Appointments and honors
Celeste Januszewski, visiting instructor in occupational therapy in the College of Applied Health Sciences, was appointed to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Mental Health Workgroup.
David Avenetti, clinical assistant professor of pediatric dentistry in the College of Dentistry, was named program director of the college’s pediatric dentistry postgraduate program.
David Marquez, associate professor of kinesiology and nutrition in the College of Applied Health Sciences, was an expert panelist in a Nov. 20 community forum hosted by the Latino Community Alzheimer’s Outreach and Education Coalition.
The College of Dentistry presented its new Faculty Research Award to Anne George, Allan G. Brodie endowed professor in the Brodie Tooth Development Genetics and Regenerative Medicine Research Laboratory and professor of oral biology; and Antonia Kolikythas, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Both received an engraved crystal award and $500.
Darcy Benedict, an M.D./Ph.D. program in the College of Medicine, was named a 2014 Pisacano Scholar. The Pisacano Leadership Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Heather A. Hathaway Miranda, a Ph.D. student in policy studies in urban education and a fellow of the Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Fellowship program, was inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society, the world’s largest collegiate honor society. She was recognized for maintaining a 4.0/4.0 grade-point average and for her leadership and service. As service director for the Golden Key UIC chapter, she will find volunteer service opportunities for chapter members.
Siva Sivananthan, distinguished professor of physics and director of the Microphysics Laboratory, College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sri Lanka Foundation. The award honors the contributions of Sri Lankans to their communities.