Help support the Patty & Paul Levi Research Award

Donate to the Patty & Paul Levi Research Award here.

The AAP Foundation is endeavoring to endow an award in honor of Patty & Paul Levi and their commitment to the specialty.

Patty Levi has supported Paul for nearly fifty years in his endeavor to learn and practice periodontology. After they were married Paul entered the post-doctoral periodontal program Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM). They moved to Burlington, Vermont where Paul taught at the University of Vermont Dental Hygiene School for 27 years. Paul then began teaching at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and he and Patty would drive to Boston for two days. After nine years of teaching at Harvard, Paul accepted a half-time position at TUSDM, while still teaching several days a year at Harvard. They are very honored that their friends and colleagues have established this campaign, and feel strongly that the award will enhance the knowledge of preventive dentistry and periodontology.

The Patty & Paul Levi Research Award will provide an annual $5,000 award to a periodontal faculty member mentoring a predoctoral student or predoctoral students doing research on the prevention or non-surgical treatment of periodontitis or peri-implant diseases. A postdoctoral periodontal resident may be a part of the research team.

The Campaign Committee must raise $250,000 to make the Levi Award a reality. We respectfully request you to consider making a gift or pledge to help in this effort.

To donate to the Patty & Paul Levi Research Award Campaign, click here.

Inspiring Stories
Satheesh Elangovan


"Apart from helping me financially, this award has strengthened my commitment to dental education. I will be in academics for life," says Satheesh Elangovan, BDS, ScD, DMSc, a 2011 Abram and Sylvia Chasens Teaching and Research Fellow. Dr. Elangovan is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He is also the AAP Foundation's 2008 Tarrson Regeneration Scholar.


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