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Awards & Accolades

Dr. Caswell Evans, Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has been selected as the 2007 William Thomas Green Morton Laureate and will therefore receive the William Thomas Green Morton National Award for the Advancement of General Dentistry.

The Morton Award is presented annually by the Maryland Academy of General Dentistry to an individual, organization, or corporation “who through clinical accomplishment, education development, basic or applied research, invention, or visionary leadership, made a most monumental contribution to the advancement of the field of general dentistry.”

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry was chosen to receive a 2006 Annual Human Relations Awards from the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations. The College was honored on Oct. 31 for its efforts to bring much-needed dental care to the poor, racial and ethnic minorities, and people who lack dental insurance.

Ronald Strauss, DMD, PhD is this year’s recipient of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association’s Honors of the Association award. The award will be presented on Thursday, April 27, 2007, at the ACPA annual luncheon in Broomfield, CO.

The Honors of the Association award represents the highest expression of respect and gratitude that the Association can bestow and is granted to those individuals whose lifetime of research, health care delivery, or leadership has advanced the amelioration of physical, behavioral, or social handicapping conditions of cleft lip and palate or other craniofacial anomalies.

Judy Stavisky, Senior Program Officer for the Dental Pipeline program at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was awarded The American Dental Education Association’s (ADEA) Presidential Citation for outstanding contributions to the mission of the ADEA and to the profession of dentistry. The award was presented at the ADEA‘s Annual Meeting in New Orleans in March 2007.


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