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WashU Installs a New Endowed Professorship

Dr. Matthew W. Kreuter was installed Sept. 2 as the inaugural holder of the Eugene S. and Constance Kahn Family Professorship in Public Health at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis.

Kreuter installation

[Photo: Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton prepares to install Dr. Matthew W. Kreuter (center) as the Eugene S. and Constance Kahn Family Professor as Brown School Dean Edward F. Lawlor looks on]

Dr. Kreuter is professor and associate dean for public health at the Brown School. He is also founder and senior scientist of the nationally recognized Health Communication Research Laboratory.

“This professorship advances our school’s faculty development in public health,” said Dr. Edward F. Lawlor, dean of the Brown School and the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor of Social Work. “Professor Kreuter is a path-breaking scholar in health communication research. His energy, passion, leadership and creativity are all qualities that reflect the Kahn family’s own values and aspirations for this professorship.”

A former retail industry leader, Eugene S. Kahn and his wife, Constance, established the new professorship with gifts and commitments totaling $2 million.

“Their gifts will provide significant resources to Brown faculty and students whose work directly impacts the social and economic development of our communities,” said Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.

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