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Dr. Manu Chaudhry Receives CDA Foundation Scholarship Award

Manu Chaudhry, 2009 DDS graduate

July  20, 2009

Dr. Manu Chaudhry, a 2009 graduate of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, has received the California Dental Association Foundation Dental Student Scholarship for demonstrating responsibility, leadership, community and organizational involvement and strength as an individual and dental student.

The CDA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship provides one recipient from each of the five California dental schools with an award of $6,000 to be used towards their dental education. Supporting student achievement allows students to not only succeed in their academic programs but also increases career opportunities in both traditional and nontraditional practice settings, such as clinics in underserved communities.

"This award reflects state-wide recognition for the efforts and successes of the Project Homeless Connect Dental team while creating access to care for local underserved populations," said Chaudhry. "The award would not have been possible without constant, unwavering support from the faculty and administration at the Dugoni School of Dentistry."

As a student at the Dugoni School of Dentistry, Chaudhry was the principal organizer and coordinator for the school's volunteer efforts with Project Homeless Connect, organizing events involving more than 160 faculty, students and staff to screen 1,500-plus displaced San Franciscans and treat 120 children. He was also an active member of and participant in the dental school's Student Ambassador Program and SCOPE.

"Manu has demonstrated a sincere commitment to foster recruitment efforts to encourage and prepare students to engage in community service," said Dr. Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., dean of the Dugoni School of Dentistry. "He has been a highly regarded student leader at Pacific who has focused his efforts on serving underserved populations. This is a much-deserved award and I congratulate him on this achievement."

Category Type: Honors and Awards

Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu