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Orthodontic Alumni Dr. Samim Taraji Won the 1st Place of Dr. Athanasios E. Athanasiou Best Orthodontics Master’s Thesis Award

Dr. Samim Taraji, Orthodontist, UIC Orthodontic Alumni, Class of 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Samim Taraji (UIC Orthodontics alumni, Class of 2022) whose research project won the first place Dr. Athanasios E. Athanasiou Best Orthodontics Master’s Thesis Award given by the World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO). This award was announced at the WFO meting during the Annual Session. Congratulations Samim! Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Mohammed Elnagar and Dr. Michael Miloro for their mentorship of the project.

Upon receiving this distinguished honor, Dr. Samim Taraji expressed his deepest gratitude to the UIC Orthodontic faculty and research team, “I am deeply honored and sincerely grateful for the recognition our research project received at the recent WFO meeting. Winning the Dr. Athanasios E. Athanasiou Best Orthodontics Master’s Thesis Award is a milestone in my professional life, and it could not have been achieved without the guidance, encouragement, and support from each of you.” He added, “Dr. Sath Allareddy, your unwavering belief in my potential, from the early stages of my candidacy to the formative years of my career, has been a guiding light. Your continuous mentorship and support have been instrumental in my professional development.”

In addition, Dr. Taraji is grateful for Dr. Mohammed Elnagar, Dr. Budi Kusnoto and Dr. Michael Miloro for their mentorship as well as the hard work, dedication and invaluable contributions of Dr. Saleh and statistician Grace Vianna throughout this project.