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Regents Roundup — February 2016

February 18, 2016

Regents Roundup — February 2016

Topic: Regents

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

Wyly Hall renovations planned

A $5.1 million project at Sam Wyly Hall will renovate approximately 10,400 gross square feet of space on the first floor to provide offices and meeting spaces for the William Davidson Institute, and renovate approximately 14,100 gross square feet of space on the second floor to provide classrooms for the executive education program. The project is being funded from Stephen M. Ross School of Business resources and William Davidson Institute resources, and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.

Psychology department space at East Hall to be renovated

Approximately 5,000 gross square feet of space on the first floor of East Hall will be renovated to consolidate faculty administrative support functions of the Department of Psychology into a centralized office suite. LSA is funding the $1.2 million project that is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016.

More inpatient beds planned at University Hospital

Five private inpatient rooms and a nurse station will be created by a $2 million project that will renovate approximately 2,000 gross square feet of unoccupied laboratory space within Unit 7A of University Hospital. The U-M Hospitals and Health Centers are funding the project that is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2016.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Margit Burmeister, transfer of tenure to professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, Medical School, effective March 1.

Stephen T. Chermack, professor of psychiatry, Medical School, effective Jan. 1.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Jackson, associate professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective Feb. 15.

Named professorships

Hakem Al-Rustom, Alex Manoogian Professor of Modern Armenian History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

Aline J. Cotel, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.

D. Scott DeRue, Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective Jan. 1, 2016-Dec. 31, 2020.

Fiona Lee, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.

Dr. David R. Lucas, A. James French Professor of Anatomic Pathology, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020.

Joanna M. Millunchick, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.

Elizabeth B. Moje, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Jan. 1, 2016-Dec. 31, 2020.

Dr. Sayoko E. Moroi, Jerome Jacobson Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020.

Dr. Milagros D. Samaniego-Picota, Alan B. Leichtman, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Transplant Nephrology, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020.

Tyler G. Shumway, John C. and Sally S. Morley Professor of Finance, Ross School, effective Jan. 1, 2016-Dec. 31, 2020.

Kathleen H. Sienko, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.

Arthur M. Verhoogt, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.

Patricia J. Wittkopp, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.

Administrative appointments

* Sara B. Blair, vice provost for academic and faculty affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2018.

Dr. David J. Brown, associate vice president and associate dean for health equity and inclusion, Medical School and UMHHC, effective Feb. 1, 2016.

Hae Mi Choe, associate dean for pharmacy innovations and partnerships, College of Pharmacy, effective Feb. 1, 2016-Jan. 31, 2019.

Wallace J. Hopp, associate dean for learning design, Ross School, effective Jan. 1, 2016-June 30, 2020.

Mikhail Krutikov, chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

Warde Manuel, Donald R. Shepherd Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, effective March 14.

Lawrence M. Seiford, Goff Smith Co-Director of the Joel D. Tauber Institute for Global Operations, College of Engineering, effective Jan.1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2018.

Dearborn campus

Donald J. Bord, interim chair, Department of Health and Human Services, College of Education, Health and Human Services, effective Jan. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2016.

Flint campus

Donna Kay Fry, dean, School of Health Professions and Studies, effective Dec. 16, 2015-June 30, 2020.

Susan K. Gano-Phillips, dean, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Dec. 16, 2015-June 30, 2020.

Heather Laube, chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Feb. 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

* Reappointments

Retirements

Dr. Mark H. Kaplan, clinical professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, effective Jan. 2. He joined the faculty in 2005. An outstanding clinician, research scientist and educator, Kaplan is a leader in the field of infectious diseases, with special expertise in the human immunodeficiency virus. He co-authored, with Dr. Robert Gallo, some of the earliest reports that described the virus that was found to cause AIDS in Science (1984 and 1986) and the New England Journal of Medicine (1986). He has published on other viral infections including Epstein-Barr virus and Hepatitis C, and a number of articles on endocarditis and mycobacterial infections.

Lidia P. Kostyniuk, research scientist in the U-M Transportation Research Institute, effective Jan. 31. She joined U-M in 1994. Kostyniuk's research included crash trend analysis, commercial vehicle safety, older drivers, child safety seat use and alcohol-impaired driving. Kostyniuk identified key factors contributing to commercial vehicle crashes and helped develop safety improvement recommendations for the state of Michigan. She was a key member of the university's research team that conducted the first statewide survey of child safety seat use and misuse. These efforts led to the more convenient lower anchors and tethers for installing child safety seats.

Dr. Robert G. Sitrin, professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, effective Feb. 29. Sitrin joined the faculty in 1983. His research explored leukocyte activation, adhesion, movement and more. His clinical interests focused on neuromuscular respiratory failure, including the diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing in patients with underlying neuromuscular disorders, and the use of new technologies to monitor and manage chronic respiratory failure in the home setting. He has served as medical director of the Assisted Ventilation Clinic since 2009. He received the Department of Internal Medicine's Special Recognition Award for contributions to the medical student teaching program in 2005.

William L. Smith, professor of biological chemistry in the Medical School, effective Dec. 31. He joined the faculty in 2003. His research explored the role of nutritionally essential fatty acids, prostaglandins and cyclooxygenases in inflammation, thrombosis and colon cancer. He published numerous articles in leading journals and was a frequent invited speaker. He served on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals, taught undergraduate biochemistry, served on several thesis committees, and was a research adviser to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. His awards include the State of Michigan Scientist of the Year Award and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's William C. Rose Award.

Patricia Van Volkinburg, clinical associate professor of kinesiology in the School of Kinesiology, effective Dec. 31. She joined the faculty in 1985. Van Volkinburg served as the School of Kinesiology's chair of the Department of Physical Education (1992-2013), assistant dean for academic programs (2010-12), and associate dean for academic programs (2012-15). Van Volkinburg is a leader in the field of physical education teacher preparation. She played an instrumental role in the creation of the athletic training major, the health and fitness major, and the health education minor. These programs have enabled students to pursue careers in personal, corporate and community fitness, and wellness. She also was actively involved in KidSport and professional organizations.