Giving Impact and Stewardship

Asok Ray, MD, has led a life well lived in multiple senses of the term—and believes he has been very fortunate, even as he faced many struggles throughout his life.

He has provided outstanding patient care and medical education, as an orthopedic surgeon and clinical professor of orthopaedics at the College of Medicine for nearly a half-century, while affiliated with other medical centers in the U.S., including MacNeal Hospital in suburban Berwyn, now affiliated with Loyola Medicine.

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Bordage Gift

Richard Christiansen, MD, a retired nephrologist, Phil Zimmerman, MD, a retired pulmonologist, and Jeanne Wegner, a retired medical education program coordinator, began working together on the Rockford campus in the 1970s, eager to be involved in the launch of a new regional medical school campus. The three medical education colleagues along with their spouses, Nancy Christiansen, Susan Zimmerman, and Richard Wegner, have contributed over $250,000 to establish the Dr. Georges Bordage Endowed Medical Education Faculty Scholar Fund. It will finance the development of evidence-based research on teaching students to become outstanding doctors.

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Harris Gift

Mathematics Professor Morton Harris has made a gift to the UIC Department of Medical Education (DME) in memory of his late wife, Professor Ilene B. Harris. The gift establishes both the Dr. Ilene B. Harris Endowed Professorship in the Department of Medical Education and the Dr. Ilene B. Harris Legacy Research Fund. The research fund will support a competitive research grant program open to medical education researchers worldwide. 

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