Valerie Prater wins a 2018 Silver Circle Award

BHIS clinical assistant professor Valerie Prater is the recipient of a 2018 Silver Circle Award.

“I advise students to look for opportunities to take on a leadership role in health care, and to develop confidence and comfort articulating the value of your HIM expertise on a team. Step up. Don’t wait for someone to knock on your door with an invitation to collaborate.”

Since 1966, the Silver Circle Award has been presented to some of UIC’s best teachers. Winners, who are honored at their college commencements, receive $500 and their names join a long list of distinguished colleagues. But what makes the award especially meaningful is its selection committee: the graduating seniors.