King’s College London has awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the College to Stanley Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein.
The Honorary Fellowship, which recognises exceptional distinction in the public and professional life of the awardee, was awarded to Mr Bergman at the King’s College London Dental Institute’s graduation ceremony last month.
Professor Sir Rick Trainor, principal at King’s College London, said: 'Mr Bergman has been a staunch promoter of innovation in education in King’s Dental Institute, and he continues to show great commitment to such activities. As an individual who is an exemplar in his service to society in general and to dental public health in particular, Stanley Bergman is a most worthy candidate for the award of the Honorary Fellowship of King’s College London.'
Henry Schein’s global corporate social responsibility programme, Henry Schein Cares, ‘helps health happen’ by expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk populations.
Mr Bergman, together with his wife Marion, are active supporters of organisations fostering the arts, higher education, cultural diversity and grassroots health care and sustainable entrepreneurial economic development initiatives in the US, Africa and other developing regions of the world.
Mr Bergman serves on a number of boards in related areas including the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, the University of Witwatersrand, Tel Aviv University, the Metropolitan Opera, Business Council for International Understanding, the American Dental Association (where he was awarded honorary membership) and The Forsyth Institute, the premiere oral health research institution in the US.
Henry Schein is a founding sponsor of the acclaimed senior dental leadership programme, now run jointly on an annual basis with King’s College London and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, designed to equip senior oral health leaders with the strategic leadership and management skills they need to promote a cavity free world.
Mr Bergman said: 'It is humbling and a true honour to receive King’s College London’s Honorary Fellowship. I accept this award on behalf of our nearly 16,000 team Schein members around the world who share a deep commitment to giving back to society and to supporting innovation and excellence in educating tomorrow’s health professionals.'