Global Health Nexus, Summer 2003

Dr. Daniel Schweitzer Receives Fifth Annual Litvak Fellowship

Dr. Daniel Schweitzer, a second-year student in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, has become the fifth recipient of the annual Dr. Harold Litvak Junior Fellowship in Prosthodontics.

A 1996 graduate of NYU Dentistry, Dr. Schweitzer practiced privately for six years before returning to the College for postdoctoral studies. After completing his specialty training, he plans to return to private practice and may also pursue a career in teaching. Dr. Farhad Vahidi, Acting Director of the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, calls Dr. Schweitzer’s achievement particularly impressive. “The majority of postdoctoral students come to us directly from dental school, when they are most familiar with academic rigors. But despite Dr. Schweitzer’s six-year absence from academia, he returned to win top honors for his performance.”

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.