Tuesday, January 3, 2017

AAP Foundation’s Tarrson Fellowship Supports Faculty Members

Jeffrey Felzer, DMD, a graduate of Temple University, has practiced as a periodontist for more than 10 years. A diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, he was chief resident at the joint program between New York University and the New York VA Medical Center and served as clinical assistant faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Dedicated to helping his community, Dr. Jeffrey Felzer supports the AAP Foundation.

A public charity designed to serve periodontal patients and caregivers, the AAP Foundation (AAPF) oversees numerous annual scholarships and fellowships, including the Bud and Linda Tarrson Fellowship. Designed for faculty members at a United States training institution, the Bud and Linda Tarrson Fellowship is awarded to faculty members teaching at either the assistant or instructor level. Recipients must have worked at their institutions for fewer than 10 years and have career goals of teaching and researching periodontology.

The Tarrson Fellowship is awarded on an annual basis to one individual, and program directors must nominate applicants by May 1. Winners receive $36,000, distributed in equal parts over the course of three years, to supplement salaries, research support, or stipends. Fellowship winners cannot use the money to replace support they would have normally received from the institution.