The George Washington University recently announced the renaming of the GW Health Workforce Institute to the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity. The action was taken to honor Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, a professor of health policy and management at the George Washington Milken Institute School of Public Health, and his lifelong commitment to social justice, health equity and health workforce policies. Dr. Patricia Pittman, a professor of health policy and management at the Milken Institute SPH, was named director of the Institute.
Founded in 2015, the Institute has conducted research in innovative uses of health workers, measuring social mission in health professions education and diversity in admissions to health professions schools. The Institute houses two fellowship programs (the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity and the Residency Fellowship in Health Policy) and is the home of the Beyond Flexner Alliance, a national movement to promote social mission in health profession education founded by Dr. Mullan.
“We are thrilled to rename this Institute to honor Dr. Mullan for his dedication to building a stronger, more diverse health workforce in the United States and around the world,” said Dr. Lynn Goldman, Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Milken Institute SPH. “The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity will accelerate the work already underway that positions GW as a leader in the field of health equity and health workforce policies.”Friday Letter Submission