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Regents Roundup — September 2014

September 18, 2014

Regents Roundup — September 2014

Topic: Regents

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

Life safety upgrades planned for University Hospital

The fire detection and alarm system on the third floor and above at University Hospital will be replaced and the new system connected to the hospital's newly installed fire command center. The $4.5 million project will be funded by the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers and is scheduled to be completed next summer.

Kellogg Eye Center auditorium to be renovated

The auditorium at the W. K. Kellogg Eye Center will be updated in a $1.3 million project that will provide new seating, carpeting, wall coverings, lighting and audio-visual equipment. The auditorium was constructed in 1985 (when the original Kellogg Eye Center tower opened) and has not been updated since then. The project will be funded by UMHHC and the Department of Ophthalmology. Construction is scheduled to be completed next spring.

Roof replacement planned for West Hall

A $2.3 million project will replace 2,900 square feet of metal roofing and 21 skylights as well as refurbish the prominent lanterns on the roof at West Hall. General fund resources will fund the project, with construction scheduled for completion in the fall of 2015.

Wolverine Tower to undergo exterior repair

Wolverine Tower will undergo repairs to the exterior of the high-rise portion of the building, including masonry repair and replacement of both the steel façade on the penthouse and 16 steel column covers. University investment proceeds will fund the $1.5 million project, with work scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2015.

Stadium tower named in honor of donors

The southeast tower at Michigan Stadium will be named in honor of donors Nathan Forbes (B.A. '85) and his wife, Catherine. Their gift will be used to help transform the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus, says Dave Brandon, athletic director. "Their support means so much to our coaches and student-athletes and to the future of our programs. We are so very grateful for all Nate and Cathy are doing to support our work at Michigan Athletics," Brandon says. The donors also have supported the Varsity Tennis Center, the U-M Museum of Art, the U-M Health System, the Al Glick Field House, and Michigan Stadium.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Frederick G. Conrad, professor of psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

C. Alberto Figueroa, associate professor of surgery, Medical School, effective Aug. 1.

Barry J. Fishman, professor of education, School of Education, and professor of information, School of Information, effective Sept. 1.

Dr. Jacqueline S. Jeruss, associate professor of surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 15.

Judith Grant Long, associate professor of sport management, School of Kinesiology, effective Sept. 1.

Dr. Charles A. Parkos, professor of pathology, effective Sept. 15, Medical School.

Jeff Sakamoto, associate professor of mechanical engineering, College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Robert Stephenson, professor of nursing, School of Nursing, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Maxim V. Sytch, associate professor of management and organizations, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1.

Bruce M. Tharp, associate professor of art and design, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, effective Sept. 1.

Stephanie Tharp, associate professor of art and design, Stamps School, effective Sept. 1.

Kentaro Toyama, associate professor of information, School of Information, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

* Dr. Max S. Wicha, distinguished professor of oncology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2014.

Named professorships

Fred C. Adams, Ta-You Wu Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Sara D. Adar, John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, effective Nov. 1, 2014-Oct. 31, 2017.

* James Bardwell, Rowena G. Matthews Collegiate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Dr. Ramon Berguer, Frankel Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 30, 2016.

* Stephen W. Bougher, Andrew F. Nagy Collegiate Research Professor, Office of Research, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Paul L. Carson, Collegiate Professor of Basic Radiological Services, Medical School, effective Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2014.

* Paul S. Clyde, Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017.

Amy L. Cochran, T. H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-May 31, 2017.

* Philip J. Deloria, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of History and American Culture, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Angela D. Dillard, Earl Lewis Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and in the Residential College, LSA, effective Sept.1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

C. Alberto Figueroa, Edward B. Diethrich M.D. Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Vascular Surgery, Medical School and College of Engineering, effective Aug. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Gary D. Glick, Werner E. Bachmann Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Tailen Hsing, Michael B. Woodroofe Collegiate Professor of Statistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Ursula H. Jakob, Patricia S. Yaeger Collegiate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, LSA, effective Sept.1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Susan M. Juster, Rhys Isaac Collegiate Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Peggy S. McCracken, Domna C. Stanton Collegiate Professor of French, Women's Studies, and Comparative Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Roberto D. Merlin, Peter A. Franken Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Mark S. Mizruchi, Robert Cooley Angell Collegiate Professor of Sociology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Alon Nishry, T. H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-May 31, 2017.

Dr. Charles A. Parkos, Carl Vernon Weller Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 15, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* James E. Penner-Hahn, George A. Lindsay Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Dr. Richard L. Prager, Richard and Norma Sarns Research Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Pejman Rohani, Pearl L. Kendrick Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Complex Systems, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Brian P. Rowan, Burke A. Hinsdale Collegiate Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Nov.1, 2014-Oct. 31, 2019.

Dr. Jonathan M. Rubin, William Martel Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective Jan. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Donald Scavia, Graham Family Professor, Graham Sustainability Institute, effective Jan. 1, 2015-Dec. 31, 2019.

Nessim Sibony, Frederick W. and Lois B. Gehring Visiting Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2014.

* Tobin A. Siebers, Vernon Louis Parrington Collegiate Professor of Literary and Cultural Criticism, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Stuart N. Soroka, Michael W. Traugott Collegiate Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Duxin Sun, William I. Higuchi Collegiate Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept.1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

* Edward P. St. John, Algo D. Henderson Collegiate Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Jan. 1, 2015-May 31, 2016.

Dr. Thomas D. Wang, H. Marvin Pollard Collegiate Professor of Endoscopy Research, Medical School, effective Sept 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Administrative appointments

Dr. Charles A. Parkos, chair, Department of Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 15.

* Toni C. Antonucci, associate vice president for research, social sciences and humanities, Office of Research, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2016.

* Mark S. Daskin, chair, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2015-Dec. 31, 2017.

* Daniel C. Fisher, director, Museum of Paleontology, LSA, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017.

* Nancy A. Mason, associate dean for student services, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015.

* Henry O. Meares, assistant dean, School of Education, effective Aug. 1, 2014-July 31, 2019.

* Bruce A. Mueller, associate dean of academic affairs, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015.

* David H. Sherman, associate dean for research and graduate education, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept.1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015.

Christopher J. Poulsen, chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, LSA, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017.

Russell S. Taichman, associate dean for research, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.

Geoffrey Thun, associate dean for research, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2017.

Priscilla K. Tucker, director, Museum of Zoology, LSA, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017.

Johannes von Moltke, chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017.

Maureen A. Coerdt, assistant dean for administration and student services, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1, 2014-August 31, 2017.

Maj. William D. Wade, chair, Army Officer Education Program, effective Aug. 1, 2014-June 30, 2017.

Dearborn campus

* William I. Grosky, chair, Department of Computer and Information Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015.

* Ben Q. Li, chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015.

* Yi Lu Murphey, chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015.

* Keshav S. Varde, associate dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015.

Flint campus

Otrude N. Moyo, chair, Department of Social Work, School of Education and Human Services, effective Sept. 1, 2014-May 31, 2019.

* Reappointments

Retirements

David P. Ballou, professor of biological chemistry in the Medical School, effective Aug. 31. Ballou joined the faculty in 1972. His research focused on elucidating the fundamental mechanisms of enzymological catalysis. Ballou is a widely recognized expert in flow-related rapid reaction instrumentation. He developed analog computers, extremely high performance pH meters, data logging devices, software for data management and calculation, and the electronics and optics for highly sensitive ratio fluorimeters and polarization of fluorescence fluorimeters and spectrophotometers. Ballou authored and co-authored more than 184 peer-reviewed journal articles, three books and numerous book chapters. He received the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 2006.

Anna U. Bielinska, research assistant professor, internal medicine, and research assistant professor, nanotechnology, Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 30. She joined the faculty in 1997. Bielinska is a leader in the fields of immunology, microbiology, and molecular biology, with expertise in the application of nanotechnology. She studied the regulation of transcriptional expression of genes, including HIV promoter-enhancer expression and nanoemulsion-based recombinant vaccines for viral and bacterial pathogens. She was collaboratively involved in developing a nanoemulsion-based adjuvant HIV vaccine delivered intranasally. Bielinska's work resulted in 43 peer-reviewed journal articles, four book chapters and 11 U.S. patent applications.

Chia-Hao Chang, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, UM-Dearborn, effective April 30. Chang joined the faculty in 1978. His teaching and research focused on the fields of information systems engineering, electronic commerce and intelligent computing. Chang developed and taught several innovative graduate and undergraduate information systems courses. He played an instrumental role in the development and implementation of the undergraduate information systems concentration and several Master of Science degree programs. Chang was actively involved with the UM-Dearborn community and shared his time and talents at the department and college levels.

Gloria A. House, professor of African and African American studies and professor of humanities in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective July 31. House joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 2003. She is a widely recognized poet, social and literary critic, essayist and author. Her scholarly work reflected and influenced local, national, and international perspectives on space and environment, critical race theory and cultural studies. House created learning environments enriched by her scholarship, poetry and activism. She has served as director of the African and African American Studies Program, and on program committees and advisory boards.

James S. House, Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor of Survey Research, Public Policy and Sociology; professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; professor of sociology, LSA; research scientist, epidemiology, School of Public Health; and research professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, effective Aug. 31. He joined the faculty in 1978. House served as chair of the Department of Sociology (1986-91) and director of the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research (1991-2001). He was in the vanguard of scholars investigating the influence of social relationships and social supports on morbidity and mortality. His honors and awards include membership in the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Science.

Dr. Kent J. Johnson, professor of pathology, Medical School, effective June 30. Johnson joined the faculty in 1980. His research focused on the pathogenesis of inflammation as related to renal and pulmonary inflammation. Johnson authored 200 peer-reviewed publications, 65 book chapters and 270 abstracts. He served as the senior pathologist on the renal biopsy service. He was an active teacher, frequent invited speaker and a member of the American Association of Pathologists and the American Association of Immunologists. His honors include the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam, the Galens Medical Society's Elizabeth Crosby Award, and the Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Janet U. Kozyra, George Carignan Collegiate Research Professor and research professor, Space Physics Research Laboratory, CoE, effective Sept. 30. She joined the faculty in 1986. Kozyra's research included sun-geospace system dynamics, magnetic storms, and neutral atom and ion precipitation at Earth, Venus and Mars. She was a science team member on several NASA missions, has an extensive publication record and was a frequent invited speaker. Her honors include the university's Outstanding Research Scientist Award in 1992, the CoE Research Excellence Award in 1999, and she was elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

Mathilde (Tilly) C. Peters, professor of dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Oct. 15. She joined the U-M faculty in 1997. Peters is a leading authority in the fields of restorative dentistry, dental biomaterials and biomechanics. Her research focused on clinical management studies with an emphasis on new dental biomaterials, cariology and minimum intervention dentistry. Peters served as principal investigator on clinical research grants, was a frequent invited speaker and prolific author. She mentored students and junior faculty, was a member of several professional organizations and received the Academy of Operative Dentistry's Hollenback Memorial Prize in 2008.

Dr. Sven-Erik Widmalm, specialist of stomatognathic physiology; associate professor of dentistry, School of Dentistry; and adjunct research scientist, electrical engineering and computer science, CoE, effective Aug. 31.Widmalm joined the faculty in 1983. He also served as a visiting professor in China, Korea and Singapore. He is a leading authority on the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Widmalm published 69 articles in the leading scientific journals and presented his findings at 82 national and international symposia. He served on editorial boards of the journals Cranio and ISRN Dentistry, taught popular lectures and was a member of several professional organizations.

Dr. Gregory T. Wolf, professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, Medical School, effective June 30. He joined the faculty in 1980. Wolf held several key leadership positions including chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and principal investigator for the landmark national Veteran's Affairs Cooperative Study for organ preservation in advanced laryngeal cancer. This study led a global revolution in organ preservation in head and neck cancer so that the current standard for most advanced head and neck cancers is chemotherapy and radiation. Through his innovative ideas and efforts, patients with advanced cancer are able to retain crucial functional capacities, and avoid disfiguring surgical defects.