RSDM News

In Honor of Family’s Work in India, Alumni Establishes Scholarship

Carrie Stetler | November 4, 2019

The small clinic in India that Dr. Shanti Jain established in her rural home town grew to a 100-bed hospital before she passed away in 1993, when her sister, Kanti, began leading the facility. To honor them, Jain (Class of ’95) established a Jain family scholarship, which will be awarded to help fund an individual student’s dental mission trip. His hope is that recipients might some day join him on his own mission to the facility, in Khichan India, where he has also volunteered.

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Thanks to Funding for Digital Technology, RSDM Will Improve Treatment for HIV Patients

Carrie Stetler | November 1, 2019

A trip to the dentist can be especially difficult for patients with HIV/AIDS, including the process of getting a dental impression. Many have weakened immune systems and other problems that make long appointments painful and exhausting. But thanks to a federal grant. But chair times will soon be dramatically reduced, thanks to a $150,000 federal grant for digital impression scanners in RSDM’s South Jersey clinics.

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Student Appreciates Scholarship as Act of Alumni Empathy

Carrie Stetler | November 1, 2019

For Nicole Czajka, a scholarship gift from alumni means more than financial support. “It means a lot to know that there are people thinking about their own journey as dental students and what it’s like to be in our shoes today,’’ she says.

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For Scholarship Challenge, Faculty Chooses the Best Time to Give

Carrie Stetler | September 3, 2019

Dr. Eileen Hoskin and her husband Dr. Craig Hirschberg are both RSDM faculty and alumni who met as RSDM students and later married. Hoskin is an assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Hirschberg is Chair of the Department of Endodontics. Hoskin explained why the couple established the Eileen R. Hoskin D.M.D. and Craig S. Hirschberg D.D.S. Endowed Scholarship for an incoming student.

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