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Social media
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1rector resgns

36 months in prison for Jenson

Allegations surface
questioning Miller's
college credentials
Daily News Editor
and Daily StaffReporter
DEC. 11, 2012 - Jordan Mill-
er, the University's social media
director, resigned Monday amid
allegations that she lied about
acquiring a bachelor's degree. She
was the first to hold the position
when she was hired in February.
Reddit user citizenthrow-
awayx alleged in a post Friday
that Miller did not acquire a
Bachelors of Arts in Journalism
from Columbia College Chicago
as claimed on her resume. The
user posted documents that she
had enrolled but not graduated
from the institution.
University spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald confirmed Tuesday
that the documents posted on
Reddit are legitimate.
"The resume you're seeing
online is accurate; I've checked
that," Fitzgerald said.
William Gregory, a records
specialist at Columbia College
Chicago, confirmed that Miller
did not graduate. According to
Gregory, Miller attended the col-
lege from the fall of2000 through
fall 2003. However, Miller
appears on a program for the col-
lege's spring commencement in
May 2004.
Due to privacy laws, Gregory
said he could not say how many
credits Miller still needed to
Fitzgerald said Miller resigned
willingly, and no disciplinary
action was taken against her. As
social media director, Miller was
compensated between $90,000
and $110,000 annually, according
to Daily reports.
Miller released a statement to
the media Tuesday regarding her
resignation, which took effect on
"My intention was never to
deceive the University, bht I
acknowledge that I made a mis-
take, and I'm very sorry," Miller
Miller did not respond to

requests for comment on whether
she knew she had known she had
not graduated.
Lisa Rudgers, vice president
for global communications and
strategic initiatives, said in a
statement she appreciated Mill-
er's work at the University.
"I appreciate all the talent and
insight Jordan Miller brought to
elevating the University's social
space," Rudgers said. "Her work
has been stellar, and she has
established a solid foundation
from which to build and grow.
My thoughts and best wishes are
with her."
Fitzgerald said the University
intends to fill the vacancy.
"We have every intention of
filling that position - what we'll
do on an interim basis, we're just
startingto sort that out," Fitzger-
ald said.
He added that it's not yet clear
who will oversee the University's
social media operations in the
"This is happening pretty
quickly; I don'thave the details to
tell you who's doing that or how
we are doing," Fitzgerald said.
Miller has held nine jobs since
2009, working as a reporter the
Ann Arbor News in 2007 and as a
lead blogger for Annarbor.com in
2009. She has also created mar-
keting products for Chevrolet,
Kotex and Ford.
In her position at the Univer-
sity, Miller curated the "Univer-
sity of Michigan Social Media"
account, a Facebook account,
several Twitter accounts and a
Pinterest, among other social
profiles. Miller launched the @
UmichStudents Twitter account,
which features a different Uni-
versity student every week.
In a March email from Rudg-
ers announcing Miller's new
position at the University, she
wrote that her 10 years of expe-
rience in communications and
social media made her a good
candidate for the job.
"Jordan has worked as a news-
paper reporter and an ad agency
professional, and is uniquely situ-
ated to bring social media focus
to many aspects of University
communication efforts," Rudgers
The University's Twitter was
still being updated mid-Tuesday.

Former UMHS
resident sentenced
at federal court in
child porn case
ManagingNews Editor
MARCH 22, 2013 -
DETROIT - Stephen Jenson, a
former medical resident at the
University of Michigan Health
System, was sentenced Thurs-
day to 36 months in federal
prison for the possession of
child pornography.
The sentencing is the mini-
mum mandatory sentence for
possessing child pornography.
Jenson's attorney, Raymond
Cassar, argued that the nature
of his client's crime did not
require additional penalty.
Jenson was arrested by
University Police in Decem-
ber 2011 after it was discov-
ered that he had viewed child
pornography in a University
Hospital lounge. A fellow resi-
dent found his flash drive with
obscene images on it and later
reported the discovery to the
attending physician.
An attorney in the UMHS
initially told the resident that
her concerns about the flash
drive were 'unfounded,' and
neglected to report the incident
to University Police. It wasn't

until six months later that the
incident was re-reported by
the attending physician and
University Police were noti-
fied. University President
Mary Sue Coleman called the
delay a "serious failure on the
part of the institution." Com-
munication problems between
University Police and Hospi-
tal Security discovered during
an internal review of the case
prompted a reorganization
of campus security agencies,
which included the creation of
the Division of Public Safety
and Security, which puts all
agencies under an umbrella
division headed by UMPD
chief Joe Piersante, DPSS's
interim executive director.
Initial state charges were
dropped after the U.S. Secret
Service arrested Jenson on the
federal charges. Jenson was
found to be in possession of 97
images and four videos, some
of which he had viewed using
hospital computers.
Matthew Roth, the assis-
tant U.S. attorney prosecuting
the case, argued in a previ-
ous memo that Jenson should
be sentenced to 48 months in
prison because the crime was
committed on a computer and
the number of images he pos-
sessed, among other factors.
U.S. District Judge Avern
Cohn said though Jenson's
crime did meet such factors
for increasing the sentence,

the guidelines are irrelevant to
the case. Cohn pointed out that
computers are universally used
to view child pornography and
the amount of images that Jen-
son possessed was not large
compared to other cases.
Prosecutors have drawn
attention to the fact that Jen-
son was undergoing pediatric
training at UMHS, noting that
he would eventually be able to
treat children. However, Cas-
sar said he intended to be an
oncologist, not specializing in
pediatrics, and claimed that
his training was unfairly held
against him.
Cassar painted the picture
of a man who had a love for
medicine and a passion for
cancer research but would now
likely not be able to become a
"He led an extraordinary
life," Cassar told the court. "He
spent the last seven years (in
medicine). He's lost them. He's
Cassar asked the judge to
acknowledge that Jenson does
not present a risk to public
safety, noting that not doing
so would prevent him from
accessing programs like thera-
py in prison.
Cassar said the University
community "abandoned" Jen-
son after his crime was discov-
ered, and therefore asked that
Cohn allow him to serve his
sentence in a prison near his

hometown in Utah.
Cohn confirmed that Jen-
son is not a risk to public safety
and agreed to place him in a
correctional facility near his
hometown. The judge ordered
that Jenson surrender himself
to the court within 90 days of
the sentencing.
In a brief address to the
court, Jenson said he was
aware of the consequences of
possessing child pornography.
"I knew what I did was
wrong," Jenson said. "When
I was looking at the images, I
knew it was wrong."
Jenson told the court that he
would attempt to rehabilitate
himself, both in prison and in
"I am trying to do what I
need to do to make myself a
better man," he said.
In an interview with The
Michigan Daily after he was
sentenced, Jenson said he looks
forward to completing his sen-
tence so that he can work on a
career in medicine.
"My only is hope that after
this chapter of my life with
prison is done, I will be able to
be helping people and practic-
ing medicine," Jenson said.
Before attending medical
school, Jenson was a cancer
researcher. He said he would
go back to research if he is
unable to get a job practicing
medicine upon his release.

Embroiled in insider trading drama,
neurology professor retires


SEC accuses
Gilman of assisting
illegal fund activity
Daily News Editor
and Daily Staff Reporter,
NOV. 28, 2012 - Neurology
Prof. Sidney Gilman - who was
accused by the U.S. Securities
and Exchanges Commission of
assisting hedge fund investors in
a historically lucrative $276-mil-
lion insider trading scheme -
has retired from his position at
the University, according to a
University of Michigan Health
System spokesman.
UMHS spokesman Pete
Barkey said in a statement
Wednesday afternoon that Gil-
man retired from his position'
effective Tuesday. Gilman was
the William J. Herdman Distin-
guished University Professor of
Gilman served as the chair of
the Department of Neurology
from 1977 to 2004, and received
the Medical School's 2010 Dis-
tinguished Achievement Award.
UMHS also holds an annual Sid
Gilman and Carol Barbour Lec-
ture in Neuroscience, and the
hospital's neurology service is
named in his honor
Barkey declined to comment
on whether the name of the ser-
vice or the lectureship would be

In a civil lawsuit filed Nov.
20 in the U.S. District Court in
the Southern District of New
York, the SEC alleged that Gil-
man received about $100,000
to inform Mathew Martoma, a
hedge fund portfolio manager
for CR Intrinsic Investors, about
the progress and negative results
of a clinical trial for an Alzheim-
er's drug being developed by the
Elan Corporation and Wyeth,
Inc., now owned by Pfizer, Inc.
The SEC claims that CR
Intrinsic accumulated $276 mil-
lion in profits or avoided losses
by short selling and liquidating
its stock before Gilman made a
public announcement about the
drug on July 29, 2008. The SEC
also asserts Martoma received
a $9.3-million bonus from CR
Intrinsic in 2008, much of which
came from trades made on Gil-
man's information.
Gilman earned about $79,000
from the Elan Corporation for
being the Safety Monitoring
Chair for the trials of the drug
in question, bapineuzumab,
accordingto the SEC.
Elan Corporation's stock
price fell from more than $30
in July 2008 to less than $10 in
the days following the July 29,
2008 announcement. Wyeth
dropped less significantly, from
an average of more than $46 in
days before the announcement,
to about $39 for the next three
At the time, it was reported by

the Dow Jones Newswire that
the 240-patient study found the
drug had serious side effects,
including fluid buildup in the
brains of 12 trial participants.
Safety issues with the drug wor-
ried investors, causing the value
of the stocks to drop.
Martoma and Gilman were
paired legally through an expert
network firm. These firms are
commonly used to connect
those in the business world with
experts in various fields, such as
medicine. In recent years, the
SEC has pursued a number of
high profile insider trading cases
in which such firms have played
a role.
The firm used by Martoma
and Gilman has not been offi-
cially identified, but Gilman's
resume notes that he has held
a consulting position with Ger-
son Lehrman, among several
other firms, since 2002. The
Wall Street Journal reported
that individuals familiar with
the case have confirmed that the
expert network firm used in the
scheme was Gerson Lerhman.
Bret Coons - a spokesman
for the Joint Commission, a
hospital accreditation orga-
nization - said external deci-
sions of individual employees
would not generally affect a
hospital's accreditation unless
patient safety or care quality was
"The Joint Commission's
accreditation looks at issues
of patient safety and quality of

care andwould not be applicable
to the personal financial prac-
tices of employees of an accred-
ited health care organization,"
Coons said.
Coons could not confirm
whether or not Gilman was
being investigated.
Gilman has signed a non-
prosecution agreement with
the SEC, meaning he will not be
criminally charged because he
has agreed to testify and cooper-
ate with further investigations.
He will pay $234,000 in settling
the suit.
Ora Pescovitz, the execu-
tive vice president for medical
affairs, Douglas Strong, CEO
of the University of Michigan
Hospitals and Health Centers
and Medical School Dean James
Woolliscroft sent an e-mail to
UMHS faculty and staff Thurs-
day regarding the incident,
reminding them to respect con-
fidential information and main-
tain the integrity of the hospital
and health system.
The SEC's final target appears
to be the parent company of CR
Intrinsic, SAC Capital Advisors.
Though he is not explicitly men-
tioned in the suit, it is suspected
that Steven Cohen, the compa-
ny's founder and owner, is impli-
cated in the scheme.
The SEC alleged that Marto-
ma collaborated with CR Intrin-
sic's portfolio manager, known
as "Portfolio Manager A," who
is identified as the founder and
See TRADING, Page 9


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