We are pleased to announce that the Associate Director of the MADC, Dr. Bruno Giordani, has been chosen as the senior director of The Mary A. Rackham Institute beginning this year. Dr. Giordani is also a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology at the University of Michigan and Adjunct Professor of Nursing. He is currently Faculty Ombuds in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs as well as Chief Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry.
The Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) was established in the late 1930s to provide “social and rehabilitative services” to individuals from the University and surrounding communities. The Institute currently houses three main centers: the University Center for Language and Literacy, the University Psychological Clinic, and the University Center for the Child and Family. However, since its establishment, MARI has been home to many other centers including: the Reading and Learning Skills Center, University of Michigan Autism and Communication Center, the Fresh Air Camp, the Sociological Research Unit, the Bureau of Psychological Services, and the Division of Gerontology.
Dr. Giordani’s commitment to training the next generation of practitioners aligns well with the MARI mission. He has mentored many graduate students, medical students, and residents across the university and been a long-term faculty sponsor of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). He is well recognized in his field. For example, he is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association Society of Clinical Psychology, has received the Distinguished Faculty Governance Award from the University of Michigan and has been recognized with a Ruth Michelbaugh Lifetime Achievement Award from the Great Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Dr. Giordani is uniquely positioned to build upon MARI’s current strengths and to lead the Institute into the next phase of its development,” said Michael Solomon, interim dean of the Rackham School of Graduate Studies and interim vice provost for academic affairs in graduate studies in an email announcing Dr. Giordani’s appointment.
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