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In Development

Because academic medicine makes a profound impact on the quality of life and the state of knowledge, it historically has attracted significant philanthropic gifts. That continues today as medical schools and teaching hospitals in the United States have received newsworthy seven- and eight-figure gifts in 2015. There have even been incredible nine-figure commitments, for instance, to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
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Building a Strong Foundation

In the pages of this edition of Medicine + Health, you will recognize that much is happening at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). Since the beginning of the year, when we published the new strategic plan for SMHS, we have established the impetus for momentum and growth in key strategic areas. The first goal of our strategic plan focuses on leadership — that is, to promote a culture of excellence through leadership, performance improvement, professionalism, and diversity and inclusion for students, residents, faculty, and staff.  Read more

It’s Genetic

Mother and Daughter Pursue a Health Sciences Education Track Together

By Caroline Trent-Gurbuz

As a student, Emily Kavanaugh started down the path of nursing, picking up fundamental courses as she strode toward her future. But two consecutive summer internships tempted her off the trail. Read more

Care in Confidence Equals Confidence in Care

By Steve Goldstein | Photograph courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

The first rule of being a doctor for a professional sports team: You do not talk about the team. To be more precise, you do not talk about the athletes you treat on the team. The wrong word about a player’s health could hurt far more than any sprain, strain, or break. This is something Sanjay Menon, M.D. ’06, learned quickly as he began his career in sports medicine. Read more