Accolades — November 2022


Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, has been awarded the 2022 MichiganCIO Leadership ORBIE Award by the Michigan CIO Leadership Association. The award is given annually to a current or former CIO who has made a positive impact on the Michigan technology and business environment. Other U-M IT leaders honored at this year’s ORBIEs are:

  • Cathleen Curley, CIO at LSA, who received the Enterprise ORBIE for organizations with over $1 billion annual revenue.
  • Carrie Shumaker, chief information and strategy officer at UM-Dearborn, who received the Corporate ORBIE for organizations with up to $1 billion annual revenue.

The ORBIE Awards honor CIOs who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. They signify exceptional leadership, innovation, and vision; representing the characteristics and qualities that inspire others to achieve their potential. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients.

Andrew J. Haig, professor emeritus of physical medicine and rehabilitation, has received a Distinguished Public Service award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for his work helping those with physical disabilities in the United States and around the world. Haig is a private-practice physician who is board-certified in PM&R, pain medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine, and has advanced the field of PM&R through research, teaching and advocacy. He founded the U-M Spine Program and Cancer Rehabilitation program and has mentored leaders in PM&R in the U.S. and a dozen foreign countries. His private practice in Middlebury, Vermont, is a demonstration model and home of an international second opinion program. He also is the co-founder of the International Rehabilitation Forum, a nonprofit that brings together people and institutions that have the passion and expertise to build relevant rehabilitation medicine practices in low-resource and isolated regions.

Rajesh S. Mangrulkar
Rajesh S. Mangrulkar

Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, the Marguerite S. Roll Professor of Medical Education, associate professor of internal medicine and of learning health sciences at the Medical School, and director of the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education, has the been awarded the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award. The award recognizes faculty members who have distinguished themselves in medical student education and are considered gifted teachers. Mangrulkar is the founder and executive director of RISE (Research. Innovation. Scholarship. Education.), a strategic initiative to bring more innovation into health science education, and he helped launch the MCIE, which involves the 10 health professions schools across U-M’s three campuses.

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