MCAS Hall of Honor Gains 30 New Members
The MCAS Hall of Honor was unveiled during the University of Michigan Medical School Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2000. At that time, 76 medical professionals — selected after an extensive review of hundreds of physicians’ records — were chosen as the inaugural inductees, with plans to elect additional honorees every five years. The 2000 selection committee, headed by George W. Morley (M.D. 1949, Residency 1954), set the parameters for induction: Each nominee had to be an outstanding scientific contributor, a superb educator or a highly regarded individual in a long leadership role; each had to have ties to the U-M, University Hospital or the Medical School; and each had to have a profound influence on their specialized area of interest and expertise.
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This year, March 16 marked the second induction ceremony in the Towsley Center, during which 30 new plaques, each presenting the story of a distinguished member of the U-M medical community, were added to the Medical Center Alumni Society Hall of Honor. MCAS president James Wasco (M.D. 1966) welcomed the new honorees and family members, and selection committee member Timothy Laing (M.D. 1981, Residency 1984) gave a brief history of the Hall of Honor. Dean Allen Lichter (M.D. 1972) remarked on the accomplishments of each honoree, and presented each with an award commemorating their induction.
Robert Bartlett (M.D. 1963) was a member of the 2000 selection committee, working closely with Morley (an inductee this year), and chaired the second committee which selected the 2006 honorees. This year’s list includes the Medical School’s first female faculty member, a former dean and three Nobel Prize winners.
Hall of Honor inductees Melvin Figley, Herbert Sloan, Frederick Neidhardt, Hamilton Smith, Michael Savageau, William Martel, Minor Coon and William Hubbard.
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2006 MCAS Hall of Honor Inductees
Murray R. Abell, M.D., Ph.D. (1920-2003)
Malcolm A. Bagshaw, M.D. (Residency 1956)
William H. Beierwaltes (M.D. 1941, Residency 1945) (1916-2005)
Stanley Cohen (Ph.D. 1948)
Minor J. Coon, Ph.D.
Horace W. Davenport, Ph.D. (1912-2005)
Melvin M. Figley, M.D. (Residency 1951)
Ralph Waldo Gerard, M.D., Ph.D. (1900-1974)
Robert Gesell, M.D. (1886-1954)
Albion Walter Hewlett, M.D. (1874-1925)
William N. Hubbard Jr., M.D.
Howard B. Lewis, Ph.D. (1887-1954)
Alexander R. Margulis, M.D. (Residency 1954)
William Martel, M.D.
Vincent Massey, Ph.D. (1926-2002)
George W. Morley (M.D. 1949, Residency 1954) (1923-2005)
Eliza Maria Mosher (M.D. 1875) (1846-1928)
Carl A. Moyer (M.D. 1937) (1908-1970)
Frederick C. Neidhardt, Ph.D.
Marshall Nirenberg (Ph.D. 1957)
Walter J. Nungester, M.D. (1901-1985)
Gardner C. Quarton, M.D. (1918-1989)
Michael A. Savageau, Ph.D.
Richard C. Schneider, M.D. (Residency 1948) (1913-1986)
John M. Sheldon, M.D. (1905-1967)
Herbert E. Sloan Jr., M.D. (Residency 1949)
Hamilton O. Smith, M.D. (Residency 1967)
Ralph A. Straffon (M.D. 1953, Residency 1956) (1928-2004)
Myron E. Wegman, M.D. (1908-2004)
Thomas H. Weller, M.D.