Award recognizes prosthodontic resident
Left to right: Dr. Georgios
Staffanou Scholarship recipient set for December graduation
Each year since 2009, the Graduate Prosthodontic program has honored one of its third-year residents with the Dr. Robert Staffanou Memorial Scholarship Award. This year’s recipient, Dr. Georgios Maroulakos, has kept extremely busy after being awarded the scholarship in May.
Dr. Georgios Maroulakos, prosthodontic resident
Since receiving his prosthodontic program certificate in June during an annual recognition dinner at St. Martin’s Wine Bistro in Dallas, Maroulakos is set for a December 2011 graduation as he completes the requirements of his master’s degree in oral biology.
Maroulakos fills the rest of his time as a part-time clinical assistant professor in restorative sciences, teaching in the Removable Prosthodontics Clinic. His continued presence in the clinic is perhaps just one reason he was selected for the scholarship.
The award — meant to help offset the costs of the prosthodontics board exam — is given to a third-year graduate prosthodontic resident who demonstrates excellence in research and the classroom while maintaining competency in the clinic and lab setting. Lastly, the resident must show a compassionate demeanor.
Dr. William Nagy, professor and director of the graduate prosthodontic program, says Maroulakos exhibits the qualities that Staffanou held dear during his time at Baylor and throughout his life.
“George was a star from the beginning and epitomizes what we hope to achieve in our program,” says Nagy.
Maroulakos, who says he is humbled, honored and proud to have received the award, appears to fit the mold for the scholarship’s required traits.
“I’m humbled to be recognized for my work and effort, and honored and proud to be awarded a scholarship in the name of Dr. Robert S. Staffanou,” Maroulakos says. “I dedicate this award to my mentor, Dr. William W. Nagy, who put the best of his effort to teach me and make me a better man, and also to my parents, for their continuous love and support.”
After graduation, Maroulakos will fulfill a year of service in the Greek Navy. Afterward, he plans to establish a private practice and academic career.
About the Dr. Robert S. Staffanou Memorial Scholarship
Purpose of the scholarship: To perpetuate the spirit, influence and teaching of Dr. Robert S. Staffanou to future generations of graduate prosthodontic residents and faculty at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry.
How it is awarded: An annual award is presented to a third-year graduate prosthodontic resident who has excelled in didactics, research, clinical and laboratory skills, and possesses a warm and compassionate demeanor reflective of Staffanou.
The award is presented at the Graduate Prosthodontic Banquet and consists of a plaque and cash award to defray the costs of the American Board of Prosthodontics certification examination. The honoree also will have his or her name placed on the Dr. Robert S. Staffanou Memorial Graduate Prosthodontic Award plaque, which is displayed in the Graduate Prosthodontic Clinic.
Source: Graduation Prosthodontic program