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Researchers at the George Washington University found that inhibitory GABAergic interneurons in the hippocampus excite the developing brain at ages equivalent to the early third trimester.

AARP - How to Stay Safe as Things Open Up During the Pandemic

Michael Knight, MD, assistant professor of medicine, spoke to AARP for an article on how to stay safe as businesses begin to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Washington Post - D.C. Surpasses 500 Coronavirus Deaths; Nearly 3 in 4 Have Been African American

Janice Blanchard, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, spoke with The Washington Post for an article on the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on communities of color.

Women's Health - This Sunburn Relief Plan From Dermatologists Is Here To Save Your Skin
June 11, 2020 Faculty in the Media

Adam Friedman, MD, interim chair of the Department of Dermatology, spoke to Women's Health for an article on the best sunburn relief products.

Hillary Clinton

In a recent virtual event, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jehan “Gigi” El-Bayoumi, MD, RESD ’88, founding director of the GW Rodham Institute, spoke about a range of topics, including COVID-19 and the recent protests over the killing of George Floyd.

The New York Times - Growing a Family in the Shadow of a Pandemic

Timing is everything, especially when deciding when to start a family. In the face of a pandemic, however, uncertainty surrounding health implications and financial security are compounded. Everyone should look to their own values and priorities and make decisions, said Pooja Lakshmin, MD, clinical assistant professor at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The perinatal psychiatrist discussed the difficult decisions facing prospective parents in an article for The New York Times about considering conceiving and carrying a child during the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Research led by Nadine Mbuyi, MD, found that gout patients spend longer time in the ED than the national median across all medical illnesses.

COVID testing sample

Testing is an important part of flattening the curve and stopping the spread of COVID-19, and nonprofit Bread for the City is working hard to offer testing to underserved residents, an effort made successful with the help of students from SMHS.