Faculty spotlights

Wayne State is proud of its world-class faculty, staff and students and we invite you to nominate yourself or spotlight fellow Warriors who are making a difference.

Donna Kashian

Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of Enviornmental Sciences

Professor Kashian, a researcher with expertise in aquatic ecology, ecotoxicology and invasion ecology, was named president of the International Association for Great Lakes Research. The organization brings together researchers across disciplines, knowledge systems and domains of expertise to collaborate is made up of researchers studying the Laurentian Great Lakes, other large lakes of the world and their watersheds. 

Donna Kashian

Anju Goyal

Professor of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences

Dr. Goyal was awarded the 2023 Excellence in Medical Student Education Award from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology. The award is given annually to one person in recognition for commitment to medical student education and dedication to training and innovation in ophthalmology.

Dr. Goyal

Gil Mor

Scientific Director of the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development at the Wayne State University School of Medicine

Dr. Mor received the Best Mentor Award from the International Society for Immunology and Reproduction, in recogition of his leading efforts to mentor young researchers in the field of reproductive immunology and ovarian cancer.

Gil Mor

Sokol Todi

Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology

Sokol was selected to lead a study section of the National Institutes of Health for a one-year term beginning in July 2024.

Sokol Todi

Eric Ayers

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Ayers received the Medicine Pediatrics Program Directors Association Leadership in Med-Peds Award for his national leadership in the field.

Eric Ayers

Noreen Rossi

Professor, Department of Physiology

Dr. Rossi received the inaugural Jerry Yee Mentorship Award from the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Physicians in recognition of her commitment to mentoring in clinical research, post-graduate scholarship and professional development.

Dr. Noreen Rossi

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The Wayne State Newsroom serves as the hub for news, announcements, and information of interest to the campus community. We seek to share Wayne State’s story, with special emphasis on highlighting work that supports the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan, the Prosperity Agenda and other broader university initiatives. We also want to recognize the successes of Wayne State’s world-class faculty, staff and students and invite you to nominate yourself or spotlight fellow Warriors who are making a difference. Submissions will be considered for a variety of content forms. Please share your ideas below.