The University Record, January 18, 1999
Researchers Jay Baron, Pat Hammet and Karl Majeske of the Office for the Studies in Automotive Transportation at the U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) were presented the P.K. McElroy Award for best paper at the 1998 Reliability and Maintainability Symposium.
Functional Build: Integrating automotive body-design and process-development recommends a fundamental change in which manufacturers test the capability of components within a complex assembly during the process validation phase of product development. Better final decisions are made using this methodology because the prototype is a more accurate reflection of what the production process is capable of producing.
The annual symposium is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and is one of the most highly respected conferences on product quality and integrity.
Cristin Carter-Su, professor of physiology and associate director and chief of the Biomedical Research Division, and Abigail Stewart, professor of psychology and of womens studies, and director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, will receive the 15th annual Sarah Goddard Power Award for leadership, scholarship and sustained service on behalf of women. It honors the late Regent Emerita Sarah Goddard Power, who was a particularly strong advocate for women.
The award ceremony begins at 4 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. For more information, contact Sally Grace, 764-5188 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last month, six support staff members were honored for their efforts at the Business Schools Staff Recognition Ceremony. Honorees were: Cindy Cantrell, student services assistant; A.J. Dziak, administrative assistant; Beverly McKinney, financial clerk; Robert Sandifer, office assistant; Sam Swaminathan, senior research associate; and Niki Vick, administrative associate.
The Fulbright Program, sponsored and funded by the United States Information Agency, has named three faculty members Fulbright Scholars.
Kent C. Berridge, professor of psychology, is researching Core Processes of Emotion in the Brain at the European Institute for Taste and Indigestion Studies (France).
Robyn J. Burnham, associate professor of biology and of geology and associate curator, Museum of Paleontology, is lecturing on and researching Ecological Habitat Preferences and Distribution of Lianas in Yasuni National Park at San Francisco University (Ecuador).
Steven R. Meshnick, professor of epidemiology, is researching Modeling the Emergence of Drug-Resistant Malaria at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom).
All Fulbright applications undergo a rigorous peer review administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board formulates policy guidelines and makes the final selection of all grantees.
Norman Hogikyan, assistant professor of otolaryngology, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
Hogikyan, director of the U-M Vocal Health Center in Livonia, has a strong interest in voice disorders and surgery of the larynx.
The American College of Surgeons is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. Fellows of the college earn the right to use the designation F.A.C.S. after their names.