A $2.5 million gift from global health care company Sanofi US will endow a professorship focused on prevention and the management of clinical conditions at GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH). This donation will help Milken Institute SPH build on its world-class research base in public health policy and prevention science, develop innovative new approaches to saving lives, and continue to forge collaborations in the U.S. and globally to drive improvements in the public health.
Sanofi is a global health care leader that discovers, develops, and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs.
The Sanofi Professor of Prevention and Clinical Management will engage in cutting-edge research aimed at the prevention and treatment of obesity and other chronic conditions and serve as a member of the Milken Institute SPH teaching faculty.
“This position will help to strengthen the school’s expertise and ability to target obesity and other health conditions with preventive strategies that are effective at keeping people healthy before serious health problems get a chance to develop,” said Lynn R. Goldman, the Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Public Health.
Located in the Milken Institute SPH Department of Prevention and Community Health, the Sanofi Professor will collaborate with the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, which was recently established to accelerate the school’s research on the topic of obesity and other preventable health conditions.
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