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Week of June 25, 2012

Regents Roundup

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its June 21 meeting.

Deitch to chair Board of Regents; Fischer Newman named vice chair

Regent Laurence Deitch will serve as the next chair of the Board of Regents for a one-year term beginning July 1. Regent Andrea Fischer Newman was named vice chair when the appointments were announced June 21 at the board’s monthly meeting.

According to regents bylaws, the chair and vice chair are appointed based on seniority, and the vice chair automatically succeeds to the position of chair. Primary duties of the chair include: setting the annual schedule of meetings, agenda and major topics for presentation or study by the board; monitoring committee agenda planning for coordination and comprehensiveness; acting as spokesperson and convener of the board, when appropriate; presiding over executive session when held without the president; and appointing the chair and members of the ad hoc and standing committees.

If the president is unable to attend a public meeting or must be out of the room during any part of the meeting, the chair will preside. If the chair is unable to perform the duties, the vice chair will assume them.

Renovations planned at Cancer Center

A renovation project is planned at the Comprehensive Cancer Center to support increasing patient volumes. Approximately 6,300 gross square feet of space vacated by departments that moved to the new C.S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospitals will be renovated to expand clinical spaces and improve patient access to educational and support services. The $2 million project is being funded by the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers and is scheduled to be completed next spring.

Ann Arbor Campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Andre L. Boehman, professor of mechanical engineering, College of Engineering (CoE), effective Sept. 1.

Christian Davenport, professor of political science, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Brian T. Denton, associate professor of industrial and operations engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1.

Sarah Fenstermaker, professor of women’s studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

David Gold, associate professor of English language and literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Rada F. Mihalcea, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2013.

Dr. Robert W. Neumar, professor of emergency medicine, effective July 1.

Brent B. Ward, associate professor of dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1.

Administrative appointments

Gordon Beeman, interim associate vice president and deputy general counsel, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, effective June 21.

Dr. Steven J. Bernstein, assistant dean for clinical affairs, Medical School, effective June 1.

* Myron K. Campbell, associate dean for natural sciences, LSA, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2015.

* Alan V. Deardorff, associate dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective June 1, 2012-May 31, 2014.

* Steven N. Dworkin, director, English Language Institute, LSA, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013.

* Carol A. Fierke, chair, Department of Chemistry, LSA, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2015.

* Christine Gregory, assistant dean for student affairs, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2014.

Scott B. Howell, interim chair, Navy Officer Education Program, effective July 1, 2012-Jan. 31, 2013.

* Angela Kane, chair, Department of Dance, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2015.

Andrew D. Maynard, interim chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, effective June 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2013.

Jens-Christian D. Meiners, director, Program in Biophysics, LSA, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2015.

Mark S., Mizruchi, director, Organizational Studies Program, LSA, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2017.

Jeffrey M. Moelich, executive director of university audits, effective July 9.

Dr. Robert W. Neumar, chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical School, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2017.

* Scott E. Page, director, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, LSA, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2015.

Kenneth G. Powell, interim associate vice president for research-research cyberinfrastructure, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective Sept. 1.

Sidonie A. Smith, director, Institute for the Humanities, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2017.

Named professorships

* Dr. Henry Appelman, M.R. Abell Professor of Surgical Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Jose A. Bauermeister, John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2015.

* David G. Beer, John A. and Carla S. Klein Family Research Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept.1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

* Thomas C. Buchmueller, Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Christin Carter-Su, Henry Sewall Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Medical School, effective June 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Dr. Kathleen R. Cho, Peter A. Ward Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

* Juan R. Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

* Dr. Kim Allen Eagle, Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

*Vasugi V. Ganeshananthan, Helen Herzog Zell Professor of Fiction, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-May 31, 2014.

* Dr. Sid Gilman, William J. Herdman Professor of Neurology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

* Mary C. Kelley, Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture and Women’s Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

* Dr. Celina G., Kleer, Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

* Julian A. Levinson, Samuel Shetzer Endowed Professor of Jewish American Studies, LSA, effective June 1, 2012-May 31, 2017.

Ely Porat, Frederick W. and Lois B. Gehring Visiting Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective June 1, 2012-May 31, 2013.

* Dr. Paul I. Reynolds, Sujit K. and Uma A. Pandit Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Brian D. Ross, Roger A. Berg, M.D. Radiology Research Professor, Medical School, effective June 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2016.

Edward Bishop Smith, NBD Bancorp Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept.1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2013.

* Dr. Theodore J. Sanford, Georgine M. Steude Professor of Anesthesiology Education, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

Sidonie A. Smith, Mary Fair Croushore Professor, LSA, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2017.

Min Kyoung Song, Suzanne Bellinger Feetham Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2016.

Maxim V. Sytch, Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2013.

Cynthia Vinzant, T. H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective June 1, 2012-May 31, 2014.

* Shaomeng Wang, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2017.

* Dr. Jeffrey S. Warren, Aldred Scott Warthin Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2012- Aug. 31, 2017.

Dearborn campus

* Lee S. Redding, interim dean, College of Business, effective July 1-Dec. 31, 2012.

Mallory M. Simpson, vice chancellor for institutional advancement, Office of Institutional Advancement, effective July 16, 2012-June 30, 2015.

Flint campus

Ananthakrishnan Aiyer, chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2015.

Donna Kay Fry, associate dean, School of Health Professions and Studies, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2015.

Shu-Yi Tu, chair, Department of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2015.

*Reappointments

Retirements

Robert J. Dolan, Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business and professor of marketing in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective June 30. He joined the university in 2001 as dean of the School of Business Administration (now Ross School) and served until 2011. Under his leadership, the school pursued academic innovations, particularly relating to action-based learning. The school was twice named as having the Best MBA Program in the country by The Wall Street Journal. Dolan’s research on new product development and pricing policy has impacted academics and practitioners. His teaching materials, distributed by Harvard Business School Publishing, have sold more than 2.5 million copies. He is the author or co-author of eight books and numerous journal articles.

Judith Lynch-Sauer, clinical assistant professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, effective June 30. She joined the faculty in 1970, and focused her scholarly career on the development of the concept of sense of belongingness and a theory of human relatedness which has been regularly cited in psychiatric nursing textbooks. Lynch-Sauer taught graduate and undergraduate psychiatric-mental health nursing courses, lectured in didactic courses, taught in the clinical domain and mentored students at all levels and junior faculty. She also served as director of the School of Nursing’s Office of Student Affairs, worked to develop a new master’s degree curriculum, and served on several committees.

Dr. L. Paul Sonda III, clinical assistant professor of radiology, Medical School, effective June 30. Sonda joined the faculty in 1977. He has been a leader in the Division of Gastrointestinal Radiology. Sonda has refined standard procedures for barium studies, organized a division of labor to enhance throughput, and taught radiology trainees. Sonda served as an oral board examiner in gastrointestinal radiology for the American Board of Radiology. Only 25 radiologists are selected in each subspecialty to administer these examinations each year. In recognition of his service, Sonda received the Outstanding Clinician Award from the dean of the Medical School in 2009.

Robert W. Stach, professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, UM-Flint, effective June 30. He joined the faculty in 1987. As director of research, Stach oversaw the growth of external funding from an average of $30,000 per year to more than $1.5 million annually. He co-founded the Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Conference — involving UM-Flint, UM-Dearborn and Oakland University — which promotes the publication and dissemination of undergraduate student research. During 14 years as chair of the Department of Chemistry, the department grew from 40 majors to more than 100 and bachelor and master’s degrees in chemistry and biochemistry were created. He also served as a key senior advisor to the chancellor.

 

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