Thomas Schriber, professor of business administration, received the Lifetime Professional Achievement Award at the Winter Simulation Conference for his work in simulation. The award is the highest honor given by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)-College on Simulation. The award recognizes major contributions to the field of computer simulation. Only two other recipients have received the award in the field of discrete event simulation.
Dana Muir, associate professor of business administration, recently had her research cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. She also was appointed as delegate to the White House and Congressional National Savings Summits.
Ruth Campbell, associate director of social work and community programs at the Geriatrics Center, received a Workplace 2001 Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes a University staff member who has provided distinguished service to the University and the community.
Campbell, who has been at the Geriatrics Center for more than 20 years, is responsible for the development of more than 25 programs including Peer Volunteers and Learning in Retirement. Campbell also worked to develop the Turner Resource Center, which offers a variety of services and resources for the elderly.
The Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association awarded the 2001 Abraham Lilienfeld Award to Sherman James, the John P. Kirscht Collegiate Professor of Public Health. The award recognizes excellence in the teaching of epidemiology during the course of a career.
The Museum of Art bi-monthly newsletter, Insight, received a first place design award from the American Association of Museums. Designer Steven Driscoll Hixson was recognized in the JulyAugust issue of Museum News. The Museum's exhibition highlights calendar received an honorable mention design award from the American Association of Museums. The publication also was recognized by Print Magazines Regional Design Annual, which showcases the best of American graphic design. The exhibition catalogue, In Human Touch: Photographs by Ernestine Ruben, which Driscoll also designed, was recognized with a Quest for Excellence Award for Outstanding Design by the Michigan Museums Association.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse awarded Larry Grant, professor of social work, $2.2 million grant HIV risk reduction for drug dependent black men. Gant and co-principal investigator Carol Boyd, director of the Substance Abuse Research Center, and professor of nursing and of womens studies, will conduct the study involving an initial six-month pilot phase followed by a two-year test of the JAMADARI HIV/AIDS risk reduction intervention program.
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