Biennial award honors Chinnaiyan for contributions to the understanding of cancer
Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., S. P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology and associate professor of urology and pathology, was one of three young investigators to receive this year’s Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, a prize awarded biennially since 2001 to scientists under the age of 46 by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Chinnaiyan was recognized for research that discovered chromosome rearrangements that lead to prostate cancer.
“Each of the researchers we are honoring has already built a body of work that has advanced the field of cancer research,” said Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center President Harold Varmus when announcing the winners.
This year’s winners will receive an award of $50,000 and will speak about their work at a public symposium held at Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Rockefeller Research Laboratories Auditorium on Dec. 3.
Survival Flight crowned winners of the METI Cup annual critical care skills competition
The air medical rescue team of the University of Michigan’s Survival Flight took home top honors at the annual METI Cup Critical Care Skills Competition, which was held at the Air Medical Transport Conference in San Jose. A record 16 air medical rescue teams competed in this year’s competition, sponsored jointly by MedEvac Foundation and METI, and featuring the company’s state-of-the-art patient simulators. METI is the worldwide leader in medical simulation and educational software.
Survival Flight has held a commanding position at the METI Cup in recent years, taking home the grand prize for the third year running, although this year they were represented by new teammates Flight Nurse Specialists Ted Adelmann and Paul Munger.
Health System is Consumer Choice Award winner
National Research Corporation announced that the University of Michigan Health System is among the 280 facilities nationwide selected as a Consumer Choice Award winner. The award identifies hospitals which health care consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in over 300 markets throughout the U.S.
The announcement appeared in Modern Healthcare magazine.
Ashton-Miller honored by the American Society of Biomechanics
James Ashton-Miller, Ph.D., the Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor and distinguished research scientist in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and a research professor at the Institute of Gerontology in the Department of Internal Medicine, was honored in August 2009 with the Borelli Award by the American Society of Biomechanics.
This honor recognizes outstanding career accomplishment. It is awarded annually to an investigator who has conducted exemplary research in any area of biomechanics. Ashton‐Miller directs the Biomechanics Research Laboratory and is associate director of the Bone and Joint Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Center. He has authored over 170 peer‐reviewed papers, 15 book chapters and mentored 23 doctoral theses.
Rosenberg and Palliative Care team win HOPE Award
Colleen Rosenberg, R.N., and the Palliative Care team were awarded the HOPE Award in recognition of their patient and family-centered care. The HOPE award was created by the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Patient and Family-Centered Care Recognition Award Program, which is based on the HOPE motto: Helping Our Patients Everyday.
As the individual winner of the HOPE Award, Rosenberg fulfilled and exceeded the philosophy of the PFCC program in the Pediatric Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care Unit at Mott Hospital. By collaborating with families through open communication and information sharing, Rosenberg optimized patient outcomes, safety and care. She is chair of the PFCC committee and introduced to her unit parental presence and participation in care planning, medical rounds and codes.
As the team winner of the HOPE Award, the Palliative Care team was cited for using innovative thinking in routine care while creating solutions that meet personal needs of patients and families during difficult times. The team also carries out specialized events for its patients. Members of the
Medical School’s Office of Space Management receives Business Intelligence Award
A Business Intelligence Award was received by the Office of Space Management at the Medical School for leveraging existing data from different sources into a single tool that calculates space productivity based on a clearly defined metric. The tool, M-Space, displays information in a flexible format, allowing many users many choices and analysis options.
The team includes Sucheta Kulkami, Kathy Sodt, Benett Stallone, and Julianne Walsh.“The Medical School’s need to manage its space more effectively and strategically has resulted in a best practice model for our campus,” says Frances Mueller, project manager, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Within two years, the Office of Facilities Management & Planning designed and implemented a holistic approach for managing its valuable research space that included internal space policies, business processes, productivity metrics, faculty peer reviews, and comprehensive data, mapping and reporting systems that significantly changed how its research space was managed.”
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