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  Greg Auner named "Everyday Hero" by RARE Foundation

Nov 16, 2006 - Dr. Greg Auner, Director of the College of Engineering's SSIM program, has been selected an "Everyday Hero" by the RARE Foundation. "Through Dr. Auner's leadership, the odds for success are getting better everyday through a unique consortium involving world-class partners, including Karmanos Cancer Institute, and Children's Hospital," said the RARE Foundation citation. "SSIM projects are about trying to find solutions to critical, real-world problems such as delicate fetal and infant surgeries, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as Parkinson's, auditory and visual implants to restore failing eyesight and hearing loss in people with hearing and visual impairments." The RARE (Recognizing Achievement Rewarding Excellence) Foundation, located in Troy, Mich., engages youth through the process of discussion, discovery and writing about the everyday heroes in their communities.

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