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The Society of General Internal Medicine has awarded Rodney A. Hayward, M.D. the John M. Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research, which recognizes a senior member whose innovative research 'has changed the way we conduct research, the way we educate our students, or the way we care for patients.'
Hayward is professor of health management and policy at SPH, and professor of internal medicine in the Medical School. He also directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at U-M, and is a senior investigator for the VA HSR&D Center of Excellence in the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.
The March/April issue of ACHE's Journal of Healthcare Management features Dr. Kyle Grazier, University of Michigan Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy. On the topic of healthcare administration education, Grazier says, "...we have the responsibility to pave the way for our students to seek out and evaluate the evidence for sound management and policymaking, to hone and recognize the skills and qualities they bring to their work and teams, to engage not only in their own but also in their peers’ development, and to enhance their communication skills. Simply, we have to prepare students for the rigors and high expectations they will encounter as practicing healthcare managers and leaders." Grazier is the Richard Carl Jelinek Professor of Health Services Management and Policy. She teaches finance, insurance and payment systems, and advanced studies in healthcare management.
Dr. Barbara Israel, department of Health Behavior and Health Education, has received the University of Michigan's prestigious Harold Johnson Diversity Service Award. This award recognizes faculty whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. Dr. Israel was recognized for creating a collaborative partnership that extends throughout the School of Public Health and to other units within the University of Michigan; to community organizations in Detroit, the Henry Ford Health System, and the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion.
The Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Alfred Franzblau, SPH Associate Dean for Research, to Vice Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs. As Vice Provost, Dr. Franzblau will work collaboratively with the Provost in setting policy pertaining to academic and budgetary issues, and serve as direct liaison to deans and directors in many areas of academic and budgetary affairs.
Dr. Goncalo Abecasis, the Felix E. Moore Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has received the 2013 Overton Prize from the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). The award is presented to an emerging scientist, in the early to middle stage of their career, who is recognized for outstanding accomplishment and significant contribution to the field of computational biology through research, education, and/or service.The award will be presented during the 12th European Conference on Computational Biology in Berlin, Germany, July 19-23, where Dr. Abecassis will give a keynote talk.
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine has selected University of Michigan School of Public Health Dr. Sarah Stoddard, research assistant professor, as the winner of the 2013 Robert H. DuRant Award for Statistical Rigor and Innovation in Adolescent Health Research. The award, which was presented March 14 at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, is in recognition of her presentation, “Predicting Violent Behavior in Emerging Adulthood: The Role of Violence Exposure and Future Orientation During Adolescence.”
Dr. Carmen R. Green, a professor of anesthesiology, with joint appointments in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health, has been appointed the inaugural associate vice president and associate dean for health equity and inclusion within the U-M Medical School and the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers. Green's research focuses on pain management outcomes, physician decision-making, and access to care. She will use her clinical, education, research, and public policy skills to lead the Health System's efforts to promote equity, find and address inequities in care in Michigan and beyond, and to create an equitable pathway for individuals entering health careers, especially those who are underrepresented in health.
Siobán Harlow, professor of epidemiology, has been selected to receive a Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award. Presented by the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, the award honors and recognizes university scholars who have demonstrated a deep commitment to fostering the intellectual, creative, scholarly and professional growth of their doctoral students at the highest level. Harlow has chaired 24 dissertation committees and served on an additional 24 committees.