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Regents Roundup — July 2015

July 16, 2015

Regents Roundup — July 2015

Topic: Regents

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

Weiser Hall renovation receives final approval

The Board of Regents authorized issuing bids and awarding construction contracts for the $49 million renovation of Weiser Hall. The project will renovate approximately 106,000 square feet of space to accommodate the relocation to Weiser Hall of the International Institute, its associated centers for international studies, and other centers, institutes and units with a primary focus on international engagement. The project also will address deferred maintenance and create 1,500 square feet of space by enclosing an overhang area and extending windows outward on the 10th floor. The project is being funded from LSA resources and investment proceeds, and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2017.

PET/CT scanner to be replaced at University Hospital

A renovation of approximately 1,000 square feet of space planned at University Hospital will replace a positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanner to improve diagnostic capabilities for the detection and location of cancer cells. The $6 million project is being funded by the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers and is scheduled for completion in the winter of 2016.

Electrical upgrades planned for College of Pharmacy

A $1.6 million project planned for the College of Pharmacy Building will renovate approximately 400 square feet of space to accommodate replacement of the building's two electrical substations with new distribution equipment fed from the substation at Weiser Hall, and to upgrade the electrical distribution equipment throughout the building as needed. Investment proceeds will fund the project that is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2017.

Radrick Farms drive, circle named for course designers

The driveway and the clubhouse entryway circle at the university's Radrick Farms Golf Course will be named in honor of the designers of the golf course, Paul B. "Pete" Dye and Alice Dye. Radrick Farms was the first 18-hole golf course designed by the Dyes, who have gone on to design some of the world's most iconic courses. In honor of their contributions to the game, the Radrick Farms driveway will be officially designated as the Pete Dye Driveway and the clubhouse entryway circle as the Alice O'Neal Dye Circle.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Susan E. Alcock, professor of archaeology and classics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Natalie Colabianchi, associate professor of health and fitness, School of Kinesiology, effective Sept. 1.

Lubomir M. Hadjiyski, professor of radiology, Medical School, effective July 1.

John V. Leahy, professor of economics, LSA; and professor of public policy, Gerald. R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1.

Christopher J. Peikert, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1.

Katherine Sender, professor of communication studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Sergio Roberto Villalobos Ruminott, associate professor of romance languages and literatures, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Tara J. Yosso, professor of education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1.

Named professorships

Veronica Berrocal, John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2018.

Dr. Brenda L. Bohnsack, Helmut F. Stern Career Development Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical School, effective Sept.1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

*Iain D. Boyd, James E. Knott Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

*Dr. Charles F. Burant, Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Letha A. Chadiha, Rose C. Gibson Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, effective Aug. 1, 2015-July 31, 2020.

Sandra K. Danziger, Edith A. Lewis Collegiate Professor of Social Work, SSW, effective Aug. 1, 2015-July 31, 2020.

Jorge Delva, Kristine A. Siefert Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, effective Aug. 1, 2015-July 31, 2020.

Shira Zerbib Gelaki, T. H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-May 31, 2018.

Kim F. Hayes, Donald Malloure Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

*Dr. William H. Herman, Stefan S. Fajans, M.D./GlaxoSmithKline Professor of Diabetes, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

*Dr. Timothy M. Johnson, Lewis and Lillian Becker Professor of Dermatology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Martin E. Katz, Earl V. Moore Collegiate Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Christian Keller, Donald J. Lewis Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-May 31, 2018.

Janet L. Larson, Shake Ketefian Collegiate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

John V. Leahy, Allen Sinai Professor of Macroeconomics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

*Dr. Cheryl T. Lee, Dr. Robert H. and Eva M. Moyad Research Professor of Urology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

*Dr. Barbara J. McKenna, Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology Education, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

*Dr. Shahzad I. Mian, Terry J. Bergstrom Collegiate Professor for Resident Education in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Khalil Najafi, Peter and Evelyn Fuss Chair of the Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CoE, effective July 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Jennifer Park, T. H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-May 31, 2018.

*Dr. Steven W. Pipe, Laurence A. Boxer, M.D. Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Michael Spencer, Fedele F. Fauri Collegiate Professor of Social Work, SSW, effective Aug. 1, 2015-July 31, 2020.

Marjorie Rubright, Norman Freehling Visiting Professor, Institute for the Humanities, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-April 30, 2016.

Dr. Joshua D. Stein, Edward T. and Ellen K. Dryer Career Development Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Robert J. Taylor, Harold R. Johnson Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Richard M. Tolman, Sheldon D. Rose Collegiate Professor of Social Work, SSW, effective Aug. 1, 2015-July 31, 2020.

John E. Tropman, Henry J. Meyer Collegiate Professor of Social Work, SSW, effective Aug. 1, 2015-July 31, 2020.

Wouter Van Limbeek, Donald J. Lewis Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2015-May 31, 2018.

*Dr. Stephen J. Weiss, E. Gifford and Love Barnett Upjohn Professor of Internal Medicine and Oncology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

*Dr. J. Stuart Wolf Jr., David A. Bloom Professor of Urology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

*Dr. Gregory A. Yanik, Leland and Elaine Blatt Family Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Administrative appointments

David H. Baum, change in title to assistant dean for student life and special counsel to the dean, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2017.

*Jeremy Bloom, assistant dean for career planning, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Dr. Dean E. Brenner, Kutsche Memorial Chair of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

*Gregory D. Cartee, associate dean for research, School of Kinesiology, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2017.

*Milton S. F. Curry, associate dean for academic affairs and strategic initiatives, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, effective Sept.1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

*Nancy A. Mason, associate dean for student services, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2018.

*Bruce A. Mueller, associate dean for academic affairs, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2018.

Dr. Mark E.P. Prince, assistant dean for graduate medical education, Medical School, effective Aug. 1, 2015.

*David H. Sherman, associate dean for research and graduate education, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Patricia A. Van Volkinburg, associate dean for academic programs, School of Kinesiology, effective June 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2015.

* Donald R. Zak, associate dean for academic affairs, School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective Aug. 1, 2015-July 31, 2016.

Flint campus

Roy C. Barnes, interim chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016.

Simon S. Cushing, chair, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.

Roy S. Hanashiro, chair, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.

Margaret F. Kahn, chair, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.

Christopher A. Pearson, chair, Department of Computer Science, Engineering and Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.

Sapna Thwaite, associate dean, School of Education and Human Services, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020.

*Jessica L. Tischler, chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018.

*Reappointments

Retirements

J. David Allan, professor of conservation biology and ecosystem management in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective Aug. 31. Allan joined the faculty in 1990. He served as associate dean for academic affairs, acting dean and interim dean. He is a leading authority on the influence of human activities on the conditions of rivers and their watersheds. He authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in the leading journals and three books including "Stream Ecology: Structure and Function of Running Waters." Allan received the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 2010.

Cynthia L. Fenske, clinical assistant professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, effective June 30. Fenske joined the faculty in 1983. A leader in the field of nursing, she studied the development of clinical judgment, the assessment and prevention of delirium, and the utilization of innovative teaching methodologies. She received educational grants, developed simulations for the Clinical Learning Center, and was a frequent invited speaker. A gifted instructor and dedicated mentor, she is a member of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, the National League for Nursing, and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Dr. Janet R. Gilsdorf, Robert P. Kelch, M.D. Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases in the Medical School, and professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health, effective June 30. Gilsdorf joined the faculty in 1982. She is highly regarded for her research, educational and literary achievements. She wrote "Off to the Left," winner of the Creative Medical Writing Award for Prose. She served as director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and co-director of the Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. Gilsdorf won the university's Sarah Goddard Power Award in 2004.

Dr. Barry H. Gross, professor of radiology in the Medical School, effective June 30. Gross joined the faculty in 1982. After serving as the chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Henry Ford Hospital from 1989-92, he returned to the U-M faculty in 1990. Gross is recognized for his pioneering research and diagnostic acumen. He contributed to leading peer-reviewed journals, held 46 visiting professor positions, and was a frequent invited lecturer. He received 17 Commendations for Excellence in Resident Teaching and 13 Commendations for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching from the Department of Radiology. Gross received the Medical School's Outstanding Clinician Award in 2006.

Dr. Marilyn S. Lantz, professor of dentistry and former associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Dentistry, effective July 1. Lantz joined the university in 2000. She served as associate dean until 2010, then as an associate director with the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research from 2012-14. An exceptional clinician, researcher, educator, and administrator, Lantz studied the bacterial pathogenesis of periodontal diseases. As associate dean, her successes included spearheading the successful development and implementation of a professional ethics curriculum component. She was elected a fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists and received the American Dental Education Association's Presidential Citation.

Dr. James E. Montie, professor of urology in the Medical School, effective May 31. Montie joined the faculty as a professor and clinical director of the Urologic Oncology Program in 1995. He also served as head of the Section of Urology and chair of the Department of Urology and as the Valassis Professor of Urologic Oncology. A renowned urologic oncologist, Montie's research focused on developing new types of bladder replacements, among other areas. He was a prolific writer, played a key role in founding the Department of Urology, the Prostate Cancer Survivorship Program, and more. He received the American Urological Association's John K. Lattimer Award and the American Cancer Society's St. George National Award.

Dr. Ralph Howard Stern, clinical assistant professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, effective June 30. He joined the faculty in 1996. Stern is a leading authority in the fields of cardiovascular medicine and human genetics. He was a prolific writer and served as the editor of the Journal of Clinical Hypertension from 2007-15. He was appointed the service chief for the Division of Molecular Medicine and Genetics in the Department of Internal Medicine in 2012. Stern is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, the American Society of Hypertension, and the American College of Physicians.

Valerie Y. Suslow, senior associate dean for MBA programs, Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law, and professor of business economics and public policy in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective May 31. Suslow joined the faculty in 1984. She held several key administrative positions including senior associate dean for MBA programs. She championed pedagogical innovations to foster integrative learning experiences, among several others. Her research explored the economics of explicit price fixing. Suslow also studied international cartel operations, international antitrust policy, and international trade policy. Her work has been published in leading journals including the Journal of Law and Economics.

Edward West, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of art, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, effective May 31. He joined the faculty in 1989. West served as associate dean for graduate education and director for international initiatives. He is an internationally recognized artist whose creative practice in the form of intimate photographic portraits, collages and installations explored the innate humanity of individuals across sociocultural, geographical and racial boundaries. His work can be found in major collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Japan School of Contemporary Photography. A champion of diverse, multicultural learning environments, West laid the groundwork for the school's international engagement program.

Yu Xie, Otis Dudley Duncan Distinguished University Professor of Sociology, professor of sociology, professor of statistics, LSA; professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; research professor, Survey Research Center and Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, effective July 31. He joined the faculty in 1989. A leading sociologist, exceptional researcher and legendary teacher, Xie studied social stratification, demography, statistical methods and the sociology of science. He was a prolific author and served as associate director of the Population Studies Center, among several top administrative positions. He was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow from 2002-03.