From the U-M Center for Global Health Equity:
3 Center Members Receive Faculty Awards for Notable Contributions
Thirty-four University of Michigan faculty members—including 3 Center members—are receiving awards this fall in recognition of their notable contributions in the areas of teaching, mentoring, service and scholarship...
Distinguished University Professorships
The Board of Regents created the Distinguished University Professorships in 1947 to recognize senior faculty for exceptional scholarly or creative achievement, national and international reputation, and superior records of teaching, mentoring, and service. Faculty selected for the recognition—in consultation with the dean of the school or college in which they hold an appointment—name the professorship after a person of distinction in their field of interest. The duration of the appointment is unlimited. Newly appointed Distinguished University Professors are expected to deliver an inaugural lecture. Recipients include Center member Eva L. Feldman.
Eva L. Feldman
James W. Albers Distinguished University Professor of Neurology, Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology, and professor of neurology, Medical School
Feldman is an internationally acclaimed clinician-scientist, a leader in health care and academic medicine, and a gifted educator and mentor. Feldman is widely recognized for her groundbreaking research in ALS, a fatal nerve affliction commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Her work in developing a cellular therapy for ALS resulted in a first-in-human clinical trial. As a researcher, Feldman established the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies, a global team of more than 30 scientists and clinician-scientists dedicated to understanding and finding new treatments for a range of neurological diseases. A member of the University of Michigan faculty since 1987, Feldman is a dedicated educator committed to integrating the training of the next generation of scientists, clinician-scientists, and practicing clinicians with her transformative work on treatment approaches for many significant neurological disorders. In doing so, Feldman has elevated the education of future leaders in scientific fields at the university. A strong advocate for women, she partnered with a team of remarkable women at the University of Michigan to create a recently funded NIH RO1 project focused on a peer mentoring program to overcome obstacles for mid-career women clinician-scientists.