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Advancing Burn Relief in Africa

Through her nonprofit, Jennifer Wall, PA-C, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, has made a significant impact on patient care in Malawi, where residents are at high risk for burn injuries

By Caroline Trent-Gurbuz

In photographs, Malawian families huddle around makeshift fires, where nsima, a traditional cornmeal porridge, bubbles in large pots, and women, dressed in traditional wax-printed cloth garments known as chitenje, labor above. It’s a routine scene — and one posing excessive risks for burns. Read more

Emphasizing Leadership

As the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) reaffirms the importance of diversity, inclusion, and clinical partnerships, Jeffrey S. Akman, MD ’81, RESD ’85, vice president for health affairs, Walter A. Bloedorn Professor of Administrative Medicine, and SMHS dean, is working to align the school’s strategies with GW President Thomas J. LeBlanc’s vision for the university.
“In this process,” Akman said, “the roles of several leaders have expanded to guide our school as we aspire to pre-eminence.” Read more