Kirk A. Lawrence, media engineer at U-M-Flint Public Television (UMPTV), has won the 2000 Michigan National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Emmy award for the audio/post production category. Lawrence won the Emmy for his postproduc-tion technical work on AfterHours, UMPTVs weeknight music variety program.
Frederic C. Blow, senior associate research scientist and associate professor of psychiatry; senior associate research scientist, U-M Transportation Research Institute; and adjunct assistant professor of psychology, has been selected to share the Huss Research Chair of the Butler Center for Research at the Hazeldon Foundation.
The Hazeldon Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota that helps people recover from alcoholism and addiction to other drugs.
As Huss Research co-chair, Blow will design research with staff from Hazeldon that focuses on substance abuse in older adults.
Regent Katherine E. White has been selected to serve as a White House Fellow for the 200102 class. White joins 11 individuals to serve in the first class of White House Fellows in the Bush-Cheney administration and the 37th class since the program was created in 1964. White House Fellows work with Cabinet secretaries and senior administration officials to develop policy, review and draft legislation, research various public policy initiatives, and conduct policy briefings. Fellows also participate in regular meetings with leaders from various professions to explore the implementation of U.S. policy.
Amid Ismail, professor of dentistry, has received the 2001 H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award from the International Association for Dental Research. Ismail received the award for his epidemiological research and his role in the implementation of an evidence-based approach to dental practice and its application in large-scale public health programs.
David E. Kuhl, professor of radiology, received the Charles F. Kettering Prize from the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation. Kuhl and co-recipient Michael Phelps of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine were recognized for their pioneering work on the positron emission tomography (PET) scanner.
Edward M. Wojtys, professor of surgery, was awarded the 2001 ODonoghue Sports Injury Research Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. The award was given to Wojtys for his paper, The Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on ACL Injuries in Women as Determined by Hormone Levels.
The following individuals were selected by a group of their peers to receive Workplace 2001 Awards, sponsored by Human Resources and Affirmative Action (HR/AA).
For a complete list of finalists and honor roll recipients, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/hraa/workplace2001.
Rajaram Gopalakrishnan, research fellow and recent graduate of the School of Dentistry, earned top honors for his research, PTH-Dependent Inhibition of Mineralization in Osteoblasts Is Mediated by MGP/matrix gla Protein, from the International Association for Dental Research. Gopalakrishnans research may explain how the parathyroid hormone controls blood calcium levels.
Two researchers from the Kellogg Eye Center have received awards from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB).
Victor M. Elner, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and associate professor of pathology, received RPBs $55,000 Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award, which provides unrestricted support to midcareer physicians and scientists who hold faculty positions in departments of ophthalmology and who are actively engaged in eye research. Elners research has promoted greater understanding of the inflammatory process in the eye.
Radha Ayyagari, research investigator in ophthalmology and visual sciences, received the RPBs Sybil B. Harrington Scholar Award in the amount of $40,000. The funds support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases, and the award honors young scientists who are conducting research of unusual significance and promise. Ayyagari studies the genetics of retinal and macular degeneration.