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December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

Accident-prone travelers take note: “If you get hit by a moped in a country like the Netherlands, you will most likely be taken care of by a first-year doctor — one who has not had any specialized training in emergency medicine,” says Terrence...

December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

Sarah Diamond, M.P.H. Candidate 2012, Global Health

A school of public health seems an unlikely home for a chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), an organization promoting sustainable engineering projects in developing countries....

December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

In the coming years, the U.S. is expected to face a national shortage of nurses twice as large as any experienced since the mid-1960s. Many experts believe the need for more nurses will intensify as baby boomers enter their golden years, and as...

December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

Sitting in his office along Pennsylvania Avenue, Alan E. Greenberg, M.D. ’82, M.P.H., radiates an air of excitement. Greenberg, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Milken Institute School of Public...

December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

Leighton Ku, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor and director of the Center for Health Policy Research in the Department of Health Policy at the School of Public Health and Health Services, doesn’t try to quell the political and ideological discord ignited...

December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

Seated with his colleagues at a conference table, Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D., founding director of the new George Washington Institute for Neuroscience (GWIN), intuitively used his hands when describing a stage in brain development.

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December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

You won’t find Lynn Goldman, M.D., M.P.H., stuck in a rut. The self-proclaimed adventurer has blazed an indomitable and vibrant career path, serving in such positions as pediatrician, epidemiologist, professor, investigator, and government...

December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

Sub-Saharan Africa bears 24 percent of the world’s disease burden, but has just three percent of its health workforce. Training — and retaining — physicians on the continent has been an ongoing challenge. Impoverished health systems, the world’s...

December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

When Tim Russert, the longtime moderator of Meet the Press, died in the offices of WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., he did not succumb to a “massive heart attack,” as some reports suggested. Instead, he died of a sudden arrhythmia — sometimes...

November 14, 2011 - 7:00pm

Braving morning temperatures below 40 degrees and a freak blast of winter weather the day before, a team of 61 George Washington University alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends joined more than 21,000 others to run in the 36th Annual...