Nexus - Spring 1999 Issue     

Dr. Abram I. Chasens Finances Student Aid


Dr. Abram I. Chasens has made a gift of more that $100,000 to the College to support student financial aid. An alumnus of the College of Dentistry, Dr. Chasens graduated in the Class of 1953 and served for many years as chairman of the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the Fairleigh Dickinson University College of Dental Medicine in New Jersey.

Dean Michael C. Alfano fondly remembers Dr. Chasens, who recruited him for his first teaching position. "Dr. Chasens was a wonderful mentor for me. He was particularly skillful in oral medicine and helped me to develop my lectures in this area; he also provided time and facilities to promote the development of my research skills. Here we are 25 years later, and he is still helping me by his generosity to NYUCD. What an amazing man."

Dr. Chasens currently resides in Palm Desert, California.