College of Dental Medicine

The College of Dental Medicine aims to help the most talented students flourish, attract and retain internationally-known faculty, renovate clinical care facilities, transform the future of oral health through research, and, with unrestricted support, respond to the most pressing needs of students, faculty, and patients today.

Read more about Columbia University Medical Center's Defining the Future campaign.

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Geriatric Dentistry Advocacy
Help the College's leaders develop policy initiatives for older adults' oral health issues.

Make an impact at local, regional, and national levels by helping the College and its faculty improve the accessibility and availability of oral health services for older adults. This work will also stimulate and support leadership development, while raising public and professional awareness of the role of oral health in overall health.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

Any Amount
Geriatric Dentistry Postdoctoral Fellowship
Help create programs for post-graduate study in geriatric dentistry.

Every student takes courses covering geriatric dentistry; we'll offer a postdoctoral training program, expanded coursework, and continuing education in geriatric dentistry.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

Any Amount
Geriatric Dentistry Research
Contribute to the development of technologies and treatments for the oral health of senior citizens.

Help the College continue to research the relationship between oral and systemic health, including oral health's impact on diabetes and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

Any Amount
Vanderbilt Clinic Facilities
Help students train more effectively and provide better care to patients by refurbishing the College's clinic.

Consider providing support for key facilities or equipment, such as patient education software or hardware, digital X-ray machines, dental chairs, the sterilization room, student lounge, or wet lab.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

Any Amount
Murray Schwartz Endowed Award for Post-Doctoral Periodontal Students
Provide extra training for a post-doctoral periodontal student of the highest caliber.

As an extra bonus, each person who contributes $500 or more will receive a copy of Schwartz's collection of light verse. Many of the poems were written for graduation dinners and, if you are a recent alumnus/a, your class poem is probably included.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

$10,000
Prize
Fund a prize for one year, to be awarded to a pre- or post-doctoral student who demonstrates uncommon excellence.

This gift will help the most talented students meet the rising costs of tuition. The prize can be named in honor or memory of a parent or esteemed Columbian.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

$25,000
Annual Teaching Fellowship
Support a faculty member who demonstrates superior teaching and pedagogical skills.

More than 400 clinicians and researchers instruct and mentor dental students. Help the College continue to attract and retain the finest faculty.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

$50,000
Named Award
Endow an award to a pre- or post-doctoral student in perpetuity.

Your award will help the most talented students cover the rising cost of tuition at one of the most competitive and diverse dental colleges in the country, while keeping your name or that of a loved one prominent in the College.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

$50,000
Named Endowed Loan Fund
Provide loans to students in pre- or post-doctoral study programs.

This fund, which can be named in honor or memory of a loved one or a Columbian, ensures that students will be able to meet the rising costs of tuition. Since recipients of the loans later repay the fund, it can continue to provide student loan assistance—with virtually no interest—forever.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

$75,000
Annual Faculty Scholars
Support one or more young faculty members in their first years, as they develop their research and teaching.

This gift will help the College attract talented and dedicated faculty: those with the most potential to advance knowledge and mentor future leaders. Design a fund to provide immediate support for young faculty in an area of scholarship that is particularly meaningful to you.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

$150,000
Pediatric Dental Clinic
Install a new dental chair in the pediatric clinic.

The College's pediatric division is one of the most highly regarded in the world. Each year, its clinicians treat over ten thousand children, many of whom require specialized care. A new, technologically advanced dental chair improves both care for children and training for young dentists.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

$250,000
Student Research Fellowship Endowment Fund
Endow an annual fellowship or summer fellowships for one or more pre-doctoral students.

The program supports students who conduct research during their DDS or post-doctoral specialty training, and encourages them to pursue research-related careers.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

$250,000
Leuman M. Waugh DDS Professorship in Orthodontics
Contribute to a fund to endow the first full professorship in the Division of Orthodontics.

This gift will help establish the first chair in orthodontics at Columbia University, where the world's first department of orthodontics was established 85 years ago.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

$350,000
Mobile Dental Center
Purchase a van equipped to provide on-premises care for children during the school year.

In the last four years, the College has provided dental care to over 2,500 children annually in over 10,000 visits. This gift will ensure that the program continues with contemporary instrumentation and updated technology.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

$750,000
Endowed Scholarship Fund
Establish a named scholarship in perpetuity to cover one student's tuition, books, equipment, and supplies for one academic year.

A gift to the College of Dental Medicine's endowment helps the College recruit the best and brightest students, regardless of need. Your award will help the most talented students cover the rising cost of tuition. In addition, the award will keep your name or that of a loved one prominent in the College.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

$1,500,000
Named Associate or Assistant Professorship
Endow an associate or assistant professorship, which can be named in honor of a retired Columbian, a colleague, or a family member.

You can design the fund to help young faculty members launch research programs and laboratories for a period of three to five years.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

$2,500,000
Named Full Professorship
Endow a full professorship, named either in honor of a retired Columbian or in memory of a colleague or family member.

Endowed chairs will ensure that the College will continue to attract and retain faculty members with an international reputation.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

$3,000,000
ElderSmile Clinic
Help build a clinic where elderly patients in an underserved New York City community can get the oral health treatment they need.

The College's innovative program for older adults' oral health care includes this clinic, developed in partnership with other oral health care institutions and corporate and foundation partners.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu