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Spotlight on Quality

Lynt B. Johnson, MD, MBA, Brings Years of Experience to GW Liver and Pancreas Institute for Quality

By Katherine Dvorak

Quality is key for Lynt B. Johnson, MD, MBA. It’s there in his dedicated 25 years as a pancreatic and liver surgeon, in his expectations for the future doctors he teaches, and in the name of the new institute for which he is the executive director: The George Washington University (GW) Liver and Pancreas Institute for Quality (LPIQ). Read more

A Note From Ross Hall

Dear Colleagues,

After nearly nine years serving as the vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), I recently decided to transition out of these roles and make way for new leadership at SMHS. It has been an incredible honor to hold these key leadership positions at my alma mater, and I am proud of the accomplishments we’ve made during my tenure. Read more

Medicine and Social Justice

By Ashley Rizzardo

The 45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security, hosted by the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization in October 2018, convened global delegates, policy experts, and nutrition scientists to hold discussions on food security and nutrition in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Harleen Marwah, a second-year medical student at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, traveled to Rome for these meetings to advocate for the needs of patients around the world. Read more

A Gift in Loving Memory

By Katherine Dvorak 

Brenna Clougherty, MD ’08, who served as chief resident of pediatrics at Children’s National Health System (Children’s National), was a devoted physician who touched dozens of lives. Many of those who knew her best felt compelled to find the perfect way to honor her after she died from cancer in March 2018, just six months before her 10th George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) reunion. Read more