As a leader in embracing diversity, the staff of the SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion works from the paradigm that academic excellence and diversity are inextricably linked. We believe that diversity benefits all members of the academic enterprise. As such, the efforts and initiatives of the SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion are focused on promoting a positive institutional culture and climate, and creating a community of excellence where all are welcomed.
The GW SMHS Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion Highlights
For generations in America, matters of racial equity and civil rights have been framed in rigidly defined terms: an act, a view, or a piece of legislation was either racist or not racist.
Congratulations to Maranda Ward, EdD, MPH, visiting assistant professor of clinical research and leadership at SMHS, for being selected to serve on D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Commission on Health Equity.
Compassionate is the first word that comes to mind when her family thinks about her, says Daviana Robles-Monge, a freshman at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia.
As large scissors cut into a white ribbon adorned with the logo of the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy at T.C. Williams, cheers echoed across the auditorium from those gathered to celebrating the official launch of the program.
Diversity often is defined as increasing representation of people from all backgrounds in a particular field, but it’s also more than varying the makeup of an organization, it’s supporting diversity of thought, says Keith Melancon, MD, PhD, director of the George Washington University (GW)...
SMHS received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to develop an educational pipeline program.
Just days after George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) students gathered to express concerns about gun violence and patient safety, two more shootings occurred: One in Wisconsin and one in Pennsylvania.
Norman Lee, PhD, is investigating the mechanism behind dysregulation splicing factor expression.
Brandon Kohrt, MD, PhD, RESD ’13, co-authored a commentary offering recommendations to guide mental health professionals working with families who are or could be separated.
Lexis Deshazor-Burnett, a rising junior at North Carolina A&T State University, credits the George Washington University (GW) Summer Program Advancing Research on Cancer (GW-SPARC) with opening her eyes to the myriad research paths she could follow.