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Julie Lumeng
Julie Lumeng

MICHR Welcomes Julie Lumeng, MD as New Director 7/21/20

Julie Lumeng, MD, the Thomas P Borders Family Research Professor of Child Behavior and Development, Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School and Professor of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health has been confirmed to the role of MICHR Faculty Director and Associate Dean for Research, Clinical and Translational, effective July 1. The Board of Regents confirmed the appointment July 16, 2020.

Thank you to Dr. George Mashour, Chair of Anesthesiology, Robert B. Sweet Professor of Anesthesiology Faculty, Neuroscience Graduate Program, U-M Medical School, for his past five years of outstanding leadership of MICHR. He will continue to serve as Co-Director going forward.

Prior to accepting the position, Dr. Lumeng had worked with MICHR in various capacities since 2015, serving as the Faculty Lead for Clinical Research Management, Special Populations-Children, and Participant Recruitment groups. She also has a long and successful history of involvement with units such as the Regulatory Affairs Office, IRBMED, and UMOR on central campus. Her research focuses on applying emerging science in child development and behavior to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. She has been the Principal Investigator on 15 extramural grants, including four R01s, and is currently the PI on $6.4M in total extramural funding.

“Now more than ever, facilitating clinical and translational research is critically important,” Dr. Lumeng said. “MICHR is a unique community dedicated to supporting research teams across the entire campus, and I am honored to work with them in this new role.”

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