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Kate DavyKATE DAVY, formerly dean of arts and sciences at Bentley University, was named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UM-Dearborn effective, July 1, 2009. Before joining Bentley in 2002, Davy served as provost of Adelphi University, dean of the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, associate dean at the University of California-Irvine, and dean at Alverno College.

Barbara L. KornblauBARBARA L. KORNBLAU, a professor of occupational therapy and public health at Nova Southeastern University, was named dean of the UM-Flint School of Health Professions and Studies, effective July 15, 2009. Kornblau’s administrative experience includes president and board chair of the Occupational Therapy Association, board chair of the Arthritis Foundation Southeast Branch, Florida Chapter, and chief of occupational therapy at Baptist Hospital of Miami.

Laura LeinLAURA LEIN, a poverty expert, was named dean of the U-M School of Social Work, effective January 1, 2009. Lein has conducted research on families in poverty, social welfare and childcare policies and programs, gender, race, and ethnicity. Lein worked for the Center for the Study of Public Policy in Cambridge, MA and was a faculty member at Wellesley College before going to the University of Texas at Austin in 1985, where she served as professor of social work and anthropology.

Ora Hirsch Pescovitz ORA HIRSCH PESCOVITZ was appointed executive vice president for medical affairs and chief executive officer of the U-M Health System, effective May 11, 2009. Previously Pescovitz, a nationally recognized pediatric endocrinologist and researcher, served as executive associate dean for research affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine, president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, and interim vice president for research administration at Indiana University.

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