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Regents Roundup — September 2018

September 20, 2018

Regents Roundup — September 2018

Topic: Regents

The Board of Regents approved the following items at Thursday’s meeting.

Regents approve golf course liquor license application

The regents approved an application for a Class C liquor license for the University of Michigan Golf Course and Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse. The athletic department requested the approval for the license, which would allow serving alcohol to guests in the newly created banquet space and allow golfers to purchase alcohol. If a license is approved by the state’s liquor control commission, the department will be responsible for developing procedures to ensure compliance with state laws, liquor control commission rules and regulations and all university and department policies.

Board sets meeting schedule for 2020

Regents will meet in formal sessions eight times in 2020. The approved dates are Feb. 20, March 26, May 21, June 18, July 16, Sept. 17, Oct. 22 and Dec. 3. All meetings will be held on Thursdays in Ann Arbor, except for the May 21 meeting at UM-Dearborn and the Oct. 22 meeting at UM-Flint. The board will also meet eight times in 2018 and 2019.

Regents approve lease and tenant improvement project

The Board of Regents approved a lease for 112,768 square feet of space for 15 years and 3 months within the building at 777 E. Eisenhower Parkway in Ann Arbor, as well as $6.766 million in leasehold improvements. The space will be used to consolidate Michigan Medicine’s Health Information Technology and Services group and its Development Office, both currently in leased space, a move that is estimated to save approximately $2 million over the term of the new lease as compared with the current leases, including the leasehold improvements. The new space will also house staff relocated from the Medical Campus. The leasehold improvements project will be funded from a $3.524 million tenant improvement allowance in the lease with the remainder funded from Health System resources. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2020.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments with tenure

**Helen J. Burgess, professor of psychiatry, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

**James S. Burnstein, professor of film, television, and media, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

**Ron Eglash, professor of information, School of Information, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

**Terri Friedline, associate professor of social work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

**Lana X. Garmire, associate professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

**Zaher Hani, associate professor of mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

Phyllis I. Hanson, professor of biological chemistry, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2018.

**Pamela Jagger, associate professor of environment and sustainability, School for Environment and Sustainability, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

**Sean McCabe, professor of nursing, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

Katherine L. Rosenblum, professor of psychiatry, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

Named professorships

Steven M. Archer, Ida Lucy Iacobucci Collegiate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Mariko Anno, Toyota Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

Stephen L. DesJardins, Marvin W. Peterson Collegiate Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Angela D. Dillard, Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and the Residential College, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*William V. Giannobile, William K. and Mary Anne Najjar Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2023.

*Daniel H. Halberstam, Eric Stein Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School, effective Nov. 1, 2018 through Oct. 31, 2023.

Kanishka T. Jayasundera, Paul R. Lichter Professor of Ophthalmic Genetics, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Jessica D. Litman, John F. Nickoll Professor of Law, Law School, effective Nov. 1, 2018 through Oct. 31, 2023.

Richard G. Ohye, Edward L. Bove, M.D. Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*M. Bishr Omary, H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastroenterology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Karen E. Peterson, Stanley M. Garn Collegiate Professor of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Mark E.P. Prince, Charles J. Krause, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Otolaryngology, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Adam C. Pritchard, Frances and George Skestos Professor of Law, Law School, effective Nov. 1, 2018 through Oct. 31, 2023.

*William E. Rainey, Jerome W. Conn Collegiate Professor, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Christian E. Sandvig, H. Marshall McLuhan Collegiate Professor of Digital Media, School of Information, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Scott D. Spector, Rudolf Mrázek Collegiate Professor of History and German Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

*Steven A. Telian, John L. Kemink, M.D. Professor of Neurotology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Cristen J. Willer, Frank Norman Wilson Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Robert Yoon, Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism, LSA, effective Sept. 10, 2018 through April 30, 2019.

Xiang Zhou, John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Administrative appointments

**Debra L. Barton, associate dean for research, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Bridgette A. Carr, associate dean for strategic initiatives, Law School, effective Aug. 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

**Rosario E. Ceballo, interim associate dean for social sciences, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

**Rita C-K Chin, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective Aug. 15, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2021.

*McLain Clutter, interim associate dean for academic affairs and strategic initiatives, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2019.

**Elizabeth R. Cole, interim dean, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

Matthew J. Countryman, chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020.

Scott D. Gitlin, assistant dean for graduate medical education, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

Phyllis I. Hanson, chair, Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2018.

Kelly E. Maxwell, assistant dean for undergraduate education, LSA, effective Sept. 10, 2018.

Elizabeth R. Wingrove, interim chair, Department of Women’s Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Flint campus

Ricardo Alfaro, chair, Department of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

Jami L. Anderson, chair, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

Thomas C. Henthorn, interim chair, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Aug. 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Margaret F. Kahn, chair, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

Jessica L. Kelts, chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

Dale J. Trela, interim chair, Department of Foreign Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018.

*Reappointments

**Interim approval granted

Retirements

Kate F. Barald, professor of cell and developmental biology, Medical School, and professor of biomedical engineering, Medical School and the College of Engineering, Aug. 31, 2018. Barald received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College in 1967 and a Master of Science degree and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1969 and 1974, respectively. She joined the U-M faculty in 1981. Barald’s research explored a wide range of topics, including stem cell biology, cancer biology, bioengineering, regenerative medicine aimed at the nervous system and inner ear, cardiac and skeletal muscle regeneration and stem cell enhancements of cochlear implants. The National Science Foundation described her laboratory’s most recent avenues of research at the interface between the nervous and immune systems as “paradigm shifting and transformative.” Barald received a number of awards, including the Sarah Goddard Power Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education and the Bicentennial Faculty Governance Lifetime Achievement Award.

Percy Bates, professor of education, School of Education, May 31, 2018. Bates received a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University in 1958, a Master of Arts degree from Wayne State University in 1961 and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1968. He joined the U-M faculty in 1965. Bates was a leader in the study of educational psychology, special education and diversity in education. He served as an assistant dean, chair of the special education program, and division director for curriculum, teaching and psychological studies. Bates worked with dozens of school districts to assess their educational programs and engage teachers and administrators on issues related to equity, gender and desegregation. He served the U.S. Department of Education as the deputy assistant secretary and director of the Office of Special Education, and was a founding board member and former chair of the Higher Education Commission of the National Alliance of Black School Educators. He received several awards, including the National Center for Institutional Diversity Exemplary Diversity Engagement and Scholarship Award.

N. Cary Engleberg, professor of internal medicine and professor of microbiology and immunology, Medical School, June 30, 2018. Engleberg received a Bachelor of Science degree and medical degree from George Washington University in 1970 and 1974, respectively. He received his Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1980. He joined the U-M faculty in 1986. Engleberg devoted a portion of his career to enhancing health education in Africa. In 2008, he spent a year on sabbatical in Ghana during which time he worked to strengthen health education and training as well as research training. As a consultant for the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia, Engleberg worked on the development of a national medical licensing examination from 2014-16. He held a number of key leadership positions in the U-M Division of Infectious Diseases, including chief, and he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education and the Dean’s Award for Global Community Service from U-M.

Janet H. Lawrence, professor of education, School of Education, Dec. 31, 2017. Lawrence received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University in 1966, a Master of Science degree from Smith College in 1969, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1972. She joined the U-M faculty in 1975. Lawrence was a leader in the study of higher education faculty and international higher education. She is known for her highly cited, co-authored book, “Faculty at Work: Motivation, Expectation, Satisfaction.” She held a number of key leadership positions, including associate director of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, associate dean of the School of Education, and director of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. Lawrence coordinated the 12-year, $550,500 Executive Education Program on Higher Education Leadership in Tianjin and Liaoning, China from 2000-12. She served on the board of directors of the Association for the Study of Higher Education and as vice president of the postsecondary division of the American Educational Research Association.

Juanita L. Merchant, H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences, professor of internal medicine, and professor of molecular and integrative physiology, Medical School, June 30, 2018. Merchant received a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University in 1977 and both her medical degree and Ph.D. from Yale University in 1984. She joined the U-M faculty in 1991. Merchant’s clinical and research interests focused on the areas of the molecular basis of the regulation of cell growth and the development of gastric cancer. She authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, and served as a reviewer and on the editorial board of several leading journals. Merchant was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2008 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017. She served as a mentor to numerous students, fellows and junior faculty on their research projects. Merchant served on several committees, including the Medical School Admissions Committee, and was active in the American Gastroenterological Association.

Carla M. Sinopoli, professor of anthropology and curator of the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, LSA, July 31, 2018. Sinopoli received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1978, and a Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1979 and 1986, respectively. She joined the U-M faculty in 1993. Sinopoli’s research topics included the archaeology of empires, the political economy and craft production, ceramic analysis, and South Asian prehistoric and historical archaeology. As a curator in the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, she conducted research, curated exhibits and published on collections from the Indian Himalayas and Southeast and East Asia. She authored, co-authored and co-edited numerous publications, including a dozen books and more than 70 articles. In addition to her national service to a number of professional organizations and editorial boards, Sinopoli also served on many departmental, college and university committees. She was the director of the Museum of Anthropology from 2005-11 and director of the Museum Studies Program from 2012-18.

Robert Swedberg, clinical associate professor of music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Sept. 1, 2018. Swedberg received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees from California State University, Northridge in 1975 and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Central Florida in 1998. He joined the U-M faculty in 2008. In addition to Swedberg’s extensive list of credits as a stage manager and director, he also possessed professional experience as a singing actor. He performed at numerous operas, including the Long Beach Opera, the L.A. Philharmonic, the Hidden Valley Opera, the Seattle Opera, and the San Francisco Merola Opera Program. Swedberg produced or directed more than 125 productions for several opera companies in the United States. His international profile includes directing productions for a number of companies, such as the Macau Music Festival and the Beijing Music Festival in China. Swedberg founded the Heinz Rehfuss Singing-Actor Awards and co-founded the “Negro Spiritual” Scholarship Foundation. He played an instrumental role in leading eco-friendly opera productions that lowered the carbon footprint of rehearsals and performances.

Robert A. Zucker, professor of psychiatry, Medical School, and professor of psychology, LSA, July 31, 2018. Zucker received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from City College of New York in 1956 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1966. He joined the U-M faculty as a professor of psychiatry and director of the Addiction Research Center and Substance Abuse Section in 1994. Zucker’s research has focused on the lifespan etiology of alcoholism and other drug use disorders. In 1987, he began the Michigan Longitudinal Study, the world’s longest-running high-risk study on the development of substance abuse. This study has yielded the first-ever evidence that specific indicators in early childhood can predict an adult’s likelihood of being diagnosed with alcoholism. Zucker authored, co-authored or edited 190 peer-reviewed articles, 11 books, and 58 book chapters as well as numerous abstracts. He was a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical psychology and president of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology.

Erik R.P. Zuiderweg, professor of biological chemistry, Medical School, May 31, 2018. Zuiderweg received a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in 1973 and 1975, respectively, from the University of Amsterdam, and a Ph.D. in 1980 from the University of Nijmegen. He joined the U-M faculty in 1991. Zuiderweg contributed to NMR methodology development. He focused on the structure, dynamics and interactions of heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) chaperones mainly using NMR. Hsp70s are major players in tumor survival and Alzheimer’s disease. Modulation of the Hsp70 function is increasingly proposed as a possible avenue for therapy in both diseases. Zuiderweg was also passionate about studying (thermo) dynamics using NMR, contributing to the current understanding that protein molecular dynamics is essential to protein function. He served as the acting director of the Biophysics Research Division and as the principal investigator of the U-M node of the Michigan Center for Structural Biology. In his retirement, Zuiderweg plans to relocate to the Netherlands to assist a local university with NMR technology and also potentially create his own business in collaboration with former U-M faculty to develop new uses for NMR technology.