Steve Kunkel, Ph.D., appointed permanent executive vice dean for research, chief scientific officer

September 20, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership
Steve Kunkel, Ph.D.

Steve Kunkel, Ph.D., has been appointed as the permanent executive vice dean for research and chief scientific officer, effective Sept. 1. Kunkel has served in this role in an interim capacity since October 2018.

Moving forward, he will be instrumental in collaborating with the research community to develop long-term strategies to grow and advance discovery science at Michigan Medicine. This will include partnerships across the U-M campus to further initiatives like precision health and the biosciences.  

Since 1980, Kunkel has a long and robust history with U-M, including roles as the senior associate dean for research, Endowed Professor of Pathology Research and the Peter A. Ward Distinguished University Professor. He has also held various leadership and administrative positions, including the associate dean for interdisciplinary studies in the Horace Rackham Graduate School, interim dean of the Horace H. Rackham Graduate School and interim vice provost for academic affairs.

Please congratulate Kunkel on his permanent CSO position!