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C/D/H Wins Microsoft Central Region Partner Award: The Grand Rapids technology consulting firm C/D/H has been recognized as the winner of the Microsoft’s Central Region FY10 Customer Experience Partner Award. The Customer Experience award was presented to C/D/H at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. and it recognizes C/D/H’s success in providing exceptional customer satisfaction with Microsoft through outreach and participation across a range of activities. This is the first Central Region award for C/D/H, which has received three other Microsoft district awards this year. For a complete list of FY10 winners visit http://partner.microsoft.com/. C/D/H is a technology consulting firm celebrating 20 years of service to clients across Michigan. The firm has offices in Royal Oak and Grand Rapids, from which it provides clients with consulting services in collaboration, infrastructure, access and identity management and project management. C/D/H is certified as a Microsoft Gold Infrastructure Partner, a Novell Platinum Partner and also has earned top levels of certification with VMware, Citrix and Cisco Systems. For more information visit www.cdh.com.

UM’s Kennedy Receives Neuroscience Tech Award: University of Michigan analytical chemist Robert T. Kennedy is one of four scientists selected to receive the 2010 Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award from the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience. Kennedy, who is the Hobart H. Willard Professor of Chemistry and a professor of pharmacology, will receive $200,000 over two years to develop new methods for measure chemical signals in the brain. In the brain, as elsewhere in the body, nerve cells communicate by releasing chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. Kennedy wants to measure these signals to better understand how nerve cells interact to control brain functions and behavior. Measuring neurotransmitters in living organisms with the necessary precision requires probes small enough to reach into many areas of the brain, and existing probes have been too large, especially for the brain of the mouse, which serves as a model for many human diseases. Kennedy’s lab is developing and testing a miniaturized probe that can generate small samples for analysis at frequent intervals. By allowing neurochemicals to be monitored in any region of the mouse brain, this technology is a step forward for neuroscience. 

TechTeam Positioned by Analyst Firm in Visionaries Quadrant: The Southfield IT and business process outsourcnig firm TechTeam Global Inc. (Nasdaq: TEAM) said it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Help Desk Outsourcing, Europe report. “We are honored to be recognized by Gartner in this report and consider our positioning to be a testament to the substantial value that we provide for our customers,” said TechTeam president and CEO Gary J. Cotshott. “With our sharp focus on help desk outsourcing and distributed infrastructure services, we bring deep expertise, execution excellence and ongoing innovation to our clients. We are proud of our ability to partner with our clients to deliver cost savings, increased flexibility and high quality service across the globe.” The Magic Quadrant for Help Desk Outsourcing, Europe was authored by Gianluca Tramacere, Claudio Da Rold and Frank Ridder and was published on July 27. More at www.techteam.com.

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