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June 22, 2017

Regents Roundup — June 2017

June 15, 2017

Regents Roundup — June 2017

Topic: Regents

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

Simpson Memorial upgrades planned

A $1.2 million project will replace the windows and upgrade the air handling system at the Thomas Henry Simpson Memorial Institute for Medical Research. The Medical School will fund the project, which is scheduled to be completed this fall.

Cooling tower to be replaced

The two cooling towers atop the East Mechanical Building will be replaced with a new tower that will improve energy performance and temperature control. The $2.9 million project will be funded with Health System resources and is scheduled to be completed next spring.

University Hospital OR upgrades planned

Two operating room suite air-handling units and return fans will be replaced at University Hospital to improve reliability, performance, and energy efficiency. Health System resources will fund the $1.6 million project with construction scheduled for completion next spring.

300 North Ingalls Building roof to be replaced

A $1.5 million project will replace the roof and remove several mechanical and system components no longer in use atop the 300 North Ingalls Building. Health System and General Fund resources will fund the project which is scheduled to be completed next spring.

Equipment upgrades planned for switching station

Switchgear that has exceeded its useful life will be replaced with new equipment incorporating the latest technology and safety features at the Forest Avenue Switching Station. The $3.2 million project is scheduled to be complete next summer and is being funded from Utility resources.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Pierre A. Coulombe, professor of cell and developmental biology, Medical School, effective Aug. 1.

Aida Levy-Hussen, associate professor of English language and literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Kevin M. Quinn, professor of political science, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Won Sik Yang, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1.

Named professorships

*Henry D. Appelman, M.R. Abell Professor of Surgical Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Thomas C. Buchmueller, Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

Elaine M. Caoili, Saroja Adusumilli Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

*Kathleen R. Cho, Peter A. Ward Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Paul S. Clyde, Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022.

Gabriel Corfas, Lynn and Ruth Townsend Professor of Communication Disorders, Medical School, effective June 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

*Alan V. Deardorff, John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

Hakan Demirci, Richard N. and Marilyn K. Witham Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective June 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

*Nisha J. D’Silva, Donald A. Kerr Endowed Collegiate Professor of Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

James H. Ellis, William Martel Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective June 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

*Fred M. Feinberg, Joseph Handleman Professor, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

Christopher R. Friese, Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

*John F. Greden, Rachel Upjohn Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Jan. 31, 2020.

*E. Han Kim, Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Celina G. Kleer, Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Mayuram S. Krishnan, Accenture Professor of Computer and Information Systems, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Steven L. Kunkel, Endowed Professor of Pathology Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Julian A. Levinson, Samuel Shetzer Endowed Professor of Jewish American Studies, LSA, effective June 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

Peggy S. McCracken, Mary Fair Croushore Professor, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

*John M. Park, Cheng-Yang Chang Professor of Pediatric Urology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

Scott D. Pletcher, William H. Howell Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Medical School, effective June 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Santiago D. Schnell, John A. Jacquez Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Medical School, effective June 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

*Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Peter A. Ward, Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

Administrative appointments

*Elizabeth S. Anderson, chair, Department of Philosophy, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019.

Cynthia M. Arslanian-Engoren, associate dean of faculty affairs and faculty development, School of Nursing, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Michael S. Barr, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Pub lic Policy, effective Aug. 1.

Angela J. Beck, assistant dean for student engagement and practice, School of Public Health, effective June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2020.

Norman D. Bishara, associate dean for undergraduate and early career programs, Ross School, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Anthony M. Bloch, chair, Department of Mathematics, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Pierre A. Coulombe, chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Medical School, effective Aug. 1, 2017 through July 31, 2022.

Gerald F. Davis, associate dean for business and impact, Ross School, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

*Frieda Ekotto, chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Geoffrey H. Eley, acting chair, Department of History, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017.

Daniel J. Fischer, assistant dean for field instruction, School of Social Work, effective June 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2020.

*Daniel C. Fisher, director, Museum of Paleontology, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Mark Fitzgerald, associate dean for community-based collaborative care and education, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

Sharon C. Glotzer, Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, CoE, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022.

Wallace J. Hopp, associate dean for part-time MBA, Ross School, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Michael J. Imperiale, associate vice president for research — research policy and compliance, U-M Office of Research, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022.

*Pauline Jones Luong, director, International Institute, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Bradley L. Killaly, associate dean for full-time MBA, Ross School, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Mayuram S. Krishnan, associate dean for executive programs, Ross School, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

*Nojin Kwak, chair, Department of Communication Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021.

Dorine Lawrence-Hughes, assistant dean for undergraduate education, LSA, effective July 31, 2017.

Artemis S. Leontis, chair, Department of Classical Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

William S. Lovejoy, associate dean for specialty programs, Ross School, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Jerome P. Lynch, Donald Malloure Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, CoE, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022.

Karin A. Martin, chair, Department of Sociology, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Peggy S. McCracken, director, Institute for the Humanities, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Joanna M. Millunchick, associate dean for undergraduate education, College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022.

*Mark S. Mizruchi, director, Organizational Studies Program, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

*Diarmaid O’Foighil, chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Jonathan T. Overpeck, Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability, effective Aug. 14.

Martin A. Philbert, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Christopher J. Poulsen, chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

*Robin M. Queen, chair, Department of Linguistics, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022.

Melody Lynn Racine, interim dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Aug. 16.

Yeidy M. Rivero, chair, Department of Screen Arts and Cultures, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Alexandra M. Stern, chair, Department of American Culture, LSA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Terry G. Wilfong, director, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, LSA, effective June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Other personnel transactions

Allen Burton, correction to name, LSA, effective June 1, 2017.

Tabbye M. Chavous, transfer of tenure to professor of psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2017.

Sarah C. Zearfoss, change in title to senior assistant dean for admissions, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2020.

Dearborn campus

Suzanne L. Bergeron, Helen Mataya Graves Collegiate Professor, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Armen Zakarian, chair, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

Qiang Zhu, chair, Department of Computer and Information Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2022.

Flint campus

*Roy C. Barnes, associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

*Reappointments

Retirements

Thomas F. Anderson, associate professor of dermatology, Medical School, June 30. Anderson received a Bachelor of Science degree and medical degree from U-M in 1970 and 1974, respectively. He joined the U-M faculty in 1978. Since 1978, Anderson has served as the director of photomedicine for the Department of Dermatology. He has also directed the Dermatology Treatment Center and Phototherapy Unit, and co-directed the U-M Cancer Center’s Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Program. Anderson’s clinical and scholarly focus was photomedicine in the advanced treatment of psoriasis, cutaneous lymphoma and other severe cutaneous disorders. He oversaw clinical research that studied the effects of psoralen photochemotherapy treatment in severe psoriasis and in cutaneous lymphoma. Anderson authored 25 book chapters and 65 peer-reviewed publications, and served as president of the Michigan Dermatological Society from 1999 to 2000. He also directed the dermatology clerkship for fourth-year medical students and medical student education programs for the Department of Dermatology, as well as provided dermatology specialty training for more than 250 dermatologists.

Ricardo R. Bartelme, clinical assistant professor of family medicine, Medical School, June 30. Bartelme received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a medical degree from U-M in 1975 and 1981, respectively. While at the Medical School, Bartelme became familiar with anthroposophic medicine. Since that time, he has been interested in studying and learning more about this unique form of complementary and integrative medicine. He joined the U-M faculty in 1991. Bartelme continued his research in anthroposophic medicine, including an English Language Seminar on the subject in Arlesheim, Switzerland, in 1995. In 2003, he participated in the Integrative Medicine Wellness Center, providing integrative and anthroposophical medical care to patients at the Briarwood Family Medicine Clinic. In 2008, he began the Integrative Family Medicine Cancer Clinic for cancer patients wanting integrative cancer care and support. Bartelme was actively involved in teaching medical students and fellows the full range of family medicine, including integrative medicine.   

Robert A. Bix, professor of mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, UM-Flint, May 31. Bix received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago in 1973 and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1977. He joined the UM-Flint faculty in 1977. Bix was skilled in making highly abstract mathematics concrete and therefore accessible to undergraduate students. This skill was most apparent in his textbooks, “Topics in Geometry” and “Conics and Cubics.” Bix’s areas of expertise focused on algebra and geometry. He received the UM-Flint’s Scholarly or Creative Achievement Award from 1984 to 1985. Bix was actively involved in faculty governance and held a number of key positions, including chair of the College of Arts and Sciences’ curriculum committee, chair of the Department of Mathematics and chair of the Faculty Assembly. For years he served as the director, co-director and contest coordinator of the successful Math Field Day program.

Charles R. Eisendrath, associate professor of communication studies, LSA, June 30. Eisendrath received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962 from Yale University and a Master of Arts degree in 1965 from U-M. He joined the U-M faculty in 1976. Eisendrath directed the graduate program in journalism from 1977 to 1985. In 1986, he was named director of the Journalists in Residence. Eisendrath led an effort to create a leading entity in American journalism for U-M. Wallace House includes the Knight-Wallace Fellowships, which he transformed and equipped with permanent financial support, and the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which he designed and directed for 35 years.  He secured a name change for the Journalists in Residence program to Michigan Journalism Fellows to reflect its university status and began an endowment drive that took it from zero to a self-supporting status at $58 million. His efforts with alumnus Mike Wallace led to endowment gifts matched by the Knight Foundation and a name change to the Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan. As the board chair for Student Publications, he led a successful effort to put The Michigan Daily on sustainable financial footing. Eisendrath received the university’s Faculty Recognition Award in 1979. 

Jeffrey K. Liker, professor of industrial and operations engineering, College of Engineering, May 31. Liker received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Northeastern University in 1976 and a Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1978 and 1980, respectively. He joined the U-M faculty in 1982. Liker created courses in the areas of engineering and lean management, and co-founded the Japan Technology Management Program, which has brought more than $6 million in funding to the university. Liker authored 65 peer-reviewed journal articles and published 15 books, including the international best seller, “The Toyota Way: Fourteen Management Secrets from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer.” His articles and books have won 13 Shingo Prizes for Research Excellence, the 2005 Institute of Industrial Engineers Book of the Year Award and the 2007 Sloan Industry Studies Book of the Year Award. Liker was inducted into the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Shingo Academy in 2016.

Linda S. Polley, clinical professor of anesthesiology, Medical School, June 30. Polley received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1974 and a medical degree in 1991 from U-M. She joined the U-M faculty in 1995. Polley is recognized for developing a new model to determine the relative potencies of local anesthetics used for labor analgesia: the Minimum Local Analgesic Concentration. This model was the first systematic application of dose-response pharmacodynamics to neuraxial anesthesia, revolutionized obstetric anesthesia research and became recognized internationally as the new standard. Polley served as the director of Obstetric Anesthesiology from 2004 to 2015, and was elected president of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. In addition to her extensive record of scholarly publications, Polley provided peer review service for a number of journals and was the associate editor for a leading textbook on obstetric anesthesiology. She played an instrumental role in establishing and implementing an obstetric anesthesiology fellowship at Michigan Medicine that was approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Blake J. Roessler, professor of internal medicine, Medical School, June 30. Roessler received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979 from Kenyon College and a medical degree in 1983 from the University of Cincinnati. He joined the U-M faculty in 1990. Roessler’s early research established him as a pioneer in the area of in vivo gene expression in specialized tissue such as brain and synovium. Roessler’s later research focused on the translational application of transcutaneous Raman spectroscopy to elucidate physical chemical phenotypes that are specific to a variety of diseases that affect the normal structure and function of bone and cartilage. He held a number of key administrative roles, including director of the Human Applications Laboratory; interim director, co-director and director of the Vector Core; associate director for research innovation and director of the Clinical Research Services Program in the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research; and director of the Patient and Population Core in the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Priscilla S. Rogers, associate professor of business communication, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, May 31. Rogers received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from Western Michigan University in 1971 and 1976, respectively. She received a Ph.D. in 1986 from U-M. She held a number of positions at U-M before she was appointed an assistant professor in 1986. Rogers’ research focused on developing decision-making frameworks and tools to diagnose communication needs and evaluate effectiveness. Schools and organizations in Asia, Europe and the United States have used her research-based tools. Rogers founded and directed the MBA Writing Program and was co-chair of the Law, History, & Communication Department and head of Business Communication. She was actively involved in the Association for Business Communication, where she served in several roles, including as co-chair of the publications board and as a director-at-large. Rogers received a number of awards, including the Association for Business Communication Distinguished Member Award and Outstanding Researcher Award, as well as a Teaching Excellence Award from the business school.

Jonathan M. Rubin, William Martel Collegiate Professor of Radiology and professor of radiology, Medical School, June 30. Rubin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969 from the University of Utah and a medical degree and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1974 and 1977, respectively. He joined the U-M faculty in 1984. Rubin is a leading abdominal imager with special expertise in diagnostic ultrasound and image-guided interventional procedures. He authored more than 200 scholarly articles in the leading scientific publications, was a frequent invited speaker at national and international symposia and published 13 patents for his discoveries. Rubin has a notable history of securing research funding from the National Institutes of Health as well as many societies, foundations and industry. He is a recipient of the Lawrence Mack Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, and was selected to deliver the New Horizons Lecture at the meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in 2014.

Charles F. Sing, professor of human genetics, Medical School, June 30. Sing received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1960 from Iowa State University, a Master of Science degree in 1963 from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in 1966 from North Carolina State University. He joined the U-M faculty in 1966. Sing is recognized internationally for his contributions to research on the genetic predisposition to common human diseases that have a complex, multifactorial etiology. He published 186 peer-reviewed journal articles, 39 book chapters and 219 abstracts. Sing co-authored the textbook, “Genetics,” and was the co-organizer and co-author of the proceedings of four international symposia devoted to common human diseases.  He was among the first to establish a genetic basis for inter-individual variability in blood levels of cholesterol. Sing directly mentored 25 doctoral and postdoctoral trainees, many of whom have gone on to successful careers as academic faculty, departmental chairs and deans at top-ranked medical institutions.

Robert A. Werner, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Medical School; and associate research scientist, Center for Ergonomics, College of Engineering, April 30. Werner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976 from Rutgers University, a Master of Science degree in 1978 from North Carolina State University, a medical degree in 1983 from the University of Connecticut, and a second Master of Science degree in 1991 from U-M. He joined the U-M faculty in 1986. Werner is a leader in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation with special expertise in the epidemiology of cumulative trauma disorder, the natural history of overuse syndromes and outcome studies in industrial rehabilitation. For more than 30 years, he treated patients at U-M and the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center, where he became service chief for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service in 1993. Werner authored more than 90 publications in the leading peer-reviewed journals and has received awards for his research writing from groups including the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. He served on multiple editorial boards, including those for the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Muscle and Nerve, and Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation.

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