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Reamer Bushardt: Cultivating Strengths Within Health Sciences

By Katherine Dvorak

Reamer L. Bushardt, Pharm.D., P.A.-C., DFAAPA, brings a wealth of expertise to his role as senior associate dean for health sciences at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). Bushardt is both a pharmacist and a physician assistant (P.A.) with experience in caring for underserved communities in rural areas of the Carolinas. Read more

Stomaching Salt

By Katherine Dvorak

With the support of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Pedro A. José, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension and professor of pharmacology and physiology at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is exploring how the body disposes of salt. Salt sensitivity is an underdiagnosed condition of hypertension, and insight into the process may lead to more personalized treatments for patients. Read more

Under A New Umbrella

By Caroline Trent-Gurbuz

Brent Etiz, a Stanford graduate and former Silicon Valley techie, was in need of a change. “I had this period of enlightenment,” he says, “where I thought ‘I really want to go back and try [becoming a doctor],’ so I started scouring the country for programs that offered all of the premedical requirements.” Read more