Purdue Trustees Ratify Faculty Positions; reward posthumous promotion; approve the new master’s program, appreciation resolutions
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday, Oct. 1 ratified four faculty positions, granted a posthumous promotion to the faculty, and approved a new masters program and resolutions of appreciation for friends of the university.
The four newly ratified professors are:
* Pavlos Vlachos, who has been appointed St. Vincent Health Professor of Healthcare Engineering at the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.
* David M. Umulis, who has been appointed Dane A. Miller Head of Biomedical Engineering.
* Mario Crucini, who has been named the Jerry and Rosie Semler Chair in Economics.
* Harm HogenEsch, who has been appointed Emeritus Professor of Immunopathology.
Vlachos, professor of mechanical engineering, has been director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering since February. Over the past four years, he has been actively involved in research and program development to lead RCHE’s mission to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes. From 2018 to 2019, Vlachos was President’s Fellow in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, where he worked to develop interdisciplinary research opportunities in the health and life sciences fields. He is internationally recognized for his cutting-edge research in biofluids and biomechanics, specializing in measurement sciences and non-invasive diagnostics for biomedical and clinical applications. Vlachos has published 150 journal articles, 129 peer-reviewed conference papers, and 159 long and short conference abstracts. He owns eight patents, five of which are licensed to companies, and 31 intellectual property disclosures. He was notably named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2020 and a Fellow of the University Faculty of Purdue in 2015.
Umulis leads the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering to advance discovery and translation research in biomedical imaging, instrumentation and devices, computational biomedicine, and engineered biomaterials. He joined Purdue Faculty in 2008 and is considered a hard-hitting research leader, gifted teacher, mentor widely respected by young faculty colleagues, and administrator with a proven track record. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Showalter Foundation, among others. Umulis serves on numerous grant review committees and boards, including the European Science Foundation, and as a permanent member of the NIH Development 1 study section. Prior to these assignments, Umulis served on over 15 government review boards at NIH, and he is currently Associate Editor of the leading journal PLoS Computational Biology. Umulis is a member of the Purdue Teaching Academy and has received the Outstanding Teacher Award in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, the Teaching for Tomorrow Award, the Richard L. Kohls Early Career Award 2011 and the Henry T. Yang Award 2021 for leadership in service. from Purdue College of Engineering.
Crucini arrived at the Krannert School of Management in August from Vanderbilt University, where he was professor of economics since 2012. He has made a number of contributions to the field of international macroeconomics, and his work has led to better understanding of the determinants of international economic cycles, deviations from the law of one price, the macroeconomic effects of tariff protection, the effectiveness of fiscal stimulus measures and the health and economic trade-offs of door-to-door orders during the pandemic of COVID. Crucini is Associate Researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Managing Director of the Center for International Price Research. He is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics and in the past was Editor and Associate Editor of several general interest and field journals including Journal of International Economics, Journal of Money , Credit and Banking and the Canadian Journal of Economics. Crucini served on the National Science Foundation’s Economic Program Review Committee from 2003 to 2005 and as President of the International Finance and Economics Society from 2013 to 2014.
HogenEsch, who arrived at Purdue in 1993, is a veterinary immunologist and pathologist and a world-renowned expert in vaccinology and allergic dermatosis. He is highly recognized for his research in vaccine development, with particular expertise in the use of adjuvants to enhance the immune response. His contributions to science have benefited human and animal health. . HogenEsch has published 148 research articles and 20 book chapters. He has been an advisor to 11 graduate students and 11 postdoctoral fellows, while contributing to the training of over 70 graduate students as a member of graduate advisory committees in campus departments. HogenEsch has been an active member of national veterinary organizations, has served on editorial boards of immunology and pathology journals, and has been a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and other granting agencies. He was Department Head of the Department of Comparative Pathobiology for eight years and is in his 13th year as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs.
The trustees posthumously awarded Chunhua Zhang, associate professor of botany and plant pathology. A passionate, talented and productive researcher, she joined Purdue Faculty in 2016 as the university’s first hire at the Center for Plant Biology, as part of the Purdue Moves: Plant Science 1.0 initiative. Zhang was preparing for her promotion to Full Associate Professor this fall when she passed away on May 15.
In another action, the board approved a Master of Science in Athletic Coaching from the College of Health and Humanities on the West Lafayette campus starting in fall 2022. This program will continue to build on the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Kinesiology in preparing and placing students in health and fitness careers at state, regional and national levels. It will prepare students to enter the workforce by providing clinical leadership, while advancing knowledge about health, exercise and human performance, and improving the quality of life of active people throughout the career. life.
An approval process for Emeritus Professors was also ratified at the meeting.
Additionally, the board has approved resolutions of appreciation for those who have recently contributed $ 1 million or more to the university. They are Bruce and Elizabeth White, to support the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management; Peter Gallios, to support Purdue University; Robert Cromwell, to support Purdue University; Howard Atlas, to support university initiatives; Katharine Crook, to support the College of Agriculture and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute; Jane and Sam Ogrizovich, to support the College of Agriculture and the College of Health and Humanities; Ravi and Eleanor Talwar, to support the School of Industrial Engineering; Wu-Huang “Mike” Yang and Li-Jung Cheng, to support the College of Pharmacy; and an anonymous donation, to support the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering and Intercollegiate Athletics.
Recognizing these donors, the Trustees further approved the appointment of the Atlas Family Marketplace to the Purdue Memorial Union, the White Lodging-JW Marriott Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the Roger C. Stewart Leadership and Professional Development Department within the Division of Student Life – to honor the generosity of former student Roger C. Stewart – and the Joe and Lisa Shetterley Innovation Lab at Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering.
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Sources: Jay akridge
David M. Umulis