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April 6, 2020 - 4:27pm

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) launched a GW COVID-19 Response Fund to support the academic and clinical mission of SMHS during this global health crisis.

Leadership and award recipients at the GW Institute for Spirituality and Health's special fall celebration on Oct. 23, 2019
October 30, 2019 - 5:36pm

The GW Institute for Spirituality and Health, housed within the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has received a $500,000 gift from the Kanarek Family Foundation to support its Interprofessional Spiritual Care Education Curriculum.

Photo, from left, Jeffrey S. Akman, MD ’81, RESD ’85; Robert H. Miller, PhD; Robin Kanarek, RN, Christina Puchalski, MD ’94, RESD ’97; Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay, MD; and, Joseph Kanarek at the 2019 GW Institute for Spirituality and Health Fall Celebration
October 25, 2019 - 12:00am

Members of the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, physicians and care providers, and those involved in spirituality and palliative care gathered for the 2019 GW Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) Fall Celebration Platinum Dinner. The evening featured the presentation of the Fourth Annual GWish Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Spiritual Care. This year the honor went to Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay, MD, assistant professor of palliative, rehabilitation, and integrative medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Texas.

picture of Art Sober, MD '68, BA '65, and Johnathan Minto, SMHS '19, recipient of the 2017 David Perry Steinman Scholarship
June 1, 2019 - 6:46pm

As a longtime supporter of student scholarships and a former scholarship recipient, Art Sober, ‘68, BA ‘65, credits the education and financial support he received from GW for giving him the background to succeed. “I received a wonderful education from GW both as an undergrad and during medical school. I am so grateful for my education and for the scholarship that I received from the university. The experience helped me develop into who I am today,” explains Sober.

May 13, 2019 - 11:32am

The GW Cancer Center is pleased to announce the establishment of the Dr. Cyrus Katzen Family Director of the GW Cancer Center, thanks to a generous gift from GW alumnus and former Board of Trustee member, Jay Katzen, BA ’67, MD ’72. 

Image of Gordon S. Moshman, MD '78
December 6, 2018 - 3:49pm

When Gordon S. Moshman, MD ’78, was accepted to medical school, he thought he might want to be a surgeon. The high costs of a medical education, however, left him looking for alternatives. That change in direction led Moshman to a Public Health Service Scholarship — a federal program offering scholarships to students in return for a commitment to provide care in underserved communities — and that sent him on the path to family medicine and rural health care.

Three women smiling
November 29, 2018 - 1:55pm

From the minute she started as an MD student at the George Washington University (GW), Cara Muñoz-Buchanan knew she wanted to help create an elective in criminal justice health. Just a few months ago that dream became a reality – in part thanks to the Lazarus Scholars in Health Care Delivery Program.

Kofi D. Essel, MD ’11, MPH ‘17, FAAP, presents to GW medical students.
September 25, 2018 - 7:46pm

After receiving scholarship support from GW, Dr. Essel’s giving back through his work in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. and investing in students who will become physicians helping others.

V. Michael Holers, MD speaks to audience
September 19, 2018 - 10:57am

In mid-September, the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) started a tradition: the Stuart S. Kassan, MD ’72, Lecture Series.

Image of Sushmita at 2018 Power & Promise
July 18, 2018 - 10:25pm

As a child, Sushmita Malik, MD Class of 2020, loved to switch her television between her two favorite shows: “Arthur” and “ER.” Her fascination with emergency medicine never waned. “Someone comes into the emergency department with a problem and you’re there to fix it,” she says. “It’s often the worst day of a patient’s life, but an ER doctor can have a huge impact and make the patient’s day and life better.”