Medical School honors 18 with Dean’s Awards

October 7, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees,

The U-M Medical School continues to provide excellent education and training due to the work of exceptional and talented team members. Fifteen Medical School faculty and three staff members were recently recognized for their extraordinary talent by being selected for 2016 Dean’s Awards.

The Dean’s Awards program recognizes faculty and staff who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, clinical care, community service, innovation and administration.

The honorees will receive their awards on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the annual Faculty and Staff Awards Dinner. Congratulations to all the winners!

2016 Dean’s Awards for Faculty

Basic Science Research Award

  • Yatrik M. Shah, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology, and internal medicine
  • Elizabeth K. Speliotes, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor of internal medicine, and computational medicine and bioinformatics

Clinical and Health Services Research Award

  • John Z. Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P., Alice Hamilton Collegiate Professor of Medicine, professor of internal medicine
  • Ella A. Kazerooni, M.D., M.S., professor of radiology

Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research

  • Janet L. Smith, Ph.D., Margaret J. Hunter Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences, professor of biological chemistry

Innovation and Commercialization Award

  • Israel Hodish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of internal medicine

Kaiser Permanente Awards for Excellence in Teaching

  • Vineet Chopra, M.D., M.Sc. (clinical), assistant professor of internal medicine
  • Beverly M. Yashar, M.S., Ph.D. (pre-clinical), professor of human genetics

Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education

  • James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine, professor of internal medicine and learning health sciences

Medical School Community Service Award

  • N. Cary Engleberg, M.D. (global), professor of internal medicine, and microbiology and immunology
  • Stewart C. Wang, M.D., Ph.D. (local), Endowed Professor of Burn Surgery, professor of surgery

Outstanding Clinician Award

  • Christopher K. Bichakjian, M.D., professor of dermatology
  • Kevin C. Chung, M.D., M.S., Charles B. G. De Nancrede Professor of Surgery, professor of surgery
  • Daniel F. Hayes, M.D., Stuart B. Padnos Professor of Breast Cancer Research, professor of internal medicine
  • Steven A. Telian, M.D., John L. Kemink, M.D., Professor of Neurotology, professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

2016 Dean’s Awards for Staff

Administrator of the Year Award

  • Teri A. Grieb, Ph.D., senior director of research, Office of Research, and director of strategy, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research

Professional Staff of the Year Award

  • Deborah J. Colesa, research laboratory specialist, Kresge Hearing Research Institute

Support Staff of the Year Award

  • Dawn R. Krause, senior administrative assistant, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

In addition to the 18 honorees, the following individuals received honorable mention awards:

Administrator of the Year Honorable Mention

  • Julie C. Brabbs, M.B.A., administrator, divisions of Hematology/Oncology and Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Patricia A. Ward, M.P.A., director, Office of Regulatory Affairs
  • Diana M. Witowski, M.B.A., associate chief financial officer, Medical School

Professional Staff of the Year Honorable Mention

  • Arijit K. Bhaumik, research projects manager, Department of Neurology
  • Valerie A. Hill, managing director of campus animal care, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine

Support Staff of the Year Honorable Mention

  • Katharina H. Lebowsky, senior administrative assistant, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Martha Luczak, administrative coordinator, Anatomical Donations Program, Division of Anatomical Sciences