Dr. Terry Y. Lin, '08, a second-year student in the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, has become the 12th recipient of the Dr. Harold Litvak Junior Fellowship in Prosthodontics.
In addition to a dental degree, Dr. Lin holds an MS degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He plans to pursue a career in research, teaching, and private practice after completing his prosthodontics specialty training in 2011.
"Dr. Lin was awarded the fellowship because of his ability to excel academically, in patient satisfaction, and in his interactions with faculty and peers," said Dr. Farhad Vahidi, Associate Professor of Prosthodontics and Director of the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics.
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 and a generous donor to the College. Mrs. Block is a member of the family that owned the Block Drug Company, Inc., a major producer of oral and general healthcare products, which is now a division of GlaxoSmithKline.