Out of a competitive field of remarkable and generous research leaders, the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) has selected individuals who meet the highest standard for clinical and translational research mentorship. The pool of nominees represented a diverse group of U-M schools, including Dentistry, Engineering, Institute for Social Research, Literature, Science & the Arts, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
The awardees will be honored at a ceremony on November 29 during the 2018 Mentoring Forum, which will also include an opportunity for the National Research Mentoring Network’s Culturally Aware Mentorship training (more information is available here).
The award was established in 2012 to recognize faculty who foster the intellectual, creative, scholarly, and professional growth of their students, fellows, and trainees in the areas of clinical and translational health and research.
Winners of the 2018 MICHR Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award
Brian T. Denton, Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering; Professor of Urology, Medical School; and Member of the Cancer Center, Medical School
Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH, George D. Zuidema Professor of Surgery, Medical School; Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health; Director, Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy; and Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD, Professor of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, School of Dentistry
Michele Heisler, MD, MPA, Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School; Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health; Research Scientist, Ann Arbor VA's Center for Clinical Management Research; Co-Director, the University of Michigan's National Clinician Scholars Program (formerly Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Clinical Scholars Program); Associate Director, Global REACH program, Medical School; and Director, the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research’s Peer Support Core
Celina G. Kleer, M.D., Harold Oberman Collegiate Professor of Pathology, Medical School
Malcolm J. Low, MD, PhD, Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School
Nicholas W. Lukacs, PhD, Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology, Medical School