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Dr. Libby with woman
September 13, 2011 - 12:00am

Allison Hoff had nearly exhausted her five minutes at an internet café when the e-mail arrived. “Congratulations!” it read, “Based on your exemplary record, the Committee on Admissions is pleased to offer you a School of Medicine Scholarship …...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

A home can offer shelter, safety, and a sense of belonging, but what if it could also provide a path to self-discovery, or academic achievement, or advancements in research? A generous gift from a former medical resident promises to help GW’s...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

Everybody knew H. George Mandel, Ph.D., a faculty member in GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ (SMHS) Department of Pharmacology and Physiology for over 60 years. “Even when I went to the doctor, the doctor would ask, ‘How’s George?’”...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

The concept of “flow” is a defining characteristic for Ramesh Mazhari. As an interventional cardiologist, she is dedicated to restoring and improving patient blood flow to the heart. As a researcher, she has transitioned almost effortlessly from...

Ken Akizuki at Giants stadium
September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

As he anticipated the final out in the World Series last November, Ken Akizuki, M.D. ’93, ran from the San Francisco Giants’ clubhouse to the end of a tunnel behind the team’s dugout. When the Giants won, the team’s orthopedic surgeon followed...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

When Brian Blades, M.D., was appointed chair of Surgery in 1946, there was no way he could have imagined what his department would look like today. If he saw it now, he might compare the hospital’s computer-controlled robots — which frequently...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, roughly 50 million men and as many as 30 million women in the United States experience some form of hereditary hair loss. And by most accounts, Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

The world is growing smaller as the cost of mobile technology plummets and more high-powered smartphones reach the hands of eager new customers. Many observers expect global mobile communications penetration to reach 100 percent within the next...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

The question had puzzled doctors for more than 100 years: How did nitroglycerin — the same explosive compound Alfred Nobel famously tamed in his invention of dynamite — work as a therapeutic? They knew it flushed blood into the heart, alleviating...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

On a Wednesday last April, Valerie Hu, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), eagerly anticipated the release of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) study that she authored and...