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Dr. Sewon Kang, professor and director of the Clinical Research Unit for the U-M Health System's Department of Dermatology, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID). SID is an international organization that advances and promotes the sciences relevant to skin health and disease through education, advocacy and scholarly exchange of scientific information.


Dr. Timothy R.B. Johnson, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the U-M Health System, received the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) at its 2005 annual clinical meeting. ACOG's highest honor, it is given for significant contributions to the organization and/or the discipline of obstetrics and gynecology.

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bill Martin recently received the U.S. Olympic Committee's (USOC) General Douglas MacArthur Award. Martin was honored for his leadership as acting president of the USOC (February 2003 through June 2004) during one of the most critical periods in the organization's history. Elected USOC vice president-secretariat in December 2002, Martin became acting president in February 2003.

The U-M Health System's Department of Social Work has named Katherine Supiano its 2005 Social Worker of the Year. Supiano has worked as a clinical social worker for the Geriatrics Center's Turner Clinic since 1987. She will receive the Beverly Jean Howard Award for Excellence in Social Work, given in the name of a colleague who died in September 2002.

Dr. John J. Voorhees, chair of the Department of Dermatology and the Duncan and Ella Poth Distinguished Professor, is the recipient of the 2005 Stephen Rothman Memorial Award from the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID). The award honors individuals who have distinguished themselves with exceptional contributions to the field of investigative dermatology.

Finding Voice, a student organization dedicated to providing support, advocacy, education and a forum for the creative expression of individuals impacted by psychological disorders, has awarded its 2004-05 Giving Voice Awards to: Alysia Blandon, a graduate student instructor in the Department of Psychology; Nels Christensen, a lecturer in classical studies and resident advisor in the Department of English Language and Literature; Steve Darwall, professor of philosophy and director of the LSA Honors Program; Kalli Federhofer, a lecturer in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures; Bob Holmes, ombudsman in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs; J. Anne Murphy, a lecturer in the Department of Psychology; Stacey Parker, South Quad Housing Director; Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, associate dean of students; and Jess Roberts, a graduate student instructor in the Department of English Language and Literature.


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