The Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research was first awarded in 1979 to Professor Vincent Massey. The recipient of this award is an exceptional leader in research, whose landmark contributions are recognized both nationally and internationally. Their contributions are usually linked to pivotal discoveries that have wide-ranging impact for the advancement of scientific knowledge. The recipient of this award also excels in teaching, mentoring, and service to our institution and to their colleagues in the scientific community at large.
Nature of the Award — The award carries a $5,000 discretionary academic support prize. The winner is honored at a public event hosted by the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) which includes an award ceremony, a scientific lecture presented by the award winner, and a reception. The recipient is also honored at the annual Dean’s Faculty and Staff Awards Dinner.
Eligibility — Nominees must be a full professor with their primary appointment in the University of Michigan Medical School which includes faculty from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). Junior faculty are not eligible for this award; however, they may be eligible for the Basic Science Research Award.
Selection Committee — The BMRC reviews nominations and selects the annual recipient of this prestigious award.
Nominations for the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research can be made using the Medical School's Competition Space website.
The nomination deadline is Friday, May 4, 2018.
Peter Arvan, M.D., Ph.D., William K. and Delores S. Brehm Professor of Type I Diabetes Research, professor of internal medicine and molecular and integrative physiology
Past Award Winners
2016: Janet L. Smith, Ph.D.
2015: Eric R. Fearon, M.D., Ph.D.
2014: J. Douglas Engel, Ph.D.
2013: John A. Williams, M.D., Ph.D.
2012: William L. Smith, Ph.D.
2011: Gregory T. Wolf, M.D.
2010: Joel Swanson, Ph.D.
2009: Stephen J. Weiss, M.D.
2008: Gabriel Nuñez, M.D.
2007: Anand Swaroop, Ph.D.
2006: Miriam Meisler, Ph.D.
2005: Sally A. Camper, Ph.D.
2004: David Engelke, Ph.D.
2003: Don B. Clewell, Ph.D.
2002: Christin Carter-Su, Ph.D.
2001: Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D.
2000: Michael A. Marletta, Ph.D.
1999: David Ginsburg, M.D.
1998: Robert L. Macdonald, M.D., Ph.D.
1997: Jack E. Dixon, Ph.D.
1996: William B. Pratt, M.D.
1995: Laurence A. Boxer, M.D.
1994: Rowena G. Matthews, Ph.D.
1993: Wendell W. Weber, Ph.D., M.D.
1992: David E. Kuhl, M.D.
1991: C. William Castor, M.D.
1990: Benedict R. Lucchesi, M.D., Ph.D.
1989: Peter A. Ward, M.D.
1988: Irwin J. Goldstein, Ph.D.
1987: Myron Levine, Ph.D.
1986: Bernard W. Agranoff, M.D.
1985: Frederick C. Neidhardt, Ph.D.
1984: William N. Kelley, M.D.
1983: David Bohr, M.D.
1982: Minor J. Coon, Ph.D.
1981: James V. Neel, M.D., Ph.D.
1980: Rolf Freter, Ph.D.
1979: Vincent Massey, Ph.D.