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Regents Roundup — March 2016

March 17, 2016

Regents Roundup — March 2016

Topic: Regents

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

Physician named interim CIO for health system

Dr. Andrew J. Rosenberg has been named interim chief information officer for the U-M Health System, effective April 1.

In this newly created position, Rosenberg will lead the academic medical center's information transformation, with specific responsibility for IT strategy implementation across the health system.

Rosenberg also will be responsible for harmonizing the academic medical center's IT strategy with the overall university's IT direction. He will report to Dr. Marschall Runge, executive vice president of medical affairs and dean of the Medical School.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Rosenberg received his undergraduate degree in biology from U-M.  Following medical school graduation, he was named a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow in clinical informatics and health services research at U-M. 

UM-Flint department name to change

The Department of Earth and Resource Science at UM-Flint will become the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment effective Sept. 1. The new name will better reflect the current major thrust of the department and what it will be in the future. The department will have approximately five tenure track faculty members and three lecturers.

Project planned at FirstMerit North in Flint

Pending closing on the university's purchase of the FirstMerit North Building in Flint, a $2.5 million project is planned that will provide utility and operational separation of the building from the other buildings in the complex, as required by the purchase agreement. UM-Flint resources will fund the project, with construction scheduled to be complete this fall.

North Campus accessibility improvements

A $1.55 million project will install gradually sloping sidewalks and ramps in '42E Plaza to provide accessibility from the Eda U. Gerstacker Grove to the Herbert Henry Dow Building and George Granger Brown Memorial Laboratories. The project also will improve stormwater management, upgrade site lighting, and replace a water main, sanitary sewer and telecommunications duct bank. The College of Engineering is funding the project with completion scheduled for this fall.

ISR elevators to be replaced

Two elevators original to the construction of the 1976 addition to the Institute for Social Research (commonly referred to as Wing Two) are scheduled to be replaced. General fund resources are funding the $1.4 million project that is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.

Regents give final approval for new health center in Scio Township

The Board of Regents authorized issuing bids and awarding construction contracts for the West Ann Arbor Health Center project that will construct an approximately 75,000-gross-square-foot facility on university-owned land in Scio Township. The project will allow increased patient access with the ambulatory diagnostic and treatment center, walk-in clinic, primary and specialty care, infusion, clinical pathology and radiology services. The project is estimated to cost $46 million, to be funded by the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers. Construction on the project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Dr. Scott A. Flanders, professor of internal medicine, Medical School.

Named professorships

* Paul N. Courant, Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective June 1, 2016-May 31, 2021.

* Janet A. Weiss, Mary C. Bromage Collegiate Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

Jeffrey A. Fessler, William L. Root Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, effective March 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2021.

Dr. Mark A. Helvie, Trygve O. Gabrielsen Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective March 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020.

Dr. Joyce M. Lee, Robert P. Kelch, M.D. Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective March 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020.

Shelie Miller, Jonathan W. Buckley Collegiate Professor of Sustainable Systems, School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective May 1, 2016-April 30, 2021.

Dr. Caroline R. Richardson, Dr. Max and Buena Lichter Research Professor of Family Medicine, Medical School, effective March 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020.

Administrative appointments

Dr. Anna Suk-Fong Lok, assistant dean for clinical research, Medical School, effective March 1.

James E. Penner-Hahn, interim director, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, LSA, effective Feb. 22.

Dearborn campus

Karen S. Strandholm, correction to appointment effective dates, chair, Department of Management Studies, College of Business, effective Jan. 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

* Reappointments

Retirements

Dr. Gary J. Faerber, Edward J. McGuire, M.D. Research Professor of Urology and professor of urology in the Medical School, effective Feb. 29. Faerber joined the faculty in 1989. An exceptional clinician, researcher and teacher, Faerber is a foremost expert in the field of endourology. He is recognized as a national expert in clinical care and research in the management of female urinary incontinence, as well as the surgical and medical management of urinary stone disease. He published 120 peer-reviewed publications, authored 17 book chapters, and was a frequent invited speaker at national and international symposia. He held a number of key leadership positions, including chief of urology at the Ann Arbor Veteran's Administration Hospital. Faerber was involved in numerous professional associations and received the Silver Cystoscope Award for Teaching Excellence (twice), the Outstanding Achievement Award, and the John W. Konnak Distinguished Service Award from the Department of Urology.

Philip M. Frost, clinical professor of law in the Law School, effective May 31, 2015. He joined the U-M faculty as a clinical assistant professor of law in 1996, and was promoted to clinical professor of law in 2006. Frost practiced with the Detroit-based law firm of Dickinson, Wright, Moon, Van Dusen & Freeman (now Dickinson Wright PLLP) from 1974-96, in commercial litigation, antitrust and bankruptcy. He was a partner with the firm from 1981-96. Following Law School, he served as a law clerk to Judge Philip Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan from 1973-74. He served as director of the Law School's Legal Practice Program, and as a commercial panel arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He also has served as an editor of Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.