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Frances & Kenneth Eisenberg Research Awards

About the donors

Kenneth and Frances Eisenberg earned bachelor's degrees from the University of Michigan in 1964: Kenneth from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), and Frances from the School of Education. Frances also completed her teaching certification at the U-M. As active volunteers throughout the university, both serve on the Victors for Michigan Campaign Steering Committee.

Kenneth serves on the Health System Advisory Group, the LSA Dean's Advisory Council and the Taubman Medical Research Institute Advisory Board; Frances serves on the School of Education's National Advisory Board. The Eisenbergs have two sons, Stephen (bachelor's degree, LSA, 1989) and Brian. Stephen and his wife, Nicole, serve on the Greater Detroit Campaign Leadership Council and the Mott and Von Voigtlander National Campaign Council.

In addition to the Depression Center, the Eisenbergs support many areas of U-M, including the School of Education and TeachingWorks, LSA, the School of Social Work, the Taubman Medical Research Institute, the University Musical Society and the Athletic Department.

Kenneth Eisenberg is the chairman and CEO of Kenwal Steel Corp., the family business he took over in the 1960s. Under his leadership, Kenwal Steel has become a full-service steel processing company. Stephen also joined the company in the 1990s.


Frances & Kenneth Eisenberg Translational Research Prize

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center is accepting nominations for the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Research Prize. This prestigious award is given annually to a world-renowned scientist and honors breakthrough research accomplishments that advance knowledge in the understanding of mechanisms and treatments in depressions, bipolar illnesses, or related disorders. Learn More




Frances & Kenneth Eisenberg Scholars

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center is accepting nominations for the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Scholar Award. This prestigious award will be given annually to a University of Michigan early career faculty member or fellow who has begun to compile an outstanding academic track record and conveys a passionate interest in a future research career that advances knowledge in the understanding of mechanisms and treatments in depressions, bipolar illnesses, or related disorders. Learn More