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Week of January 14, 2013

Accolades


Dr. Gary Hammer, the Millie Schembechler Professor of Adrenal Cancer, professor of internal medicine, molecular and integrative physiology, director of the Center for Organogenesis and professor of cell and developmental biology, Medical School, has been named to receive the Endocrine Society Edwin B. Astwood Award Lecture. This annual award recognizes outstanding research in endocrinology.

David T. Doris, associate professor of Afroamerican and African studies, associate professor of history of art, LSA, and associate professor of art, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, has won the 2012 Melville J. Herskovits Award for his book “Vigilant Things: On Thieves, Yoruba Anti-Aesthetics, and the Strange Fates of Ordinary Objects in Nigeria.”

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) has named Ralph Lydic, Bert N. LaDu Professor of Anesthesiology Research, and professor of anesthesiology and molecular and integrative physiology, Medical School, as chair of its External Advisory Council. In its announcement, the NSBRI identified Lydic as one of the top anesthesiology researchers in the world.

Susan M. Collins, dean of the Ford School of Public Policy, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy and a professor of public policy and economics, LSA, was appointed to serve an unexpired term that ends Dec. 31, 2014.

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