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Memoir

Randy S. Roth
Regents' Proceedings

Randy S. Roth, Ph.D., clinical professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation in the Medical School, retired from active faculty status on June 30, 2019.

Professor Roth received his B.A. (1971) degree from the American University and his M.A. (1975) and Ph.D. (1980) degrees from the University of North Dakota. From 1977-78, he completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Portland Veterans Hospital's Department o f Psychology and the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center's Department of Psychiatry. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as an instructor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1981, and served as a lecturer, clinical assistant professor, and clinical associate professor prior to being promoted to clinical professor in 2007. He held additional appointments in the Department o f Anesthesiology and the Department of Psychology.

Professor Roth provided superb care and treatment to patients at the University of Michigan's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for 38 years. He authored 48 peer-reviewed publications, 12 book chapters, and numerous abstracts. He was a frequent invited presenter at the institutional, regional and national levels. A dedicated educator, Professor Roth gave numerous lecturers and taught a multitude of courses in the Medical School. He was a valued faculty member who made significant contributions to patient care and the literature related to pain, cancer, and many other areas. Additionally, Professor Roth made important contributions to the university with his service as a thesis mentor, thesis committee member, and dissertation committee member. He also served on a number of committees related to the treatment of pain at the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Veterans Hospital.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Randy S. Roth, clinical professor emeritus of physical medicine and rehabilitation.