On September 10, the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health – Indianapolis (IUPUI) celebrated the investiture of Dr. Nir Menachemi, as the recipient and steward of the endowed Richard M. Fairbanks Chair during the Inaugural Chair Investiture Ceremony.
The endowed chair position recognizes leadership in public health at both the academic and community levels. An endowed chair is the highest academic honor a university can bestow on distinguished faculty. Dr. Menachemi began serving as professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management in 2015, and exemplifies the scholarship, leadership, commitment to teaching and service to the community that make him an ideal chair.
“Dr. Menachemi is an energetic and rigorous leader, researcher and instructor,” said Dr. Paul Halverson, founding dean of Fairbanks School of Public Health. “His work bridges public health practice, management theory and health services research.”
Throughout his career, Dr. Menachemi has published more than 230 peer-reviewed scientific papers in leading health policy, public health, business and clinical journals and has been principal investigator or investigator on 12 funded grants. He is one of the most widely recognized and respected health services researchers in the U.S., and an award-winning teacher across several institutions.
“He has built one of the leading health policy and management departments in the nation and has worked incredibly hard to forge the national and international reputation of his department and subsequently the school,” Dean Halverson said. He is not only an outstanding researcher, but also a dedicated leader and mentor.”Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on September 13