Two professors formerly attached to UWI’s St Augustine Campus have been conferred the title of Professor Emerita.
They are: Professor Phyllis Pitt-Miller and Professor Zulaika Ali, both of the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
The Emeritus (Emerita for women) designation allows the University’s former office-holders to retain their titles after retirement – in this case, the title is that of University Professors.
Professor Pitt-Miller served from 1975 and retired in 2009 while Professor Ali retired in 2013 after 38 years of service.
Professor Phyllis Pitt-Miller, the holder of the Trinidad and Tobago Chaconia Medal (Gold) in 1994 for Long and Meritorious Service to Medicine, is Sessional Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex. She is a former Dean of Faculty, Head and Professor of Clinical Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and was the first head of the newly sanctioned ICU Department at Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
Professor Zulaika Ali, the holder of the Trinidad and Tobago Chaconia Medal (Silver) in 2010 and The UWI Vice-Chancellor Award for Excellence for Contributions to Public Service (2012), is a former Deputy Dean (Clinical). She served as Director in many areas including the postgraduate Diploma in the Management of HIV Infection, the Trinidad and Tobago Health Training Centre, UWI Telehealth Programme, Head of Child Health Unit, Head of Department of Clinical Medical Services and University Examiner for the final year Medicine and Therapeutics examinations of the MB.BS programme. Professor Ali also served as The UWI representative to the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago and was Chairperson from 2009-2010.