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Larry Schneider Wins Research Faculty Achievement Award

July 15, 2007

Larry Schneider, research professor and head of UMTRI's Biosciences Division, has won the 2007 Research Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).

The award recognizes outstanding scholarly achievements, as represented by significant contributions to an academic field of study over time, a specific outstanding discovery, or the development of innovative technology. One award is given University-wide each year.

Larry was selected for his leadership in the field of automotive safety research and for his work with Ford Motor Company. Larryï¾’s research interests focus on biomechanics in the automotive environment (including seating and occupant positioning during normal vehicle operation) and the study of human impact response and injury tolerance related to improving occupant protection in crash environments through crash investigations and laboratory testing. He has served as principal investigator and/or project director on numerous projects concerned with biomechanics related to automotive design and restraint system design.

Larry will receive the award at a ceremony on October 9. UMTRI's Jean Shope won the award in 2005.