January 3, 2004
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Dozier was still in high school when she began her long run as a University
employee. She worked at the kitchen in the Old Main Hospital, setting
up trays of food based on what the patients had ordered.
From there, she moved to Medical Information, Human Genetics,Finance, admitting at Mott Hospital and admitting at University Hospital.
Now she is office manager for Surgical Pathology Transcription. She and her staff members prepare biopsy and autopsy reports, obtain signed death certificates, maintain slides and blocks, and handle all patient inquiries concerning surgical reports.
"It's been very rewarding," she says of her 40 years at U-M. "I've learned a lot about different cultures, and I've had a lot of good people teaching and mentoring me. I couldn't have gotten this kind of a variety of experience anywhere else."
She also has gotten to know many people through her varied jobs, and she often stops in the hall to talk with them. "I have a friend who said, 'I won't walk down the hall with you anymore because we'll never get where we're going,'" she says with a laugh.
Horgrow was born in Memphis, Tenn. She and her husband came to Ann
Arbor in 1961. After working six months as a temporary employee, Horgrow's
"permanent employment" began Nov. 4, 1964, at 8 North of
the Old Hospital. She earned $1.56 an hour.
In the 1970s, Horgrow transferred to the main recovery room. In 1990, at the suggestion of fellow 40-year employee Elaine Berghardt, she moved to her current position in the Women's Birth Center.
"I love my job because it's so rewarding to see the expression of a mom and dad when they see their baby come into the world," Horgrow says. "And the people I work with are a blessing. In 2000, my coworkers built a ramp at my house so I could more easily care for my sick husband during the last few months of his life."
Family and faith are an important part of Horgrow's life. Her future plans are to enjoy time with her sons and seven grandchildren, remain active in her church, St. Paul Missionary Baptist, and continue working at the hospital as long as she is able.
will award a minimum of 30 grants to faculty to enable them to hire doctoral students to assist with their research and scholarly projects while providing both financial support and tasks of intellectual benefit to participating doctoral students.
This program was created to provide faculty with research assistance during the Spring/Summer terms, to enable them to conduct research projects, initiate new scholarly endeavors, complete books and articles, and to maximize their productivity during this period. In addition, this program will provide financial support and tasks of intellectual and professional benefit to participating doctoral students.
Unlike the Distinguished Research Partnership Program offered in the past, there is no requirement that the proposed work be absolutely central to the student's area of interest or part of a collaboration or larger effort. Instead, the criteria emphasize the value of the research support for the scholarly achievement of the faculty applicant and the value of the experience to the doctoral student's academic development.
The purpose of these awards is to enhance the intellectual climate for faculty and graduate student scholarship by sponsoring a limited number of special seminars, colloquia, and distinguished visitor events. The opportunity for faculty and graduate students to spend time exploring topics of mutual interest, often with the benefit of interaction with renowned scholars from other institutions, has proven to be an excellent means for fostering collaboration and stimulating new research.
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