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Robert H. Miller Named Vice President for Research

Robert H. Miller, PhD, senior associate dean for research, Vivian Gill Distinguished Research Professor, and professor of anatomy and cell biology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), has been named the university’s new vice president for research.

“Bob’s outstanding track record as both a researcher and a leader of the academic research enterprise made him the ideal candidate for the vice president position,” said Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Forrest Maltzman.

Portrait of Doctor Robert Miller smiling

Miller will retain his position as the senior associate dean for research at SMHS, a position in which he has overseen an unprecedented increase in the school’s research profile, growth facilitated by outstanding faculty hires whom Miller helped to recruit, and by ensuring the school’s faculty have the support to focus on its research.

“Bob Miller is a great choice to serve as the university’s new vice president for research. He has been an amazing partner in the development and execution of a vision to enhance the research mission in SMHS while also working collaboratively with faculty and deans across the university,” said Jeffrey S. Akman, MD ’81, RESD ’85, vice president for health affairs, Walter A. Bloedorn Professor of Administrative Medicine, and dean of SMHS