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Granting Support

Ian Chua, MD, hospitalist fellow and research instructor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, recently garnered support for a research project thanks to a grant from the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP).

Chua, the 2016 Richard T. Sarkin Foundation for Medical Education awardee, is focusing on a project called “Patient Experience Debriefs: Medical Student Interviews of Hospitalized Patients Guiding Reflections on Future Practice.”

To be awarded a grant, proposals must align with COMSEP’s mission of promoting exemplary teaching practices; advancing innovation and scholarship in medical student education in pediatrics; and fostering the personal growth, professional success, and collaboration of COMSEP members.

Special Election

James Gehring, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), has ascended to new heights: He was recently elected to serve a four-year term as physician director-at-large on the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants’ (NCCPA’s) board of directors. Read more

Meteoric Rise

Sharad Goyal, MD, professor of radiology at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences and chief of the Division of Radiation Oncology at GW Hospital, is taking health policy to task as a recipient of the 2017 Health Policy Fellowship from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). The fellowship, which is awarded to only two ASTRO members every year, is offered to those who display interest in becoming leaders in health policy. Read more