Dean Barbara Bass, MD

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GW SMHS Welcomes Barbara L. Bass, MD

GW SMHS Welcomes the New Dean and MFA Chief Executive Officer Barbara L. Bass, MD, RESD '86

GW SMHS Welcomes Barbara L. Bass, MD
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2019 PT Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate on National Exam

For the 10th year, all of the graduates from the SMHS Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy successfully passed the National Physical Therapy Licensing Examination on their first attempt.

2019 PT Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate on National Exam
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Clara Bliss Hinds Society Supports Women at SMHS

The society is career and leadership development organization within SMHS aimed at enhancing the work environment for women and promoting equity in promotion, tenure, and recognition of women throughout the school.

Clara Bliss Hinds Society Supports Women at SMHS
January 15, 2021 Announcement

John W. Larsen Jr., MD, FACOG, FACMG, Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology, passed away on Jan. 6, 2021

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January 14, 2021 Announcement, Featured News

The George Washington University (GW), in collaboration with Whitman Walker Institute (WWI), was selected by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to receive an $8.4 million, seven‐year award as part of a significant investment in infrastructure and expertise in...

GW’s first recipients of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
December 23, 2020 Featured News

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) joined George Washington University (GW) clinical enterprise leadership as five members of the GW health care workforce received some of the first vaccinations as part of the...

Drs Haywood and Williams receive COVID-19 vaccines
December 22, 2020 Featured News

In the first two weeks since the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and later the Moderna vaccine, received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, health care workers and others have begun receiving vaccinations for COVID-19 in a campaign to promote their safety and...

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December 21, 2020 Featured News

Congratulations to all our students, alumni, faculty, and staff this month on their success. The items below highlight the breadth of achievement and expertise that can be found at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in recent months.

Computer screen image of the online keynote address by Anthony Fauci, MD.
December 21, 2020 Featured News

Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during an exchange with students at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences that one way to combat the politicization of science is to make decisions “purely on the...

Faculty in the Media

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Pooja Sodha, MD, assistant professor of dermatology, spoke to The Washington Post for an article on how to keep makeup products clean and when you should throw them away.
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Pooja Lakshmin, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, joined The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU-FM for a segment on how to cope with election stress and anxiety.
Hana Akselrod, MD
Hana Akselrod, MD, assistant professor of medicine, spoke to The Washington Post for an article on new research suggesting mouthwash and oral rinses might help reduce a person's risk for spreading...

Publications News

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GW Medicine + Health

Medicine + Health is the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science’s flagship publication. This award-winning, biannual magazine showcases the research and clinical expertise of the SMHS faculty, who are working to overcome some of today’s most challenging and persistent health problems.

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Progress Reports

SMHS Progress Report is an award-winning publication offering an annual overview of the achievements of the faculty, students, residents, and alumni of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and its clinical partners — the GW Hospital, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, and Children’s National Health System — during the academic year.

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SMHS eNewsletter

SMHS eNewsletter is a monthly internal-audience featuring many of the top news and events taking place at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science each month.

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