Creagh Breuner and Vanessa Ezenwa
The National Science Foundation gave UM an early Christmas present last month with the announcement that two of its promising young scientists earned Early Career Development Program grants.
The prestigious five-year awards went to Creagh Breuner and Vanessa Ezenwa. Both women are assistant professors in UM’s Wildlife Biology Program and Division of Biological Sciences.
A handful of UM researchers have earned CAREER grants in the past, but the University has never had two awardees in the same year or academic unit. Each year between 350 and 400 assistant professors nationally earn the awards, which honor promising teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education for their institution.