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Arthur Lupia to Serve as Interim VP for Research and Innovation, Institutional Official for the Animal Care & Use Program

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Arthur Lupia, PhD, has been appointed interim vice president for research and innovation, effective April 1, 2024. Dr. Lupia will also serve as the Institutional Official (IO) for U-M’s Animal Care & Use Program.

Lupia is currently associate vice president for research, large-scale strategies and is the executive director of Bold Challenges, an initiative that facilitates large-scale research projects.

In his new role, Dr. Lupia will assume overall responsibility for the excellence and integrity of research across U-M’s three campuses and provide oversight to the U-M Office of Research.

About the Role of the Institutional Official

Designated by the University’s president and serving as a representative of senior U-M administration, the IO bears ultimate responsibility for the Animal Care & Use Program, including resource planning and ensuring alignment of program goals with the institution’s mission.

The IO also provides operational oversight for the activities under the associate vice president – animal care and use program and the assistant vice president – animal compliance oversight.

Dr. Lupia succeeds Rebecca Cunningham, who departed the University of Michigan on March 31 to become president at the University of Minnesota.

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