Meaningful Contributions

Archive for February, 2015

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. ’72, Appointed Deputy Director of NIGMS

Posted February 12, 2015

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. ’72, was appointed the deputy director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). She has served as the acting deputy director since October 2013. As deputy director, Greenberg will advise the director on the full range of NIGMS activities to support fundamental research that increases understanding of biological processes and […]

Anna Mapp ’92 Wins Award for Study of Proteins

Posted February 12, 2015

Anna Mapp ’92 is the most recent recipient of the 2015 The Emil Thomas Kaiser Award, given by the Protein Society. This award recognizes a recent, highly significant contribution in applying chemistry to the study of proteins. Mapp, a professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan, uses innovative chemical biology in which insight into […]

Caroline Drucker ’03 Makes List of Germany’s Creative Young Thinkers

Posted February 12, 2015

In W&V‘s List of 100 People to Watch for in 2015, Caroline Drucker ’03 was listed as one of Germany’s 13 “young and creative” thinkers changing that country’s marketing landscape. W&V is Germany’s leading magazine for marketing, advertising, and media. Formerly working for SoundCloud, Drucker  is the head of international brand communications for Etsy Germany.

Martha Gonzalez-Cortes ’94 Named to Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan

Posted February 12, 2015

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of Martha Gonzales-Cortes ’94 to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan. Gonzales-Cortes is the CEO of Gonzalez-Cortes & Associates LLC. She was previously CEO of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan and served as the state director for the Office of Migrant Affairs in 2003. In addition to […]

Patty Gerstenblith ’71 Profiled in Chicago Tribune for Pioneering Work in Cultural Heritage Law

Posted February 12, 2015

The Chicago Tribune has published a lengthy Q&A with Patty Gerstenblith ’71, a distinguished research professor of law at DePaul University and director of its Center for Art, Museum, and Cultural Heritage Law. From the article: Q: How did you become interested in the classics? A: My older brother used to read me myths as […]

Karen Kornbluh ’84 Named to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Posted February 5, 2015

Karen Kornbluh ’84 will serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media. Kornbluh is the executive vice president of external affairs for Nielsen, responsible for global public policy, privacy strategy, and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining Nielsen, she was the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic […]