With the recent inauguration of Thomas J. LeBlanc as the 17th President of the George Washington University, we celebrated and recommitted ourselves to a collective aspiration to achieve preeminence as a comprehensive global research university. Central to that vision is the continued success of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and its academic and clinical partners.
By: Thomas Kohout
Thomas J. LeBlanc, PhD, stepped to the lectern at center stage in the Charles E. Smith Center for his inauguration as the George Washington University’s (GW) 17th president on Nov. 13. The event marked just the sixth time in the last 90 years that GW has celebrated the installation of a new university leader.
On a Monday in early June 2017, Danielle Collins went to Pilates like any other day. But during the class she felt a sharp pain in her head, forcing her to leave early. She chalked it up to a bad migraine, but after two days of suffering through the pain, Collins decided to see a doctor, only to discover she was experiencing life-threatening bleeding in her brain.