Strong spirit, character and helpfullness define the dental students who receive this award.
Established in memory of Dr. David Foti, `80 by his classmates in the UB School of Dental Medicine Class of 1980, this fund supports an annual award to a student who has just completed their first year of dental school, and who displays strong spirit and character.
Recipients should have a track record of helping their fellow students manage the difficulties and challenges of the first year of dental school through various actions, including tutoring, counseling, organizing and leading.
The School of Dental Medicine is a pioneer in the field—a research titan, and a shining example of the best of dental education, community engagement and global leadership. Maintaining our lead is expensive. Increasing our lead requires a $43 million investment, more visionary donors and additional philanthropic support. But the payoff is immense: With your help, our world-class research, education, clinical facilities and experiences will better prepare our students, redefine and strengthen dental medicine, and improve the health of countless millions of people.