Global Health Nexus, Spring 2000

Second Annual Dr. Harold E. Litvak Fellowship Awarded

Roya Zand Parsa, a second-year student in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, has been awarded the second annual Dr. Harold E. Litvak Junior Fellowship in Prosthodontics. The Litvak Fellowship was established in 1999 through a generous gift by Mrs. Adele Block in honor of Dr. Litvak, her dentist, on the occasion of Dr. Litvak's 30th anniversary as a faculty member at NYU Dentistry. Mrs. Block is a member of the family that owns the Block Drug Company, Inc., a major producer of oral and general health products.

Currently a clinical professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences at NYU Dentistry, Dr. Litvak is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a fellow and past president of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and the Northeastern Gnathological Society, and a fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics, among many other professional associations.

A native of Tehran, Iran, Dr. Parsa received her dental degree with honors from the Tehran University Dental School in 1992. She practiced privately and taught dentistry in Iran until 1996, when she emigrated to the United States. In 1998, she was accepted simultaneously into the NYU Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics and the Master of Science degree program in dental materials at the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She expects to receive both her prosthodontics specialty training program certificate and her M.S. degree in June 2001.