October 25, 2019

Drs. Tinney and Okanlami Awarded Neubacher Certificates of Achievement

Congratulations to PM&R faculty members Melissa Tinney and Feranmi Okanlami on receiving certificates of appreciation during the James T. Neubacher award ceremony. 

Drs. Melissa Tinney and Feranmi Okanlami

 The University of Michigan's Council for Disability Concerns established the James T. Neubacher Award in October 1990 as a memorial to Jim Neubacher, an alumnus of the university who was a columnist for The Detroit Free Press and an advocate for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. He had said that he hoped to raise a little consciousness and a little hell through his advocacy. The award is presented annually in October during Investing in Ability Week, a series of programs and activities designed to increase awareness and understanding of people who have disabilities and disability-related issues.

More about the awards can be found at their website: https://hr.umich.edu/working-u-m/awards-recognition/james-t-neubacher-award