Millennium Magazine_3rdEd

86 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine D riven to pursue teaching from a young age, Berta J. Ulm obtained an AS in elementary education fromAlbany Junior College, a BS in elementary education from Albany State University, as well as an MS in mid-grades education and an EdS in middle grades mathematics and science from Georgia Southwestern State University. She is also certified in pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade education and began her career as a mathematics and science teacher for Holley Elementary School from 1979 to 1987. Ms. Ulm then spent the latter half of her career as a middle grades reading and mathematics teacher for Worth County Middle School from 1987 until her retirement in 2006. Equally passionate about writing, Ms. Ulm has authored two books, “Commitment” and “Choices,” and was a featured guest on a daytime television program. She also observed student teachers at a Baptist college, was an advisor for the County Education Y Club, and was previously associated with the National Education Association. Ms. Ulm is the proud mother of three children and four grandchildren. She enjoys reading, painting, sewing and cooking in her spare time. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EDUCATOR (RETIRED) Sylvester, GA BERTA J. ULM EDUCATION D r. Tetsufumi Ueda is a celebrated professor emeritus of pharmacology who served the University of Michigan for 38 years. Commencing his tenure as an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology, he also served the institution as an assistant, associate, and senior research scientist, and research professor within the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, as well as an associate and full professor in the department. Retiring in 2016, Dr. Ueda remains an editorial boardmember of Neurochemical Research, and has contributed articles to journals and chapters to books. Dr. Ueda is renowned for his U.S. patent for composition and methods for the inhibition of neurotransmitter uptake of synaptic vesicles, as well as the discovery of the glutamate-specific uptake system in the synaptic vesicle. This demonstration provided key evidence for the concept that the common amino acid glutamate can function as a natural neurotransmitter. Dr. Ueda holds a BS in chemistry fromKyoto University and a PhD in biological chemistry from the University of Michigan. He was inducted into the World Biographical Hall of Fame, and received the NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award in 1988 and the University of Michigan Senior Research Scientist Lectureship Award in 1994. PROFESSOR EMERITUS, NEUROCHEMIST University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI TETSUFUMI UEDA, PHD