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Accolades
Appointment

Martin Philbert, a professor of toxicology in the School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has accepted an invitation from the U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) to serve on the newly created nanotechnology technical advisory group. PCAST is assembling the group in preparation for a review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative later in 2007. Philbert, also a senior associate dean at SPH, will serve as an expert resource in the review process.

Awards

Ken Witherspoon, Michigan Administrative Information Systems financials business systems analyst, was awarded the 2006 Help Desk Institute-Motown Chapter, Local Analyst of the Year Award on Feb. 28. This annual award honors the industry's best first-level support analysts. Nominees are judged in several categories including customer service, performance and quality of work.

Margie Monforton, James Malayang, Ron Sober and Brian Schick from Michigan Administrative Information Services Shared Services, Knowledge Support were awarded a Society for Technical Communications-West Michigan Shores Distinguished Communication Award Feb. 28 in Grand Rapids for online communications user support tools. Their entry, Interactive Flows and Reference-Based Learning to Support a New Process Rollout, has been entered into the international competition.

Anand Swaroop, Harold F. Falls Collegiate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and professor of Human Genetics, Medical School, has been awarded the Board of Director's Award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness for outstanding research achievement. Swaroop, senior scientist in ophthalmic genetics at the Kellogg Eye Center, was recognized for his role in discovering a gene that will advance the diagnosis and understanding of Leber's Congenital Amaurosis, an inherited degenerative eye disease that occurs at birth or in infancy.

 

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