Ojo and Walker join Arbor Research Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Arbor Research Collaborative for Health has elected two new members for terms starting in March 2017. Akinlolu Ojo and Judith Walker bring extensive experience in clinical research and finance to their new roles.

Akinlolu Ojo is an international leader in chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation research and clinical care with a focus on health disparities and an expert in global health research. Dr. Ojo is the associate vice president for clinical research and global health initiatives at the University of Arizona Health Sciences and a professor of medicine in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson with a joint appointment as professor of health promotion sciences in the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Dr. Ojo’s research and clinical interests include chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation and their complications. He has a particular clinical interest in chronic kidney disease in African Americans and blacks in developing nations.

Judith Walker is the Chief Financial Officer/Vice President of Finance and Business Services at Cleary University. Ms. Walker started her career at Cleary in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer, where she is responsible for the Finance, Business Office, Financial Aid, Information Technology, Bookstore Services and Facilities Departments. She currently serves on the Ann Arbor Public Schools Business Advisory Board, the Washtenaw United Way Board Finance Committee, and is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers.  

Ms. Walker was the Treasurer for the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and served on its Finance Committee. She was also on the Nonprofit Enterprise at Work Board of Directors and served on its Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and as Treasurer of the Board.

“Our new board members bring experience and perspectives that will inform the future growth and development of Arbor Research. I look forward to working with them,” commented Robert M. Merion, president and chief executive officer of Arbor Research.

March 13, 2017

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Akinlolu Ojo

Judith Walker