Distinguished Mentor Award celebration, Tuesday, Oct. 17
October 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
The Daryl and Nancy Granner Distinguished Mentor Award Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110A MERF). Everyone working, learning, and volunteering with UI Health Care is invited.
Robert G. Robinson, MD, professor emeritus of psychiatry and former chair and DEO of the Department of Psychiatry at the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, will be honored at the 2017 Distinguished Mentor Award and Lecture event.
At the event, Robinson will receive the 2017 Distinguished Mentor Award, and three of his mentees will provide tributes. Eve Marder, PhD, will give the 2017 Distinguished Mentor Lecture, titled “Robustness, Neuromodulation, and Homeostasis in Neurons and Networks.” Marder is the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Biology at Brandeis University. She is internationally known for discovering that neuronal circuits are not hard-wired, but can be reconfigured by neuromodulatory influences to produce a variety of outputs.
The award and lecture program was established in 2002 with the generous support of Daryl and Nancy Granner. Daryl Granner is professor emeritus and founding director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. Michael Welsh, MD, director of the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute, and Roy J. Carver Chair in Biomedical Research, provides admin leadership of the annual event, which honors faculty members whose distinguished careers have resulted in the mentoring of individuals who have gone on to have their own prestigious careers.