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October 2, 2011 - 8:00pm

At first glance, the physician workforce in Washington, D.C. looks robust: about one licensed physician for every 60 residents. That’s far higher than the nationwide ratio of about one doctor for every 300 Americans.  

But a new survey of...

September 27, 2011 - 8:00pm

Margaret Plack, P.T., Ed.D., interim senior associate dean for the Health Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), says her passion for education is attributable in part to her father, who loved...

September 22, 2011 - 8:00pm

Saba Ghorab, a second year medical student at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), remembers the day in January 2010 when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti.

She remembers it well because it...

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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

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...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

A lot of things seem to walk away from Katalin Roth’s office, which, she admits, is “due for a clean.” But a simple greeting card isn’t one of them. She locates it swiftly, plucks it off the bulletin board, and reads it aloud.

“Thank you...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

A decade ago, Jennifer Ambroggio, M.D., was a seasoned embryologist living in California with her husband and young child. But something wasn’t quite right. “I felt isolated in the lab,” she remembers. “It was my relationship with the patients...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

The business-savvy side of Evelyn Y. Davis appreciates that her physicians at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) work together to keep her healthy. In order to show them just how much she appreciates them, she and...