Katherine Margerko, MD PhD, has volunteered at Avicenna since 2012. She has taken on many roles from intake volunteer to clinic manager to project manager and now board member.
She is an incredible role model for our junior volunteers and her efforts continually contribute to the growth of our clinic. We are very proud to have her on our team. Congratulations to Ms. Margerko!
About the Award from U of I's website:
"All faculty members, instructors, academic professionals, graduate and undergraduate students who have demonstrated significant individual contributions to the world, nation, state or community through distinguished university public engagement are eligible for the CAEPE Award. University public engagement is defined as organized and sustained activity that applies the expertise of a faculty, academic professional or student beyond the campus and into local, state, national or international public arenas. For purposes of these awards, distinguished public engagement is sustained (a minimum of two year for students, and three years while at the University of Illinois for all others) and direct extension of an individual’s disciplinary or technical expertise to the public and non-profit sector. Engagement or service resulting in monetary gain (private consulting) is not considered public service, nor is service that is performed as a private citizen (membership in local service clubs, for example) or as an elected public official. The candidate’s public engagement activities while employed elsewhere will be considered; however, the extent of engagement (minimum of three years) with the public while a faculty or academic professional at Illinois will be the most significant factor in the evaluation."