The Board of Regents approved the following items at its Oct. 17 meeting:

Upgrades planned for internal medicine space at Taubman Health Care Center

A jointly funded project of the Medical School and the Health System will renovate approximately 30,000 gross square feet on Level 3 of the A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center to upgrade the office spaces of the Department of Internal Medicine. The $9 million project is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2022.

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Faculty appointments with tenure

Venkatesh Murthy, associate professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2019.

Named professorships

*Gonçalo Abecasis, Felix E. Moore Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2024.

*Stephen W. Bougher, Andrew F. Nagy Collegiate Research Professor, U-M Office of Research, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

*Peter X. Ma, Richard H. Kingery Endowed Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Dec. 1, 2019, through Nov. 30, 2024.

*Edward A. Silver, William A. Brownell Collegiate Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Dec. 1, 2019, through Nov. 30, 2024.

Phyllis I. Hanson, Minor J. Coon Collegiate Professor of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Theodore Iwashyna, Alpheus W. Tucker, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez, John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, effective Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2022.

Ella A. Kazerooni, Terry M. Silver, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Kevin J. Maki, Richard B. Couch Development Professor of Marine Hydrodynamics, College of Engineering, effective Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2021.

Sara McDougall, Norman Freehling Visiting Professor, Institute for the Humanities, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2020, through April 30, 2020.

Pamela A. Moss, John Dewey Collegiate Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Dec. 1, 2019, through Nov. 30, 2024.

Stephanie M. Munz, Dr. Walter H. Swartz Professor of Integrated Special Care Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2024.

Martin A. Philbert, Noreen M. Clark Collegiate Professor of Toxicology, School of Public Health, effective Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2024.

Liangyou Rui, Louis G. D’Alecy Collegiate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Yatrik Shah, Horace W. Davenport Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Medical School, effective Jan. 1, 2020 through Aug. 31, 2025.

Administrative appointments

Sharon R. Kardia, associate dean for education, School of Public Health, Oct. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2022.

Maria Carmen de Mello Lemos, associate dean for research and engagement, School for Environment and Sustainability, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022.

Tiffany Veinot, associate dean of faculty, School of Information, effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2024.

Valeria Bertacco, vice provost for engaged learning, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Oct. 28.

Other transactions

Lynda D. Lisabeth, change in title to senior associate dean for faculty affairs, School of Public Health, effective Oct. 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021.

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*Ann Yolanda Lampkin-Williams, dean, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

*Reappointments

Retirements

Avraham Eisbruch, professor of radiation oncology, Medical School, Oct. 31, 2019. Eisbruch received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, University of Tel-Aviv in Tel-Aviv, Israel, in 1978. He joined the U-M faculty as a lecturer in 1992. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1995, associate professor in 1999, and professor in 2005. Eisbruch’s work supported state-of-the-art patient care and continued improvements in clinical outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer. Eisbruch held a number of key leadership positions in the Department of Radiation Oncology, including residency program director from 1998-99, clinical division director from 1999-2002, and associate chair for clinical research from 2003-18. He was a valued educator throughout his career and frequent invited speaker who was active with local, national and international committees and service. He was named the Newman Family Professor of Radiation Oncology from 2009-19. 

M. Robert Fraser, associate director and librarian, UM-Dearborn Mardigian Library, Sept. 3, 2019. Fraser received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970 and a Master of Arts degree in 1972 from Bethany Nazarene College, and a Master of Divinity degree in 1979 from the Nazarene Theological Seminary. He received a Master of Arts degree in 1985 and a Ph.D. in 1988 from Vanderbilt University, and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Wayne State University in 1994. Fraser joined the UM-Dearborn faculty as an associate librarian in 1994. He was promoted to senior associate librarian in 1997 and librarian in 2005. He developed the first official Dearborn campus website in 1994, set up the first server for the Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Site, and introduced the first online library reserves system. In 1996, he joined the Mardigian Library’s Network Information Support Committee, spearheading the development of the cost-saving One University concept. Fraser received the Jackie Lawson Memorial Faculty Governance Award in 2011 and the University Librarian Achievement Award in 2016.

Carolyn Kraus, Dorothy Lee Collegiate Professor and professor of communications and composition, UM-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, Aug. 31, 2019. Kraus received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College in Glendale, California, in 1966, her Master of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972, and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1999. Kraus joined the UM-Dearborn faculty as a lecturer in 1974. She was promoted to assistant professor in 1999, associate professor in 2004, and professor in 2010. She served as the director of the Humanities and History Internship Program from 1999-2018. She was the sole recipient of the 1980 campuswide Distinguished Teaching Award. Four years later, she received the Michigan Governor’s Citation for Teaching Excellence, and in 2017 she was awarded the Dorothy Lee Collegiate Professorship. Kraus spearheaded the development of the journalism and screen studies discipline, combining the school’s film and journalism courses under the umbrella of storytelling.

Barbara J. Kriigel, associate director and librarian, UM-Dearborn Mardigian Library, July 22, 2019. Kriigel received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Andrews University in 1974 and her Master of Science in Librarianship degree from Western Michigan University in 1979. She joined the UM-Dearborn faculty as a senior associate librarian in 1989 and was promoted to librarian in 1996. Initially serving as the department head of Technical Services, Kriigel became an assistant director in 1996 and an associate director in 2001. She co-chaired the committee that oversaw the selection and implementation of a new integrated library system. She chaired the campuswide committee that selected and implemented a new student information system. Kriigel also led or partnered on other major projects, including the Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive and the Juvenile Historic Collection. She created the Young Authors’ Festival in collaboration with the Department of Education. She twice served as interim library director.

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