UConn Health Deans Honored

This May UConn Health’s deans for UConn School of Medicine and UConn School of Dental Medicine were both honored for their significant contributions to the State of Connecticut.

Dr. Bruce Liang. (Janine Gelineau/UConn Health Photo)
Dean Dr. Bruce Liang

Dr. Bruce T. Liang, dean of UConn’s medical school, was recognized on May 5 by The Asian Pacific American Coalition of Connecticut (APAC-CT) for his significant contributions to the welfare of the state’s Asian Pacific American community.

Liang was honored at the 11th Annual APAC Gala, an annual event celebrating Asian American Heritage Month. Liang served as the gala event’s keynote speaker. Other honorees included U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, former State Rep. David McCluskey, and Theanvy Kuoch, the executive director of Khmer Health Advocates, Inc.

APAC’s mission is to engage in advocacy, education, outreach, interagency and community collaboration to improve the well‐being of the state’s Asian Pacific American community.


R. L. MacNeil, D.D.S., M.Dent.Sc.
Dean Dr. Monty MacNeil

Dr. R. Lamont “Monty” MacNeil, dean of UConn’s dental school, was honored by the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) at its annual meeting held May 9-11 for his outstanding contributions and dedication to the CSDA and the profession of dentistry. He was especially honored for his longtime service as dean of UConn School of Dental Medicine.

MacNeil received The Fones Medal, the CSDA’s top award. The honor is presented annually to an individual in recognition of their outstanding contributions, achievement and dedication to the science and/or practice of dentistry.

The statewide, professional membership organization represents Connecticut licensed dentists and staff who are committed to protecting the health and well-being of people of all ages. The CSDA’s mission supports the professional success of its members and assists them in providing optimal care to their patients.