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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

GW Dean Awarded Walsh McDermott Medal at NAM Annual Meeting

On October 17, Dean Lynn Goldman, the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, received the Walsh McDermott Medal at the 2016 annual meeting of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) held in Washington, DC. The Walsh McDermott Medal is awarded to a NAM member for distinguished service to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine over an extended period of time.


[Photo: Dean Lynn R. Goldman]

Dean Goldman has chaired or served on numerous committees and forums for the National Academies. For example, Goldman lent her expertise in environmental research and policy to activities that focused on the health of Gulf War veterans, the health impacts of genetically engineered food, climate change, second hand smoke and other pressing public health topics. She currently serves on the NAM Governing Council, the Governing Board of the National Academy of Sciences and, for the National Academy of Sciences’ Engineering and Medicine, the Committee for the Division on Earth and Life Studies, the Standing Committee on Medical and Public Health Research During Large-Scale Emergency Events and the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research and Medicine. Formerly she served as a member of the Academies Report Review Committee.

Dr. Jane Henney, the Home Secretary of the National Academy of Medicine, awarded the medal to Dean Goldman at the October 17 NAM annual meeting. Read more.