Popular Mechanics magazine will this month present a Breakthrough Innovator Award to Dr. Glenn Green, associate professor, otolaryngology, and Scott Hollister, professor, biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, and associate professor, surgery, for their work on an airway splint created using 3D printing technology. The splint was used to save a toddler who had severe tracheobronchomalacia.
Kenneth Coleman, faculty associate, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, who with his wife, retiring President Mary Sue Coleman recently donated $1 million to U-M, was recently presented the International Samaritan Magis Award for his volunteer pro bono research work. His research was called critical to receiving grant funding for a school for more than 350 children in Central America.
Ahmad Rahman associate professor of history, UM-Dearborn, has named 2013 College Professor of the Year by The Michigan Council for the Social Studies. His research focuses on black globalist movements, the history of black power and civil rights movements, and slavery in Africa and the American south. Rahman also has worked with the Detroit Public Schools to inject African and African American history into curriculum, and with the Washtenaw County Intermediate School District’s Program for Homeless Youth.
Charley Sullivan, associate head coach of men’s rowing in his 20th season, has been named the 2013 American Collegiate Rowing Association Assistant Coach of the Year. Last season, Sullivan coached the men’s second varsity eight to a record of 55-2, winning the 2013 Mid-America Collegiate Rowing Association Championships, the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships and the 2013 ACRA Championships.