The UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women has selected Stacie E. Geller, PhD, MPA as the 2010 Woman of the Year. Dr. Geller is the G. William Arends Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the College of Medicine; Director of the UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender; and Director of the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Dr. Geller was nominated by Dr. Sarah Kilpatrick, Vice Dean in the College of Medicine with supporting nominations from Dr. Alice Dan, Dr. Eric Gislason, Dr. Pauline Maki, and Dr. Donna Baptiste.
The Woman of the Year award was established in 1992, this annual award honors a UIC woman who has consistently worked on women’s issues beyond the call of duty and who is an exemplary role model. The award criteria include providing service to women at UIC while on the job, responding to issues affecting women, and offering service to women through voluntarism and public support of women’s programs. The CCSW will organize a reception to honor Dr. Geller as the Woman of the Year during the spring semester 2011.