The Milbank Memorial Fund has announced that Dr. Howard Markel, George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and director of the Center for the History of Medicine, will become editor-in-chief of The Milbank Quarterly Oct. 1. An author and critically acclaimed historian of medicine, he is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, National Public Radio and the PBS NewsHour.
Thomas J. Schriber, professor of technology and operations in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, was recently named “A Pioneer of Simulation” and interviewed as the focus of a National Science Foundation-sponsored video, for the Simulation Archive at the North Carolina State University Libraries. Schriber also holds the INFORMS Simulation Society’s Lifetime Professional Achievement Award.
Jason De Leon, assistant professor of anthropology, will receive a $10,000 award to assist with research and exploration as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. De Leon’s Undocumented Migration Project uncovers the stories behind thousands of artifacts, including shoes, backpacks, photographs and other materials discarded in the Sonora desert. The project goal is to collect data on the social phenomenon of border crossing.
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has announced that Dr. Chung Owyang, chief of the U-M Division of Gastroenterology, has been named to receive the AGA’s highest honor, the Julius Friedenwald Medal, for lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology. The AGA also announced that Dr. Grace H. Elta has earned a Distinguished Clinician Award for her leadership of the U-M endoscopy unit, a national model unit.
Mark Newman, Paul Dirac Collegiate Professor of Physics, on the science of networks: “We study how social networks are important in the spread of ideas, fads, fashion, rumors, news, disease, and more.”
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival returns with Top of the Park Rackham stage shows and films, beginning at 7 p.m. June 14 at Ingalls Mall.