Shan Baker, M.D., professor and chief of the Section of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has been elected president of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He also received the Larry D. Schoenrock Award for distinguished service from the board for significant contributions to the facial plastic surgery examination program, its financial security, and its support within the specialty, organized medicine and state legislative and regulatory bodies. In addition, Baker received the William K. Wright Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for his service in the areas of education and leadership.
Four with Medical School appointments were among 23 faculty and staff members recognized for their teaching, scholarship, service and creative activities at a dinner October 4, 2006, in Rackham Assembly Hall. David Ballou (Ph.D. 1971), professor of biological chemistry, received the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, which honors senior faculty who consistently have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the areas of scholarly research and/or creative endeavors, teaching and mentoring of students and junior faculty, service, and a variety of other activities. Noreen Clark, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, who also holds professorial appointments in the School of Public Health, was named the Myron Wegman Distinguished University Professor of Public Health. Clark was recognized for exceptional scholarly and/or creative achievement, national and international reputation, and superior teaching skills. Professor of Internal Medicine William Ensminger, M.D., was honored with the Distinguished Faculty Governance Award, given to faculty members who provide distinguished service to faculty governance over several
years with an emphasis on University-wide service by consistently placing it on the same level as personal, career and departmental interests. Susan Shore, Ph.D., research associate professor in the Kresge Hearing Research Institute and associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology, received a Research Faculty Achievement Award for outstanding scholarly achievements, as represented by significant contributions to an academic field of study over time, a specific outstanding discovery or the development of innovative technology.
Charles Krafchak, Ph.D., research fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, received the 2006 Cotterman Award for his paper, “Mutations in TCF8 Cause Posterior Polymorphous Corneal Dystrophy and Ectopic Expression of COL4A3 by Corneal Endothelial Cells.” It was chosen as one of the year’s two best student papers published in the American Journal of Human Genetics between September 2005 and August 2006.
Andrew Lieberman, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology, is one of six scientists working toward the development of novel therapies for brain diseases to receive the 2007 Neuroscience of Brain Disorders Award from the McKnight Endowment Fund
for Neuroscience. Lieberman received the award for his project, “Treatment of a polyglutamine neurodegenerative disease with synthetic bifunctional compounds that target misfolded proteins.” The annual awards support research by U.S. scientists aimed at diagnosing, preventing and treating injuries or diseases of the brain or spinal cord. They are designed to help apply the knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain injury or diseases.
Jonathan Maybaum, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and associate professor of radiation oncology, received a 2006 innovator award from Campus Technology magazine for providing user-friendly Web site building tools. The magazine cites Maybaum’s development of the Web-based program SiteMaker, which lets non-technical people make highly customized Web sites and databases.
Karin Muraszko, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, and professor of neurosurgery with appointments in pediatrics and communicable diseases and plastic surgery, received the 2007 Sarah Goddard Power Award from the U-M Academic Women’s Caucus February 7 at the Michigan League. The award was established in memory of Sarah Goddard Power, a former regent who was a strong advocate for women within the University. It honors faculty members and senior administrative staff who have made significant contributions to the betterment of women at the U-M and globally through distinguished leadership, scholarship or other activities related to their professions.
Associate Professor of Radiology Marilyn Roubidoux, M.D., for two weeks last fall served as a Radiological Society of North America Visiting Professor in Lithuania. She delivered more than a dozen lectures on breast and abdominal radiology at three hospitals in Vilnius and at the first-ever meeting of the Lithuanian Radiology Society.
Rajiv Saran, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine, and his team at the Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, have been awarded a two-year grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pilot a National Surveillance System for chronic kidney diseases in the United States. The surveillance system will assess the prevalence and impact of the resources utilized by those with CKD, and also assess the quality of care delivered to those with this condition and identify areas where quality improvements could be made in order to slow the progression of the disease, as well as reduce the high morbidity and mortality associated with this condition.
Jeremiah and Claire Turcotte Professorship in Transplantation Surgery
A Nobel Adventure in Sweden
Marvin and Betty Danto Research Professorship in Connective Tissue Research
Distinguished professor Martha Ludwig dies at 75
Two Faculty Elected to Institute of Medicine
Faculty Honored with Professorships
The Michael S. Aldrich Collegiate Professorship in Sleep Medicine
The Janette Ferrantino Research Professorship in Pediatrics
AAAS Welcomes Two from Medical School
The Phil F. Jenkins Research Professorship in Depression
A Medical Tour Across the Pond
The Arnold G. Coran Collegiate Professorship in Pediatric Surgery
The H. Marvin Pollard Professorship in Internal Medicine