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A Discussion on Genomics and Ethics

By Ashley Rizzardo

During the fall of 2018, a new seminar series was launched to engage the George Washington University (GW) community in a discussion around genomics and genetic testing. The series, co-convened by Shawneequa Callier, JD, associate professor of clinical research and leadership at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Sonia Suter, JD, John and Inge Stafford Faculty Research Professor at GW Law, features four sessions in its first iteration, with hope for renewal in the future. Read more

Full Circle

Reflecting on Years of Accomplishment at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

By Thomas Kohout

On Jan. 17, 2019, an email went out to the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) community with a major announcement. After more than eight years as Vice President for Health Affairs at GW and Dean of SMHS, Jeffrey S. Akman, MD ’81, RESD ’85, would step aside following the completion of a national search for his successor. Read more

A Clinical Response to an Epidemic

By Katherine Dvorak

Blinding lights. The touch of his sister’s hand stroking his hair. The deep sound of his father’s voice. That’s what Dewayne Brown remembers upon waking up at the George Washington University (GW) Hospital after being shot in the heart while washing his car on Oct. 20, 2017. Read more

Education at a Distance

By Steve Goldstein

U.S. Army Capt. Olga Terekhina, MSHS ’16, BSHS ’12, is an outstanding alumna of George Washington University (GW). Although you’d think it would be easy, finding students on campus who’ve taken courses alongside her is a nearly impossible task. Perhaps that’s because despite earning two degrees, and working toward her third, in laboratory technology from GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Terekhina has never set foot on campus. Read more