Dr. Harold Litvak
(left) and Dr. Daniel Schweitzer | Dr.
Daniel Schweitzer, a second-year student in the Advanced Education
Program in Prosthodontics, has become the fifth recipient of the annual
Dr. Harold Litvak Junior Fellowship in Prosthodontics.
A 1996 graduate of NYUCD, Dr. Schweitzer practiced privately for six
years before returning to the College for postdoctoral studies. After
completing his specialty training, he plans to return to private practice
and may also pursue a career in teaching. Dr. Farhad Vahidi, Acting
Director of the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program
in Prosthodontics, calls Dr. Schweitzer’s achievement particularly
impressive. “The majority of postdoctoral students come to us directly
from dental school, when they are most familiar with academic rigors.
But despite Dr. Schweitzer’s six-year absence from academia, he returned
to win top honors for his performance.”
The Litvak Fellowship was established in 1999 through a generous grant
from Mrs. Adele Block in honor of her dentist, Dr. Litvak, a clinical
professor of prosthodontics at NYUCD. Mrs. Block is a member of the
family that owned the Block Drug Company, Inc., a major producer of
oral and general health care products, which is now a division of
Glaxo Smith Kline.