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Faculty and staff earn recognition

Here’s a recap of recent awards and highlights for CMU faculty and staff.

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston

Central Michigan University faculty, staff and programs regularly receive recognition and honors. Here are examples from December and January.

CMU faculty member gets international honor

Gary Dunbar, a longtime faculty member in experimental psychology and neuroscience, recently was awarded the Gusi Peace Prize in Manila, Philippines.

He also was chosen to be a keynote speaker during the event's Evelyn Tantamco Gusi Awards for the most outstanding physician.

The Gusi Peace Prize Foundation is a charitable organization that honors individuals or groups worldwide who distinguish themselves through contributions toward peace and respect for human life and dignity.

Animation professor takes home top award

Steve Leeper, an animation faculty member who directed "Fire Flower," an animated short stop-motion film, recently took home the award for Best Student Stop-motion Film at the 2019 Los Angeles Animation Festival.

The production team consisted of Leeper as the director and producer and Curtis Wood as the computer graphics supervisor. Sound design help came from CMU School of Music faculty member Mark Cox and composer Kurt Roembke, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Patient safety training goes high tech

Nurse Leah Rouleau, a professional educator at the College of Medicine, has developed a patient safety training program for CMU Health medical staff that incorporates the state-of-the-art medical simulation lab at the college's Saginaw campus.

Staff will complete hands-on training with medical manikins in a simulated medical environment, where it is safe to make mistakes and learn from them.

Rouleau's program brings CMU Health nurses and medical assistants to the simulation center bimonthly to learn critical topics of patient care, such as proper hand hygiene, patient privacy, medical and environmental clinic emergencies, basic life support, opioid misuse, and more.

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