James A. Leonard Jr., clinical professor and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and director of orthotics and prosthetics, has received the Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Leonard, a 1972 graduate of the Medical School, has devoted most of his clinical career to the care and treatment of patients needing orthotic and prosthetic devices. He is a renowned teacher and clinician, and has written numerous publications and presented more than 130 lectures to medical and professional organizations on topics in the field of medical rehabilitation.
Henry Tong, research fellow and lecturer in physical medicine and rehabilitation, received the Presidents Citation Award of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for his paper, Spurlings Test and Cervicular Radiculopathy.
April Joy Ping, clinical instructor of pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics, received the Young Michigander Award from the Michigan Jaycees. Ping was recognized for her service to the community, especially for her many hours of volunteer service in the Howell area, where she has developed a teen clinic and helps organize teen services throughout the county.
Yopie Prins, associate professor of English, has received an honorable mention for her book, Victorian Sappho, in the Prize for a First Book competition of the Modern Language Association. The Prize was established in 1993, and is awarded annually for the first book-length publication by a member of the association that is a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work or a critical biography.
Victorian Sappho is concerned with Victorian-era reading practices that largely created and transmitted a poet known as Sappho to us, and with reclaiming the real Sappho as a female poet and neglected historical subject.
Jeffrey Halter, professor of internal medicine and senior research scientist, Institute of Gerontology, has received the Donald P. Kent Award from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). The award is given in recognition of professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. Halters research centers on age-related changes in glucose metabolism and diabetes in aging. He also directs the Universitys Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.