Dr. Sroussi sees his role as to “Monitor student progress through the candidacy and graduation process, and carefully help in the selection of the right candidates for the PhD and the combined PhD/DMD programs.”
He plans on “organizing seminars which would broaden the scientific horizon of the graduate students,” Dr. Sroussi added. “In conjunction with the students’ main mentors, I also hope to offer additional career guidance.”
A Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, Dr. Sroussi has extensive expertise in oral mucosal diseases with an emphasis on infectious disease and HIV. He conducts industry-sponsored clinical studies on novel therapies for common oral manifestations of HIV, and laboratory research into innate immunity.
Dr. Sroussi has published more than 25 peer-reviewed research articles in journals and has co-authored several book chapters in Oral Medicine.
He is the recipient of a Dentist Scientist Award and Career Development Award by the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, and of a Lester Burkett Award from the American Academy of Oral Medicine.
Dr. Sroussi also is a member of the UIC Institutional Review Board.
In his new post, Dr. Sroussi hopes “to help our institution continue to offer an attractive and nurturing scientific environment for the exceptionally hard working, intelligent, and motivated graduate students in our program,” he concluded. “I want to help us enhance the visibility of our graduate program at the national level, and train the future leaders in dental education and oral sciences.”