Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

SACUA endorses call for external review of medical resident case

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs voted Monday to support the Board of Regents' call for an external review of the case of a former medical resident in the U-M Health System who is facing child pornography charges.

The resolution by the executive arm of U-M's faculty governance system also supports "all fact-finding external investigations that seek to identify factors surrounding the incident and its initial investigation, as well as the delay in reporting."

The Board of Regents on Thursday passed a resolution that included calling for an external review of the case to determine individual accountability and any further action.

A detailed report by University Audits showed there was a six-month delay in properly responding to the suspicion that a resident possessed child pornography on a flash drive he brought to work at the Health System.

The former resident, Dr. Stephen Jenson, has been dismissed from U-M's residency program and faces federal charges of receipt and possession of child pornography.