October 10, 2017

Four Medical School faculty receive prestigious University awards

Carethers, Krein, Barald and Koopmann among 31 U-M faculty members honored Oct. 9 for their teaching, scholarship, service and creative activities

Faculty award recipients

John M. Carethers, M.D. (upper left), chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, is the recipient of a Distinguished University Professorship (DUP) — one of four Medical School faculty to receive University-wide awards during an Oct. 9 ceremony at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Carethers has been named the C. Richard Boland Distinguished University Professor of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics. A professor of internal medicine and human genetics in the Medical School, he also holds the John G. Searle Professorship in Internal Medicine.

DUPs recognize full or associate professors for exceptional scholarly or creative achievement, national and international reputation, and superior teaching skills. Created in 1947, each professorship bears a name determined by the appointive professor, in consultation with his or her dean.

Sarah L. Krein, Ph.D., R.N. (upper right), a research professor of internal medicine in the Medical School and adjunct research professor in the School of Nursing, received the Collegiate Research Professorship Award, which recognizes scholarly achievement and impact on advancing knowledge in science, engineering, health, education, the arts, the humanities, or other academic field of study.

Katharine F. Barald, Ph.D. (lower left), and Charles F. Koopmann, Jr., M.D. (lower right), both received the Bicentennial Faculty Governance Lifetime Achievement Award, a one-time honor presented to four former chairs of the Faculty Senate who have demonstrated a longtime commitment to faculty governance.

Barald is a professor of cell and developmental biology in the Medical School and biomedical engineering in the Medical School/College of Engineering. Koopmann is a professor emeritus of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and pediatrics and communicable diseases.