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Pitt Dental School Celebrates Annual Dean’s Scholarship Ball

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WHAT: The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine’s 19th annual Dean’s Scholarship Ball will honor distinguished alumni and outstanding students.


WHY: Established in 2001, this black-tie event provides tuition support to deserving predoctoral students at Pitt’s School Dental Medicine. Scholarship recipients are selected by the dean in consultation with an alumni advisory committee.


Scholarship Recipients:


  • Ashraff Buari, a graduate of Columbus State University
  • Jessica Jye-Sy Ho, a graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park


Alumni Award Recipients:


  • Brian Generalovich, D.M.D., dental medicine class of 1968, Distinguished Alumnus – Dental Medicine
  • Richard Doerfler, D.M.D., dental medicine class of 1986, orthodontics class of 1989, anatomy and histology class of 1993, Distinguished Alumnus – Advanced Education


Notable Attendees:


  • Bernard J. Costello, D.M.D., M.D., dean, Pitt School of Dental Medicine
  • Pitt School of Dental Medicine faculty, staff, alumni and students


WHEN: 6 to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 2 
WHERE: Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, 15222.


Note to Media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Courtney Caprara at or 412-592-8134.