SMHS is home to many research centers and institutes, each providing cutting-edge investigations into specific areas of medicine and biomedical sciences. Select a center or institute below to learn more.
|List of SMHS Centers & Institutes|
More About Each
The mission of the Center for Injury Prevention and Control is to reduce death and disability from intentional and unintentional injury, with the goal of promoting existing prevention methods optimizing trauma care through education, collaboration with the community, and engaging in research contributing to the advancement of the field.
CTSI-CN is a resource for investigators and community members. Its primary objective is to transform the local, regional, and national environment in order to increase the efficiency and speed of clinical and translational research across the country.
The Katzen Cancer Research Center is committed to fostering pioneering scientific research, superior clinical care, and advanced education in order to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer. In order to achieve this mission, the Katzen Cancer Research Center seeks to provide an interdisciplinary facility to integrate basic and clinical investigators, medical educators, clinicians, health policy experts and community leaders.
Working together with the GWU Hospital and GW Medical Faculty Associates, the GW Cancer Institute brings multidisciplinary clinical, research, education, and outreach programs together in a comprehensive approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. GWCI is dedicated to understanding cancer disparities and the unequal burden of cancer in vulnerable populations and to eliminating cancer health disparities in metropolitan Washington DC.
The Center for Integrative Medicine is dedicated to creating a healing environment in which patients have access to a medical doctors and variety of complementary and alternative therapies to promote healing and wellness.
The mission of the GW Heart & Vascular Institute is to promote cardiac and vascular research, education, and community service with the goal of accelerating the pace of scientific discovery, reducing mortality and improving the quality of life of Americans with heart and vascular disease. To achieve these goals, Institute seeks to provide an interdisciplinary structure to integrate basic and clinical investigators, clinicians, medical educators, health policy experts and community leaders.
A joint initiative between SMHS and the School of Public Health and Health Services, the HIV/AIDS Institute seeks to contribute to the reduction of HIV/AIDS morbidity and mortality both locally in Washington, DC and globally, serve as a Center of Excellence for HIV/AIDS-related epidemiology, biostatistics and public health laboratory research at GW, promote training in HIV/AIDS research that will contribute to the development of the next generation of HIV/AIDS researchers, and encourage scientific collaboration with HIV/AIDS researchers throughout GW and Washington, DC.
Jointly supported by SMHS, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Vice-President for Research, GWIN promotes research and training throughout several departments and affiliated institutions at GW in the mechanisms of normal and pathologic brain function. The research interests of the faculty include behavioral, evolutionary, systems, cellular, and developmental neuroscience.
Since its inception in 2001 as the first university-chartered Institute for Spirituality and Health in the United States, GWish has sustained a leadership role in building a more compassionate system of health care, a system premised not only on concrete scientific principles but that also addresses the psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients.
The Sabin Vaccine Institute PDP works on developing vaccines for the more than 700 million people suffering from hookworm in the world today. Established in 2000 with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Sabin PDP (originally the Human Hookworm Vaccine Initiative) is the first and only PDP in the world developing a vaccine for human hookworm infection.
The Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBS) is the administrative and academic home for interdisciplinary Ph.D. training in the Biomedical Sciences. The IBS oversees a core curriculum and assists outstanding matriculating graduate students in navigating their first year of graduate training while he or she selects a Ph.D. Program and explores the research opportunities available for dissertation projects.
The McCormick Genomic and Proteomic Center, a premier genomics research center based at GW SMHS, seeks to discover, validate, and establish key molecular events in normal and cancer cells, and to contribute to global cancer genome research and education.
The Reagan Institute’s mission is to improve emergency care, education, training, and consultative support. Key initiatives of the Reagan Institute include Injury Prevention and Control, the medical aspects of disaster planning, preparedness and response, and the enhancement of emergency medical services throughout the world.
The Institute for Proteomics Technology and Applications seeks to engage in research in developing new proteomics technology and in using that technology for proteomics research, with a particular interest in nanomaterials-based sensors and mass spectrometry, and their application to proteomics.
WISE is the premier metropolitan center dedicated to innovative technologies to enhance patient care. These emerging technologies incorporate minimally invasive surgical techniques that provide exceptional patient care while producing superior cosmesis and faster patient recovery.