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A U-M-led multidisciplinary team garnered the Distinguished Paper Award at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) meeting held in November in Chicago. The paper was led by Suresh Bhavnani and included other investigators from the School of Information and from Stanford University, and Rudy Richardson from the U-M Toxicology Program, Environmental Health Sciences and School of Public Health.


Robert Zucker, professor of psychology and director of the Substance Abuse Section, Department of Psychiatry and the Addiction Research Center, earlier this year was presented with an honorary diploma marking his election to Honorary Membership in the Polish Psychiatrists Association. The diploma was presented at the annual Congress of Polish Psychiatrists in Szczecin, where the association also elected him to the Polish Society of Psychiatrists Hall of Fame.


Jackie Creager, Lisa Emery, Terry Houser and Liz Salley from Michigan Administrative Information Services (MAIS) have been appointed to serve on key technical and product advisory groups within the Higher Education User Group, which helps influence the strategic direction, development and implementation of Oracle/PeopleSoft products and services that provide the software for M-Pathways Financials, Physical Resources, Student Administration and Human Resource Management administrative systems. Also, Debbie Mero, Darcy Turner and Nadeem Zaidi of MAIS were chosen to serve on the Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Strategy Council, a customer group focusing mainly on merging Oracle and PeopleSoft into one application, Fusion.

Debasish Dutta, professor of mechanical engineering, has been selected as a scholar-in-residence of the National Academy of Engineering. He will direct a project studying the lifelong learning needs of post-baccalaureate engineering professionals and develop recommendations for new workplace learning models.

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