1958 New Brunswick High School Graduate

2013 Hall of Distinguished Alumni Inductee

The Dr. Joseph Silva, Jr. Scholarship offers a $1,000.00 scholarship to a deserving New Brunswick High School graduating senior who will attend an institution of higher learning in the fall 2016. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who: (1) has demonstrated academic achievement, school leadership and community service; (2) has a financial need; and (3) has an interest in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry.


The application for Dr. Joseph Silva, Jr. Scholarship must be completed and submitted by Monday, May 2, 2016.


The recipient of the scholarship will be recognized at the New Brunswick Education Foundation’s (NBEF) Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Friday, June 17, 2016 at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27 in Edison, NJ. The actual scholarship award, with a written designation for use, will be forwarded on behalf of the recipient directly to the college or university that he/she will attend.


Dr. Joseph Silva, Jr. is a 1958 graduate of New Brunswick High School, and is an expert in infectious diseases. He currently serves as a Professor of Internal Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology) and Dean Emeritus at the University Of California Davis School Of Medicine. He previously served as Dean of the Medical School (1997-2005) and Chairman of Internal Medicine (1982-1997). His past appointments include Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and as a Lecturer at University of Texas at San Antonio.


Dr. Silva has served as a consultant for Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Sacramento, California and at the Veterans Administration Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Martinez, California. He also served as Staff Physician at the United States Air Force Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.


Dr. Silva received his M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School in 1966, and his BA in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University in 1962, where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar. Dr. Silva completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Michigan Medical Center in 1970, and completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1969.


Dr. Silva is a fellow and past regent of the American College of Physicians, a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in London, England. He is also a member of numerous other professional organizations, including Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Federation for Clinical Research and the American Society of Internal Medicine.


Dr. Silva has published 151 peer-reviewed publications, 19 chapters in books, 17 limited-distribution publications, letters, and editorials, and 103 abstracts. Awards and honors, Dr. Silva has received include the Distinguished Physician Award from Sacramento Sierra Valley Medical Society and the California Hospital Association, the Republic of Venezuela Bicentennial Medial of the University of the Andes, the Service award from the Medical Staff of University of California Davis Medical Center, the Distinguished Faculty Award from Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center, the J. Edward Perk Lecturer at University of California Irvine, the F. Robert Fekety Annual Lecture award at the University of Michigan and the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for Internal Medicine at the University of California Davis.


Dr. Silva served as a Major in the United States Air Force Medical Corps at Wilford Hall Medical Center from 1970 to 1972 and in active reserve from 1972 to 1975, and was honorably discharge as a disabled veteran.


For more information on the Dr. Joseph Silva, Jr. Scholarship, contact the NBEF Office via e-mail at: scholarships@nbefonline.org