Nineteen Medical School faculty and staff receive 2013 Dean’s Awards

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Recipients will be honored at Oct. 30 dinner in the Omenn Atrium of the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building

Nineteen Medical School faculty and staff are being honored in 2013 through the Dean’s Awards Program. Nominations come from faculty and staff across the school. This year’s recipients will be recognized Oct. 20 at the annual Dean’s Faculty and Staff Awards dinner in the Omenn Atrium of the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building.

2013 Dean’s Awards for Faculty

Basic Science Research Award
Yukiko Yamashita, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, and research assistant professor, Life Sciences Institute
Yang Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor, departments of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, and Biological Chemistry

Clinical and Health Services Research Award
Denise G. Tate, Ph.D., professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
John T. Wei, M.D., M.S., professor, Department of Urology

Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research
John A. Williams, M.D., Ph.D., Horace W. Davenport Collegiate Professor of Physiology, professor, departments of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Internal Medicine

Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Pre-clinical Teaching
Rachel Lypson Glick, M.D., professor, Department of Psychiatry

Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
Jonathan D. Trobe, M.D., professor, departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Neurosurgery

Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education
Terry J. Bergstrom, M.D., professor emeritus, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 

Lifetime Achievement Award for Clinical Care
Kenneth R. Silk, M.D., professor, Department of Psychiatry
Alan Sugar, M.D., professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Medical School Community Service Award
Robert C. Hyzy, M.D., associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Outstanding Clinician Award
Paula L. Bockenstedt, M.D., associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Hugh J. L. Garton, M.D., M.H.Sc., associate professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Steven M. Leber, M.D., Ph.D., professor, departments of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, and Neurology
Lori Lowe, M.D., professor, departments of Pathology and Dermatology
David M. Williams, M.D., professor, departments of Radiology and Internal Medicine

2013 Dean’s Awards for Staff

Administrator of the Year
Carolyn M. Cole-Brown, M.H.S.A., administrator, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Administrator of the Year Honorable Mention
Steve Maxwell, administrator, Section of General Surgery

Professional Staff of the Year
Sue A. Kelch, senior financial specialist, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Professional Staff of the Year Honorable Mention
Kara J. Milliron, M.S.C., lead genetic counselor, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Evaluation Clinic
Mohammed U. Kabeto, M.S., research area specialist lead, Division of General Medicine, and senior project coordinator, Pepper Center Methods, Data Management, and Analysis Core (MDMAC)
Melissa M. Karby, financial/business analyst lead, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Support Staff of the Year
Paula G. Meyer, events coordinator, Office of Medical Student Education

Support Staff of the Year Honorable Mention
Lisa Ludwig, training assistant associate, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
Deborah M. Serafin, administrative assistant senior, Office of Research and Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR)