For Edward Seto, associate director for basic sciences at the George Washington University Cancer Center and professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), the key lesson from his long career in cancer research is simple.
“Rather than try to know everything,” Dr. Seto said, “we should focus on how we can contribute a small piece to a large puzzle.”
As a budding neuroscientist, Kevin Pelphrey intended to study how the human brain understands other humans—knowledge for knowledge’s sake, as he described it. And it was mostly so he could play with scanners and analyze “cool-looking” pictures of the brain.
Latham presented on the evolution of medical education and the physician-educator following the installation.
For Robert H. Miller, senior associate dean for research and professor of anatomy and regenerative biology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, learning “how to do science”—and his role as educator and researcher—are the result of perseverance and well-developed pragmatism.
Nancy Gaba, M.D. '93, RESD '97, FACOG, was formally installed as the Oscar I. and Mildred S. Dodek and Joan B. and Oscar I. Dodek Jr. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology on Oct. 8.