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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...

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...

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.

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. 

Kevin Pelphrey Installed
October 31, 2016 - 12:00am

As a budding neuroscientist, Kevin Pelphrey intended to study how the human brain understands other humans—knowledge for knowledge’s sake, as he described it. And it was mostly so he could play with scanners and analyze “cool-looking” pictures of...

The Value of Visiting Scholars
April 25, 2016 - 1:36pm

Area clinicians joined GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) faculty, alumni, and residents to hear Edward “Ted” Schaeffer, M.D., Ph.D., present a pair of keynote addresses during the third annual Harry C. Miller Visiting Professorship...

Healthy Aging IV: Maintaining a Healthy Neck and Back
April 12, 2016 - 3:13pm

GW surgeons discuss preventing and treating neck and back pain at the Frontiers in Medicine lecture.

John Adams, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery and of child health and development
December 15, 2015 - 2:19pm

A question-and-answer session with Dr. John Adams, who details the evolution of the Department of Orthopaedics.

Eduardo Sotomayor, M.D.; Edward Seto, Ph.D.
December 15, 2015 - 9:31am

Eduardo Sotomayor, M.D., and Edward Seto, Ph.D., discuss advancements in cancer therapies at the Dec. 1 lecture of the Frontiers in Medicine series.

Cecil Jonas, M.D.
October 29, 2015 - 3:11pm

Jonas discussed his experiences as an SMHS student during the civil rights movement and his career as a successful OB/GYN during Alumni Reunion Weekend 2015.