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Marcia J. Boynton
Marcia J. Boynton brings to Adrian College a broad base of experience as a health care executive and attorney.
Boynton will assist Adrian students in understanding the health care system as a whole. In preparing for their health care careers, students will be encouraged to consider present and future opportunities, and plan for the profound changes this decade will bring in health care financing and organization.
Over a 25 year career at the University of Michigan Health System, Boynton held administrative roles in the hospital, the medical school and at M-CARE HMO. She has directed clinical and administrative operations, presented at professional conferences of health lawyers and health professions across the country, and acted as a consultant to physicians in private practice. In a recent role, she led expansion of a Michigan based network of specialty physicians to operations in 40 states.
Boynton is a graduate of Wittenberg University and the University of Akron School of Law. She has also completed the Executive Program in Managed Healthcare Administration through the National Center for Managed Care Administration at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Boynton has held adjunct faculty appointments at Eastern Michigan University teaching Health Law and Health Insurance Reimbursement.
She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Health Lawyers Association, Medical Group Managers Association, and is licensed by the State of Michigan as an administrator of health insurance programs.
Dr. Janet L. Salzwedel
Professor of Biology / Faculty Advisor, Health Professions
Janet L. Salzwedel, PhD, has advised health professions students for more than 15 years at Adrian College. Graduate dentists, physicians, pharmacists and many other health professionals have benefited from her guidance. Her classroom has provided the spark for many students who elected careers in life science research.
In addition to duties as a professor of microbiology, cell biology, plant biology and related subjects, Dr. Salzwedel is involved in research at the Center for Drug Design and Development (CD3) at the University of Toledo’s College of Pharmacy. Soy plants under stress from fungi or nematodes produce a metabolite called glyceollin in very small amounts. Collaborators working elsewhere have demonstrated that glyceollin inhibits breast cancer cells in vitro, as well as tumor growth in mice.
Dr. Salzwedel’s expertise as a plant biologist is being tapped to investigate and prompt conditions that will elevate natural production of glyceollin. Researchers hope the project will lead to development of nutriceutical based breast cancer preventative.