December 13, 2006
Contact: Anna Farneski
Phone: (973) 972-3000
New Jersey Dental School Receives
Grant From CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust
NEWARK — The UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School announced today that it has received a $15,000 grant to equip one operatory room in its Special Care Treatment Center from the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS Corporation.
The Center is the leading provider of high-quality comprehensive dental care for the special needs population in New Jersey, serving patients of all ages with chronic, severe developmental, psychiatric and physical disabilities. Of the more than 5,300 patients registered at the Center, approximately half are diagnosed with mental retardation and 50 percent have one or more significant medical diagnoses apart from mental retardation.
"We are grateful to CVS for its generous donation to UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School's Special Care Treatment Center,” said Cecile A. Feldman, DMD, MBA,
dean of the School . “Providing high-quality comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages with disabilities allows us to fulfill our mission to improve the quality of life of those we serve.”
The grant was received as part of a program in which CVS/pharmacy has awarded more than $5 million in 22 states to non-profit organizations that are involved in children’s health and education issues, with a particular focus on initiatives to improve the lives of children with disabilities.
“CVS strongly believes in giving back to the communities where we live and work,” said Eileen Howard Dunn, vice president of the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust. “Grants from the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust are an effective way for us to support the extraordinary work done by community organizations to help children with disabilities and their families and to promote health, wellness and education. We are proud to support the work that New Jersey Dental School does in the community to provide dental care to those who might not otherwise receive such care.”
The CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust, Inc. is a private foundation managed by CVS Corporation, which operates approximately 6,200 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in 43 states and the District of Columbia in addition to its online pharmacy, CVS.com; its retail-based health clinic subsidiary, MinuteClinic; and its pharmacy benefit management, mail order and specialty pharmacy subsidiary, PharmaCare. The Trust’s mission is to provide funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives targeting children with disabilities in communities where CVS/pharmacy stores are located. General information about CVS is available through the Investor Relations portion of the Company’s Web site at http://investor.cvs.com, or through the press room portion of the Company’s website, at www.cvs.com/pressroom.
UMDNJ is the nation's largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and its only school of public health, on five campuses. Last year, there were more than two million patient visits to UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction services network.