Supporting the Department of Biological Chemistry

URGENT: For 2013 charitable deductions and credits, the IRS has ruled that credit card gifts are deductible only in the year the bank processes the transaction. To be processed for tax year 2013, credit card gifts by mail must reach the University by December 13th; OR you may call (888) 518-7888 (toll free) or (734) 647-6179 (local), M-F 9 AM - 4 PM EST, between December 14th and 31, 2013 to donate over the phone. Your gift by check must be postmarked by December 31, 2013. Thank you!

As a friend of the department, you are probably aware that the Department of Biological Chemistry is a national leader in biochemistry research. We are widely known throughout academia for our strengths in structural enzymology, biochemical signaling, regulation of gene expression, and protein processing and folding.

What may surprise you, though, is the extent to which the department relies upon the philanthropic generosity of donors to fund many critical aspects of its operations. Gift funds are essential to supporting activities beyond our basic operations. Indeed, from endowed professorships and lectureships, to graduate student fellowships, seminar speakers, and gifts in direct support of research, donations help make the department an intellectually exciting and vibrant community.

As a benefactor of the Department of Biological Chemistry, you can direct your gift in one of several different ways:

General Departmental and Faculty-Specific Support
Biological Chemistry Select Fund (Departmental Research/Education Fund)
Biological Chemistry Graduate Program Endowment Fund
Direct Support of a Named Faculty Member's Research

G. Robert Greenberg Lectureship
Irwin J. Goldstein Lectureship
Martha L. Ludwig Lectureship
William E.M. Lands Lectureship

Travel Scholarship
Prasanta Datta Scholarship for Travel to Develop/Learn Innovative Research Methods

Vincent Massey Collegiate Professorship
Minor J. Coon Collegiate Professorship
Anthony and Lillian Lu Professorship
Martha L. Ludwig Professorship

Graduate Student Awards
Halvor N. and Mary M. Christensen Award
Adam A. and Mary J. Christman Award
Minor J. and Mary Lou Coon Award
Dominic D. Dziewiatkowski Dissertation Award
Lee Murphy Memorial Prize

Please be assured that in these difficult economic times, we are constantly looking for new ways to cut costs and make our precious resources go farther. Your gift support is no different. We make this promise to be good stewards of your donation and deserving recipients of your good will. To make donations online, please click on the Give online button at the bottom of the left column above. You can also print a donation form (see pdf below) to mail your donation. For additional information on how you can make a positive difference in the University of Michigan Department of Biological Chemistry, please contact:

David Engelke, Interim Chair, or
Mindy Warden
Chief Department Administrator
Department of Biological Chemistry
University of Michigan Medical School
1150 W. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5606

To download a Donation Form please click here.