PRLog - Dec. 17, 2012 - CHICAGO -- Dr. Saba Khan, Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director in the Department of Periodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, was awarded the prestigious American Academy of Periodontology Foundation (AAPF) Teaching Fellowship Award for 2012. She was nominated by the Department of Periodontics, and received the award at the American Academy of Periodontology meeting in Los Angeles.
UIC College of Dentistry 100th Anniversary
The AAPF Award is conferred to an exceptional faculty member within his or her first three years of teaching at an educational institution in the United States that offers periodontal training. The prize for winning the award is $50,000, which is intended to give the applicant some debt relief and support his or her career as an educator.
Dr. Khan was nominated for this award because she has demonstrated excellence in teaching in the early years of her career. Thinking about her success, Dr. Khan realizes that this award is a reflection upon the success of the College of Dentistry. “It is not just about the individual,”
When looking towards the future, Dr. Khan said she wants to keep growing as an effective educator and be a positive influence within the College while contributing to her specialty.
“I am very elated, and feel grateful to the College of Dentistry for giving me the opportunity to present myself in this capacity in front of the AAPF for this kind of honor,” said Dr. Khan. “I am thankful to Dean Bruce Graham for identifying, encouraging, and supporting young educators like me. I am also thankful to Dr. Bill Knight, Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, for being so motivational in my career path and endorsing me for this kind of honor.”
For more information, contact Dr. Khan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Written by Lucia Gonzalez)
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry is celebrating its 100th year as a college of the University of Illinois in 2013 with special events throughout the year under the theme “A Proud Past, A Brilliant Future.” -30-