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It Takes Two

SMHS Alumnus “Memo” Sanchez Pairs Medicine with Creativity

By Caroline Trent-Gurbuz

It’s a phrase that Guillermo “Memo” Sanchez, MSHS ’13, MPH ’13, PA-C, tosses out casually: “Creativity and the hard sciences don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Read more

First In The Family

By Ashley Rizzardo

Many people who go into medicine have been dreaming about it since they were very young — one or both parents may have been physicians, for example. Some, however, realize their passion for medicine without having such early exposure. Rachel Zemel was one of the latter. Read more

In Support of Healthy Eating and Exercise

By Caroline Trent-Gurbuz

Weight loss, as propagated on countless reality television shows, podcasts, and news articles, should be easy: Burn more calories than you ingest. In real life, that simple formula feels more theoretical than practical, yet there is one X factor that Ginger Winston, MD, associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been exploring: the impact of personal support systems. Read more

A Search for Identity

By Katherine Dvorak

Assistant professor. Researcher. Author. These are just some of Robert Turner’s current roles. But that wasn’t always the case. He once viewed himself as only one thing: a professional football player.
“I adopted that role, and it shaped … how I saw myself and how others saw me,” says Robert Turner, PhD, assistant professor of clinical research and leadership at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). Read more