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Medical School professor receives Diversity Service Award

May 4, 2016

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases R. Alex Blackwood, M.D., Ph.D., is one of seven University of Michigan faculty members to receive the 2016 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award…

Retirement Reception for Rhonda Schoville, PhD, RN, MSBA

April 28, 2016

After 30 years of dedicated service, Rhonda Schoville, PhD, RN, MSBA will be retiring in May. A reception in her honor will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 3:00…

2 UMMS faculty projects honored for innovative teaching methods

April 26, 2016

Two Medical School projects are among five led by University of Michigan faculty that demonstrate fresh approaches to advance student learning and will be recognized May 2 as winners of the…

John M. Carethers, M.D., elected to AAAS

April 22, 2016

John M. Carethers, M.D., is one of four University of Michigan faculty members recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), a prestigious society that recognizes individuals who…

Ellen Meisenbach Retiring

April 21, 2016

Ellen Meisenbach, administrative assistant in the Cancer Center clinical operations administration suite, is retiring. Her last day will be May 6. Ellen has worked at the University of Michigan 30 years,…

Recognition by the American Society of Addiction Medicine

April 20, 2016

Ypsilanti, MI— Dr. Herb Malinoff is being recognized for his inclusive work with Pain and Addiction and will accept the 2016 annual award from the American Association of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) on April 16 in Baltimore, MD. The Board of Directors of ASAM will award Dr. Malinoff at the April annual meeting; he will receive this honor “for outstanding contributions to the growth and vitality of our Society (ASAM), for thoughtful leadership in the field and for deep understanding of the art and science of addiction medicine.” ASAM’s 47th Annual Meeting is being held April 14-17 in Baltimore. According to…

2016 Award for Excellence in Social Work

March 30, 2016

Kathryn Voelkner, MSW, is the recipient of the 2016 Beverly Jean Howard Award for Excellence in Social Work Nominated by: Laura Hirshbein & Laura Nitzberg Kathi is a skilled and talented clinician and has worked in many areas in the Department of Social Work. She is an empathetic, gifted clinician who radiates kindness and empathy. She is able to engage with a wide range of patients and handles angry, frightened families with sensitivity. She is very knowledgeable about psychiatric illness and is seen as an expert by medical students, psychiatric residents, attending psychiatrists, and her social work colleagues. Her calm…

Susan Garrett retiring after 47 years in pharmacy

March 30, 2016

Sue Garrett has been in the pharmacy profession for almost 47 years. The last 15 of them have been here at the University of Michigan as one of our pharmacy buyers. Please join us as we celebrate her retirement on March 31st from 2 to 3:30 in the Ford Auditorium Lobby. Please stop in to congratulate her on her successful career and to wish her "Aloha" as she begins a new chapter in her life.

2016 Outstanding BSW Award Recipient

March 30, 2016

Amanda Schoettinger, LLBSW, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding BSW Award! Amanda was nominated for this prestigious award by Veronique Mosby, Sarah Colbert, Nan McBride, & Loulie Meynard "Amanda Schoettinger is a stellar example of a competent, innovative, and accomplished social worker. Her achievements represent significant success by guiding a struggling program into the mainstream and providing the infrastructure to ensure its long-term viability. By incorporating BSWs among her recruits, she has provided an extraordinary opportunity for those volunteers to gain hands-on experience in direct patient care. Amanda’s infectious enthusiasm and determination to see tasks through draw…