UIC honors & awards



Michael Miloro was named chief of the UI Hospital dental service.

Herve Y. Sroussi, associate professor of oral medicine and diagnostic sciences, is the new director for graduate studies in the College of Dentistry, responsible for the Ph.D. program in oral sciences.

Sandy Wayne, professor of managerial studies, was named to the editorial board of the Journal of Management from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017.

Michael Miloro, head of oral and maxillofacial surgery, was appointed chief of the UI Hospital dental service. Miloro succeeds Indru Punwani, professor emeritus of pediatric dentistry.


Two College of Medicine faculty members received named professorships at a Dec. 5 ceremony at the University Club. The awards were presented by Dimitri Azar, professor of ophthalmology and dean of the College of Medicine.

William Ennis, director of the section of wound healing and tissue repair, was awarded the Catherine and Francis Burzik professorship in wound healing and tissue repair. Catherine Burzik was president, chief executive officer and director of Kinetic Concepts Inc., a medical device company specializing in wound care and regenerative medicine. Ennis, a pioneer in the field of wound care, is president of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair.

Robert Arensman, professor of clinical pediatric surgery, received the Jayant Radhakrishnan professorship in pediatric surgery. Radhakrishnan is a professor emeritus of surgery and urology. Arensman specializes in pediatric surgery, including congenital anomalies and extracorporeal blood oxygenation.



Kerry Gawne, an Honors College senior majoring in Germanic studies, was awarded the National German Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha’s senior scholarship for post-graduate study abroad.  The scholarship, awarded to the most outstanding graduating senior in German studies in the United States, will support Gawne’s studies in Berlin. She will examine multiculturalism, migration and intercultural relations as part of Humboldt University’s joint master’s program in European history.

Gilbert Bassett, professor of finance, won the prize for the best succinct explanation of the Monty Hall Problem in the latest issue of Significance Magazine, published by the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. The mathematical brain teaser is based on the “Let’s Make A Deal” TV game show hosted by Monty Hall.

Anna Cui, assistant professor of marketing, received the Best Reviewer Award at the 2013 Product Development and Management Association Research Forum, held in Phoenix in October.


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