Woolliscroft receives Merrel Flair Award in Medical Education
The Association of American Medical Colleges presented James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., dean of the Medical School, with the 2008 Merrel Flair Award in Medical Education. The award honors an individual who has made a major contribution over a significant time period to the process or administration or transmission of information regarding medical education in North America.
The award reflects a number of Woolliscroft’s leadership activities, including:
Neubig is recipient of award in translational pharmacology
Richard R. Neubig, M.D., Ph.D., is a recipient of the 2009 American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics-Astellas Award in Translational Pharmacology. The awards recognize pharmacological research accomplishments that seek to extend fundamental research closer to applications directed towards improving human health. Neubig is a pioneer in the study of RGS (Regulators of G protein signaling) proteins and has been at the forefront in both conceptual and experimental work to develop the novel RGS family as therapeutic drug targets. Since RGS proteins modulate the signaling of G protein coupled receptors which are very important in clinical drug development, successful pharmacological targeting of RGS proteins will have significant therapeutic potential. For these and many other related contributions, Neubig is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading authority on RGS proteins.
Neubig is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and co-director the U-M Center for Chemical Genomics.
Wolf receives 2009 Albert C. Muse Prize
Gregory T. Wolf, M.D., has been named the recipient of the 2009 Albert C. Muse Prize. Wolf is a professor of otorhinolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Medical School. The Muse Prize recognizes Wolf’s profound contributions to medicine through early and continuing leadership in clinical research. Wolf’s leadership has provided the foundation for changing the standard therapy for patients suffering from advanced laryngeal cancers. Wolf’s continuous efforts in research have resulted in improved quality of life for countless Americans, according to the award citation.
Peethambaran receives Clinical Creativity Award
Ammanath Peethambaran, MS, CO, FAAOP, interim orthotic team leader and chair of the research committee at the U-M Orthotics and Prosthetics Center, part of the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, was honored by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists by being presented with the Clinical Creativity Award. The AAOP created this award to recognize those individuals who demonstrate high levels of creativity in process or device development that improve orthotic and/or prosthetic patient care. Ammanath has been a part of the UMOPC since 1996.
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