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Dominic Raj, M.D., Nominated to Prestigious NIH Integrated Review Group

Dominic Raj, M.D., professor of medicine, of epidemiology and biostatistics, and of biochemistry and molecular medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and director of the Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension at the GW Medical Faculty Associates, has been nominated to be a standing member of the Clinical and Integrative Cardiovascular Sciences Study Section (CICS), a subcommittee of the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences Integrated Review Group of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review.

GW Expands Cardiovascular Institute to Focus on Heart and Vascular Disease

The GW Cardiovascular Institute’s board of directors unanimously voted to expand the institute’s mission to include a focus on vascular disease. To reflect its expanded scope, the institute will be renamed the GW Heart & Vascular Institute. Adding the strengths of the GW Medical Faculty Associates’ (MFA) team of vascular surgeons to its top-ranked GW cardiologists will create a natural synergy between prevention and treatment of heart and vascular disease.

Carol Smith, M.S., Retires after 31 Years as Coordinator of Clinical Laboratory Science Program

In the fall of 1981, fresh from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned a Master of Science in Medical Technology degree, Carol Smith joined the faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) as the education coordinator of the Clinical Laboratory Science program. In addition to teaching a variety of courses, Smith has overseen the program’s daily operation for the past 31 years. With her retirement at the end of June, SMHS said goodbye to a stalwart faculty member who will be remembered as much for her conscientious nature as for her ability to connect with students.