North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has announced that Mar­lene Gold­stein invested $2 mil­lion to name the new sim­u­la­tion lab­o­ra­to­ries suite in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences in memory of her late hus­band, Arnold S. Gold­stein, P’61, PhD’90. Gold­stein, who passed away in 2010, was a pro­fessor of phar­macy at North­eastern and had served as acting dean in what was then the Col­lege of Phar­macy and Allied Health Professions.

Arnold loved acad­emia and his thirst for knowl­edge was unquench­able,” said Mar­lene Gold­stein. “Our gift to North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will hope­fully make a dif­fer­ence in the future, one that lasts longer than our life­times. Arnold would be so delighted and very proud to see it at work.”

By training stu­dents in tech­niques designed to ensure patient safety, improve out­comes and pre­vent med­ical errors, the Arnold S. Gold­stein Sim­u­la­tion Lab­o­ra­to­ries Suite will have a sig­nif­i­cant impact on the next gen­er­a­tion of health-​​care providers and bol­ster national efforts in health edu­ca­tion, research and service.

Arny Gold­stein was a far­sighted inno­vator who rec­og­nized the value of expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tion,” said Joseph E. Aoun, pres­i­dent of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “With this trans­for­ma­tive invest­ment, Mar­lene is solid­i­fying the legacy of his pio­neering spirit and is strength­ening the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences as a national leader in patient safety and health-​​care quality.”

The Gold­stein Suite will facil­i­tate health-​​care instruc­tion, uti­lizing computer-​​driven man­nequins and life­like models, and will allow fac­ulty and stu­dents to repli­cate clin­ical symp­toms and mod­u­late real­istic human responses. By prac­ticing hands-​​on skills such as starting intra­venous lines, resus­ci­ta­tion, and admin­is­tering anes­thesia, stu­dents will acquire the training nec­es­sary to work as part of a strong health-​​care team, in set­tings ranging from emer­gency rooms to home care.

Arny had a long his­tory with Bouvé and he remained ded­i­cated to our stu­dents throughout his life­time,” said Stephen Zoloth, former dean of Bouvé. “His pas­sion for teaching and inno­va­tion was unpar­al­leled, and thanks to Arny and Mar­lene the col­lege will offer one of the most advanced clin­ical sim­u­la­tion envi­ron­ments in the nation.”

Gold­stein, who ulti­mately pur­sued a career in law, founded Arnold S. Gold­stein and Asso­ciates, LLC, and was a man­aging partner at Presser & Gold­stein, LLC. In addi­tion to being an accom­plished legal author and speaker, he was an inau­gural member of Northeastern’s Health Sci­ences Entre­pre­neurs pro­gram and reg­u­larly led stu­dent work­shops on campus.

In naming the Gold­stein Sim­u­la­tion Lab­o­ra­to­ries Suite, Mar­lene is cel­e­brating Arny’s dynamic per­son­ality and hon­oring the value he placed on edu­ca­tion,” said Diane MacGillivray, senior vice pres­i­dent for uni­ver­sity advance­ment. “Future gen­er­a­tions of North­eastern stu­dents and fac­ulty will learn about Arny and be inspired by his tire­less enthu­siasm for learning and knowledge.”

Arnold was a great human­i­tarian,” said Mar­lene Gold­stein. “One of his greatest aspi­ra­tions was to have the oppor­tu­nity in his life­time to better people’s lives.”