Development & Alumni Relations
Scholarships for our medical and health sciences students remain our most important priority for fundraising as we close out the fiscal year on June 30. Our Adopt-a-Doc scholarship donors have expressed personal satisfaction from giving through the program because it offers them an opportunity to connect with their sponsored students.
Our Adopt-a-Doc scholarship donors have expressed personal satisfaction from giving through the program because it offers them an opportunity to connect with their sponsored students. The Adopt-a-Doc program provides $5,000 per year over four years through an annual pledge payment, which helps make a small, but meaningful, dent in the debt load upon graduation.
Students in the physician assistant, physical therapy, and other health sciences programs face similar debt challenges. We are committed to alleviating their burdens as well.
Any of our development officers can discuss our programs with you, and you can find information on our website: smhs.gwu.edu/give. We invite you to look into it.
Already this year, the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has benefited from larger contributions to the Power & Promise scholarship fund, which provides aid to students with financial need. This spring, we received a nearly half-million-dollar bequest from the estate of a grateful alumnus. Gifts of all sizes and the income generated by endowed funds are the lifeblood of our scholarship program. We are very grateful to the generous GW donors who have joined us in the effort to help SMHS students graduate with less debt, and we invite everyone to join this important cause.
Dennis Narango, M.A., CFRE
Associate Dean, SMHS, and Associate Vice President for
GW Medicine Development and Alumni Relations
P.S. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 annually from your IRA directly to SMHS without having to pay income taxes on the money. These gifts count toward your IRA’s minimum distribution requirements and benefit you regardless of whether you itemize deductions on your income tax returns. Visit gwu.planmylegacy.org/ira-charitable-rollover for more information.
SMHS Board of Advisors
Lara S. Oboler, M.D. ’95, Chair
Cardiology; Lenox Hill Heart & Vascular Institute
Gary M. Abramson
Partner, the Tower Companies
Christopher L. Barley, M.D. ’93
Internal Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cornell/Weill School of Medicine
Constance Urciolo Battle, M.D. ’67, FAAP
Pediatrics and Public Health
Luther W. Brady Jr., M.D. ’48, HON. ’04, B.A. ’46, A.A. ’44
Radiation Oncology; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Radiation Oncology, Drexel University College of Medicine; GW Emeritus Trustee
Elizabeth L. Cobbs, M.D. ’81, RESD ’84
Professor of Medicine, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Chief, Department of Geriatrics, Extended Care, and Palliative Care, GW Medical Faculty Associates
Carlos R. Diaz, M.D. ’72, RESD ’75
President and Owner, Aeromedical Services
Daniel Ein, M.D., FACP, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; Clinical Professor of Medicine, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Director, Allergy & Sinus Center, GW Medical Faculty Associates
Thomas E. Flynn, M.D. ’86
Ophthalmology; Ellsworth Uveitis & Retina Care
Jeanne G. Holzgrefe, M.D. ’96, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Psychiatry; Chevy Chase Psychiatric Services; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Floyd Alexander Katske, M.D. ’76, RESD ’77
Urology; Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Kerry L. Kuhn, M.D. ’73, RESD ’77, B.A. ’70, FACOG
Obstetrics and Gynecology; Private Practice; Senior Vice President of VitalMD
Gerald S. Lazarus, M.D. ’63
Dermatology; Professor of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University; Former Member, GW Board of Trustees
John C. Pan, M.D. ’70, RESD ’74
Obstetrics and Gynecology; Founder, Center for Integrative Medicine, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Smita H. Patel, M.D., DFAPA
Psychiatry; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Rakesh C. Sahni, M.D.
Cardiology; Maryland Cardiology Associates
Mark W. Surrey, M.D. ’72, FACOG, FACS
Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology; Professor and Clinical Director, Reproductive Surgery, UCLA; Co-Founder and Medical Director, Southern California Reproductive Center
The SMHS Board of Advisors offers the dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences recommendations on strategic priorities and important issues for the school, and provides generous support and advocacy.