Five School of Public Health (SPH) staff members received Excellence in Staff Service Awards at a May 11 ceremony highlighting their contributions to the school. The recipients, nominated by co-workers or supervisors, were selected from 20 nominees.
Mark Rothstein, head coach of the womens rowing team, was named, along with Bebe Bryans of Michigan State University, co-Coach of the Year by the Big Ten Conference.
Rothstein, the only head coach in the teams four-year history, has led the rowers to fifth-place finishes in the last two seasons NCAA Championships. At the Big Ten Championship in April, the rowing team placed in the top three in each of the six races.
Barbara Luke, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has received the American Society of Journalists and Writers Outstanding Book of the Year Award (service category) for When Youre Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads: A Complete Resource.
Sean Morrison, assistant professor of internal medicine and of anatomy and cell biology, is one of 48 scientists chosen as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators. The scientists, selected from 430 candidates in a national competition, will join 305 HHMI investigators whose honors last year included the Nobel Prize and the Lasker Award.
HHMI is a medical research organization that enters into long-term research collaboration agreements with universities and other academic research organizations where its investigators hold faculty appointments. HHMI expects to spend between $500,000 and $1 million annually for each of its new investigators, including support to the host institutions for graduate training, library resources and other needs. Hughes investigators have traditionally carried out research in such fields as cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience and structural biology.