2013 MICHR Distinguished Mentor Award Recipients to Be Honored at March 15 Ceremony


The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 MICHR Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award. The award was established last year in order to recognize and honor the efforts and accomplishments of faculty members who foster the intellectual, creative, scholarly, and professional growth of their students, fellows, and trainees in the areas of clinical and translational health and research. 

Out of a very competitive field of remarkable and generous research leaders, each of whom contributes enormously to the research environment at U-M, MICHR has selected nine individuals who meet the highest standard for clinical and translational research mentorship. The pool of 30 nominees represents a diverse group of U-M schools, including Nursing, Social Work, Dentistry, Public Health, LS&A, Pharmacy, and Medicine.

Awards will be presented at the Research Education Symposium on March 15. The free event is open to the public (with registration) and will be held at the Alumni Center. (Nominees will also be announced at the symposium.)

Winners of the 2013 MICHR Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award

Helen Baghdoyan, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology; Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School 

Nisha D’Silva, BDS, MSD, PhD, Donald A Kerr Endowed Collegiate Professor of Oral Pathology; Associate Chair, Division of Oral Medicine/Pathology/Radiology; Professor, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry; and Associate Professor of Pathology, Medical School

Jorge Delva, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work

Siobán D. Harlow, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology; Director, Center for Integrated Approaches to Complex Diseases, School of Public Health

Ronald J. Koenig, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes, Medical School 

Kenneth M. Langa, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School; VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center for Clinical Management Research; Professor, Institute for Social Research

Sofia Merajver, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School; Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health; Scientific Director, Breast Oncology Program; and Director, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Evaluation Program 

Rebecca Thornton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts 

John T. Wei, MD, MS, Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Department of Urology, Medical School

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