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PhD Programs

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers outstanding opportunities for graduate biomedical research, education, and training. Work with some of the nations top researchers, join a community of scholars, and make contributions to understanding the basis of health and disease. 

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Research News

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The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) announced that Robert H. Miller, PhD, will serve as the vice dean for research and academic affairs, effective Aug. 1, 2021. Miller has been serving on an interim basis in this role since early 2020. 

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Anne Chiaramello, PhD, associate professor of anatomy and cell biology and founding director of the Mito-EpiGen Program, discusses the $1.13 million NIH grant she is working on with Andrea Gropman, MD, from Children’s National Hospital, to test a novel therapeutic approach for two rare mitochondrial diseases that occur when mitochondria in cells do not produce enough energy.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences researchers have been awarded a $3.6 million contract to genetically modify commensal organisms to produce antidotes for harmful biological and chemical agents, such as anthrax, Ebola, and even COVID-19.