Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research goes to Eric Fearon

By Elizabeth Walker | September 23 2015

The highest honor bestowed by the University of Michigan Medical School was presented to Eric Fearon, MD, PhD as he received the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award. Given to an extraordinary leader in research whose scientific contributions are pivotal in advancing their field of scientific knowledge, this award also recognizes excellence in teaching, mentoring and service to the institution at large. The recipient delivers a scientific lecture open to the entire Medical School community and is also honored at the annual Dean’s Faculty and Staff Awards dinner. Dr. Fearon, the Emanuel N. Maisel Professor in Oncology and Professor of Internal Medicine, Pathology and Human Genetics investigates how specific oncogenes and tumor suppressor gene defects can contribute to the pathogenesis of colon and other cancers with particular emphasis on gene and protein profiling of primary colorectal cancers. We offer hearty congratulations for this well deserved recognition of exceptional work by an exceptional faculty member.

It is of note that since it was first awarded in 1979, three other Pathologists have been recognized with this Distinguished Lectureship Award: Peter A. Ward (1989), Steven L. Kunkel (2001) and Gabriel Nunez (2008).

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