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Faculty & Staff Honors

Colorado Dean Emeritus Receives American Heart Association’s Meritorious Achievement Award

Colorado Public School of Health dean emeritus Dr. David Goff, was honored as the “best of the best,” among six from the ranks of 30 million American Heart Association (AHA) volunteers at a ceremony in Dallas this June.

[Photo: Dr. David Goff, left, dean emeritus of Colorado SPH, with staff from the dean’s office in 2016.]

The award recognizes significant accomplishments or projects that affect the organization at a national level. The AHA said in a statement: Goff was recognized for his enormous contributions to the understanding of the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, to the mentoring of future scientists, and to the development of key association guidelines for the management of patients at risk for ischemic heart disease.”

Dr. Goff was dean of the Colorado School of Public Health from 2012 – 2016 when the school  enrolled its largest and most diverse student body to that date, and was re-accredited until 2023.

Read more about him in a profile by the American Heart Association here.