The reporter asked what he would like to say. The protestor pointed out that the people marching behind him were doing so peacefully. They were not there to riot or loot or burn. What the group wanted, he said, was to be heard.
What an “agile” approach gives us is the assurance that we can start right away, start simple and know we plan to reassess, add to, and adapt our plans as we go forward. By launching small efforts, we are using mini-models of what we are working toward.
I am pleased to share that this multidisciplinary effort will be co-led by two passionate researchers, charismatic leaders, and creative problem-solvers who can work across disciplines to bring people and ideas together to advance science.
If you are fortunate enough to receive regular dental care, you are probably well acquainted with your dental hygienist. What you may be less familiar with is the fantastic 100-year history of dental hygiene education here at the University of Minnesota.