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February 27, 2011 - 7:00pm

The bar has been set high for Anton Sidawy, M.D., M.P.H., who became chair of the Department of Surgery in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences in December 2010. He succeeds the doctor credited for saving the life of President Ronald...

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February 27, 2011 - 7:00pm

During medical school, the majority of students’ curriculum is centered around the biomedical sciences and how to relieve a patient’s physical pain.

But little attention is paid in the clinical years to relieving a patient’s spiritual...

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February 14, 2011 - 7:00pm

Rahul Vanjani claims he has a hard time acting normal. In fact, it’s a leading reason the third-year medical student is attracted to a career in pediatrics. Around kids, he explains, “you can be goofy.”

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February 6, 2011 - 7:00pm

The vital signs — pulse, blood pressure, temperature, respiratory rate, and sometimes pain — are the ABCs of the health care professions; the building blocks upon which future decisions and communications are based. They are so important that...

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January 19, 2011 - 7:00pm

The world according to Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D., is a place where rules are made to be broken. Research, he reminds us, is a creative process; and belief in your own heretical observations, he proves, is more fruitful than subscription to...

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January 9, 2011 - 7:00pm

The concept once seemed futuristic: medical decision-making hinged on an individual’s genetic makeup rather than population statistics. But today, the hope of personalized medicine is being pursued at labs around the world, most drastically...

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December 19, 2010 - 7:00pm

For thousands of years, philosophers have gappled with the ideas of determinism and free will. Does human nature abide by the laws of physics — that actions are no more than reactions? Are our actions predetermined results of otherworldly forces...

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October 25, 2010 - 8:00pm

There is one thing in which each of us is an expert: ourselves. But when it comes to perception of HIV risk, we only think we know ourselves, said Jeremy Brown, M.D., assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington...

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October 18, 2010 - 8:00pm

With programs and projects spanning the world, The George Washington University Medical Center’s influence is increasingly global. But at the eighth annual Foggy Bottom/West End Block Party, October 17, its mission stayed close to home. In...

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October 3, 2010 - 8:00pm

Playing the role of a 46-year-old African American woman with a lump in her breast was a trying experience for Ireal Johnson, a first-year medical student at the GW Medical Center, who found herself shuffled between examination rooms and...

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