Spring 2015 Installations

What do one of the most distinguished academics in the field of health policy; a race, labor, and politics historian; a leader in cardiovascular research; and a neuroscientist all have in common? Each was installed in a prestigious endowed position at GW this spring semester:

Lynn R. Goldman was formally installed January 27 as the Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Public Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health. The ceremony, held at the school’s new building, featured remarks by Michael Milken, chair of The Milken Institute; GW President Steven Knapp; Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Steven Lerman; and Victor Dzau, president of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. A world-renowned epidemiologist, pediatrician, educator, and former Environmental Protection Agency regulator, Dr. Goldman is only the second endowed dean at the George Washington University.

Eric Arnesen was installed as the inaugural James R. Hoffa Teamsters Profssor in Modern American Labor History special ceremony held at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research Center in GW’s Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library on February 10. An expert in the history of race, labor, and politics, Professor Arnesen has made the study of American labor history his life’s work.

Igor Efimov, a leader in cardiovascular disease research who joined GW in January as the first chair of the university’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, was installed as the Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering in a ceremony March 31 at Science and Engineering Hall. Dr. Efimov has advanced new therapies in cardiovascular health that are at the forefront of medicine and technology. His current research focuses on an implantable, custom-fit device that wraps around a patient’s heart and detects impending cardiac arrest.

Distinguished neuroscientist Robert H. Miller was formally installed as the Vivian Gill Distinguished Research Professor on May 5. The senior associate dean for research and professor of anatomy and regenerative biology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Miller focuses on research expansion and determining the infrastructure, funding, and technology required to advance GW’s research mission.


Endowed positions are the highest honor bestowed on faculty and help bolster the research and academic opportunities at GW and its schools and programs. Learn how you can help Enhance Academics at the George Washington University as part of Making History: The Campaign for GW.


Author: GW Impact

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