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October 16, 2018


July 20, 2018


Topic: Campus News

Barbara Brush

Barbara L. Brush, Carol J. and F. Edward Lake Term Clinical Professor of Nursing and professor of nursing, School of Nursing; and professor of health behavior and health education, School of Public Health, served on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee tasked with understanding the connection between permanent supportive housing and health outcomes for people experiencing homelessness. The committee collaborated to produce the report, “Permanent Supportive Housing as a Foundation for Health: Evaluating the Evidence.”

Ruth Behar, Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology and professor of anthropology, LSA, has been named a Great Immigrant by the Carnegie Corp. of New York. The list of Great Immigrants consists of 38 naturalized citizens who enrich the fabric of American culture and strengthen U.S. democracy through their lives, work and example.

Earl Lewis

Earl Lewis, professor of history, and Afroamerican and African studies, and director of the Center for Social Solutions, LSA, began his term as the 112th president of the Organization of American Historians for 2018-19 earlier this year. The OAH is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to American history.

Ruma Banerjee, Vincent Massey Collegiate Professor of Biological Chemistry, professor of biological chemistry and associate chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, won the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Merck Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to research in biochemistry and molecular biology and includes a $5,000 cash prize.

Daniel Little

Daniel Little, UM-Dearborn chancellor, was recently recognized as a 2018 Michiganian of the Year. Little was nominated for his commitment to an inclusive, diverse academic campus actively engaged with the broader community. Under Little’s leadership campus enrollment has increased more than 12 percent and enrollment of students of color has increased more than 71 percent since 2000. Little will return to the faculty Aug. 1. Award winners were honored June 28 at an event at the Motor City Casino.


Alexandra Rivera

Alexandra Rivera, senior associate librarian for student success and community engagement, U-M Library, has received the American Library Association’s 2018 Equality Award. The annual award is presented to an individual or group for outstanding contributions toward promoting equality in the library profession.

Santiago Schnell, John A. Jacquez Collegiate Professor of Physiology, interim chair of the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, professor of molecular and integrative physiology, and computational medicine and bioinformatics, Medical School, was elected as a Foreign Corresponding Fellow of the Latin American Academy of Sciences. Fellows are selectively inducted into the academy for their outstanding contributions to research and innovation. The fellows are key to the academy’s purpose of using science for the benefit of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Kerri Pratt

Benjamin Safdi

Kerri Pratt, assistant professor of chemistry, and earth and environmental sciences, LSA; and Benjamin Safdi, assistant professor of physics, LSA, have been awarded grants as part of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program.

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