News Archive

December 2, 2019

A team at the George Washington University (GW) was awarded more than $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the mechanisms driving dysregulation splicing factor expression.

December 2, 2019

Congratulations to Maranda Ward, EdD, MPH, visiting assistant professor of Clinical Research and Leadership at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, for being selected to serve on D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Commission on Health Equity.

January 31, 2019

For generations in America, matters of racial equity and civil rights have been framed in rigidly defined terms: an act, a view, or a piece of legislation was either racist or not racist. The question, however, of what it meant to be “not racist” became more difficult to answer following the…

January 5, 2019

For Mohammed Ali Aziz-Sultan, MD ’99, the scant steps between his seat and the podium at the 63rd Annual Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Banquet and Induction Ceremony on May 17 could not have served a sharper contrast to the distance he covered to make that moment possible.

November 6, 2018

Compassionate is the first word that comes to mind when her family thinks about her, says Daviana Robles-Monge, a freshman at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. Kindness is important to her, helping people and offering a shoulder to lean on whenever and wherever she can, and that…

October 11, 2018

As large gold-colored scissors cut into a white ribbon adorned with the logo of the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy at T.C. Williams High School, cheers echoed across the auditorium from family, friends, students, and government and community leaders celebrating the official launch of the…

September 26, 2018

The metropolitan Washington, D.C. region currently experiences health inequities related to access to care in underserved areas, disparities in chronic disease outcomes, provider shortages, and inadequate diversity of the health professions. Research has shown that a more diverse health care…

September 26, 2018

Diversity often is defined as increasing representation of people from all backgrounds in a particular field, but it’s also more than varying the makeup of an organization, it’s supporting diversity of thought, says Keith Melancon, MD, PhD, director of the George Washington University (GW)…

September 25, 2018

Just days after George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) students gathered to express concerns about gun violence and patient safety, two more shootings occurred: One in Wisconsin and one in Pennsylvania. The next day, another shooting occurred, this time…

August 30, 2018

In recent months, the policies and enforcement procedures at the border separating the United States and Mexico have sparked intense conversation. Part of that conversation centers on the long-term mental health implications that forced family separation has on children.