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Buccal Bits & Lingual Views: Volume 3

Lawyer is New Chairperson of UMDNJ Board of Trustees

Isabel Miranda, Esq., senior vice president of U.S. Trust Company of New Jersey, was appointed chair of the UMDNJ Board of Trustees in January by Governor Christine Todd Whitman.

At U.S. Trust Company, Ms. Miranda is manager of the Trust and Client Service Group, which administers all trust and investment accounts and coordinates clients' relationships with the firm. She was appointed to the Board in December 1995 and replaces Dr. Arnold H. Rosenheck, an oral surgeon. The attorney also serves on the Trust Executive Committee of the American Bankers Association and the Dean's Advisory Board at Pace University, Lubin School of Business.

Others serving on the Board are: Albert R. Tama, M.D., vice chair; Terri L. Freeman, Esq., secretary; Michel S. Badin, M.D.; Arnold Derman, M.D.; Roger S. Fine; Harvey A. Holzberg; Eric S. Mitchell; Frederic C. Sterritt, D.M.D.; Stephen S. Weinstein, Esq.; and Leonard Fishman (Ex-Officio). At press time, there was one Board vacancy.

Dr. Alfano Chosen as Dean of NYU College of Dentistry

Dr. Michael C. Alfano ('71), formerly senior vice president of research and technology at Block Drug Company, Inc., is the new dean of the New York University College of Dentistry.

In making the announcement, NYU President L. Jay Oliva said, "In a field of superb candidates, Dr. Alfano stands out by virtue of his broad experience in dental education and research in both the non-profit and for-profit world. The future of the dental profession and quality and delivery of patient care will depend upon academic health centers of distinction and upon those who lead them. I feel confident that Dr. Alfano will be a strong and visionary leader." The NYU College of Dentistry, founded in 1865, has more than 800 faculty and is the largest provider of low-cost comprehensive oral health services in the state of New York.

Prior to joining Block in 1982, Dr. Alfano held several academic positions at the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry; he also had a private practice in periodontics. Most recently, he was an adjunct professor of Periodontics at NJDS.

Forget Something?

It's not too late to pay your 1998 NJDS Alumni Association membership dues. Dues for classes 1960-1995 and associate members are $50.00, and for the 1996 class, $20.00. Dues are waived for the 1997 class. Use the enclosed envelope to send your check, written out to the NJDS Alumni Association, or mail it to the

New Jersey Dental School, Office of Alumni Affairs, 110 Bergen Street, B831, Newark, N.J., 07103-2425.

Delta Dental Donates $235,000 for Scholarships

The late Dr. Joseph Pollack's dream was to help dental students, and with a $235,000 donation to NJDS from the Delta Dental Edowment Association of New Jersey, that dream has become reality.

The check was presented to Dean Robert A. Saporito last May, bringing the Joseph Pollack Memorial Scholarship Endowment to full funding at $300,000. The Foundation of UMDNJ, which administers the endowment, will award merit scholarships to dental students who live in New Jersey.

Dr. Pollack founded Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey, Inc., in 1969 and upon his retirement in 1989 was its chairman and chief executive officer. The May donation represents the largest ever made by Delta Dental or the Endowment Association.


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