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October 19, 2018

Regents Roundup — July 2018

July 19, 2018

Regents Roundup — July 2018

By Anthony Guarnieri
Facilities and Operations
Rick Fitzgerald
Public Affairs
and Safiya Merchant
The University Record

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its July 19 meeting.

Regents praise UM-Dearborn chancellor

The Board of Regents unanimously approved a resolution thanking UM-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel E. Little for his extraordinary contributions on the UM-Dearborn campus during his 18 years as chancellor. Little will step down as chancellor and return to the faculty Aug. 1. “Chancellor Little’s contributions have been extraordinary and leave an indelible mark on the Dearborn campus and beyond. He enthusiastically led a growing and increasingly diverse campus and championed the expectation of inclusiveness to great effect,” the resolution reads. “Through his Metropolitan Vision, UM-Dearborn is now a strategic partner in the success of Southeast Michigan. His focus on scholarship has elevated the academic enterprise as evidenced by seven new doctoral programs. Chancellor Little’s passion for philosophy, diversity, ethics and the social sciences is demonstrated in his many publications, his presence on social media and his service on boards that focus on civil rights, talent development and cultural understanding.”

School of Information will offer new online degree

The School of Information will offer an online graduate degree in applied data science, starting in the fall of 2019, following Board of Regents approval. The Master of Science in Applied Data Science program, developed over the past 18 months, will provide a needed and complementary addition to the school’s existing degree programs. Data science skills are needed in many sectors of the economy and demand for graduates with these skills is increasing. Faculty direction of the program will be provided through an academic program committee.

Renovations planned at Alumni Center

The Board of Regents gave approval and authorization to appoint an architect for an $8.9 million project at the Alumni Center. The project will renovate the basement, and first and second floors to improve public entry and circulation, and increase staff workspace to accommodate staff relocated from off-site leased space, as well as construct a small new addition to create a new entrance on the west side of the building. Alumni Association gifts and resources will fund the project.

Roof to be replaced at University Hospital South

A $4.8 million project will replace approximately 60,000 square feet of roof systems at University Hospital South. Health System resources will fund the project that is scheduled to be completed next fall.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments with tenure

Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, professor of biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1.

Audrey Bennett, professor of art and design, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, effective Sept. 1.

Robert C. Hampshire, associate professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1.

Goutham Narla, associate professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective July 1, 2018.

Named professorships

*Huda Akil, Gardner C. Quarton Collegiate Professor of Neurosciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Peter Arvan, William K. and Delores S. Brehm Professor of Type 1 Diabetes Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Brian D. Athey, Michael Savageau Collegiate Professor, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Mousumi Banerjee, Anant M. Kshiragar Collegiate Research Professor, Office of Research, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Gary M. Beckman, correction of additional title as the George G. Cameron Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, LSA, effective July 1, 2018.

David J. Bradley, Macdonald Dick, II, M.D. Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Julie P.W. Bynum, Margaret Terpenning, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Medical School, effective July 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Evan H. Caminker, Branch Rickey Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*James E. Carpenter, Harold W. and Helen L. Gehring Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2019.

*Soo-Eun Chang, Rosa Casco Solano-Lopez Research Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Barry N. Checkoway, Arthur Dunham Collegiate Professor of Social Work, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023.

*Vivian G. Cheung, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of Pediatric Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Michael R. Combi, Freeman Devold Miller Collegiate Professor, Office of Research, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Anne L. Curzan, Geneva Smitherman Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Andrzej A. Dlugosz, Poth Professor of Cutaneous Oncology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Gregory R. Dressler, Collegiate Professor of Pathology Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Ruth E. Dunkle, Wilbur J. Cohen Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*James T. Elder, Kirk D. Wuepper Professor of Molecular Genetic Dermatology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Victor M. Elner, Ravitz Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Gary J. Fisher, Harry Helfman Professor of Molecular Dermatology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*David A. Fox, Frederick G.L. Huetwell and William D. Robinson, M.D. Professor of Rheumatology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Isaac R. Francis, Melvyn T. Korobkin, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medicla School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2019.

*Gary L. Freed, Percy J. Murphy, M.D. and Mary C. Murphy, R.N. Professor of Pediatrics for Child Health Delivery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Hugh J.L. Garton, Richard C. Schneider Professor of Neurosurgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Karla A. Goldman, Sol Drachler Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Daniel F. Hayes, Stuart B. Padnos Professor of Breast Cancer Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*José Jalife, Cyrus and Jane Farrehi Professor of Cardiovascular Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*David B. Kershaw, Robert C. Kelsch Collegiate Professor of Pediatric Nephrology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*James E. Krier, Earl Warren DeLano Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Andrew P. Lieberman, Gerald D. Abrams Collegiate Professor, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Anna Suk-Fong Lok, Alice Lohrman Andrews Research Professor of Hepatology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Nicholas W. Lukacs, Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor of Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Catharine A. MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Ramaswami Mahalingam, Barger Leadership Institute Professor, LSA, effective July 1, 2018 through June 3, 2021.

*William I. Miller, Thomas G. Long Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Fred Morady, McKay Professor of Cardiovascular Disease, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Michael W. Mulholland, Frederick A. Coller Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Martin G. Myers, Marilyn H. Vincent Professor of Diabetes Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Norah N. Naughton, Georgine M. Steude Professor of Anesthesiology Education, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Christine C. Nelson, Bartley R. Frueh, M.D. and Frueh Family Collegiate Professor of Eye Plastics and Orbital Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

David P. Olson, David Murray Cowie, M.D. Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective July 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Valerie P. Opipari, Ravitz Foundation Endowed Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2019.

*Hakan Oral, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Research Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*David J. Pinksy, J. Griswold Ruth, M.D. and Margery Hopkins Ruth Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Rishindra M. Reddy, José José Alvarez Research Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Medical School, effective July 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Rudy J. Richardson, Dow Professor of Toxicology, School of Public Health, effective Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019.

John K. Riles, H. Richard Crane Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Janet L. Smith, Margaret J. Hunter Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Kevin K. Tremper, Robert B. Sweet Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2019.

Brenda L. Volling, Lois Wladis Hoffman Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Julian Wan, Reed Nesbit Professor of Urology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Mark D. West, Nippon Life Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Sam A. White, Norman Freehling Visiting Professor, Institute for the Humanities, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018.

*Edward M. Wojtys, William S. Smith Collegiate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

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, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Diann E. Brei, chair, Division of Integrative Systems and Design, College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023.

Mark A. Clague, associate dean for academic and student affairs, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

*Renee E. Duff, assistant dean for student services, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*George A. Garcia, chair, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020.

*Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis, assistant dean for international affairs, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2021.

*Lindsey Stetson, assistant dean for financial aid, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Dearborn campus

John Cristiano, assistant dean for research development and strategic initiatives, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Aug. 1, 2018 through July 31, 2023.

Flint campus

*Roy C. Barnes, associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Allon Goldberg, associate dean, College of Health Sciences, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

*Reappointments

Retirements

Barbara S. Apgar, clinical professor of family medicine in the Medical School, July 31, 2018. Apgar received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965 from Loretto Heights College, her Master of Science degree in 1968 from the University of Michigan and her medical degree in 1976 from Texas Tech University. Apgar returned to U-M in 1983 and became the senior physician and director of gynecology services for the University Health Service. She was appointed clinical professor in 2000. Apgar served the Department of Family Medicine in many leadership roles, including as medical director of the Briarwood Family Medicine Center, director of women’s health, assistant residency director, and service chief of the family medicine obstetrics and newborn inpatient services. Apgar was active in teaching, particularly within the residency program, and received several teaching recognition awards from graduating residents. She served as the course director for many national teaching programs, and made more than 200 presentations during the last 30 years. Apgar was actively involved in a number of professional societies, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. She was inducted into the Michigan Medicine’s League of Clinical Excellence in 2017.

Shan R. Baker, professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery in the Medical School, June 30, 2018. Baker received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967 from Drake University and his medical degree in 1971 and Master of Science degree in 1977 from the University of Iowa. Baker was one of only two full-time clinical faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at U-M. As the faculty increased in numbers, Baker became chief of the Section of Head and Neck Surgery. He was an early pioneer in the clinical use of microvascular surgery and edited the first textbook on microvascular surgical reconstruction of the head and neck in 1981. He performed the first microvascular surgical case in the state of Michigan in 1978 and helped perform the first successful intraoral reconstruction using a microsurgical flap in 1976. He served as the first chief of the Section of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the department from 1989-2012. He helped established the Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery in 1990 and served as the director until 2012. Baker received numerous honors, including a lifetime achievement award in medical education from U-M.

Michael I. Casher, clinical associate professor of psychiatry in the Medical School, July 31, 2018. Casher received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972 from The Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree in 1976 from U-M. He held a number of appointments in U-M’s Department of Psychiatry, including adjunct clinical instructor, clinical instructor, clinical assistant professor and clinical associate professor. Casher was appointed director of the Psychiatry Adult Inpatient Program in 2007. During Casher’s five years as medical director of inpatient psychiatry at U-M, the unit achieved a ranking as one of the top units in the country. Casher co-authored, with Joshua D. Bess, the well-received book titled “Manual of Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment.” Casher has also written two chapters on psychiatric teaching. His scholarly contributions related primarily to inpatient psychiatric practice and reflect his interests in clinical psychopharmacology, insight into psychiatry, the psychiatric hospitalist movement, chronotherapy in depression, and the application of object relations theory to inpatient practice. He received the Teacher of the Year Award from the university’s honorary medical student organization Alpha Omega Alpha and two Teacher of the Year Awards from the Department of Psychiatry.

Charles N. Ellis, William B. Taylor Endowed Professor of Clinical Dermatology and professor of dermatology in the Medical School, June 30, 2018. He received his Bachelor of Science degree and medical degree from the University of Michigan in 1973 and 1977, respectively. Ellis joined the U-M faculty in 1981, and held a number of leadership positions, including associate chair, residency program director, service chief and director of clinical research, all within the Department of Dermatology; chief of dermatology in the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System; and co-director of the Service Excellence Department in Michigan Medicine. Ellis assisted with fundraising efforts that resulted in the establishment of three named professorships in the Department of Dermatology. He was named to the Best Doctors in America list by his physician peers every year since 1994. Ellis published more than 240 peer-reviewed journal articles, 100 abstracts, and 30 book chapters. He co-authored seminal works on retinoid therapy of psoriasis and of photo-aged skin; immunomodulatory treatments for psoriasis, including the first biologic therapy; and the measurement of severity of psoriasis, all of which contributed to pivotal developments in clinical research and therapeutics in dermatology. Ellis received U-M’s H.R. Johnson Award for Leadership in Diversity in 1997. Ellis was selected as an inaugural member of the Medical School’s League of Educational Excellence in 2013.

Hilary M. Haftel, clinical professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, clinical professor of learning health sciences, and clinical professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, Aug. 17, 2018. Haftel received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1984 from Union College, her medical degree in 1986 from the Albany Medical College of Union University, and her Master of Health Professions Education degree in 2004 from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She joined the U-M faculty in 1993. Haftel’s career combined interests in pediatric rheumatology, graduate medical education administration, and teaching. She published 63 peer-reviewed publications, one book, eight book chapters and three other media documents. Haftel served as the associate chair for education in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases from 2007-18 and director of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology from 2012-18. She was actively involved in a number of Michigan Medicine committees, including the Graduate Medical Education Special Review Committee, the Physician Champion for Pediatric Rheumatology Mi-Chart Implementation, and the Medical School Executive Committee.

John R. Heckenlively, Paul R. Lichter Professor of Ophthalmic Genetics and professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences in the Medical School, Jan. 31, 2018. Heckenlively received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College in 1968 and his medical degree from the University of Colorado in 1972. He joined the U-M faculty as the Paul R. Lichter Professor of Ophthalmic Genetics and professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences in 2004. Heckenlively was internationally recognized for his research and clinical care for retinal degenerations as well as a pioneer in autoimmune retinal diseases. His early work, supported by several foundation grants and the National Institutes of Health R01 funding, studied human hereditary eye diseases. He has also played key roles in multiple clinical trials, including gene therapy trials focused on vision restoration. Heckenlively’s extensive record of publications included more than 268 peer-reviewed articles, 44 book chapters, and five books. He received the Clinician-Scientist Award and the Distinguished Senior Scientist Award from the nonprofit organization Research to Prevent Blindness. He was elected a member of the American Ophthalmological Society in 1987 and a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmology in 1988.

Thomas C. Kinnear, D. Maynard Phelps Collegiate Professor of Business Administration and professor of marketing in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Aug. 31, 2018. Kinnear received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1966 and honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2002 from Queen’s University, his Master of Business Administration degree in 1968 from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in 1972 from the University of Michigan. He joined the U-M faculty in 1975. Kinnear was the founding executive director of the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Ross School. He was a former Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, senior associate dean of the Ross School, and former vice president for development for the university when he headed the $1.4 billion Campaign for Michigan in the 1990s. Kinnear received lifetime achievement awards from the Michigan Venture Capital Association, the New Enterprise Forum, and the American Marketing Association Foundation. His teaching and research interests were in the areas of entrepreneurial studies, strategic marketing planning, marketing and public policy, and market-based management. Kinnear’s research activity has resulted in publications in numerous scholarly journals, including the Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Marketing Research.

Bobbi S. Low, professor of environment and sustainability in the School for Environment and Sustainability, May 31, 2018. Low received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisville in 1962 and her Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1964 and 1967, respectively. She joined the U-M faculty in 1972. Low became the first full-time female faculty member in the School of Natural Resources in 1972. Her research interests include evolutionary and behavioral ecology, and its applications to fertility behavior in human and non-human populations; integrated evolutionary theory and resource management; resources and reproductive variance; and reproductive and resource tradeoffs for modern women. She authored, co-authored and edited a number of important books, including “Family Patterns in Nineteenth-Century Sweden: Variations in Time and Space” and “Why Sex Matters: A Darwinian Look at Human Behavior.” Low was also affiliated with the Program in the Environment, as well as the Institute for Social Research and the Population Studies Center. She received the Michigan Teaching Excellence Award in 1990. Low mentored numerous students throughout her tenure, served on the Mentoring Others Results in Excellence Committee, and received the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award from the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies in 2007.

Kathryn Schellenberg, associate professor of sociology in the UM-Flint College of Arts and Sciences, May 31, 2018. Schellenberg received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 from Brigham Young University and her Master of Science degree and Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1984 and 1991, respectively. She joined the U-M faculty in 1999. Her primary instructional responsibility was in sociology where she regularly taught General Statistics, Research Methods, Introduction to Sociology, and courses in work and organizations. She taught complementary graduate courses in the Master of Public Administration Program. Schellenberg received the Distinguished Faculty Service Award in 2015. She served as chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and as director of the Master of Public Administration Program. Schellenberg’s commitment to equity and fairness made her a sought-after member of faculty search committees and an advocate for students and colleagues. Her research in work and workplace organizations led to scholarly publications on such topics as how high-tech workers and firms react to turbulent change and uncertainty and police practices involving automated police information systems. Schellenberg was a member of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

Meng H. Tan, clinical professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, July 31, 2018. Tan received his Bachelor of Science degree and medical degree from Dalhousie University in 1965 and 1969, respectively. He joined the U-M faculty in 2008. Tan, an expert in diabetes and dyslipidemias, was recognized worldwide for his significant contributions in promoting health through research, education, patient care and advocacy. He authored and co-authored 186 peer-reviewed publications, 246 abstracts and five book chapters. His research has been supported by public and non-governmental granting agencies. At Eli Lilly and Co., Tan played a leading role in the design and implementation of clinical studies for new drugs for the treatment of diabetes. At the Medical School, he established the Michigan Diabetes Research Center’s Diabetes Research Registry and was the principal investigator of the MGI-MEND project, which focused on the genomics and metabolomics of diabetes. He served as the inaugural editor-in-chief of Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology, and held a number of leadership positions, including president of the Canadian Diabetes Association and founder of the Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. He received the Charles H. Best Medal and the Charles H. Best Award from the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Michael J. Wiley, professor of environment and sustainability in the School for Environment and Sustainability, March 31, 2018. Wiley received his Bachelor of General Studies degree in 1973, and his Master of Science degree and Ph.D. from U-M in 1976 and 1980, respectively. He joined the U-M faculty in 1987. Wiley’s research interests explored a number of topics, including the ecology of rivers and lakes, watershed management, community dynamics and population regulation, trout stream food webs, behavioral adaptations of aquatic insects, fish-invertebrate interactions, and fisheries management in North America and Southeast Asia. In recognition of his teaching and professional achievements, he received the Justin Leonard Award from the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in 2011. Wiley received the Faculty Teaching Award from the Program in the Environment in 2004. Additionally, during his tenure at the School for Environment and Sustainability, he served on several external boards and committees, including the Great Lakes Commission River Mouth Collaboratory, the Huron River Watershed Council SAP-Technical Advisory Committee, and a committee tasked with reviewing the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program.