Barbara S. Adams (M.D. 1984), director of Pediatric Rheumatology,
and Robert W. Ike, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Internal
Medicine, were presented with the 2002 Clinician Scholar Educator Award
at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association
of Reproductive Health Professionals in October 2002. The award was presented
to both physicians for their dedication to providing exemplary educational
experience in rheumatology to medical students and training centers.
award is given each year to American College of Rheumatology members
selected by the College’s Research and Education Foundation committee.
This year, six members received the award. The American College of Rheumatology
is dedicated to healing, preventing disability and curing more than 100
types of arthritis and other disabling disorders.
R. Bradford (M.D. 1986, Residency 1992), associate professor and
division chief of Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology, has been
recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges and Pfizer Medical
Humanities as one of 52 outstanding physicians and role models nationwide.
Medical students make the nominations for this annual recognition program.
Several Medical School faculty were among 21 Michigan faculty recognized
by the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research in October 2002 for
their teaching, scholarship, service and creative activities: Alphonse
R. Burdi (Ph.D. 1963), professor of cell and developmental biology; director,
Integrated Premedical-Medical Program; and research scientist, Center for
Human Growth and Development, received the Distinguished Faculty Governance
Award in recognition of his years of governance participation, with an
emphasis on University-wide service. Don B. Clewell, Ph.D., professor of
microbiology and immunology and of dentistry, was among five U-M faculty
to receive a Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, which recognizes
extraordinary achievements in teaching, scholarly research or creative
endeavors. Joseph M. Metzger, Ph.D., professor of physiology and of internal
medicine, was selected for the Faculty Recognition Award based on his substantive
contributions to the University through significant achievements in research
and other scholarly activities. Michael A. Savageau, Ph.D., professor emeritus
and past chair of Microbiology and Immunology, was presented with the Distinguished
University Professor Award. Distinguished University Professors are scholars
of great depth and breadth, as well as outstanding teachers and mentors.
Goldstein, Ph.D., Henry Ruppenthal Family Professor of Orthopaedic
Surgery and Bioengineering, director of orthopaedic research, and associate
dean for research and graduate studies at the U-M Medical School, has been
recognized for his outstanding professional achievements and contributions
to society. In October 2002 at its annual Alumni Society Awards Dinner,
the U-M College of Engineering presented Goldstein with the Alumni Society
Merit Award for Biomedical Engineering for his many achievements throughout
his career. Goldstein, who is also a senior research scientist for the
Institute of Gerontology, has published more than 125 articles, serves
on six editorial boards and is a reviewer for 15 research journals. He
is an elected fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological
Engineering and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. His research
focuses on connective tissue diseases, including their prevention and treatment.
Goold (M.D. 1987, Residency 1992), director, Bioethics Program,
and assistant professor of internal medicine at the U-M Medical School,
is the recipient of the 2002 Mark S. Ehrenreich Prize in Healthcare Ethics
Research. The Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics at the University
of Southern California made the award in August 2002 at the annual meeting
of the Society for General Internal Medicine. Goold, the primary author,
along with four co-authors, received the award for the paper “Will
Insured Minnesotans Give Up Benefit Coverage to Include the Uninsured?”Each
year, the Mark S. Ehrenreich Prize is presented to a multidisciplinary
research paper that focuses on the medical, philosophical or social science
issues relating to health care ethics. The Pacific Center for Health
Policy and Ethics works to enhance health care quality through research
policy and ethics issues, and to build coalitions among groups with a
stake in the outcome of health care decisions.
Greden, M.D., executive director of the U-M Depression Center and
Rachel Upjohn Professor and chair of Psychiatry at the U-M Medical School,
became president-elect of the American Association of Chairs of Departments
of Psychiatry in November 2002. The Society consists of chairs of the 117
academic departments of psychiatry, and its mission is to further research,
educational, clinical and fiscal well-being of current and future members
of the profession.
The U-M Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center announced
its 2002-03 faculty scholars for the new Faculty Scholars Program in Integrative
Healthcare. The Program provides academic faculty participants with resources
to develop evidence-based curricula in integrative health. Among the seven
scholars selected from across the U-M campus are three members of the Medical
School: Maya Hammoud (M.D. 1996), Obstetrics/Gynecology; Ziad
M.D. (Residency 1982), Psychiatry; and Amy Saunders, M.D., General Medicine.
Hensinger (M.D. 1964, Residency 1974), a professor in the Department
of Orthopaedic Surgery and chair of the Department of Orthopaedics, was
recently presented with a community service award from the Ann Arbor Board
of Education. The award recognizes his meritorious contributions to the
Ann Arbor Public Schools and his devotion to public service, specifically
the community work Hensinger has done throughout the years related to scoliosis
Landis Keyes, Ph.D., professor of physiology and research scientist,
Reproductive Sciences Program, was installed last summer as the new president
of the Society for the Study of Reproduction. Keyes will serve as president
at the 36th annual meeting of the Society in July. The Society has 2,300
members representing 43 countries, and publishes the leading journal in
the reproductive sciences, Biology of Reproduction.
F. Keep, Ph.D., has been appointed Crosby-Kahn Collegiate Professor
of Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy by the U-M Board of Regents. This collegiate
professorship was established at the U-M Medical School in 1993 to recognize
the significant contributions made by Elizabeth C. Crosby and Edgar A.
Kahn, and their efforts in promoting the importance of involving neuroscientists
in understanding and managing complex clinical problems. Keep has earned
international recognition in the areas of blood-brain barrier function,
cerebrospinal fluid, and the role of the choroid plexus in regulating its
composition of ions and metabolites. An experienced teacher and mentor,
he has trained numerous postdoctoral fellows and neurosurgery residents
in the Department of Neurosurgery.
Theodore S. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., Isadore Lampe Professor of Radiation
Oncology and chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, was appointed president-elect
of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology for the
2003 term. Lawrence has been active in the Society since 1993, serving
for five years as vice chair of the Scientific Program Committee. ASTRO
is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with 7,000 members
who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies.
Leichtman, M.D., medical director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
and associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, has been
appointed chair of the United Network for Organ Sharing’s Kidney/
Pancreas Transplantation Committee. The committee also serves the Organ
Procurement and Transplantation Network. The Kidney/ Pancreas Transplantation
Committee covers the medical, scientific and ethical aspects related
to kidney/ pancreas organ procurement, allocation and sharing. The committee
looks at the broad implications as well as the specific situations involved
with these issues. Leichtman has served on the committee as vice chair
since 2000 and has also served on the Membership and Professional Standards
and Ad Hoc Donations committees.
Matthews, Ph.D., the G. Robert Greenberg Distinguished University
Professor of Biological Chemistry, was named the 2003 Henry Russel Lecturer;
Matthews delivered her lecture in March. The Russel Lectureship, one of
the highest honors the University awards to a senior faculty member, recognizes
an outstanding career in research, teaching and service. The Russel Lectureship
was established in 1925 with a bequest from Henry Russel of Detroit, who
received three degrees from U-M.
Lewis B. Morgenstern (M.D. 1990) has been appointed by the Department
of Neurology as the director of the Stroke Program at the U-M Health System.
Morgenstern is also an associate professor in the Departments of Emergency
Medicine and Neurosurgery at the U-M Medical School, and of Epidemiology
at the School of Public Health. As director of the Stroke Program, Morgenstern,
whose clinical expertise is in acute stroke treatment and stroke prevention,
will work to bring together several diverse areas within the Health System.
Morrison, Ph.D., assistant professor of internal medicine and of
cell and developmental biology, is the winner of a WIRED Rave Award from
the editors of WIRED magazine. Morrison, an expert on stem cell development,
won in the scientist category and received his award in January in San
Francisco. The WIRED Rave Awards celebrate innovation and those individuals
who are transforming commerce and culture. Rave Award winners represent
emerging voices from art, entertainment, business, design, sports, science
and politics whose achievements have contributed to the creative evolution
of their field.
Lisa Newman, M.D., M.P.H., is the new director of the Breast Care Center,
which is part of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. Newman, who also
serves as an associate professor in the Department of Surgery, will be
responsible for directing clinical services for women with benign and cancerous
breast problems. Newman is a national leader in the field of breast cancer
research. Prior to joining the U-M Medical School, she served as an assistant
professor of surgery at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas,
with a full-time commitment to research and clinical practice in the Surgical
Breast Section. She was also associate director for the Walt Breast Center
at Wayne State University for two years.
James Ferrara Receives Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical
U-M’s 2003 Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching
Goes to Medical
School’s Tom Gest
Thomas Schwenk, Michael Savageau Elected to the Institute
Former Allergy Chief Kenneth Mathews’ U-M
Career Spanned Four Decades
Medical School Inaugurates the Norman Thompson, M.D.,
Professorship in Surgery
Albert J. Silverman Pioneered Early Space Psychiatry and
U-M Mental Health Research Institute Founder James Miller
Is Dead at 86
Friedhelm Hildebrandt Installed as the First Frederick
G.L. Huetwell Professor
of the Cure and Prevention of Birth Defects
Second Annual Faculty Awards Dinner