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Honors and Awards

2013

Barbara Israel, DrPH, received the University of Michiganís prestigious Harold Johnson Diversity Service Award. This award recognizes faculty whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community.

2012

Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes (MEND) and codirector of the Michigan Peripheral Neuropathy Center, was invited to serve as a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Professional Practice Committee.

Carey N. Lumeng, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Assistant Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, was awarded a Career Development Award by the American Diabetes Association.

Munmun Chattopadhyay, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Neurology, received a Basic Science Award from the American Diabetes Association for his work entitled "The role of neuroinflammation in the pathogenesis of pain in diabetic neuropathy."

Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD, Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neurology, Director, MSA, received a Basic Science Award from the American Diabetes Association for her work entitled "Diabetic dyslipidemia: A new therapeutic target for diabetic neuropathy."

Thomas Gardner, MD, MS, Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Director, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Diabetic Retinopathy Center was named a scholar at the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute.

Georgios Skiniotis, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Life Sciences Institute and Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry was among the 96 recipients of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the nation's highest honor given to professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.

Christin Carter-Su, PhD, Henry Sewall Collegiate Professor in Physiology, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Associate Director and Director Grants Program, Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center, was recognized for scientific and administrative contributions to the field of endocrinology, particularly for delineating the cellular actions of growth hormone, by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Malcolm Low, MD, PhD, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and of Internal Medicine, and Core Director of the Animal Phenotyping Core, MDRTC, was recognized for contributions to the field of hypothalamic-pituitary disorders including pituitary adenomas and obesity, particularly using genetically modified mouse models, by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Lois Weisman, PhD, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, was recognized for contributions to cell biology, especially for advancing knowledge of how molecular motors attach to cargoes, and the roles and regulation of phosphoinositidelipids, by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Stefan Fajans, MD, Active Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes was awarded the Donald Steiner Award for Outstanding Mentorship in Diabetes Research in May.

James Wrobel, DPM, MS, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes, was honored with an award from the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association in March. Dr. Wrobel was invited to give the 14th Annual Earl Kaplan Memorial Lecture at the organizationís State Conference and Great Lakes Conference. The Earl G. Kaplan, DPM, FACS, Memorial Lecturer is chosen "in recognition of extraordinary accomplishments, dedication, and outstanding contributions to podiatric medical education and to podiatric medicine and surgery."

Christin Carter-Su, PhD, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Associate Director of the MDRTC, was installed as the first recipient of the Henry Sewall Collegiate Professorship in Physiology.

Robin Nwankwo, MPH, RD, CDE was presented with the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award by the American Diabetes Association in June 2012. Nawankwo has been a key contributor in the development and implementation of empowerment-based educational research studies among urban African Americans. Nawankwo specializes in eating disorders, adult weight management and the nutritional needs of patients throughout the life span. The ADA recognized her innovative works that benefit health professionals, people with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes.

Christin Carter-Su, PhD, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Associate Director of the MDRTC, was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science for scientific and administrative contributions to the field of endocrinology, particularly for delineating the cellular actions of growth hormone.

Malcolm Low, MD, PhD, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and of Internal Medicine, and Core Director of the Animal Phenotyping Core, MDRTC, was elected to American Association for the Advancement of Science for contributions to the field of hypothalamic-pituitary disorders including pituitary adenomas and obesity, particularly using genetically modified mouse models.

Lois Weisman, PhD, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for contributions to cell biology, especially for advancing knowledge of how molecular motors attach to cargoes, and the roles and regulation of phosphoinositide lipids.

2011

Internal Awards

Eve A. Kerr, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, and Director, Ann Arbor VA Health Services Research & Development Center for Excellence, and Director, Center for Clinical Management was a recipient of the 2011 Dean’s Award for Clinical & Health Services Research.

External Awards

Brian C. Callaghan, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, received a Junior Faculty Award from the American Diabetes  Association in July 2011.

Alan R. Saltiel, PhD, Director, Life Sciences Institute and Professor of Internal Medicine and Physiology received a Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the American Diabetes Association in July 2011.

2010

External Awards

Martin G. Myers Jr., the Marilyn H. Vincent Professor of Diabetes Research, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (MEND) and Integrative Physiology will receive the 2010 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award from the American Diabetes Association.

2009

Internal Awards

Lori Isom, PhD, Director, Program in Biomedical Sciences and Professor, Department of Pharmacology
2009 University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Distinguished Faculty Award

Kaiser- Permanente Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching – Robert W. Lash, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine

Basic Science Research Award – Martin G. Myers, Jr., MD, PhD, Marilyn H. Vincent Professor in Diabetes Research, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research – Stephen J. Weiss, MD, E. Gifford and Love Barnett Upjohn Professor of Internal Medicine and Oncology, Professor of Internal Medicine, Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute

John A. Williams, MD, PhD, Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Professor of Internal Medicine
2009 First Horace W. Davenport Collegiate Professor of Physiology

External Awards

Martin G. Myers Jr., the Marilyn H. Vincent Professor of Diabetes Research, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (MEND) and Integrative Physiology was awarded the 2009 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award from the Obesity Society for his research on leptin and the role it plays in obesity.

Lori Isom, PhD, Director, Program in Biomedical Sciences and Professor, Department of Pharmacology
2009 Distinguished Alumni Lecturer, University of Washington, Department of Pharmacology

Ormond MacDougald, PhD, Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Professor of Internal Medicine
2009 Edictorial Boards of Journal of Biological Chemistry, Obesity

Linda Samuelson, PhD, Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
2008-2011 American Physiological Society Councilor

Dr. Massimo (Max) Pietropaolo, Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, was appointed Chair of the NIH study section: Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases B Subcommittee of the Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Initial Review Group, NIDDK.

Victoria Hsiao, MD, PhD is the recipient of the 2009 Lilly Endocrine Scholars Award sponsored by the National Endocrine Society.

Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE began a two-year term as the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) new chair in May 2009. NDEP is a federally-funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and includes over 200 partners at the federal, state and local levels, working together to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Liangyou Rui, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology,was named as one of three Star Reviewers for the Endocrinology and Metabolism Section of the American Journal of Physiology.

2008

Sean Morrison, PhD, the Henry Sewall Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology Investigator, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute was recently awarded The 2008 Harland Winfield Mossman Award, which recognizes remarkable discoveries in stem cell biology. Morrison's lab has identified a number of new mechanisms by which stem cells regulate self-renewing divisions, the process stem cells use to perpetuate themselves throughout life.

Gabriel Nunez, MD, Paul de Kruif Endowed Professor of Academic Pathology, Department of Pathology and Comprehensive Cancer Center, was the recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Sciences--the highest award given by the University of Michigan Medical School for Research.

Cecilia Sauter, MS, RD, CDE was presented the 2008 Friend of Nursing Excellence award by The Rho Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing.

Martin G. Myers, Jr., MD, PhD was named the Marilyn H. Vincent Professor of Diabetes Research in March 2008.

Christin Carter-Su, PhD was named as one of Molecular Endocrinology’s Outstanding Reviewers for 2007.

2007

William, H. Herman, MD, MPH, Stefan S. Fajans/GlaxoSmithKline Professor of Diabetes, Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology and Director of the MDRTC, was presented with the Dean's Clinical and Health Services Research Award in early December.

Allison B. Rosen, MD, MPH, ScD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School and Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, received the 2007 BCBSM Foundation McDevitt Excellence in Research Award in the area of policy research. The award was issued for Dr. Rosen's research entitled 'Cost-Effectiveness of Full Medicare Coverage of Antiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors for Beneficiaries with Diabetes' published in Ann Intern Med. 2005:143:89-99.

Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., the Russell N. Dejong Professor of Neurology, was honored with a 2006 Excellence in Leadership Award by the American Diabetes Association.

Carey Lumeng, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, was awarded the Jannette Ferrantino Investigator Award from the University of Michigan.

Sean Morrison, Ph.D., the Henry Sewall Professor in Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Director, University of Michigan Center for Stem Cell Biology, was designated Detroit News Michiganian of the Year in 2006 and Pfizer Young Michigan Biomedical Investigator of the Year in 2007.

John D. Piette, Ph.D., Chief of the Prevention and Control Division of the MDRTC was recently appointed as the Director of a new research program, the program on Quality Improvement for Complex Chronic Conditions. QUICCC is funded by the University of Michigan, the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, and project-specific grants. QUICCC's mission is to stimulate research on chronic illness care interventions, with a special emphasis on diabetes care.

2006

Steven J. Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, and Associate Research Scientist, Department of Health Management and Policy, was awarded a Pinnacle Award from the Michigan Association of Health Plans for improving diabetes care. Two awards were presented to recognize the varying parameter of care for rural and urban clinics. Dr. Bernstein’s team also was selected as one of the four best outcomes teams by the Association of American Medical Colleges Chronic Care Collaborative, a group of 23 academic medical centers that joined together with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to apply the chronic care model to academic medical centers.

David Fox, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, was elected Vice President of the American College of Rheumatology.

Rodney Hayward, M.D., Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, was honored with the Dean’s Award for Achievement in Clinical Research.

Ormond MacDougald, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, was honored with the Dean’s Award for Achievement in Basic Science Research.

Sean Morrison, Ph.D., Cancer Cell Biology, was one of 12 people the Detroit News named Michiganians of the Year. The paper's annual feature honors Michigan residents who have had a significant impact on the community.

Alan R. Saltiel, Ph.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and Inegrative Physiology in the Medical School and the John Jacob Abel Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.