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April 10, 2012 - 8:00pm

It’s called “the disease that whispers.” Its incidence is relatively low, its symptoms are easily misattributed, and when it’s discovered, it’s often too late. By many accounts, ovarian cancer, a disease responsible for more deaths than any other...

April 1, 2012 - 8:00pm

It would be easy to spend Match Day Eve — the day before fourth year medical students learn where they will be completing their residency — pacing, nail-biting, playing “what-if,” and indulging other nervous compulsions.

But instead of...

March 29, 2012 - 8:00pm

From the diagnosis of acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage to the awareness of urban pests and pesticides to the epidemiology of dengue fever in St. Lucia, the topics studied by students and faculty at the George Washington University are not...

March 22, 2012 - 2:51pm

Two years of basic sciences, two years of clinical rotations. That’s the standard medical education curriculum, a formula that’s been in place for decades in many American medical schools. But just because that’s the way it’s always been that way...

March 18, 2012 - 8:00pm

Raphael Karkowski, a fourth-year medical student at GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), wasn’t sure if it was nerves or just a sugar rush from brunch. Whatever it was, he knew his heartbeat was picking up its pace.

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February 27, 2012 - 7:00pm

Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), says the goal of his department’s Nobel Laureate lecture series “is to bring...

February 23, 2012 - 7:00pm

In the popular media, emergency departments (ED) are usually associated with long wait times and uninsured patients.

But Neal Sikka, M.D., assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University’s School of Medicine...

February 14, 2012 - 7:00pm

Robert Wooten, P.A.-C., president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, often tells fellow physician assistants (P.A.) that they are leaders. And just as often, they deny it.

But when Wooten spoke to the students in the P.A....

February 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

Nobel laureates Aaron Ciechanover, M.D., Ph.D., and Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D., had a number of lessons to offer George Washington University students earlier this week.

January 29, 2012 - 7:00pm

The Nash twins have a routine. It plays out in their Pentagon City apartment on the occasional nights when their schedules overlap. Rachel prepares dinner and Leah packs tomorrow’s lunches. Grapes, carrots, and sandwiches made with wheat bread...