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Dcist - The Pandemic Has Made Telehealth More Accessible, But Not Everyone Finds It Convenient
May 27, 2020 - 12:00am

Neal Sikka, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, spoke to DCist for an article on the rise of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges presented, and the lessons to learn from moving forward.

The Hill - Stop Expelling and Separating Immigrant Children and Parents During COVID
May 25, 2020 - 12:00am

Suzan Song, MD, PhD, MPH, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, authored an op-ed for The Hill on the risks COVID-19 present for children and families detained at the U.S. border.

Stethoscope and data
May 22, 2020 - 12:18pm

Faculty, residents, and students across GW are creating a registry of information on GW Hospital patients suffering from the novel coronavirus, capturing data on demographics, medical history, treatments, and more. 

Voice of America - Early COVID-19 Vaccine Data Positive, But 'Unimpressive'
May 22, 2020 - 12:00am

Gary Simon, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Walter G. Ross Professor of Clinical Research, spoke to Voice of America for an article on early results from COVID-19 vaccine trials.

DCist - Remdesivir Arrives In D.C. Region, Bringing Possible Help In Treating COVID-19
May 21, 2020 - 12:00am

Hana Akselrod, MD, assistant professor of medicine, spoke to DCist for an article about how remdesivir works as a treatment for COVID-19.

Dr. Griffin and his wife and baby
May 19, 2020 - 1:12pm

In April, William Fenner Griffin, MD, a resident at GW Hospital, needed to be on in-house call at the hospital every night, but worried about bringing the virus home to his family; he found support through the GW COVID-19 Response Fund.

USA Today - 'Vital' American Academy of Physician Assistants survey outlines coronavirus struggles
May 19, 2020 - 12:00am

Timothy McCall, PhD, adjunct assistant professor of clinical research and leadership, spoke with USA Today for an article on his recent study with the American Academy of Physician Assistants, highlighting the challenges being faced by physician...

Medium - What We Learned From Smallpox, Measles, Cholera, and Other Health Crises
May 19, 2020 - 12:00am

Jeffrey Bethony, PhD, professor of microbiology, immunology, and tropical medicine, spoke to Medium's Elemental publication for an article on what we can learn from other health crises of recent history.

ABC News - Does COVID-19 Cause Delirium? Doctors Race to Understand Its Impact on the Brain
May 19, 2020 - 12:00am

Lorenzo Norris, MD, associate dean for student affairs and administration and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, spoke to ABC News about the race for doctors to understand how COVID-19 impacts the brain.

Dr. Richard Whitley
May 18, 2020 - 9:30am

Researchers are working feverishly to discover effective treatments for COVID-19. One drug showing early promise is remdesivir, which is being studied with the help of GW alumnus Richard Whitley, MD ’71, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham...