I couldn't have done those things if I hadn't had the research experience from MSU. Such opportunities are not available everywhere; here at MSU they are encouraged.
Beal Outstanding Faculty Awards Contact s: College of Human Medicine James C. Anthony is a world-renowned authority in the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders, particularly the causes and prevention of drug, alcohol and nicotine abuse.
He was among the first researchers to assess the overlapping epidemiologic patterns of dependence upon tobacco, alcohol and controlled drugs. By careful analysis of interview data, Anthony distinguished the several processes connected to developing dependency on substances, including being offered drugs, the frequency of using a drug once and the frequency of becoming a habitual user.
His findings indicate that some populations have low rates of drug abuse because the opportunity to use is limited, and that distinct groups in the population convert from single use to habitual use at sharply different frequencies. These insights allow the design of drug abuse prevention programs tailored to the special needs of different populations within society.
His mentorship includes his role as founding director of two NIH-funded drug dependence epidemiology training programs, one for U. He has served as president of the Alpha Chapter of the Delta Omega Society, the premier public health honors society and as chairman of Msu nscl thesis Section of Epidemiology and Public Health of the World Psychiatric Association.
His research, along with his workshops, students and trainees, have contributed significantly to the development of drug use policies in the United States and overseas. A scientist of international renown and a dedicated teacher and devoted mentor to dozens of early career scientists, Anthony is richly deserving of the Michigan State University William J.
Beal Outstanding Faculty Award. Blanchard is a rare type of scholar, leading his field in research, teaching, service, outreach and creative output. The defining characteristic of his work lies at the forefront of both optical spectroscopic characterization and cutting-edge materials science, especially the study of structurally organized assemblies and liquid-solid interfaces.
His research addresses state-of-the-art materials systems using the cutting-edge tools of ultrafast optical spectroscopy to study how molecular diffusion is affected by the organization of functionalized surfaces, biological interfaces and lipid bilayers—work that has important implications for the understanding of cellular membrane organization, novel drug delivery methods and the design of optical devices.
Additionally, Blanchard has recently developed a technology for monitoring force magnitude and location in head trauma, which can help in detecting sports-related body impacts that can cause brain injury. He and a colleague recently launched two companies marketing this sensor technology as part of head caps and headbands for athletes.
This technology is particularly relevant today, with concern for the implications of concussion, both short- and long-term, affecting sports play at all levels. Blanchard has successfully maintained a well-funded research program over the entire course of his career.
To date, he has published more than articles in peer-reviewed journals in areas related to surface, interface and materials chemistry. His presentations are always packed with new insights.
Blanchard goes the extra mile to make sure his students fully understand the course material and can put into practice what they have learned about measurement science and analytical chemistry.
Known as both demanding and fair, his students respect him highly and consider him a strong role model. For the strength of his research and the excellence of the educational environment in his laboratory, Blanchard is a most-worthy recipient of the William J.
Her lab conducts innovative research addressing how context, whether linguistics, visual or situational affects language use and how to model context computationally for natural language processing and language-based human-agent communication. Chai has established herself as a distinguished scholar in her research community and has received multiple awards for her work, including the best paper award at the Association for Computational Linguistics inthe most competitive conference in her field.
In addition to giving numerous invited lectures at academic conferences, universities and research labs, Chai has participated in various forums and workshops aimed at developing the roadmaps for future research directions among scientific communities and funding agencies.
In addition to classroom teaching, Chai has supported and supervised more than twenty undergraduate students in her lab, half of whom have continued to further their STEM education in graduate school. Chai has supervised nine Ph.
A role model for women students and young professionals in the computing field, Chai delivered the keynote address at the Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing, inspiring more than women at the conference to continue in the computing field.
Chai has embraced several leadership roles in serving the broader research community. She serves on the editorial board for Computational Linguistics, one of the most prestigious journals in her field.
Over the past five years, Chai has served as the program co-chair for three major conferences in NLP and Al. For her innovative research, commitment to student advancement and leadership in the research community, Joyce Chai is most deserving of the Michigan State University William J.
Her research interests are in the study of the structure of the atomic nucleus at the extremes of neutron-proton asymmetry. Short-lived, rare isotopes composed of many more neutrons than protons, for example, often reveal surprising properties.DEVELOPMENT AND COMMISSIONING OF A PHOTON DETECTION SYSTEM FOR COLLINEAR LASER SPECTROSCOPY AT NSCL By Sophia Vinnikova A THESIS Submitted to Michigan State University.
Material from ToD thesis (and related NIM paper) a: a) This and other theses etc available at UM TwinSol web site: Configuration of BigSol at MSU NSCL as a multi-particle spectrometer for study of fragment yield Xe+ natC, E/A= 30 MeV/u (T. Odonnell, UM PhD available on line).
Upcoming approved fusion experiments at MSU-NSCL and GANIL are the present focus of the research program. The successful candidate will be expected to take the lead role in all aspects of group activities from execution of the experiments and analysis of the resulting data. From Theory to Simulation The MSU Program Martin Berz Kyoko Makino Michigan State University.
Martin Berz, MSU – Can earn up to 12 credits with thesis via local mentor • Mandi Meidlinger MSc , now NSCL. Final year PhD student at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Michigan State University. Location Lansing, Michigan Area Industry I will be defending my PhD thesis in theoretical nuclear physics in February Final year PhD student at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Michigan State University Industry: Higher Education.
Abstract. At the NSCL a reaccelerator with design end energy of 3 MeV/u for U, called ReA3, is approaching the end of construction. ReA3 will be coupled to a gas stopper at the NSCL fragmentation facility to provide rare-isotope beams of nuclides not available at ISOL facilities in this energy range.