Global Health Nexus, Summer 2002

Dr. Dong Won Park Receives Fourth Annual Litvak Fellowship

Dr. Dong Won Park, a second-year student in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, has become the fourth recipient of the annual Dr. Harold E. Litvak Junior Fellowship in Prosthodontics.

A native of South Korea, Dr. Park received his dental degree from Pusan National University. Dr. Park is the first student to enroll in a four-year, combined prosthodontics and implant dentistry training program at NYU Dentistry (three years of prosthodontics training followed by one year in implant dentistry). At the same time, he is pursuing a Master of Science degree in biomaterials and biomimetics.

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 NYU Dentistry. 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.