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X Marks the Spot on Pancreatic Cancer

Alexandros Tzatsos, MD, PhD, assistant professor of anatomy and regenerative biology at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences and researcher at the GW Cancer Center, has uncovered a connection between a specific gene, KDM6A, and the most aggressive form of pancreatic cancer. Read more

Maura Polansky Named Chair of Physician Assistant Studies

Maura Polansky, PA-C, has been named chair and associate professor in the Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Polansky joined GW from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where she served as program director for curriculum development in the Department of Clinical Education. Read more

Combined MD/MPH Degrees to Create Clinician Leaders

The George Washington University’s (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and the Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken SPH) are joining forces to prepare clinician-leaders for their future careers.
Starting this summer, SMHS students will have the option of earning a Doctor of Medicine with a Master of Public Health (MPH) or an MD with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health. Read more