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Accolades


Appointments

Matthew Boulton, clinical associate professor of epidemiology, recently was named chief medical executive for the Michigan Department of Community Health. He will serve as the department's chief scientist and clinical advisor.

Boulton also has been named a fellow of the American College of Preventative Medicine, and he has accepted an appointment as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Boulton will have regional federal investigative authority in foodborne outbreak inquiries.

Dr. Tom Carli, assistant dean for clinical affairs in the Medical School and clinical associate professor of psychiatry, and Dr. Rajiv Tandon, professor of psychiatry, have been appointed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm to the Michigan Mental Health Commission—the state's first commission designed to recommend sweeping changes in both the delivery of service and effectiveness of Michigan's mental health network.

Awards

Dr. Edward Domino, active emeritus professor of pharmacology, is a Jubilee Award recipient from the Sleep Research Society (SRC as a Significant Early Contributor. Domino conducted original research on the neurochemical mechanisms of dream (REM sleep. SRC recently commemorated the 50th anniversary of the discovery of REM sleep.

Ray Jayawardhana, assistant professor of astronomy, received the Science Writing Award for a Scientist from the American Institute of Physics. He accepted the award Jan. 7 at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Atlanta.

Kannan Soundararajan, associate professor of mathematics, has been awarded this year's Salem Prize. The award is given every year to a young mathematician judged to have done outstanding work in the field of interest of Raphael Salem, primarily the theory of Fourier Series.

 

Dennis Sylvester, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is the recipient of the 2003 Special Interest Group on Design Automation Outstanding New Faculty Award. The honor recognizes a junior faculty member who is early in an academic career and who demonstrates outstanding potential as an educator and researcher in the field of electronic design automation.

 

Matt Wyneken, associate professor of mathematics at 'U-M-Flint, is the 2003 U-M-Flint recipient of the Service Learning Award from the Michigan Campus Compact (MCC. He will receive the award Feb. 5 at Grand Valley State University. MCC annually recognizes outstanding community service and service-learning by faculty and staff of member schools.

Provost Paul N. Courant has chosen three faculty projects to receive teaching grants from the Gilbert Whitaker Fund for the Improvement of Teaching. The fund is designed to support collaborative faculty innovations that enhance teaching and learning in areas such as curriculum development and assessment. Grant recipients are: Dr. Carl Hanks, professor of dentistry, with Dr. Nisha D'Silva, assistant professor of dentistry; Dr. Timothy M. Johnson, professor of dermatology and otorhinolaryngology; Scott Paris, professor and chair of the graduate program in psychology, LSA.

CRLT grants reward innovative teaching

Thirteen faculty members have received teaching grants from the Faculty Development Fund, which is offered by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching and is open to individual faculty working on course-level innovations and groups of faculty working together on teaching projects. Grant recipients are: Dr. Barbara Adams, clinical associate professor, Medical School; Dr. Mark Fitzgerald, associate professor of dentistry; Larry Gant, associate professor of social work; Nancy Rose Hunt, associate professor of history; Hong Im, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Sharon Kardia, associate professor of epidemiology, with Toby Citrin, adjunct professor of health management and policy; Peter Gavin LaRose, lecturer III, mathematics; Barbara Meek, assistant professor of anthropology; David Mendez, assistant professor of health management and policy; Dr. Chintana Paramagul, clinical associate professor of radiology; Lydia Soo, associate professor of architecture; Linda Strodman, assistant professor of nursing, with Maureen Goode, adjunct lecturer, nursing; and Lynda Welage, associate professor of pharmacy.

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