Celebrating Alumni

Alumni Spotlight - Dr. Mark Atkinson

Mark Atkinson, M.D.

Mark Atkinson (’83 B.S.), director of the University of Florida Diabetes Institute, is a globally recognized authority on type 1 diabetes (T1D). The author of more than 375 publications on the prediction, prevention and cure of the disease, he has had leadership or advisory roles in many prominent organizations in the T1D community including the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the National Institutes of Health, and the Immunology of Diabetes Society. He has been honored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, and the ADA, where he received the prestigious Eli Lilly Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement. As the founding president of Insulin for Life USA, he works to improve diabetes care in developing countries.

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Rachael Adams (‘06 B.B.A.) is the charity ambassador for Ride for Autism, a charity that provides autistic children and their families a safe place to go for events. Click here to read more.

Kenneth G. Chaput ('89 B.S.A.) has been selected as the managing director of Compliance and Operations at CIG Capital Advisors of Southfield. Click here to read more.

Megan Fenech ('02 A.B., '04 M.A.T.) has been selected as the Ann Arbor public schools STEAM lead at Northside. Click here to learn more.

Thomas W. Giacomini ('98 B.S.E.M.E.) President and CEO of JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT), has been elected to MSA's Board of Directors. Click here to learn more.

Huda Kattan ('07 B.B.A.) CEO of Huda Beauty has been featured in Allure for her popular cosmetic line and beauty social media. Click here to learn more.

Alumni Authors Collection

The Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn contains many books written by our alumni.  The Alumni Authors Collection allows students and faculty to view the intellectual accomplishments of UM-Dearborn graduates, and read their scholarly contributions to selected fields of study.