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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...

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...

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 and bullseye
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.