You gotta have art: congratulations Employee Art Exhibition winners
Health System employees often have a lot on their plates - between patient care, research, teaching, administrative duties and personal obligations at home, a person can easily become stressed. The University of Michigan Health System’s 22nd annual Employee Art Exhibition gave a much-deserved opportunity to celebrate to 59 employee artists who submitted a collective 145 works of art for display in the Taubman Health Center Lobby, South Gallery. Not to mention the pleasure the show can bring to the rest of the employees, patients and families who can view the paintings, drawings, sculptures and more that are on display in the gallery until Aug. 17. The event is designed to showcase the exceptional talent and creativity of Health System staff and provide an opportunity for UMHS artists to share their work.
“Participating in artistic activities and making things special is basic to the human experience,” says Elaine Sims, director of Gifts of Art at the UMHS.
Katherine Talcott, administrator, Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, judged the exhibition and selected the winners below. Dr. Timothy Johnson, Bates Professor and Chair of OB/GYN and Professor of Women’s Studies, was the host. Congratulations to all UMHS employee artists!
Honorable Mention: Fountain Point Maple - Joyce Tinkman, Pediatric Cardio Thoracic
Winner: Chromoshaman - Chromosadie I (Portraits of my Twins Sadie & Shaman) - Marco Garcia, Ypsilanti Health Center
Drawing & Pastel
Honorable Mention: Grandfather as a Young Man - Janet Y. Lin, Anesthesiology
Winner: British Battleship - H.M.S. Rooney - Harry Harris, Security & Entrance Services
Collage & Mixed Media
Honorable Mention: Bird - Betsy Beckerman, Gifts of Art
Winner: Making an Activity Book - Ann Phillips, Pediatric & Communicable Diseases
Honorable Mention: Olde Glory - Mary Kirby, Registration Information Verification
Honorable Mention: Barn with Spring Foliage - Keith Matz, Pathology
Honorable Mention: The Wind and the Rain Alone… - Jane Myers, Office of Medical Development & Alumni Relations
Winner: Evanesce - Marietta Van Buhler, Nursing Administration
Honorable Mention: Peninsula Patchwork - Fran Palms, Radiology
Winner: Rhapsody - Janet R. Gilsdorf, Pediatrics
Honorable Mention: I Discovered Creativity - Rivka Siden, Pharmacy
Winner: X+O Bracelet - Denise Rogers, Otolaryngology
Ceramic & Glasswork
Honorable Mention: Here’s Looking at You - Sue Adams, Main Operating Rooms
Winner: Mighty Mac - Bruce Cadwallender, Safety Management Services
Sculpture & Assemblage
Honorable Mention: Red Button Ray Gun – Candace Meyers, Gifts of Art
Winner: Hickory Animals - Brenda Miller, Holden Newborn Intensive Care
PEOPLE’S CHOICE Award
Child’s Play Remixed – Tafari Stevenson-Howard, Learning Management Services
BEST IN SHOW
Hands II - Joan Miller, Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels
Kretzler receives Young Investigator Award
Matthias Kretzler, M.D., was awarded the Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Nephrology for 2009. He is an associate professor of internal medicine in the Department of Nephrology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Kretzlers research in translational systems biology has changed the way the Health System diagnoses kidney patients, and the physicians plan to also change their treatment according to his research.
Kretzler is only the second person from the U-M Nephrology Department to earn this award, which is presented annually to an individual with an outstanding record of achievement and creativity in basic or patient-oriented research related to the functions and diseases of the kidney. Kretzler says, "It is simply an incredible honor for an expatriate to receive this award just 3 years after relocating to the University of Michigan from Germany. I want to express my sincerest thanks to all in Nephrology, Internal Medicine and beyond who have helped me and my team reach new heights."
Muraszko wins Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award
Karin Muraszko, M.D., was selected as a recipient of the 2009 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award. Muraszko, professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, also serves as chair of the Neurosurgery Department, director of the Pediatric Brain and Central Nervous System Tumor Clinic, neurosurgical director of the Craniofacial Anomalies Program, and chief of pediatric neurosurgery. She received the award for exhibiting outstanding leadership in the area of cultural diversity. The award was established in 1996 in honor of Harold R. Johnson, former dean of the School of Social Work.
Volk honored by Medical Library Association
Ruti Volk, librarian and manager of the Patient Education Resource Center at the Comprehensive Cancer Center and Mardigian Wellness Resource Center in the Cardiovascular Center, was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Consumer Health Information Service Award from the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association. Volk received a plaque and $500 for her outstanding contributions to the field of consumer health librarianship. Volk is a member of multiple librarian associations, including the Michigan Health Sciences Library Association, the Cancer Librarian section of the MLA, and the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the MLA. She is also a senior-level member of the MLAs Academy of Health Information Professionals.
Faulkner receives Lifetime Service Award
John Faulkner, Ph.D., was honored for his 49 years at U-M by receiving a Lifetime Service Award from the university and a proclamation by the American Physiological Society honoring his work. Faulkner, the longest-serving active faculty member of the Medical School, was celebrated by friends and colleagues from the university and the APS. Remarks were made by President Mary Sue Coleman, Dean James Woolliscroft, Bishr Omary, M.D., professor and chair, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, former U-M football coach Lloyd Carr and representatives from APS at a surprise luncheon hosted by the University of Michigan Alumni Association.
Tremper named president of the Association of University Anesthesiologists
Kevin Tremper, Ph.D., M.D., Robert B. Sweet Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Medical School was named as the next president for the Association of University Anesthesiologists. The mission of the AUA is the advancement of the Art & Science of Anesthesiology by the encouragement of its members to pursue original investigations in the clinic and laboratory, the development of the method of teaching anesthesia and free and informal interchange of ideas.
Internal Medicine physicians receive Provosts Teaching Innovation Prize
Arno K. Kumagai, M.D., clinical associate professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Education, and Rachel L. Perlman, M.D., clinical assistant professor of Internal Medicine, were honored with U-Ms first Provosts Teaching Innovation Prize and a $5,000 award for the most original approaches to teaching and creativity in the classroom. Both Kumagai and Perlman put real creativity into their teaching, and innovation in teaching is every bit as important as it is in research.
Hospitals and Health Centers recognized for commitment to environmental sustainability
The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers has been awarded the highest environmental achievement award presented by Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization of health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations. The UMHHC was named as a member of the Environmental Leadership Circle, Practice Greenhealths most prestigious award. Accepting the award for UMHHC was Tom Peterson, associate director, UMHHC Operations and Support Services.This is a great award, says Peterson. It recognizes our commitment to environmental sustainability and also helps motivate us to keep improving our environmental stewardship efforts.
Minter receives Outstanding Teacher Award
The Association for Surgical Education announced Rebecca Minter, M.D., assistant professor of surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School, as a 2009 Outstanding Teacher. The Outstanding Teacher Award is given annually to up to four individuals who are actively involved in surgical education and who are considered by their chair, peers or residents/students to be outstanding teachers. The award was presented to Minter at the annual meeting on April 29 in Salt Lake City.
Office of Space Management wins Data-Into-Action Award
The Medical School Office of Space Management is a recipient of the Business Intelligence Data-Into-Action Award, and has been awarded $3,500. The department was nominated by Horace I. Bomar, III, the director of Facilities Management at the Medical School. The third annual Data-Into-Action Award recognizes excellence in applying Business Intelligence to planning, problem-solving and process improvement in academic and business units throughout U-M. The Medical School Office of Space Management earned the award for its extensive work in leveraging Geographical Information Systems technology to manage space, demonstrating the use of data in making informed decisions.
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