The University Record, December 13, 1999


Medical students recognize Kumagai

Arno K. Kumagai, assistant professor of internal medicine, is one of 44 physicians nationwide selected by medical students to receive the 1999 Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award.

Funnell receives ADA award

Martha M. Funnell, adjunct lecturer in nursing and director for administration for the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center, received the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 1999 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award.

The award recognizes a health professional who has made exceptional educational efforts in the field of diabetes.

Buchman receives ‘Best Paper’ award

Steven R. Buchman, associate professor of surgery, was presented with the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery’s award for “Best Paper of the Year” in October at the 68th Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. The winning paper discussed the “Use of Scanning Electron Microscopy in the Evaluation of Craniosynostosis.”

ONSP’s first-year guide honored

The Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) was recently honored at the 1999 National Orientation Director’s Association Conference. ONSP’s M Planner, a resource guide for first-year students, was voted “Outstanding Orientation Handbook (two or more colors)” in the Publications and Media Showcase.

Hedera receives Founders Award

Peter Hedera, house officer, Department of Neurology, received the Founders Award of the Auxiliary of the American Academy of Neurology. Hedera was recognized for his genetic research on hereditary spastic paraplegia.

The award is designed to encourage clinical research in neuroscience by physicians in clinical neurology training programs.

Markley Hall staff commended for recycling effort

Waste Management Services presented the Mary Markley Hall facilities staff with the first Student Move-In Waste Reduction Award for their successful polystyrene recycling program during fall 1999 move-in.

The facilities staff, under the direction of Building Facility Managers Traci Gonzalez and Evie Nagele, marked collection containers and residence hall floors with signs and directed students to the proper locations for cardboard, polystyrene and trash.

This year, Markley recycled a record-breaking 60 cubic yards of polystyrene, enough to fill a semi-trailer, and collected 20 bags of polystyrene packing peanuts. In 1998, Markley collected approximately 30 bags of polystyrene blocks and packaging peanuts.

Library donates books to Mexican university

The University Library donated 290 library books to the Universidad Autonoma de Puebla in Puebla, Mexico.

Through work on international committees, Lynn Marko, head of monograph collecting and librarian, University Library, became aware of the need regional Mexican universities have for advanced material. She spearheaded the book donation with Diana Slaughter, technical library assistant, Library Technical Services; Rachelle Hava; Joseph Olson; and Jim Kennedy, service foreman I, Parking Maintenance. Rosa Montes, a Puebla faculty member, visited the library on Nov. 5 and Nov. 8 to select books for Puebla’s graduate programs.