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Regents Roundup — February 2017

February 16, 2017

Regents Roundup — February 2017

Topic: Regents

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.

G. G. Brown lab renovations planned

Approximately 3,400 gross square feet of lab space on the third floor of the George Granger Brown Memorial Laboratories building will be renovated for research faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The College of Engineering is funding the $1.2 million project which is scheduled to be completed this spring.

New scope reprocessing center at University Hospital South

A project that will renovate approximately 6,300 gross square feet of underutilized space on Level 3 of University Hospital South will create space for the Central Sterile Processing Department to efficiently clean and process instruments for sterilization, creating process efficiencies and improved operational outcomes. The project is estimated to cost $5.1 million, funded from Health System resources, and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018.

University Hospital South roof to be replaced

A $2.7 million project is planned to replace the roofing systems, replace metal flashings, and remove a cooling tower no longer in use at University Hospital South. Health System resources will fund the project which is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2018.

Arbor Lakes 2 office renovation set

New open office spaces and IT training spaces will be created in a project that will renovate approximately 3,900 gross square feet of office space at Arbor Lakes Building 2. Scheduled for completion in the fall of 2017, the $1.42 million project will be funded from Health System resources.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Philippa J. Clarke, professor of epidemiology, School of Public Health, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Kurt D. Hankenson, professor of orthopaedic surgery, Medical School, effective March 1, 2017.

Karla Mallette, transfer of tenure and change in title to professor of Italian, and professor of Mediterranean studies, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Briana Muzuk, correction to effective date of new appointment to associate professor of epidemiology, SPH, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

James D. Weiland, professor of biomedical engineering, Medical School and College of Engineering, and professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2017.

Named professorships

Evelyn A. Alsultany, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2017.

Valeria M. Bertacco, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2017.

Cagri G. Besirli, Skillman Career Development Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Roger D. Cone, Asa Gray Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Deborah E. Goldberg, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2017.

Laura W. Lamps, Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor of Gastrointestinal Pathology, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Charles McCrory, Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2019.

Geeta Mehta, Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2019.

Mark B. Moldwin, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2017.

Barzan Mozafari, Morris Wellman Faculty Development Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2018.

Mary X.D. O'Riordan, Frederick C. Neidhardt Collegiate Professor, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Subramaniam Pennathur, Norman Radin Professor of Nephrology, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Andrew J. Putnam, Robert C. Leland, Jr. and Donna D. Leland Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Cardiovascular Medicine, CoE and Medical School, effective Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2021.

Barry G. Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2017 through Oct. 21, 2021.

J. Logan Skelton, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2017.

Jing Sun, chair, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2021.

Vincent B. Young, William Henry Fitzbutler Collegiate Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Feb. 1 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Donald R. Zak, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2017.

Administrative appointments

Jennifer L. Bednar, Edie N. Goldberg Endowed Directorship for the Michigan in Washington Program, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2021.

Steven L. Ceccio, associate dean for research, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021.

Paul N. Courant, interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Feb. 1, 2017.

*Bonnie M. Hagerty, associate dean for undergraduate studies, School of Nursing, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019.

*Laurie K. McCauley, dean, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Kallie Bila Michels, vice president for communications, Office of the Vice President for Communications, effective 17, 2017.

Elizabeth B. Moje, dean, School of Education, effective March 1, 2017, through June 30, 2022.

* Mark D. West, dean, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Sachin Kheterpal, associate dean for research information technology, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2017.

Dearborn campus

Patricia A. Wren, chair, Department of Health and Human Services, effective March 13, 2017, through June 30, 2020, and professor of health and human services, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, effective March 31, 2017.

*Reappointments

Retirements

George A. Fulton, research professor and director of the Center for Labor Market Research, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy; research scientist and director of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, Department of Economics, LSA, Dec. 30, 2016. Fulton received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970 from the University of British Columbia, and his Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1972 and 1979, respectively. He joined the U-M faculty in 1978. Fulton was the director of Labor Market Research in the Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations from 1993 to 2008. He served as the director of the Center for Labor Market Research since 2008, at which time he was appointed as the director of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics. Fulton has forecast economic and fiscal activity at the national, state and local levels for decades. He served as a principal adviser on the economy for the state of Michigan, has given the keynote presentation at the governor's economic outlook briefing since 1984 and was appointed in 2015 by the state treasurer as chair of three principals to the city of Detroit Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference. Among his many awards, Fulton received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Economic and Demographic Analysis from the Regional Economic Models Inc. and a special tribute from Gov. Rick Snyder.

Douglas A. Kahn, Paul G. Kauper Professor Law, professor of law, Law School, Dec. 30, 2016. Kahn received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina in 1955, and his law degree from George Washington University in 1958. He joined the U-M faculty in 1964, and was named the Paul G. Kauper Professor of Law in 1983. A pre-eminent tax law scholar, Kahn authored or co-authored a number of important works, including "Federal Taxation of Estates, Gifts and Trusts." Kahn taught courses on various topics including tax planning for business transactions and corporate taxation. An exemplary teacher and dedicated mentor, he influenced the lives and prospects of his students, many of whom give chief credit to Kahn for their own long and successful careers. Kahn held visiting professor positions at Duke University, Fordham University, Stanford University, the University of Florida, and the University of North Carolina. He received the L. Hart Wright Teaching Award for excellence in teaching from the student body in 1987. 

Ned L. Kirsch, clinical associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Medical School; adjunct associate professor of psychology, LSA, Dec. 30, 2016. Kirsch received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1970, and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1978. He joined the U-M faculty in 1981. Kirsch is a leader in neurorehabilitation and neuropsychology. His research explored several topics, including neuropsychological assessments, the efficacy of psycho-stimulants for the treatment of post-traumatic attentional disorders, outcomes after traumatic brain injury, assistive technologies for cognition, predictors of persisting post-concussion symptoms after mild brain injury and the accommodation to chronic neuropsychological deficits. Kirsch authored several peer-reviewed publications, three book chapters and a number of abstracts. His work has been published in many journals, including the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Kirsch participated in several professional organizations, including the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Edward D. Rothman, professor of statistics, LSA, Dec. 31, 2016. Rothman received his Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University in 1965 and his Ph.D. from John Hopkins University in 1969. He joined the U-M faculty in 1969, and played an instrumental role in the development and success of the Department of Statistics. Establishing his research reputation with statistical theory and methods for population genetics, Rothman made important research contributions to the interface of statistics with geology and a variety of medical fields. He authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific publications and two textbooks. Rothman taught introductory statistical methods, developed a number of core undergraduate statistics major courses, founded the Applied Master's Program in Statistics, and introduced system thinking to a new generation of students through his course "Problem Solving: A Systems Approach." Rothman held a number of leadership positions, including chair of the Department of Statistics, director of the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research and chair of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs. He received LSA Distinguished Teaching Awards in 1991, 1992 and 1994.

Victor Chi-Min Yang, Albert B. Prescott Professor of Pharmaceutics, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, College of Pharmacy, Dec. 30, 2016. Yang received his Bachelor of Science degree from TamKang University in 1972, his Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University in 1977 and his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1983. He joined the U-M faculty in 1986, and was named the Albert B. Prescott Professor of Pharmaceutics in 2000. Yang is a leader in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. His research interests spanned several topics, including MR imaging and transduction therapy for cancer treatment, novel targeted and pro-drug delivery systems, brain drug delivery for the treatment of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, site-selective thrombolysis, and bio-sensors and blood diagnostic assays. Yang authored more than 200 articles in the leading peer-reviewed journals and published 21 patents. He played an instrumental role in the development of relationships between U-M and educational institutions in China. Yang championed scientific development and promoted education in the bioengineering and pharmaceutical sciences across Asia. He received a number of awards, including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's Paul Dawson Biotechnology Award and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' Research Achievement Award in Biotechnology.

Martin B. Zimmerman, Ford Motor Company Clinical Professor of Business Administration, clinical professor of business administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Dec. 30, 2016. Zimmerman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1967 and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975. He served on the faculties of MIT and U-M prior to joining the Ford Motor Co. in 1987. He held a number of key positions at Ford, including chief economist and executive director of governmental relations and corporate economics. Zimmerman served as a senior staff economist for energy, environment and transportation on the President's Council of Economic Advisors at the White House and as a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers to the Congressional Budget Office. He returned to the U-M faculty in 2005. Zimmerman's research explored a number of topics, including energy policy, government regulation of business and automotive industry economic developments. Zimmerman played an instrumental role in the MBA Multidisciplinary Action Projects course that afforded student teams the opportunity to address pressing business challenges for major corporations, startups and nonprofits. He has been a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research board of directors since 1999 and has served as chairman since 2014.