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Kudos to Clinical Research & Leadership Faculty, Students, Residents, and Fellows 

Congratulations to the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) faculty, students, and residents who received appointments, awards, and honors over the past month.

September 2019

RACE IN THE MARKETPLACE

Shawneequa Callier, associate professor with CRL, and Vanessa Gamble, GW professor of medical humanities and of health policy and American studies, co-presented on the historical, ethical and genomic frameworks applicable to the use of race by direct to consumer genetic testing companies at the "Race in the Marketplace" conference at Paris Dauphine University in Paris. One student and seven GW faculty members from across the university presented at the international interdisciplinary conference in June.

LET'S GET CLINICAL

Andy Garrett did his part for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing celebration on the National Mall in July. Garrett, associate professor and program director for Emergency Health Services in CRL, worked as a field physician at the event with the GW Emergency Medicine Department’s Event Team. Since February, Garrett has worked with the multi-disciplinary team of providers at major events in the area.
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REPRESENTING HS

Lisa Schwartz has been elected as member-at-large to the executive committee of the newly launched GW Women in Medicine Society (WIMS) Clara Bliss Hinds Society. Schwartz, associate professor in BLS, is the only committee member from HS.

PILOTING A NEW PROGRAM

Maranda Ward was selected by the Leadership Center for Excellence to participate in a special pilot program called the DMV Diversity and Inclusion Fellows Institute.
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OT SCHOLAR

Jen Weaver was a presenter and contributor to presentations at the OT Summit of Scholars in June. Weaver, associate director for the post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program in HHFR, presented “Developing a Cognition Measure Using Items from Three Federally Mandated Assessments in Post-Acute Care for Stroke Survivors” (with Trudy Mallinson, Leslie Davidson and another colleague) and “Association Between Therapy and Cognitive Change in Patients with Stroke” (with Mallinson and Davidson). Mallinson is associate dean for health sciences research and Davidson is chair of CRL.

PARKS & REC

Erin Wentzell was quoted in the May issue of Outside magazine speaking to the importance of children with disabilities accessing parks and green space. The article was titled, “Science's Newest Miracle Drug is Free.” Wentzell is an assistant clinical professor in HHFR.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

The following colleagues celebrated five-year anniversaries with HS in July and August: Miriam Davies, Paige McDonald and Samar Nasser. Davies is assistant director of admissions and enrollment with HHFR, McDonald is an assistant professor in CRL and Nasser is an adjunct associate professor in CRL.