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Arlene and Robert Kogod Professorship in Mood Disorders

ROBERT P. KOGOD is President of Charles E. Smith Management, LLC. He is the former Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of the Charles E. Smith Commercial Realty LP and Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc. Mr. Kogod currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Vornado Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He also serves on the Boards of the Shalom Hartman Institute, District of Columbia College Access Program, and Hillel International.

ARLENE R. KOGOD is a national and state certified mental health and youth counselor and has been involved in many activities for young people, including running a college-bound program for minority girls in a District of Columbia public school. She has worked for the Reginald S. Lourie Regional Center for Infants and Young Child Parenting Psychotherapy Program and the Clinical Infant Development Program of the National Institutes of Health and had a private practice in counseling for at-risk adolescent girls.

The Kogods are residents of the District of Columbia and are active philanthropic supporters of the fine and performing arts, many civic and cultural organizations, education, healthcare, and medical research. These include the Smithsonian Institution, American University, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Sidwell Friends School, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, and Arena Stage. The Kogods joined The Giving Pledge in 2016.