Dr. Gerald S. Wank, ’49, Clinical Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, recently celebrated 50 years of continuous faculty service to NYUCD. During his long career, Dr. Wank has been recognized with the Student Council Best Teacher Award, the Alumni Achievement Award, the New York University Meritorious Service Award, the Meritorious Service Award of the Eastern Dental Society, and the Distinguished Professor of Periodontology Award, among many others, as well as with prestigious fellowships and faculty appointments at area hospitals.
Despite his busy professional schedule, Dr. Wank also found time to become one of the most active alumni NYUCD has known. He has held every elective office in the NYUCD Alumni Association and has vigorously supported his alma mater both through fundraising leadership activities and through personal philanthropy, including a generous gift to name the Gerald S. and Gloria Wank Seminar Room. In the process, he earned membership in several of the university’s leading donor recognition societies.