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The Council on Social Work Education Women's Council has named this year's Feminist Scholarship Award to honor Edith Lewis, associate professor in the School of Social Work. Lewis was on the committee that initially designed the award in 1994.The award, named in honor of a social work education pioneer who furthers the inclusion of women's scholarship in social work education, is given to recipients whose submitted papers are considered to be the best examples of scholarship about women. Lewis will give remarks on Oct. 29 at the annual CSWE conference in San Francisco.

Dr. Laurence Boxer, the Henry and Mala Dorfman Family Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been chosen to receive the 2008 Distinguished Career Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology. This award is given in recognition of outstanding service and significant scientific contributions to the understanding and treatment of blood diseases and cancer in children. It will be presented at the ASPHO annual meeting in May.

Huda Akil, Gardner Quarton Distinguished University Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry and co-director of the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, was one of five 2007 national award recipients honored in New York City in October by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the world's leading charity dedicated to mental health research, for groundbreaking research in neuroscience.

Two U-M researchers were among 15 from across the country selected to the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute, following a nationwide competition that sought applications from researchers who lead patient-oriented research programs and whose scientific work is guided by their interaction with patients. The two are Arul Chinnaiyan, director of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, whose work focuses on genetic and molecular patterns in cancer, and Friedhelm Hildebrandt, professor in the department of human genetics, who is internationally known for his work in the genetics of kidney disease.

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