Part-Time and Volunteer Faculty Members Recognized
06 Jun 13
Ostrow School of Dentistry part-time and volunteer faculty members were honored with a dinner and awards ceremony on May 29.
Held at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles, the event celebrated years of service milestones as well as service awards for outstanding part-time and volunteer faculty in each of the school’s divisions. In addition, individuals who had obtained the most Ostrow continuing education credits over the past year were honored with the Lifelong Learner Award.
“All of our part-time faculty members play vital roles in the education of our students, the care of our patients, and the operation and growth of our school,” said Ostrow Dean Avishai Sadan in his remarks to the faculty attendees. “It is no exaggeration to say that without your service we could not succeed in our mission to educate some of the best dental professionals in the world.”
Years of Service Milestones
C. Michael Bowers
Terrie De Bord
Richard Phillips. Jr.
John De Lorme
Chun-Tin (Jill) Shang
Wei Chen (Alex) Tu
Jeong Won (Jenny) Yu
Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontology and Diagnostic Sciences
Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Orthodontics
USC Dentistry Lifelong Learner Awards
D. Young Pham
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