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Week of September 24, 2012

Regents Roundup

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its Sept. 20 meeting.

Regents authorize sale of property

The Board of Regents authorized the sale of the university-owned house at 1019 Ferdon Road in Ann Arbor. The property was listed at $529,000. A purchase price has been set at $530,000 and the sale will close in October. The net proceeds of the sale will benefit the university’s endowment.

Infrastructure work planned at Chemistry

Two chillers in the Chemistry Building will be replaced with more efficient units that are estimated to save $600,000 annually compared to the existing units that need to be replaced. The $7 million project is being funded from General Fund resources and is expected to be completed next fall.

Elevators to be replaced at MLB

The two elevators at the Modern Languages Building will be replaced in a $1.2 million project currently planned. The current units, installed when the building was constructed in 1972, will be replaced with new units with significantly lower operating and maintenance costs. Funding will be provided from General Fund resources, and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2014.

Hospital to get new ‘open’ MRI

A renovation of approximately 900 square feet in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite at University Hospital is planned as part of a project that will replace an existing “closed” MRI scanner with a new “open” model that permits easier patient entry and provides increased comfort for patients who fear being in enclosed spaces. The U-M Hospitals and Health Centers are funding the $3.25 million project that is scheduled to be completed next spring.

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Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Hasan Alam, professor of surgery, with tenure, effective Oct. 1.

Mark A. Barteau, professor of chemical engineering, College of Engineering (CoE), effective Sept. 1.

Mark S. Cohen, associate professor of surgery, Medical School, effective Oct. 1.

Nicole Ellison, professor of information, School of Information, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Dr. John E. Levine, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

Michael McGovern, associate professor of anthropology, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Christian Sandvig, associate professor of communication studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Allan C. Stam, professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1.

Betsey Stevenson, associate professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1.

Dean C. Yang, transfer of tenure to associate professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and associate professor of economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Named professorships

Hasan Alam, Norman W. Thompson Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Hashim M. Al-Hashimi, J. Lawrence Oncley Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Mark A. Barteau, DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Dr. Carol R. Bradford, Charles J. Krause, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Otolaryngology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Kathleen M. Canning, Sonya Rose Collegiate Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Dr. Yuqing Eugene Chen, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Luming Duan, Enrico Fermi Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

*James Douglas Engel, G. Carl Huber Professor of Developmental Biology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Dec. 31, 2013.

Dr. Frances A. Farley, Robert N. Hensinger Collegiate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Fred M. Feinberg, Joseph Handleman Professor, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

*Daniel C. Fisher, Claude W. Hibbard Collegiate Professor of Paleontology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Susan A. Gelman, Heinz Werner Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Elisabeth R. Gerber, Jack L. Walker, Jr. Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

*Anne Ruggles Gere, Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Vanessa M. Gezari, Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-April 30, 2013.

Kyle L. Grazier, Richard Carl Jelinek Professor in Health Services Management and Policy, School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

*Sharon C. Herbert, John G. Pedley Collegiate Professor of Classical Archaeology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Daniel A. Herwitz, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Dr. Kenneth A. Jamerson, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Collegiate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Aug. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

James M. Joyce, Cooper Harold Langford Collegiate Professor of Philosophy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Laura K. Kasischke, Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

*Robert T. Kennedy, Hobart H. Willard Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

E. Han Kim, Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Mayuram S. Krishnan, Accenture Professor of Computer and Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Daniel A. Lawrence, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of Basic Research in Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Richard L. Lichtenstein, S. J. Axelrod Collegiate Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

*Alexander D. Potts, Max Loehr Collegiate Professor of the History of Art, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

*Pamela A. Raymond, Stephen S. Easter Collegiate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

*Dr. Diane M. Simeone, Lazar J. Greenfield Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

*Dr. Moshe Talpaz, Alexander J. Trotman Professor of Leukemia Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

*Alan M. Wald, H. Chandler Davis Collegiate Professor of English and American Culture, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Administrative appointments

*Toni C. Antonucci, associate vice president for research-social sciences and humanities, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2014.

Ketra L. Armstrong, associate dean for graduate programs and faculty affairs, School of Kinesiology, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2014.

Thomas A. Finholt, senior associate dean for academic affairs, School of Information, effective Aug. 1, 2012-July 31, 2015.

Dr. Tamara L. Gay, assistant dean for student services, Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

Judith M. Lawson, assistant dean for academic and student affairs, School of Information, effective Aug. 1.

Volker Sick, associate vice president for research-natural sciences and engineering, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2015.

Dearborn Campus

*Pankaj K. Mallick, director, interdisciplinary programs, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2015.

Flint Campus

*Roy C. Barnes, assistant dean, College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1, 2012-May 31, 2017.

Michelle O. Rosynsky, interim assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, effective July 23, 2012.

*Reappointments

Retirements

Jeffrey A. Alexander, Richard Carl Jelinek Professor of Health Management and Policy and professor of health management and policy, School of Public Health, professor of organizational behavior and human resource management, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and faculty associate, Survey Research Center, Institute of Social Research, effective July 31. He joined the faculty in 1988. Alexander authored more than 255 peer-reviewed journal articles, was editor of Medical Care Research and Review for seven years, and served on the editorial boards of numerous other journals. He served the School of Public Health as acting dean and received the school’s Excellence in Research Award in 2007.

Dr. James R. Baker Jr., Ruth Dow Doan Professor of Biologic Nanotechnology, professor of internal medicine, chief of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, director of the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences, Medical School, and professor of biomedical engineering, CoE, effective Aug. 31. He joined the faculty in 1989. Baker was appointed chief of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in 1993. He also served as director of the Center for Biologic Nanotechnology and of the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences. His research in immunology helped define the basis of several autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Caroline S. Blaum, assistant dean for clinical affairs, associate medical director of the Family Group Practice, professor of internal medicine, and research professor in the Institute of Gerontology, Medical School, effective Aug. 31. She joined the faculty in 1991. She is widely recognized for her groundbreaking research defining the impact of comorbidity on the health and function of older people, especially those with diabetes. Blaum headed the university’s activities as one of the nation’s first pioneer accountable care organizations. She served as associate medical director of M-Care, associate division chief of the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, and as assistant dean for medical affairs.

Stephen K. Fisher, professor of pharmacology in the Medical School and research professor in the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, effective Aug. 31. Fisher joined the faculty in 1985. He is an international expert in the field of inositol lipids, crucial for brain function and a site of action for therapeutic drugs such as lithium. A long-serving contributor to the textbook Basic Neurochemistry, he will serve as a primary editor for the ninth edition. Fisher was a rigorous instructor on the art of seminar presentation, and served on 78 doctoral thesis committees. He received the university’s Research Scientist Recognition Award in 1997.

Sun-Kee Kim, associate professor of cell and developmental biology, Medical School, effective Aug. 31. Kim joined the university as a research associate in 1971. His research resulted in publications and presentations at national and international meetings and symposia, and he led several conference sessions as co-chair at national and international meetings on salivary gland research. He served on research-related committees at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and as research advisor to undergraduate, medical and dental students. He served on departmental and Medical School committees and as the histology course director and sequence coordinator of the first year medical curriculum.

Dr. Melvyn T. Korobkin, professor of radiology, Medical School, effective May 31. Korobkin joined the faculty as professor of radiology in 1989. He is an internationally recognized leader in abdominal radiology and was an outstanding mentor for junior colleagues in the field. Korobkin directed the abdominal radiology division and was the founding radiologist for the Multidisciplinary Endocrine Conference, now a destination program. He published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and served on the editorial boards of the four most important journals in his field. He was chosen as a James Picker Foundation Scholar, a recipient of an NIH Research Career Development Award, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Uroradiology.

Bruce A. Watkins, associate professor of kinesiology, School of Kinesiology, effective June 30. He joined the faculty in 1980. Watkins was a Senior Fulbright Scholar, and in the Division of Kinesiology served as interim director, associate dean for research and scholarly activities, graduate programs chair, and as a member of the executive committee for six two-year terms. Watkins provided quality instruction and set high academic standards for his students, whether he was teaching an undergraduate introductory course, or a graduate sport management and research methods class. He was recognized with the 1993 Teaching Excellence Award in Kinesiolgy.

Paul A. Weinhold, professor of biological chemistry, Medical School, effective June 30. Weinhold joined the faculty in 1965. He is recognized internationally for research in phospholipid metabolism, and his research on the metabolic pathway for phospholipid synthesis contributed significantly to the understanding of the regulation of the enzyme that is deficient in neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. Weinhold participated in the evaluation and modification of the Medical School curriculum and was instrumental in the oversight of its basic science components. He received the Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Medical School in 1994.

 

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