Simmer Named U-M Senior Fellow
September 1, 2017 - Dr. James Simmer, Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, has been appointed by U-M President Mark Schlissel to serve the University as a Senior Fellow in the Society of Fellows.
Each year the Society selects outstanding applicants for appointment to fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professional schools. Senior Fellows include many of the University’s leading scholars; all possess reputations as distinguished scholars, researchers or creative artists.
The Society of Fellows is an interdisciplinary intellectual community in which Postdoctoral Fellows are joined by Senior Fellows to discuss their work. Fellows are expected to participate in monthly colloquia, attend Society functions and engage in discussions with other members about their intellectual interests.
They also participate in the annual evaluation of new applicants for the Society, serve as evaluators for the Distinguished Dissertations Awards sponsored by the Rackham Graduate School, and act as mentors for graduate students completing their dissertations.
The Michigan Society of Fellows, under the auspices of the Rackham Graduate School, was established in 1970 with endowment grants from the Ford Foundation and the Horace H. and Mary Rackham Funds.