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Week of September 27, 2010



Professor Patricia Wittkopp, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, LSA, has been awarded more than $1.3 million over five years from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, for her project on evolutionary genetics, and more than $733,000 for a three-year project on gene expression from the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Lisa H. Harris, assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is one of four junior faculty members in the United States to receive the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics career development award. The Greenwall Foundation is honoring Harris for her work towards creating public policy and standards of clinical practice that reflect principles of reproductive justice.


Galip Ulsoy, C.D. Mote Jr. Distinguished University Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing, has been elected a fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control. Ulsoy was recognized for outstanding contributions to adaptive control and discrete time/digital control for mechanical and mechatronic systems, and other contributions.


School of Nursing doctoral candidate Beverly Waller has been selected as a Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The scholarship program provides financial support, mentoring and leadership-development training to graduate students from minority backgrounds who aspire to teach nursing.

Erhan Bayraktar, Susan Meredith Smith Professor of Actuarial Sciences and associate professor of mathematics, LSA, has been selected to receive the first award of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Activity Group on Financial Mathematics and Engineering Junior Scientist Prize. The prize is awarded to an outstanding junior researcher for distinguished contributions to the field over three years.



Erica Rose, administrative assistant, Office of University Development, on the importance of attracting U-M donors: “It’s exciting to be a part of the development community at a time when private support has become equally important, if not more important, than public support.”


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