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A Broader Perspective on Health Care

Dual-Degree MD/MPH Program Helps Students Link Patient Care to the Community

By Katherine Dvorak

Inside the walls of a hospital or clinic, physicians only get a glimpse of their patients’ lives, and for MD/MPH student Ciara Brown that’s not enough. She wants to know about their lives outside the four walls, about the world in which they spend their days — the relationships between communities and the health of their residents. Read more

Bio Banking

Major NIH Grant Sustains the Largest HIV Malignancy Specimen Bank

By Ashley Rizzardo 

HIV/AIDS currently affects nearly 38 million people worldwide according to the World Health Organization. Infection with HIV is associated with a wide range of long-term health complications, including the development of cancer, which is a major cause of death among individuals living with HIV. The AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR), the largest collection of annotated HIV malignancy specimens globally available to researchers, has received renewed grant funding, with the George Washington University (GW) serving as the primary site for the next five years. The renewal comes following a $22 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Healthy Jobs

GW Health Sciences Provides Critical Skills for Successful Careers

By Katherine Dvorak 

Health care is a constantly changing industry, and many advances are moving the field in directions previously unimagined. Amid these changes, the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is focusing on filling workforce gaps and helping health care professionals develop skills that will drive their organization forward and continuously improve health care. Read more

Taking the Reins

Barbara Lee Bass Named Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of SMHS

As the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) enters a new decade in 2020, it will do so with its first-ever female vice president for health affairs and dean at the helm. Read more