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University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry Community-Based Education Honored
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Community-Based Education Service Learning Program was honored with the Oak Park-River Forest Infant Welfare Society (OPRF IWS) Community Service Award.
The Children's Clinic in Oak Park, sponsored by the OPRF IWS, is one of the partner sites at which D-4s (fourth-year dental students) perform extramural rotations.
"It is deeply gratifying to be recognized in this way," Dr. Evans said. "To be singled out by the Children's Clinic for this award is very special for us."
"This distinctive award is presented to those who have shared their time and talent for the well-being of the patients in our communities, who are treated at the IWS Children's Clinic," wrote Kathy Haney, Chair, Board Development, Annual Awards Committee, IWS, and Elizabeth Lippitt, Executive Director, IWS Children's Clinic, in a letter to the honorees. "Under your guidance, and through the careful hands and thoughtful words of your dental students, hundreds of children in need of preventive education and restorative procedures have benefitted from the quality care provided by UIC dental students over the years."
"It's a great honor for the College to receive this recognition from one of our Community Partners for our Community-Based Service Learning Program," Dr. Hryhorczuk said. "By providing needed services to those with limited access to care, our students have the opportunity to become part of the communities that they serve."
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.”
William S. Bike