- Stahr Senior Award (1985)
Michael A. Evans brought 20 years of experience in toxicology and medical training to the forefront when he founded AIT Laboratories in 1990. Since then, the Indianapolis-based reference laboratory, which specializes in forensics, pain management, clinical and pharmaceutical testing, has blossomed into a premiere testing and research institution recognized nationwide for superior customer service and quality.
Prior to his career as an entrepreneur, Evans served as tenured professor, director, faculty member and researcher for institutions such as the IU School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He also was a visiting professor of toxicology for Kunming Medical College and the Sichuan Institute of Materia Medica, both located in China. Today, he serves on the board of directors for Indiana Tech, a private institution conferring degrees in business, computer science, human services, and other professional concentrations.
Evans's educational background comprises a doctorate in toxicology from the IU School of Medicine, a postdoctoral fellowship with the National Toxicology Center at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and numerous fellowships and grants from the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization.