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Mammovan
March 17, 2017 - 11:24am

Recognizing that Washington, D.C. has the highest state-level breast cancer mortality rate in the country, you have enabled us to provide funding for the George Washington University Breast Care Center’s mobile mammography unit — the Mammovan....

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March 17, 2017 - 11:11am

The GW Medical Faculty Associates congratulates members of the active medical staff named Top Doctors 2016 in Washingtonian Magazine!

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Dalya Elhady, MD ’15, celebrates being matched to her first choice residency program with her family.
March 17, 2017 - 11:02am

Thanks to the Cecile and Seymour Alpert, MD, Medical School Scholarship, Dalya was able to heed that calling and make her dream of becoming a physician a reality.

Embarking on the journey to become a physician was a long and...

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March 17, 2017 - 11:01am

On the cover page of the immunology textbook Victoria Shanmugam used in medical school was a quotation that resonated with the young Londoner: “Immunology is the invention of the devil, who is making it up as he goes along because he is not too...

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Margarita Ramos
March 17, 2017 - 11:00am

When I started medical school here four years ago, never in my wildest dreams would I have expected a complete stranger to be so generous as to donate a scholarship award to help me fund my education. To all the...

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Danette Cunningham
March 17, 2017 - 10:54am

In 2013, Danette Cunningham, 47, was driving her car when she unexpectedly blacked out and crashed. She had no idea what happened, and didn’t drive for four months. After replacing her car, Danette blacked out again while driving. After the crash...

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Kidney recipient Jose Reyes embraces his donor Sarah Miknis
March 17, 2017 - 10:47am

Four years ago, Jose Reyes found out he had stage four kidney disease. He was put on transplant lists in Washington, D.C. and in Maryland, but as he started dialysis, his health was deteriorating. For nearly nine months, he waited.

“I know...

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Stethoscope
March 15, 2017 - 9:35am

Burnout among physicians, residents, and medical students is a growing issue, but according to Lotte N. Dyrbye, M.D., M.H.P.E., professor of medicine and of medical education at Mayo Clinic, there are things clinicians can do to achieve better...

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Andre J. Nahmias, M.D.; Nadja West, M.D.; and Jeffrey S. Akman, M.D.
November 4, 2016 - 1:38pm

Two GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) alumni, André J. Nahmias, M.D. ’57, M.P.H., and Lieutenant General Nadja Y. West, M.D. ’88, received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during this year's Alumni Reunion Weekend.

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Man holding microphone talking
November 2, 2016 - 10:19am

Induction into the H Street Society, named to commemorate the location of the former GW medical school, is held during alumni weekend and allows members of the class celebrating their 50th reunion to share stories about their time at GW. 

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