Two staff members received awards from the Washtenaw-Livingston-Monroe
Nurse Association, Chapter 8, June 16. Desiree
Blake, an educational nurse specialist in the U-M Health
System, was given the 2004 Nurse of the Year Award for exemplary
practice, leadership, education and service. Cynthia
a lecturer in the School of Nursing, received the Outstanding Nurse Leader Award
for her "contributions to public policy development in Michigan, for advancing
gerontological research and nursing practice, for her work in protecting frail
and vulnerable elders, and for leadership within the association."
Dr. Susan Blitz, clinical assistant
professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, has been given
the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence
for dedication as a nurse practitioner advocate and her significant
contributions to the status of health care delivery and practice
of nurse practitioners.
Dr. Ryan Charbeneau,
a fellow in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine,
received a $40,000 grant from GlaxoSmithKline for his research
Modulation and Function of Leukotriene Receptors in Bleomycin-induced
Pulmonary Fibrosis in Mice."
Suman Das, assistant professor
of mechanical engineering, and Muammer
Koc, assistant research scientist in the Department of
Mechanical Engineering, each has received the 2004 M. Eugene
Merchant Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from
the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has awarded Sridhar
Kota, professor of mechanical engineering, its 2004
Machine Design Award. According to ASME, the award recognizes "eminent
achievement in machine design synthesis, including contributions
to such diverse fields as rigid tool kinematics, compliant
mechanisms, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), adaptive
structures and reconfigurable machine tools."
Victor Li, professor of civil
and environmental engineering, and materials science and engineering,
received an honorary doctorate degree from the Technical University
of Denmark April 30.
Dr. Edward Domino, active emeritus
professor of pharmacology, has been made an honorary staff member
of the Shanghai Clinical Center for Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
at the University of Shanghai, China, for his contributions to
U-M/University of Shanghai teaching and research activities.
Stephen Hipkiss, assistant administrative
manager, facilities, in Library Administrative Services, recently
was named to the Department of Public Safety Oversight Committee.
The committee considers grievances against any public safety officer
deputized by the University.
Dr. Valerie Castlepediatric
oncologist and professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics
and Communicable Diseaseand Dr.
Gary Freeddirector of pediatrics and child health
delivery in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
and associate chair of the Division of General Pediatrics Primary
Care and Community Pediatricsrecently were elected to the
Society for Pediatric Research Council (SPRC). Castle will serve
the council in hematology/oncology, and Freed as SPRC vice president,
through May 2007.
- Interim dean of students named
- Detroit Arab American study portrays a complex population
- U-M and AATA to provide free travel on fixed-route buses
- Musical theater workshop finds home at U-M
- Budget, tuition increase contingent on state support
- Dearborn, Flint budgets strained
- Healthy finances, challenging future for Hospitals & Health Centers
- Athletics projects budget surplus
- Engineering secures $40M government research contract
- Annenberg Foundation gives $2M toward new Ford School
- Student services spared cuts
- Campus takes efforts to fight West Nile spread
- Mestas will continue to lead U-M-Flint
- In the game of life, insured may sacrifice to help uninsured
- Architect tapped for Kelsey Museum project
- Service to keep families, friends in touch with campus life
- Martin tells Congress steroid-testing standards are needed
- Advice from DPS: When severe weather hits, turn to radio or Web
- UMHS named one of the country's best
- Strong named chief financial officer of UMHHC
- Spotlight: The music man, with strings attached
- Ann Arbor Art Fairs Schedule
- Beauty is in the eyes of these beholders
- Smart cruise control eliminates traffic jams
- Movies can alter hormone levels
- Boomers' unexpected ethos: Work until we drop?
- Pediatricians are plentiful, but not in poorer states
- Basic RNA enzyme studies promise single-molecule biosensors
- Hospital standards for high-risk surgeries save lives
- Don't miss: 'I went to a garden party'
- Photo: Hanging in there
- Photo: Happy birthday, Mr. President
- Photo: Red, white, and Maize and Blue