NYUCD has named the Elliott M. Moskowitz Orthodontic Wing in recognition of a $1.2 million gift from Dr. Moskowitz, an alumnus of the NYU College of Dentistry and an internationally respected orthodontist, researcher, author, and editor for over 40 years. NYUCD has also created the Elliott M. Moskowitz "Give a Smile" Fund, which will build on Dr. Moskowitz's gift to secure the additional resources required for construction and renovation.
A long-time faculty member of the NYU Department of Orthodontics and a distinguished alumni leader, Dr. Moskowitz has served both as president of the NYU Dental Alumni Association and the NYU Orthodontic Alumni Society.
According to Dr. Moskowitz, "The past several years have seen immense strides by the NYU Department of Orthodontics in education, research, and patient care, including the creation of the Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research, or CTOR, which functions as a nucleus for the integration of basic science, clinical science, and industrial resources in the field of orthodontics. The department has also expanded the scope of its community services, which each year includes care for thousands of medically indigent youngsters and adolescents suffering from a wide range of orthodontic conditions. Excitement and enthusiasm among faculty and alumni have never been greater; facilities, however, have not kept pace with these advances. I made my gift in order to give something meaningful back to my department; for me that means providing the seed money to build physical facilities that are commensurate with the department's increasingly visible role in the profession and the community."
Said Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Dean of the NYU College of Dentistry, "Dr. Moskowitz's great generosity testifies both to his extraordinary devotion to his alma mater and the future of his specialty area. His decision to contribute in such an extraordinarily generous way demonstrates tangibly to pre- and postdoctoral students how integral giving back to society is to the privilege of being a professional. We are honored to name the Elliott M. Moskowitz Orthodontic Wing in recognition of his thoughtful and generous gift and hopeful that others will join him in helping to transform a 20th century clinical and research environment to reflect 21st century technology, design, and function."
For more information on the Elliott M. Moskowitz "Give a Smile" Fund, please call 212.998.9920.