Jeremy Craig, 404-413-1357
ATLANTA – James Weyhenmeyer, GSU’s vice president for research and economic development, received the Award of Meritorious Achievement by the American Heart Association this week at the association’s annual awards luncheon in Dallas.
Weyhenmeyer was recognized for his chairmanship of the association’s Vision for Volunteerism Oversight Group, a body that has been instrumental in enhancing the organization’s volunteer base.
“I am honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for more that 30 years of volunteer leadership and research as a cardiovascular and stroke biologist,” he said.
“I have been particularly fortunate to have been involved in a number of recent transformative projects at the AHA that are charting a new vision for volunteerism and defining new strategies for accelerating technologies to market that will significantly impact the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular and treatment of cardiovascular disease and stroke,” he continued.
Weyhenmeyer assumed his Georgia State role in June 2011. He is responsible for advancing the university’s research base, in addition to leading economic development initiatives, as part of the university’s strategic plan.
Before arriving at GSU, he served as the senior vice provost for research and economic development in the Office of the Provost of the State University of New York system.
In 2007, Weyhenmeyer was named as a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and has garnered several honors from the American Heart Association. He is a member of the American Heart Association’s Stroke and Cardiology councils, as well as the International Biotechnology Industry Organization.
He earned a doctorate in cell biology and immunology from Indiana University, and a bachelor’s in biology from Knox College.
June 29, 2012