Regents Roundup — June 2022

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The Board of Regents approved the following personnel items at its June 16 meeting:

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments with tenure

Sherina Feliciano-Santos, associate professor of anthropology, LSA, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Kevin Judge, associate professor of theatre and drama, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Eranda Nikolla, professor of chemical engineering, College of Engineering, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Camille Quinn, associate professor of social work, School of Social Work, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Bryan K. Roby, promotion to associate professor of Judaic studies, with tenure; associate professor of history, without tenure; and associate professor of Middle East studies, without tenure, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

Robert Sullivan, professor of music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Nicholas Walker, professor of music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Aug. 29, 2022.

Named professorships

*Richard J. Auchus, James A. Shayman and Andrea S. Kevrick Professor of Translational Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Mihaela Banu, Collegiate Research Professor, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Laurence H. Baker, Collegiate Professor of Cancer Developmental Therapeutics, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023.

Albert H. Bell IV, Charles S. and Ann S. Hutchins Professor of Practice in Engineering, effective June 1, 2022, through May 31, 2027.

*Dean E. Brenner, Moshe Talpaz, M.D. Professor of Translational Oncology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Nuria P. Calvet, Helen Dodson Prince Collegiate Professor of Astronomy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Linda M. Chatters, Paula Allen-Meares Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Juan R. Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Grant M. Comer, Richard and Marilyn Witham Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective July 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Peter Ho Davies, Charles Baxter Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Daniel C. Fisher, Claude W. Hibbard Collegiate Professor of Paleontology, LSA effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Sergey Fomin, Robert M. Thrall Collegiate Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Justin Frake, Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023.

Timothy L. Frankel, Maud T. Lane Professor of Surgical Oncology, Medical School, effective June 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Anne Ruggles Gere, Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2023.

Jolanta E. Grembecka, Richard and Susan Rogel Professor of Cancer Therapeutics, Medical School, effective June 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Johann E. Gudjonsson, Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Skin Molecular Immunology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*John P. Hayes, Claude E. Shannon Professor of Engineering Science, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023.

*Daniel A. Herwitz, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*A. Van Jordan, Robert Hayden Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*James M. Joyce, Cooper Harold Langford Collegiate Professor of Philosophy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Evan T. Keller, Richard and Susan Rogel Professor of Oncology, Medical School, effective June 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Mary C. Kelley, Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture and Women’s Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Sachin Kheterpal, Kevin K. Tremper, Ph.D., M.D. Research Professor, Medical School, effective June 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Mikhail Krutikov, Preston R. Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2023 through Dec. 31, 2027.

*Elizaveta Levina, Vijayan N. Nair Collegiate Professor of Statistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Julian A. Levinson, Samuel Shetzer Endowed Professor of Jewish American Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Sami Malek, Maria Reinhardt DeCesare Research Professor of Blood Cancers and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Medical School, effective June 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*John Montgomery, Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor of Synthetic Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Douglas C. Noll, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Jillian N. Pearring, Skillman Early Career Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Paul Picton, David W. Learned Collegiate Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Helmut Puff, Elizabeth L. Eisenstein Collegiate Professor of History and Germanic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027

*Laura Ruetsche, Louis E. Loeb Collegiate Professor of Philosophy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

 *Billy Tsai, Corydon Ford Collegiate Professor, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*George Tsebelis, Anatol Rapoport Collegiate Professor of Political Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Kristen J. Verhey, A. Kent Christensen Collegiate Professor, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Lynn Videka, Carol T. Mowbray Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

*Patricia J. Wittkopp, Sally L. Allen Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Andrew Wu, NBD Bancorp Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023.

Administrative appointments

*Thomas A. Baird, vice president for development, Office of the Vice President for Development, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2027.

Paroma Chatterjee, chair, Department of History of Art, LSA, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026.

*Jason A. Corey, associate dean for graduate studies, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

Margaret L. Dobson, interim chair, Department of Family Medicine, Medical School, effective June 1, 2022.

Gregory E. Dowd, associate dean for the humanities, LSA, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

Robert D. Ernst, chief health officer, Office of the President, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2027.

Christopher L. Hill, chair, Department of Comparative Literature, LSA, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

*Stanley Kent, associate dean for clinical affairs, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

Nestor L. Lopez-Duran, interim chair, Department of Psychology, LSA, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

*Anna K., Mapp, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

Kevin P. Pipe, associate dean for undergraduate education, College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2027.

Aditya S. Pandey, chair, Department of Neurosurgery, effective June 1, 2022, and Julian T. Hoff, M.D. Professor of Neurosurgery, Medical School, effective June 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Helmut Puff, interim chair, Department of History of Art, LSA, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

Peter X. Song, acting chair, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective Aug. 29, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022.

Cristiane Squarize, associate dean for faculty affairs, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Michele S. Swanson, interim associate dean for graduate and post-doctoral studies, Medical School, effective July 1, 2022.

*Ruby C.M. Tapia, chair, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2025.

*Alford A. Young Jr., chair, Department of Sociology, LSA, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

David N. Zacks, Edna H. Perkiss Research Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective June 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027.

Kara Zivin, Marcia A. Valenstein, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School, effective June 1, 2022, through August 31, 2027.

Other transactions

Marcy Balunas, correction of effective dates of a new appointment as associate professor of microbiology and immunology, Medical School, effective May 23, 2022.

Gabe Habash, Helen Zell Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, LSA, effective Aug. 29, 2022, through May 31, 2025.

Peggy S. McCracken, correction of title as director, Institute for the Humanities, and Mary Fair Croushore Professor, LSA, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2027.

Kelly Sexton, change in title to associate vice president for research-innovation partnerships, Office of Research, effective June 1, 2022.

Ekaterina Velikov, correction of effective dates of appointment as associate dean for research and creative practice, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, effective Jan. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2024

Dearborn campus

Wencong Su, interim chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Aug. 29, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Qiang Zhu, chair, Department of Computer and Information Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Flint campus

Amal Alhosban, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to associate professor of computer science, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Mark Allison, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to associate professor of computer science, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022

Olanrewaju Aluko, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to associate professor of mechanical engineering, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

James Alsup, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to associate professor of physics, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Halil Bisgin, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to associate professor of computer science, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Mihai Burzo, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to associate professor of engineering, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Debasish Dutta, transfer of appointment and tenure to professor of engineering, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Rajib Ganguly, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to associate professor of physics, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Murali Mani, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to professor of computer science, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Quamrul Mazumder, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to professor of mechanical engineering, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Christopher A. Pearson, transfer of appointment and tenure to professor of physics, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Matthew Spradling, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to associate professor of computer science, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Zahid Syed, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to associate professor of computer science, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Charlotte Tang, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to associate professor of computer science, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Stephen Turner, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to associate professor of computer science, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Suleyman Uludag, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to associate professor of computer science, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

Mojtaba Vaziri, transfer of faculty appointment and tenure to professor of mechanical engineering, with tenure, and to professor of physics, with tenure, College of Innovation and Technology, effective July 1, 2022.

*Reappointment

Retirements

Stephen W. Bougher, Andrew F. Nagy Collegiate Research Professor and research professor in climate and space sciences and engineering in the College of Engineering, June 30, 2022. Bougher received his B.A. from Northwestern University in 1977, his M.S. from the University of Colorado in 1980 and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1985. He spent his early career at the National Center for Atmospheric Research as a postdoctoral fellow before joining the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona as an associate/assistant research scientist supporting NASA planetary missions to Venus and Mars. Bougher joined U-M as a senior research scientist in 2002 and became a research professor in 2003. Bougher’s research focused on planetary upper atmospheres within the solar system. He contributed significantly to NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, culminating in his recent participation as a co-investigator and interdisciplinary scientist for the NASA MAVEN mission. Bougher serves on major advisory committees of NASA and the National Research Council. He received the Office of the Vice President of Research’s Outstanding Research Achievement Award and the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Research Scientist Award. In addition, he received NASA’s Group Achievement Award for the MRO and MAVEN Mission Science Teams.

Carol E. Chenoweth, clinical professor of internal medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical School, July 1, 2022. Chenoweth received her M.D. from U-M in 1984. She completed an internship and internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center and a fellowship in infectious diseases at U-M. Chenoweth was appointed an instructor in the internal medicine department in 1991. She was appointed an assistant professor in internal medicine in 1994 and an assistant professor in epidemiology in the School of Public Health in 1995. She was promoted to clinical associate professor of internal medicine in 2001 and clinical associate professor of epidemiology in 2003. She was named a clinical professor in 2007. Chenoweth also was the outpatient physician director for infectious diseases, the medical director of infection control and epidemiology and the associate director for antimicrobial stewardship. She is active in the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Michigan Infectious Diseases Society and the Immunocompromised Host Society. She received the 2021 Department of Internal Medicine’s Special Recognition for Contributions to the Medical School Teaching Program. She was also honored with the 2020 Carol E. Chenoweth, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine Early Career Endowment.

Kathryn A. Eaton, professor of microbiology and immunology in the Medical School, June 30, 2022. Eaton received her B.A. from Amherst College in 1978 and her D.V.M. from Tufts University in 1984. She completed her residency in veterinary pathology and received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1990. After serving as an assistant and associate professor there, she joined U-M as an associate professor in 2003. She was promoted to professor in 2010. Eaton is a pathologist, veterinarian, researcher and teacher. She was the first to develop an animal model of gastritis due to Helicobacter pylori, the first to demonstrate the role of bacterial virulence factors in colonization by that organism, and the first to use a mouse model to demonstrate the role of host immune response in disease due to H. pylori. She established and directed the U-M Germ-Free Mouse Core Facility, edited two books on germ-free animal technology and use, and provided consultation for germ-free facilities at other institutions. She was active in the American College of Veterinary Pathology and served on the ACVP Board Exam Committee until her retirement. Eaton’s vitae contains more than 150 publications, including journal articles, book chapters and research reviews.

Rodney D. Fort, professor of kinesiology in the School of Kinesiology, May 31, 2022. Fort received his B.S. in 1978 from Utah State University, his M.S. in 1980 from Montana State University and his Ph.D. in 1985 from the California Institute of Technology. He worked as an assistant professor, associate professor and professor at Washington State University before joining U-M as a professor in 2007. He was the graduate program committee chair from 2009-10 and associate dean for graduate programs and faculty affairs from 2010-12. Fort is among a small number of scholars who established the field of sport economics. At the beginning of his career, a handful of economists had written important papers focusing on sport as a unique business, but those individual papers did not establish a subfield. Fort’s decades-long focus on a different aspect of the sports business and what separates it from other entrepreneurial activities is what created the field of sport economics. Fort’s dominance and definition of the field is defined by his publications, his presence as a source for media outlets and his service as an expert witness.

Isaac R. Francis, professor of radiology in the Medical School, June 30, 2022. Francis received his M.B.B.S. in 1973 from the University of Madras (now Tamil Nadu) in India. He spent four years in the United Kingdom as a senior house officer and later registrar in the surgical disciplines and radiology. He completed a diagnostic radiology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit followed by a fellowship in abdominal computed tomography at the University of Michigan in 1981. Francis spent the next 39 years at Michigan Medicine. He was appointed an instructor in 1981, promoted to assistant professor in 1983, associate professor in 1987 and professor in 1993. His medical research focused on abdominal CT and MRI. Francis is a fellow of the American College of Radiology, the Society of Abdominal Radiology and the Society of Advanced Body Imaging (previously known as the SCBTMR), as well as the International Cancer Imaging Society. He is a past president of SCBTMR, chaired the Radiology Exhibits Committee of the Radiological Society of North America and served on the Gastrointestinal Section of the American Board of Radiology. At U-M, Francis has won the annual Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award and Mentor of the Year awards.

Douglas R. Fullen, clinical professor of pathology and of dermatology in the Medical School, June 30, 2022. Fullen received his M.D. from Emory University School of Medicine in 1990. Following an internship at the University of Virginia, three years of active duty in the U.S. Navy, a pathology residency at the University of Michigan and a dermatopathology fellowship at the Weill Cornell Medical Center, he joined U-M as a clinical assistant professor in 2000. He was promoted to clinical associate professor in 2005 and to clinical professor in 2012. Fullen is a highly regarded dermatopathologist who receives hundreds of consults for second opinion per year. He has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed papers. His studies on the molecular underpinnings of melanocytic tumors have significantly impacted the clinical management of patients with these tumors. Fullen has coauthored several textbook chapters and the textbook, “Handbook of Direct Immunofluorescence: A pattern-based approach to skin and mucosal biopsies.” In addition, Fullen has filled several departmental administrative roles, chaired the Mentorship Committee and was vice chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Society of Dermatopathology. He received teaching awards from the departments of Dermatology and Pathology.

Steven G. Heeringa, research scientist in the Institute for Social Research, July 8, 2022. Heeringa received his B.S. in biometrics in 1975, his M.A in statistics in 1977 and his Ph.D. in biostatistics in 1999 from U-M. He was director of the Division of Surveys and Technologies from 1996-2002 at the Institute for Social Research, and joined the research faculty as research scientist in 2003. He is a member of the research faculty in the Program in Survey and Data Science Methodology. Heeringa’s research centers on sample design methods and procedures for survey inference. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a member of the International Statistical Institute. With Robert Groves, he developed and introduced “responsive survey design” methodology to the institute’s survey practice and to statistical literature. He has collaborated extensively with scientific colleagues in the design and conduct of major studies in aging, psychiatric epidemiology, and physical and mental health. He served as the site principal investigator from 2009-15 for the largest study ever conducted of suicide and related adverse mental health outcomes in U.S. soldiers. He has served as a sample design consultant to a variety of research programs around the world.

Paul M. Hughes, professor of philosophy in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, UM-Dearborn, Feb. 28, 2022. Hughes earned his B.A. in philosophy in 1980 from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and his M.A. in 1983 and Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Hughes joined UM-Dearborn as an assistant professor of philosophy in 1987. He was promoted to associate professor in 1994 and to professor in 2005. He twice chaired the Department of Humanities. Hughes has centered his scholarly work on ethics, social and political philosophy, and the philosophy of law. He has published 29 articles and short book chapters, six book review essays or conference proceedings, and 29 encyclopedia articles and book reviews. Hughes received multiple research grants during his time at the university and was nominated for the UM-Dearborn Distinguished Researcher Award and the Distinguished Teaching Award. He developed five new courses for the philosophy program and served as a chair, facilitator, commentator or moderator at more than 30 professional conferences. He was a member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Bar Association, the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology and the American Society for Value Inquiry.

Joe H. Lunn, professor of history in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, UM-Dearborn, June 30, 2022. Lunn earned his B.A. in 1973 and M.A. in 1980 from the University of Oklahoma and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1993. He joined UM-Dearborn as an assistant professor in 1993. He was promoted to associate professor in 2001 and to professor in 2009. Lunn taught a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as courses in both the Honors Program and in the African and African American Studies Program (which he helped create). His research focused on the experience of West African soldiers fighting under the French flag during World War I. Lunn’s book, “Memoirs of the Maelstrom,”received the Alfred Heggoy Prize of the French Colonial Historical Society/Société d’histoire coloniale française for the best book published in French colonial history in 2000. Lunn received the UM-Dearborn Distinguished Research Award in 2006. His work has appeared in prestigious journals and received support from the Fulbright Foundation. Lunn was chair and vice chair of the Faculty Senate; chair of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee; and co-director of the UM-Dearborn African and African American Studies program.

Dorene S. Markel, assistant research scientist in learning health sciences in the Medical School, June 30, 2022. Markel received her B.S. in 1981 from Michigan Technological University, her M.S. in 1983 from the U-M Medical School and her M.H.S.A in 1991 from the U-M School of Public Health. Markel joined the Medical School in 1982 as a research assistant. In 1984, she joined the Department of Neurology. She worked to create the Human Genome Center in 1990 and became the director of the center’s Human Studies Core. She became administrative director of the General Clinical Research Center in 1995 and founding administrative director of the Center for the Advancement of Clinical Research in 2001. In 2006, she was appointed the first director for clinical and translational research for the Medical School, and also became founding administrative director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research. Markel became a research investigator in the Department of Medical Education in 2007 and was promoted to assistant research scientist in 2012. She became director of the Brehm Center in 2018 and founding managing director of M-Diabetes in 2019. In 2020, Markel became the founding managing director of the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute.

Rashmi Luthra, professor of communications and composition in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, UM-Dearborn, April 30, 2022. Luthra earned her B.A. in 1979 from Delhi University, her M.A. in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in 1988 in mass communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Luthra joined UM-Dearborn as an assistant professor in 1991. She was promoted to associate professor in 1997 and to professor in 2005. She chaired the Department of Language, Culture and Communication, established the communication major and served as its first director, and also served as director of the women’s studies program. She was instrumental in establishing the women’s studies major. Luthra centered her scholarly work on feminist postcolonial approaches to the study of media and communication. She has published more than 26 articles and edited the journalism and mass communication theme of the “Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems” published by UNESCO. She chaired the Feminist Scholarship Division and the Global Communication and Social Change Division of the International Communication Association. She received a U-M Regents’ Medal for Dedicated Service and UM-Dearborn’s Distinguished Academic Citizenship Award.

Sandra L. Momper, associate professor of social work in the School of Social Work, July 1, 2022. Momper earned her B.S. in 1973 from the University of Slippery Rock in Pennsylvania. She received her M.S.W. in 1991 and her Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the School of Social Work faculty in 2008. Momper has 20 years of mental health experience with American Indian and African American families, as well as community organizing experience. Her research interests include gambling, substance abuse, PTSD, suicide, mental health and health disparities among rural and urban American Indian/Alaska Native youth and families. She has been active since 2007 at American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeast Michigan Inc. She is the co-principal investigator and evaluator for the Expansion of Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families SAMHSA grant in collaboration with AIHFS and the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, called “When We Work Together, Then We Are Wise ‘Pii Maamwinokiyaang, Miidash Nibwaakaayaang.’” She also is the co-PI and evaluator for AIHFS’ second GLS SAMHSA grant titled “Manidookewigashkibjigan” Sacred Bundle: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Project. She received the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award in 2015.

Kenneth Pituch, clinical professor of pediatrics in the Medical School, June 30, 2022. Pituch received his undergraduate degree in English with highest honors from Michigan State University in 1972, and completed his pre-medical curriculum there in 1977. He received his M.D. in 1981 and completed his pediatric residency at U-M. Pituch held faculty appointments at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Indiana University School of Medicine before returning to U-M as a clinical assistant professor in 1995. He was promoted to clinical associate professor in 1999 and to clinical professor in 2006. Pituch was director of Hospital Medicine from 2003-15, medical director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Program from 2004-18 and medical director of the Partners for Children (Complex Care) Program from 2018-present. Pituch has received the Silver Shovel Award by the Galens Medical Society, the Kaiser Permanente Award for Outstanding Teacher, the League of Clinical Excellence Award and the League of Educational Excellence Award, Medical School. Pituch’s scholarly contributions have been in collaborative research, including work on abdominal pain in children and in sleep disordered breathing. He helped develop and lead the pediatric palliative care program at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Elaine Pomeranz, clinical associate professor of emergency medicine and clinical associate professor of pediatrics, July 1, 2022. Pomeranz completed her M.D. in 1985 at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine and a residency in 1988 at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She created and began a fellowship there before joining U-M in 1989 as a lecturer in the Department of Pediatrics. She was appointed clinical instructor in 1990. She then became a clinical assistant professor in pediatrics and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery’s Emergency Medicine section. She became an adjunct clinical assistant professor in both departments in 1995. Pomeranz went on to become a clinical instructor in pediatrics in 1999. In 2000, she was appointed the medical director of the Child Protection Team and as a clinical assistant professor in pediatrics and emergency medicine. In 2018, she became a clinical associate professor. At U-M, Pomeranz helped develop the first pediatrics curriculum for the emergency medicine residency. As CPT medical director, she established a multidisciplinary team to review all cases of suspected child abuse, and she created educational workshops for medical, legal social work and law enforcement professionals.

Michael E. Razzoog, professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry, June 30, 2022. Razzoog received his D.D.S. from U-M in 1973, his M.S. in prosthodontics in 1976 and M.P.H. in 1977. He joined U-M as an instructor in 1973 and became an assistant professor in 1974. He was promoted to associate professor in 1980 and to professor in 1999. Razzoog was the director of the graduate prosthodontic program at the School of Dentistry from 2007 until his furlough year in 2021. Razzoog taught at every level in the School of Dentistry and enhanced the school’s reputation locally, nationally and internationally. His most important work was “Black Dentistry in the 21st Century,” which occurred in 1991 and resulted in a co-authored book by the same name. Razzoog received the Faculty Recognition Award from the National Dental Society and was named an honorary member in 1992. He served on the task force at the Institute of Gerontology at its inception and on the Senate Assembly.

Thomas Saunders, research professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Genetic Medicine, Medical School, June 30, 2022. Saunders received M.D. in 1984 from the University of Texas. He completed postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Minnesota and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He joined U-M in 1989 as a research associate. He was promoted to research associate II in 1992. In 1995, he was promoted to senior research associate and named the managing director of the Transgenic Animal Model Core at the Medical School. In 2001, Saunders joined the faculty as a research investigator in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Molecular Medicine and Genetics. He was promoted to research assistant professor in 2005, to research associate professor in 2010 and to research professor in 2017. Under Saunders’ leadership, U-M’s Transgenic Animal Model Core established an international reputation of excellence. He served on the Comprehensive Cancer Center Cores Advisory Committee, Advisory Committee on Primary Research Appointments and Medical School Rodent Overcrowding Task Force. He has been active in national and international societies, and as vice president of the International Society for Transgenic Technologies, Executive Council.

Gerald A. Serwer, professor of pediatrics in the Medical School, June 30, 2022. Serwer received his undergraduate degree from Rice University in 1968 and his M.D. from Duke University Medical School in 1972. He completed his pediatric residency and fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Duke. Serwer was an assistant professor and associate professor at Duke before joining U-M in 1986 as an associate professor of pediatric cardiology. He was promoted to professor in 1994. Serwer is a nationally and internationally recognized clinical scholar in pediatric pacing and electrophysiology, echocardiography and computer applications in pediatrics. He has been extensively involved in teaching medical students, pediatric house officers and cardiology trainees, and has served on multiple institutional and national committees. His clinical investigations in echocardiography, pacing and electrophysiology have made major contributions to the care of patients with congenital heart disease, rhythm and conduction disorders. He was director of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Program from 1987-2001, director of Pediatric Cardiology Information Systems from 1987-2012 and coordinator for information technology in the Department of Pediatrics from 2003-12. Serwer has published more than 85 peer-reviewed articles, 10 book chapters and two books and served as ad hoc reviewer for many top journals. 

James G. Stevenson, professor of pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy, June 30, 2022. Stevenson received his B.S. in pharmacy in 1980 and Pharm.D. degree in 1982 from Wayne State University. He was on the faculty of West Virginia University and Hospitals before moving in 1991 to Wayne State and Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center as director of pharmacy services, associate professor and academic director for the graduate program in health systems pharmacy management. By 1996, he was overseeing pharmacy operations for the Detroit Medical Center and had been promoted to professor. He joined U-M in 1999 as director of pharmacy services at the U-M Health System and associate dean for clinical sciences at the College of Pharmacy. The adjunct faculty appointment that he held since 1994 was converted to professor in 2001. He became chair of the Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences and was promoted to chief pharmacy officer at UMHS in 2011. Stevenson was involved in the development and oversight of U-M’s Prescription Benefit Plan. He is a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and of the International Pharmaceutical Federation. He has received several awards and served on many advisory and director boards, including the Michigan Board of Pharmacy.

Dan J. Swift, associate professor of psychology, Department of Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, UM-Dearborn, May 1, 2022. Swift earned his B.S. in 1971 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.A. in 1975 and Ph.D. in 1977 from the University of New Hampshire. He was a postdoctoral research associate, lecturer and assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire before joining UM-Dearborn in 1981 as an assistant professor of psychology. He was promoted in 1986 to associate professor. From 1982-87, he also served as a research consultant for Vision Research Laboratory of New Hampshire. Swift taught a wide array of undergraduate courses, as well as a graduate-level statistics class. He has published in Vision Research, Investigative Ophthalmology, The Journal of the Optical Society of America, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. In 1984, he received the J. P. Guilford Research Award (Honorable Mention) from Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Swift was a member of the Behavioral Sciences executive committee and the CASL executive committee, was secretary to the faculty advisory committee on campus affairs, and chaired the campus scholarship committee. He was co-director of the psychology honors program for 34 years.

Cosmas van de Ven, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Medical School, June 30, 2022. Van de Ven completed medical school at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands in 1986. He completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and his maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Duke University in 1993. He was then appointed as clinical assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at U-M. He was promoted to associate professor in 1999 and to professor in 2005. In 2003, he was named director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a position he held until August 2020. Van de Ven is a board-certified, maternal-fetal medicine specialist, who specializes in high-risk pregnant patients with pre-eclampsia and pregnancy induced hypertension. Van de Ven served as medical director of the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital from 1998-2019. His research interests include pre-eclampsia, toxemia, vascular smooth muscle and cytokines. He won the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Silver Speculum Award, the top departmental teaching award from graduating seniors, three times, as well as numerous awards recognizing his excellence in patient care and teaching.

Gregory H. Wakefield, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering, and associate professor of music in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, June 30, 2022. Wakefield received his B.A. in 1978 and M.S.E.E. in 1982 from the University of Minnesota. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1985 and a Ph.D. in psychology in 1988 from the University of Minnesota. He joined U-M in 1986 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science and was promoted to associate professor in 1992. He held additional appointments as associate professor of performing arts technology in SMTD from 1999-2022 and as assistant professor of otolaryngology at Michigan Medicine’s Kresge Hearing Research Institute from 1988-2013. In EECS, he was the divisional graduate program academic adviser, chair of the Curriculum Committee and ABET coordinator for undergraduate programs. In the College of Engineering, he was the faculty adviser to the Multidisciplinary Design Program, and a member of the Faculty Committee on Discipline and the International Programs Committee. He was the faculty director of ArtsEngine from 2019-22. He received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award and the IEEE Millennium Medal.

Philip Zazove, George A. Dean M.D. Chair of Family Medicine, chair, Department of Family Medicine, and clinical professor of family medicine in the Medical School, June 30, 2022. Zazove received his B.A. and M.S. degrees from Northwestern University, his M.D. from Washington University and his family medicine residency training at the University of Utah. He holds a master’s degree in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Zazove joined U-M as an assistant clinical professor in 1989. He was promoted to clinical associate professor in 1996 and to clinical professor in 2001. He chairs the Department of Family Medicine. Zazove has served Michigan Medicine in many leadership roles, including assistant chair for clinical programs, Department of Family Medicine; west region medical director, Ambulatory Care Services; vice chair, Faculty Group Practice, Medical School; and medical director, M-CARE. He leads a multicenter prospective trial studying how to better identify elderly patients with unidentified hearing loss and chairs the group that advises U-M on medical benefits for university employees. Zazove has served on multiple local, regional and national boards and committees related to hearing loss and disability. He has authored an autobiography titled “When The Phone Rings, My Bed Shakes” and the novel “Four Days In Michigan.”

Compiled by Ann Zaniewski, Public Affairs

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