Global Health Nexus, Summer 2003

Support From Senator Clinton Brings NYU Dentistry
$250,000 In Federal Funds for Facilities Renovation

NYU Dentistry has received a U.S. Congressional grant of $250,000 for facilities renovation, thanks to the staunch advocacy of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY).

Dean Alfano praised Senator Clinton for her legislative leadership, saying, “It’s very clear to me that Senator Clinton understands the urgency of our need to renovate NYU Dentistry’s treatment facilities in order to preserve quality, affordable care for poor and low-income New Yorkers. While we are raising some of this money privately, we cannot raise it all. We are grateful to Senator Clinton for enabling this legislation, and hopeful that as we continue to make our case, she and her colleagues will provide additional support to help us maintain and expand New York’s oral health safety net.”