The Board of Regents approved the following items at its meeting June 20.

Academic calendars approved for UM-Flint campus

The 2021-22 academic year for the UM-Flint campus will start Aug. 30, before the Labor Day holiday, and end with spring commencement May 1. The fall term has 69 days and will end Dec. 10. The winter term also has 69 days and will start Jan. 5. For the 2022-23 calendar, classes will begin Aug. 29 and end with spring commencement April 30. Both fall and winter terms have 69 days. The fall term will end Dec. 9, and the winter term will begin Jan. 4. There are no conflicts with religious holidays. The two academic calendars were developed following the university’s well-established academic calendar guidelines.

Regents approve application for liquor license

Regents approved an application for a Class C License and Catering by Sodexo Management Inc. in conjunction with a game of the La Liga-Serie A Cup soccer series scheduled to take place Aug. 10 at Michigan Stadium. Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, requested that U-M obtain a concessionaire’s application for a liquor license for use during the event. Relevent will contract for the concessions with Sodexo, the university’s current concessionaire for athletic venues. Michigan law permits the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to issue a license for the sale of alcohol at special events.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments with tenure

Joyce Y. Chai, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Stephanie A. Fryberg, professor of psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Robert D. Gregg IV, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Vikas Gulani, professor of radiology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2019.

Amy E. Hughes, associate professor of theatre and drama, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Kathryn Maguire-Jack, associate professor of social work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Fabian T. Pfeffer, associate professor of sociology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Nicole Seiberlich, associate professor of radiology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2019.

Lisa Marin Wexler, professor of social work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Lei Ying, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Named professorships

Hyun-Soo Ahn, Donald C. Cook Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Roger L. Albin, Anne B. Young Collegiate Professor of Neurology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

Benjamin L. Allen, James Douglas Engel Collegiate Professor, Medical School, effective July 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*James R. Baker Jr., Ruth Dow Doan Professor of Biologic Nanotechnology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2020.

*Pallab K. Bhattacharya, James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Joel N. Bregman, Heber D. Curtis Collegiate Professor of Astronomy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Nancy E. Burns, Warren E. Miller Collegiate Professor of Political Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*John R. Charpie, Amnon Rosenthal Collegiate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

Rebecca Cunningham, William G. Barsan Collegiate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical School, effective July 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

Justin B. Dimick, Frederick A. Coller Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective June 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Eva L. Feldman, Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*C. Alberto Figueroa, Edward B. Diethrich M.D. Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Vascular Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Stephen R. Forrest, Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Sharon C. Glotzer, Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Daniel J. Goldman, Bernard W. Agranoff Collegiate Professor of Neuroscience, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

Vikas Gulani, Fred Jenner Hodges Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Lisa H. Harris, F. Wallace and Janet Jeffries Collegiate Professor of Reproductive Health, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Marc B. Hershenson, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor for the Cure and Prevention of Cystic Fibrosis, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Roman Kapuscinski, John Psarouthakis Research Professor of Manufacturing Management, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024.

*George A. Mashour, Bert N. La Du Professor of Anesthesiology Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Melvin G. McInnis, Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Lena M. Napolitano, Joyce and Don Massey Family Foundation Professor, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

Scott E. Page, William Family Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024.

*Sagar V. Parikh, John F. Greden Professor of Depression and Clinical Neurosciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

Christopher I. Rider, Thomas C. Kinnear Professor, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Randy J. Seeley, Henry King Ransom Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

Alan V. Smrcka, Benedict R. Lucchesi Collegiate Professor of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Medical School, effective June 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

Gabor Toth, Bram van Leer Collegiate Research Professor, U-M Office of Research, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2024.

Administrative appointments

Catherine E. Badgley, director, Residential College, LSA, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

Todd Baily, associate vice president for development, campaign strategy and initiatives, Office of University Development, effective July 1, 2019.

Ronald D. Chervin, interim chair, Department of Neurology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2019.

Christiane J. Gruber, chair, Department of History of Art, LSA, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

Vikas Gulani, chair, Department of Radiology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2019.

Vesa M. Kaartinen, associate dean for research, School of Dentistry, effective June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2024.

*Mikhail Krutikov, chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

*Francine Lafontaine, senior associate dean for faculty and research, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

*Lisa K. Low, associate dean for practice and professional graduate studies, School of Nursing, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021.

Anna K. Mapp, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

Alexandra S. Matish, associate vice provost for academic and faculty affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2019.

*John D. Meeker, senior associate dean for research, School of Public Health, effective May 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2022.

*Johanna H. Prins, chair, Department of Comparative Literature, LSA, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

*Marschall S. Runge, executive vice president for medical affairs, U-M Health Systems, and dean, Medical School, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2025.

Tad M. Schmaltz, chair, Department of Philosophy, LSA, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

*Lonnie D. Shea, William and Valerie Hall Department Chair of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2022.

Brian T. Smith, associate vice president for finance, Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective July 15, 2019.

Michaela T. Zint, associate dean for academic affairs, School for Environment and Sustainability, effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Transfer of tenure

Scott E. Page, transfer of tenure to professor of management and organizations, with tenure, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective July 1, 2019.

Dearborn campus

Di Ma, acting associate dean for graduate education and research, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective June 1, 2019.

Flint campus

Lois L. Alexander, chair, Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

*Roy C. Barnes, associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

*Chris C. Douglas, chair, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

*Michael E. Farmer, chair, Department of Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

Benjamin Gaydos, chair, Department of Art and Art History, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

Thomas C. Henthorn, chair, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

William F. McKibbin, interim chair, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019.

Derwin S. Munroe, chair, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

*Shelby Newport, chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

*Randall L. Repic, chair, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

*James R. Schirmer, chair, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

Dale J. Trela, chair, Department of Foreign Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021.

*Reappointments

Retirements

David K. Cohen, professor of education, School of Education, and professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, June 30, 2019. Cohen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Alfred University in 1956 and his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1961. He joined the U-M faculty in 1993. Cohen’s research influenced educational policy, the relations between policy and instruction and between policy and research, the evaluation of educational experiments and large-scale intervention programs, and the reform and improvement of schools and teaching. Cohen co-directed the Study of Instructional Improvement, a large longitudinal study of efforts to improve instruction and learning in high-poverty elementary schools. Along with authoring eight books, he is a member of the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Cohen has received the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award and the Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association.

Stephen E. Feinberg, professor of dentistry, School of Dentistry, and professor of surgery, Medical School, June 30, 2019. Feinberg received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1966 from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1970 from New York University, his Master of Science degree in 1973 from U-M, and his Ph.D. in 1980 from the University of Rochester Medical Center. He joined the U-M faculty in 1990. Feinberg held key leadership positions in several organizations, including the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He co-authored 150 scholarly publications and has nine patents. Feinberg was internationally recognized for his contributions to temporomandibular joint surgery, and soft and hard tissue reconstruction of the craniomaxillofacial region using a tissue engineering/regenerative medicine approach. He received the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Research Fellowship and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Research Recognition Award.

David J. Fink, Robert W. Brear Professor of Neurology, professor of neurology, and chair of the Department of Neurology, Medical School, June 30, 2019. Fink received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970 from Yale College and his medical degree in 1974 from Harvard Medical School. He joined the U-M faculty in 1982 and, after several years at the University of Pittsburgh, he returned to U-M as the Robert W. Brear Professor of Neurology and chair of the Department of Neurology in 2004. Fink’s research focused on the development and use of herpes simplex-based viral vectors for the treatment of diseases of the peripheral nervous system. He published more than 150 articles and was a co-inventor on five issued patents. Fink was awarded the Paul W. Magnuson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rehabilitation Research by the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2014. He received the Status Pedagogicus Award for excellence in teaching.

Rachel Lipson Glick, clinical professor of psychiatry, Medical School, June 30, 2019. Glick received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981 and her medical degree in 1984 from U-M’s Integrated Premedical-Medical Program. Glick joined the U-M faculty in 1991. She served as the associate dean for student programs and was the first woman to hold an associate dean-level position in the Medical School. Glick’s skills as a teacher were recognized with a Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D., Certificate of Excellence for Medical Student Education from the American Psychiatric Association (1996), a Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Pre-Clinical Teaching (2013), and election to the League of Educational Excellence at the Medical School (2013). Her clinical and academic focus was emergency psychiatry, and she previously served as the director of U-M’s Psychiatric Emergency Services and as president of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. Glick received an Outstanding Clinician Dean’s Award from the Medical School in 2017.

Milton D. Gross, professor of radiology and professor of internal medicine, Medical School, June 30, 2019. Gross received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1970 and his medical degree in 1974 from U-M. He joined the U-M faculty in 1980. Gross served as national program director of the Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Safety Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs Health System in Washington, D.C., from 1990-2015. His research focused on the use of radioisotopes in endocrine diagnostic imaging and therapy. Gross co-authored more than 250 scholarly publications and 97 textbook chapters, and created the first tele-nuclear medicine network in Michigan providing interpretation of diagnostic nuclear medicine images at the Ann Arbor VA from scans performed at the Saginaw, Battle Creek and Fort Wayne VA hospitals and the VA’s Toledo outpatient clinic. He formed the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Radiation Safety Committee to provide oversight of the medical use of radioisotopes throughout the organization.

Deborah L. Gumucio, James Douglas Engel Collegiate Professor, professor of cell and development biology, and professor of internal medicine, Medical School, June 30, 2019. Gumucio received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971, her Master of Public Health degree in 1975 and her Ph.D. in 1986 from U-M. She joined the U-M faculty in 1991. Gumucio and her laboratory made substantial contributions to four major areas of scientific investigation, including developmental regulation of the globin genes, molecular etiology of Familial Mediterranean Fever, molecular and cellular mechanisms of intestinal development, and embryoid models of early human development. She co-founded the Center for Organogenesis at Michigan in 1995 and served as its co-director or director until 2010. The center promoted clinical-basic interactions around organ development and disease across the university. Gumucio served as the interim chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology from 2013-16 and she received U-M’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 2013.

James Paul Holloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, College of Engineering, and vice provost for global engagement and interdisciplinary academic affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, June 30, 2019. Holloway received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 and his Master of Science degree in 1984 from the University of Illinois, his Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mathematics in 1985 from Cambridge University, and his Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of Virginia. He joined the U-M faculty in 1990. Holloway won numerous awards for teaching, including the College of Engineering’s 1938E Award for excellence in teaching and mentoring. He revamped the freshmen course Engineering 101: Introduction to Computers and Programming, and authored the textbook “Introduction to Engineering Programming.” His research interests included applied mathematics and numerical methods with applications to neutron and photon transport and nuclear reactor physics and control. His leadership roles include vice provost for global engagement and interdisciplinary academic affairs from 2013-19.

Shixin Jack Hu, vice president for research in the Office of Research, and J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing, professor of mechanical engineering, and professor of industrial and operations engineering, College of Engineering, June 30, 2019. Hu received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1983 from Tianjin University, China, and his Master of Science degree in 1986 and his Ph.D. in 1990 from U-M. He joined the U-M faculty in 1995, and served as vice president for research from 2016-19. Hu’s teaching and research interests included manufacturing systems design and operations, assembly modeling and statistical quality methods. As vice president for research, Hu launched several important interdisciplinary initiatives, including the opening of Mcity and campuswide initiatives in data science and in exercise and sport science. He provided leadership in promoting a culture of safety and compliance in research. Hu received a number of awards, including the William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Robert W. Ike, associate professor of internal medicine, Medical School, June 30, 2019. Ike received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1974 and his Master of Science degree in 1975 from U-M. He earned his medical degree in 1979 from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and joined the U-M faculty in 1985. Ike’s clinical and research interests were in the areas of psoriatic arthritis and musculoskeletal ultrasound. At U-M, he became a pioneer in a number of rheumatological procedures, including joint injections and ultrasounds. Ike authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, 13 book chapters and 50 scientific abstracts. He served as the director of the Interventional Rheumatology Programs, the Rheumatology Inpatient Services and the Rheumatology Consultation Services. Ike was actively involved with the American College of Rheumatology and served as chair of a number of committees, including the ACR Task Force on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound from 2007-10.

José Jalife, Cyrus and Jane Farrehi Professor of Cardiovascular Research, professor of internal medicine, and professor of molecular and integrative physiology, Medical School, June 30, 2019. Jalife received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 1965, and his medical degree from the School of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, in 1972. He joined the U-M faculty as a professor and director of the Center for Arrhythmia Research in 2008. Jalife was recognized as a leader in the field of cardiac arrhythmias. He authored more than 275 peer-reviewed publications and served as an editor of 14 books. Jalife served as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the Medical School and the Executive Committee of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. He was involved in a number of national societies, including the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society.

Marina Mata, professor of neurology, Medical School, June 30, 2019. Mata received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Institute Maragall in 1964 and her medical degree from the University of Barcelona in 1971. She joined the U-M faculty in 1982 and, after working at the University of Pittsburgh, she returned to U-M in 2004. Mata’s principal contributions in research have been in elucidating cellular processes involved in neural injury and regeneration. Using X-ray microanalysis combined with electron microscopy, she described the ultrastructural distribution of calcium ions in normal neurons and how this distribution changes following axonal injury. Mata was the first to describe the dynamics of the dual leucine zipper-bearing kinase in neurons, followed by key studies on the regulation of protein phosphorylation in neurons. She provided care for veteran patients at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and mentored more than 40 undergraduate students and post-baccalaureate trainees.

K.M. Jairam Menon, professor of biological chemistry, Medical School, June 30, 2019. Menon received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Bombay in 1959 and his Bachelor of Science (Tech) degree from the University of Bombay in 1962. He received his Ph.D. from Boston University in 1967, and joined the U-M faculty in 1970. Menon developed a vigorous research program in the area of mechanism and regulation of steroid hormone biosynthesis in the ovary, structure/function studies of the luteinizing hormone receptor, LH regulated signal transcription, and RNA-binding protein-mediated post transcriptional regulation of the LH receptor. He published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and edited four books. Menon received U-M’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, the Impression 5 Science Museum’s Michigan Scientist of the Year Award and the Medical School’s EBS Basic Science Teaching Award in Biochemistry. He was inducted into the Medical School’s League of Research Excellence in 2014.

Patrick M. O’Malley, research professor in the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research, June 30, 2019. O’Malley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. from U-M in 1970 and 1975, respectively. He joined the U-M faculty in 1975. O’Malley’s research interests include causes and consequences of drug use, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, social epidemiology of drug use, school policies and practices related to student health, and longitudinal survey data analysis techniques. His scholarly research has been at the forefront in integrating research on the psychosocial, contextual, and epidemiological influences on tobacco use, alcohol use, and the use of illicit drugs. O’Malley served on five National Academy of Sciences committees, and conducted professional reviews and served as a consultant for several agencies, including the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Science Foundation.

Randy S. Roth, clinical professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Medical School, June 30, 2019. Roth received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 from the American University, and his Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota in 1975 and 1980, respectively. He joined the U-M faculty in 1981. Roth authored 48 peer-reviewed publications, 12 book chapters, and numerous abstracts. A dedicated educator, he gave numerous lectures and taught a multitude of courses in the Medical School. Roth made significant contributions to patient care and the literature related to pain, cancer and many other areas. Additionally, he made important contributions to the university with his service as a thesis mentor, thesis committee member and dissertation committee member. Roth served on several committees related to treating pain at U-M and the Ann Arbor Veterans Hospital. (Retirement cancellation received by the Board of Regents July 18, 2019.)

Jane P. Sheldon, professor of psychology in the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, April 30, 2019. Sheldon received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983 from Pomona College, and her Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. from U-M in 1987 and 1992, respectively. She joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 1995. Sheldon taught Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Psychology as a Natural Science, as well as upper-level courses in developmental psychology. She also introduced a new course, Self and Identity: Psychological Perspectives, and revised and updated Lifespan Development Psychology into a distance-learning course. Sheldon received UM-Dearborn’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology). Her research interests included attributions, stereotypes and attitudes towards others, self-perceptions and self-evaluation, gender role socialization and gender issues, developmental psychology and sport psychology.

Robert U. Simpson, professor of pharmacology, Medical School, April 30, 2019. Simpson received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1973 from the University of California, Davis and his Ph.D. in 1979 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He joined the U-M faculty in 1982. Simpson’s research interest was endocrine pharmacology, with a specific focus on vitamin D endocrinology and signal transduction. He was the first to isolate, purify and characterize the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which led to the generation of antibodies, gene clones, and VDR knockout mice. His discoveries resulted in a tremendous increase in new knowledge of vitamin D’s importance and led to new therapeutic approaches for diseases such as heart failure, psoriasis, cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Simpson generated new university patents, raised nearly $1 million in entrepreneurial funding, and co-founded Cardiavent Inc. to advance the development of a selective VDR agonist for the treatment of cardiovascular and renal diseases.

Sherril A. Smith, Catherine B. Heller Collegiate Professor of Art and professor of art, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, May 31, 2019. Smith received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in 1965 and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1967. She joined the U-M faculty in 1974. Smith was a seminal figure in the evolution of weaving and fiber arts from a handicraft and industrial process to an established form of creative practice. She has been recognized for a number of important innovations in weaving processes and structures as well as her incorporation of elements of science, astronomy, nature and classical studies in her creative work. Smith’s work has been featured in influential books and catalogs on fiber arts and can be found in the permanent collections of more than 50 museums and corporations. She was elected a fellow of the American Crafts Council in 2012.

Lloyd M. Stoolman, professor of pathology, Medical School, May 31, 2019. Stoolman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1972 and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1977. Stoolman joined the U-M faculty in 1983. His research laboratory studied cellular adhesion in immunity and inflammation. He and his colleagues were the first to demonstrate that a carbohydrate binding molecule (lectin) initiated the process known as lymphocyte recirculation, a key component of immune surveillance. This work challenged conventional wisdom in cellular immunology and opened a new area of research. Stoolman was the first medical director of the clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory at Michigan Medicine, one of the first such laboratories in the country. He contributed to the flow cytometry literature and co-developed novel computer-based case management and teaching software. Stoolman co-developed a web-based collection of whole slide images, The Virtual Slide Box, which has been used by students, trainees and educators worldwide.

Sharon L. Swindell, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, Medical School, June 30, 2019. Swindell received her Bachelor of Science degree from Williams College in 1982 and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School — Houston in 1987. She joined the U-M faculty in 1994. Swindell has made a significant impact on the field of primary care pediatrics. She served as the president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Swindell was a resource and mentor to members of the Legislature and leaders in the community, as well as junior faculty, students and residents. As one of the state’s leading advocates of child health, she was an active and familiar face across the region and in Lansing, where she regularly gives talks on matters of legislative advocacy. Swindell received the Division of General Pediatrics’ Clinical Excellence Award in 2014.

Russell S. Taichman, Major M. Ash Collegiate Professor of Periodontics, professor of dentistry and associate dean for research, School of Dentistry, July 1, 2019. Taichman received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from Villanova University, his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree in 1986 from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Doctor of Medical Science degree in 1990 from Harvard University. He joined the U-M faculty in 1992. Taichman was internationally recognized for his novel research that focused on identifying the molecular mechanisms used by osteoblasts that serve and support hematopoietic stem cells, and how these pathways are used by tumors to gain footholds in the marrow and become dormant. He received a number of teaching and mentoring awards, developed and directed the Scholars Program in Dental Leadership, and organized the School of Dentistry’s first massive online open course. Taichman was a member of several national organizations, including the American Association of Dental Research.

Susan G. Urba, professor of internal medicine and otolaryngology, Medical School, July 7, 2019. Urba received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974 from the University of Detroit, a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978 from Mercy College of Detroit, and her medical degree in 1983 from U-M. She joined the U-M faculty in 1988. Urba held numerous leadership roles in the Department of Internal Medicine during her tenure. She was the director of the Palliative Care Program and served as both the acting chief for the Oncology Section and the director of Clinical Research in the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. In 2009, Urba was named medical director of the U-M Symptom Management and Supportive Care Program. She was an active clinical researcher with specific interest in esophageal cancer and head and neck cancer as well as palliative care. Urba served as the chair of the pain sub panel for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Survivorship Guidelines Panel.

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