February 18, 2015
On October 14, 2014, Dr. Dan Beard was installed as the first recipient of the Carl J. Wiggers Collegiate Professorship in Cardiovascular Physiology. The celebratory ceremony was held at the D. Dan and Betty Khan auditorium. It was very exciting that family members were able to join in, including Dan’s wife Dr. Katherine (Katie) Delaney, and Dan’s and Katie’s parents. In addition, Dr. James Bassingthwaighte, Dan’s PhD mentor and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an icon in the field of modeling in human biology and disease traveled from the University of Washington, Seattle to speak (and give a nice roast of Dan) at the ceremony.