The University Record, June 25, 1997


Dixon elected fellow of AAAS
Jack Dixon, professor of biological chemistry, was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), honoring his distinguished contributions to the field. AAAS was established to honor achievement in science, scholarship, the arts and public affairs. It conducts projects that reflect the interests of its members and that are responsive to the needs of society and the intellectual community.


Wise is Aristotle Award recipient
Kensall Wise, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was selected as the Aristotle Award recipient for 1997 by the Semiconductor Research Corp. The award acknowledges outstanding teaching, emphasizing student advising and teaching during the research project.


Fries awarded research grant
Brant Fries, professor of health management and policy, received a $287,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the effects of the Michigan Managed Long-Term Care Initiative. The Michigan plan, set to begin in January 1998, is designed to provide comprehensive long-term care to nursing home residents and others needing long-term care. Fries heads a research team that will examine the effect of the initiative on client placement decisions and outcomes.


Peterson receives
Sidney Suslow Award

Marvin Peterson, professor of education, received the Sidney Suslow Award from the Association of Institutional Research. The award recognizes distinguished scholarly contributions to institutional research and scholarly efforts to keep institutional research on the cutting edge of research, practice, policies and procedures in higher education.


Medical School faculty recognized
The Medical School recently presented awards to faculty for excellence in teaching.

Bruce Carlson, professor of anatomy and cell biology, was presented the Kaiser-Permanente Award for pre-clinical teaching. Mark McQuillan, clinical assistant professor of internal medicine, was presented the Kaiser-Permanente Award for clinical teaching. The awards were given for demonstrating enthusiasm in teaching and for furthering the knowledge and experiences of students.

The Gender Equity Award, for providing a gender-fair environment for the education and training of physicians, was awarded by the American Medical Women's Association. A. Evan Eyler, clinical assistant professor of family practice, received the pre-clinical award. Jonathan Fliegel, clinical instructor in pediatrics and communicable diseases, received the clinical award.

David Dawson, professor of physiology, received the Elizabeth Crosby Award, given by the Galens Medical Society to a faculty member for outstanding teaching in a basic science area.