UIC Researchers of the Year
Each year, the Researcher of the Year award recognizes 10 UIC scientists and scholars who are advancing knowledge in their fields.
The Distinguished Researcher Award honors five researchers with a record of outstanding achievement. The Rising Star Award honors early career researchers who show promise as future leaders.
This year’s winners will be honored Thursday, 3:30 to 6 p.m., in the Michele Thompson Rooms, Student Center West.
Esra Akcan, associate professor and director of graduate studies in art history, College of Architecture, Design and the Arts
Joanna Burdette, associate professor of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy
Izzet Coskun, professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Samuel Fleischacker, professor of philosophy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Anne George, professor of oral biology and Allan G. Brodie endowed professor, College of Dentistry
Lisa Powell, professor of health policy and administration, School of Public Health, and associate director, Health Policy Center, Institute of Health Research and Policy
Aria Razfar, associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education
Julienne Rutherford, assistant professor of women, child and family health science, College of Nursing
Philip Yu, distinguished professor of computer science and Wexler chair in information technology, College of Engineering.