Accolades — Jan. 11, 2021

David Córdova
David Córdova

David Córdova, associate professor of social work, School of Social Work, was recently recognized with the Reuben Hill Award. Presented by the National Council on Family Relations, this award is given for the best research article that makes substantial and significant contributions to family research and theory. Córdova’s research focuses on Latino health inequities, using community-based participatory research, as well as both qualitative and longitudinal methodologies, focusing on the prevention of substance use and HIV in adolescents. He aims to ultimately eliminate health inequities among Latino populations.

Henry Greenspan
Henry Greenspan

Henry Greenspan, lecturer emeritus, Residential College, was recognized by the Oral History Association for his paper, “The Humanities of Contingency: Interviewing and Teaching Beyond ‘Testimony’ with Holocaust Survivors.” Named article of the year, Greenspan’s work draws on fifty years of interviewing, writing about, and teaching about Holocaust survivors and demonstrates that how and what survivors retell is different in the context of sustained acquaintance and deepening conversation than in single “testimonies.”

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks

The course, +Impact Studio: Translating Research into Practice, taught by Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, professor of management and organizations in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, recently received an Ideas Worth Teaching Award. Created by the Aspen Institute, this year’s award was given to those that respond to the global crises of 2020 by innovating in form and content — and suggest a new way forward for business, as society calls to rebuild. Sanchez-Burks’ experiential course focuses on weaving together frameworks and research from anthropology, social psychology, sociology and industrial design in order to develop holistic solutions to global problems.

Ravi Pendse
Ravi Pendse

Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, was awarded the non-profit and public sector ORBIE Award as Michigan CIO of the Year for government, education and other nonprofit organizations. The awards are given by MichiganCIO, an organization focused on technology leadership. “The MichiganCIO ORBIE winners demonstrate the value great leadership creates. Especially in these uncertain times, CIOs are leading in unprecedented ways and enabling the largest work-from-home experiment in history,” said Jen Wise, executive director of MichiganCIO.

Ravi Anupindi, professor of operations research and management at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and Kathleen H. Sienko, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of mechanical engineering at the College of Engineering, have been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Board on Global Health. The panel is charged with monitoring global health and pursuing critical concerns in U.S. policies and programs in global health, health problems in developing countries, and health issues of mutual concern to the U.S. and other industrialized and industrializing societies.

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