News Archives

December 14, 2017

As the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) reaffirms the importance of diversity and inclusion, Jeffrey S. Akman, MD, vice president for Health Affairs, Walter A. Bloedorn Professor of Administrative Medicine, and SMHS dean, is working to align the school’s strategies with GW President Thomas J. LeBlanc’s vision for the university.

November 13, 2017

Leaders from across Washington, D.C. came together to attend the 5th annual GW Rodham Institute Summit to discuss health equity in the District. Those on the front lines of making quality, compassionate health care accessible to all had the opportunity to hear from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on this year’s theme, “Building and Strengthening Resilience in the Community.”

October 17, 2017

David Acosta, MD, chief diversity and inclusion officer at the AAMC, discussed racial barriers in academic medicine in a special Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, co-sponsored by the SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

October 09, 2017

The main gym at Catholic University of America on Sept. 29 was a cacophony of laughter and chatter as health care professionals and students provided health services and education for young Special Olympics athletes.

October 04, 2017

Dr. Raya Elfadel Kheirbek was published in Health Affairs about her experience as a Syrian American physician caring for a veteran who originally refused care from his presumed Middle Eastern doctor

Upward Bound provides access and exposure for students who will be the first generation in their family to attend college
July 26, 2017

SMHS hosts the year-long program, Upward Bound, which provides access and exposure for local high school students who will be the first-generation of college students in their families.

July 21, 2017

More than a dozen students from Washington, D.C., were selected to participate in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s DC Health and Academic Preparation Program.