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Dalya Elhady, MD ’15, celebrates being matched to her first choice residency program with her family.
March 17, 2017 - 11:02am

Thanks to the Cecile and Seymour Alpert, MD, Medical School Scholarship, Dalya was able to heed that calling and make her dream of becoming a physician a reality.

Embarking on the journey to become a physician was a long and difficult path,” she says, “but knowing that my hard work and accomplishments have been recognized through this scholarship is extremely rewarding.

March 17, 2017 - 11:01am

On the cover page of the immunology textbook Victoria Shanmugam used in medical school was a quotation that resonated with the young Londoner: “Immunology is the invention of the devil, who is making it up as he goes along because he is not too clear about this stuff either.”

Margarita Ramos
March 17, 2017 - 11:00am

When I started medical school here four years ago, never in my wildest dreams would I have expected a complete stranger to be so generous as to donate a scholarship award to help me fund my education. To all the donors, I’d like to remind you just how extraordinary you are in my eyes – for believing in me and all of the scholarship recipients, for having faith in us and believing in our ability to succeed. Margarita Ramos, MD '16

 

Danette Cunningham
March 17, 2017 - 10:54am

In 2013, Danette Cunningham, 47, was driving her car when she unexpectedly blacked out and crashed. She had no idea what happened, and didn’t drive for four months. After replacing her car, Danette blacked out again while driving. After the crash, she would also get the shakes at times and hear voices in her head that were not hers. “I just wanted to be me again,” she says.

Kidney recipient Jose Reyes embraces his donor Sarah Miknis
March 17, 2017 - 10:47am

Four years ago, Jose Reyes found out he had stage four kidney disease. He was put on transplant lists in Washington, D.C. and in Maryland, but as he started dialysis, his health was deteriorating. For nearly nine months, he waited.

“I know people who have been going to dialysis for a long time, for years. There’s always a hope, but it’s not a realistic hope,” Mr. Reyes said. “You are always hoping for a phone call, but it doesn’t happen that often I imagine.”

The Power of Giving
February 24, 2016 - 1:16pm

Dennis Narango, M.A., associate dean and associate vice president for development and alumni relations, explains how faculty and staff can support the school's philanthropic goals.

Nancy D. Gaba, M.D., FACOG
January 10, 2016 - 12:00am

In the past century, the field of obstetrics and gynecology has advanced in remarkable ways. Physicians are able to better diagnose and treat female reproductive system disorders, and the care women receive during and after childbirth has improved. Many such advancements in the George Washington University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology can be traced to the academic, clinical, and philanthropic contributions of the Dodek family.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation
December 8, 2015 - 12:23pm

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences to support Upward Bound and the Health Education Leadership Program at the Rodham Institute. 

Thomas W. Jarrett, M.D.; Rachel Brem, M.D.; Marie Borum, M.D., M.P.H. '95
October 23, 2015 - 10:00am

GW physicians presented on pancreatic, breast, and colon cancers at the Oct. 14 event.

July 8, 2015 - 9:33am

Last summer GW kicked off a historic campaign - The Making History Campaign - that focuses on raising support for students, academics and breaking new ground. At the kickoff event, GW leaders spoke about their connections to GW and how they are part of the campaign.