The Adler School of Professional Psychology presented Dan Y. Han, Psy.D. ’08 and Marko Mihailovic, M.A. ‘11 were honored with 2012 Outstanding Alumnus Awards at its Chicago Campus Homecoming ceremonies on Oct. 27.
The School also honored Kelvin J. Pope, Sr., M.A. ’12, with its 2012 Bill Powers Outstanding Graduate Award in Police Psychology. Each year, the award recognizes a Masters of Arts in Police Psychology graduate who embodies the mission of the Police Psychology program as well as the legacy of the late Chicago Police Department Commander William “Bill” Powers.While working as a police officer, Powers earned a doctorate from the Adler School and later helped designed the School’s program to enhance the lives of individual police officers and the law enforcement community at large by diligently promoting the value of psychology in police culture.
Dr. Han is Chief of Neuropsychology Services’ Clinical Section in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and Director of the University of Kentucky Multidisciplinary Concussion Program. He also is an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
After graduating from the Adler School in 2008, he completed a two-year fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, specializing in acute neurological disorders. Dr. Han developed the neuropsychology service curriculum for the multidisciplinary stroke clinic at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where he received grant funding to streamline neuropsychology within the state’s marginalized stroke population.
At the University of Kentucky, Dr. Han has contributed to the Stroke Affiliate Network of 24 medical centers in the state that provide care to those from low socio-economic, rural, and remote regions of Appalachia—populations historically marginalized due to separation of culture and lack of resources in their geographic region. The post-stroke risk for premature mortality, disability, and increased difficulty in rehabilitation and community reintegration is significantly higher in regions such as Appalachia, where resources are traditionally far from sufficient—and where multidisciplinary healthcare including neuropsychology attempts to make a difference.
Mihailovic is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Neurosurgery, where his research contributions support the discovery and promotion of novel treatments for terminal and chronic diseases. He is a graduate of the Adler School’s M.A. in Counseling and Organizational Psychology Program, and graduated as a clinical psychologist from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.
He began his professional career as a psychotherapist at the Trauma Center of Novi Sad, where he conducted individual and group psychotherapy sessions with refugees and war veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He also led workshop facilitation with abused and neglected Romani children at the Center for Social Work in Novi Sad.
After coming to Chicago, Mihailovic identified the need for psycho-social support for immigrants and established the Serbian American Resource Center (Serbian-Arc), a non-profit organization that offers psychological, social, legal, and educational support for immigrants. He also provides pro bono consulting services to the Serbian Arts and Cultural Center, a Chicago-based non-profit entity, and serves as a board member for the Serbian American Museum.
Pope is Assistant Chief of the Cook County Forest Preserve Police Department. He previously worked for 24 years at the University of Chicago Police Department, where he spent 12 years as a patrolman, five years as a sergeant and more than seven years as acting Deputy Chief. He is also a graduate of the Staff and Command Program at Northwestern University.
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