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Shaping the Future

New Chair Antonia R. Sepulveda, MD, PhD, Looks to Advance Pathology Through Innovation

By Ashley Rizzardo

To excel in today’s competitive environment, the pathology department at an academic medical center must be on the cutting edge of clinical care and research, according to Antonia R. Sepulveda, MD, PhD, the new chair of the Department of Pathology at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). “It must distinguish itself through innovation, which needs to be powered by a strong research program,” she says. Read more

Homing in on Health Equity

Educational Series Sets Faculty Up for Success

By Katherine Dvorak

Health is commonly considered a fundamental human right. So is freedom from inequities due to differential access to quality care. That’s why health equity has been a key element of the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ (SMHS) strategic goals for many years. Now, a five-month series aims to further health equity education among educators and health care providers while also fostering a shared understanding of the issues. Read more

GW Researchers Receive $7.8M for Rare Disease Network for Myasthenia Gravis

By Lisa Anderson

A George Washington University (GW) research team led by Henry Kaminski, MD, chair of the Department of Neurology and Meta Amalia Neumann Professor of Neurology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), recently received a $7.8 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a rare disease network for myasthenia gravis. The network, which will join 24 existing NIH Rare Diseases Clinical Research Networks, will include basic and clinical investigators, patient advocacy groups, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies working together to enhance therapeutic development for this rare disease. Read more

A Second Act

Sanjay Maggirwar, PhD, MBA, Hopes to Lead MITM Department in Novel Directions

By Katherine Dvorak

After serving as vice chair for the Microbiology Department at Rochester University for many years, Sanjay Maggirwar, PhD, MBA, knew it was time to consider moving into a full chair job, to at least test the waters of what was possible, but he didn’t want to go just anywhere.

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) was the only institution to which he applied.

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