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A team of researchers from the George Washington University has now shown how a particular part of the brain called the medial prefrontal cortex enables mice to choose to interact with a fellow mouse instead of an inanimate object. Stimulating this part of the brain in a mouse model of Rett syndrome restores their interest in social engagement.

Photo: Hellen Olumilua holding hard hat
July 15, 2022 Featured News

Staff Spotlight on Hellen Olumilua, Director of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of Administration and Operations.

Photo (left to right) of Seymour and Ruth Perlin

Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, and Donna J. Perlin, MD, marked the Perlin Family’s more than a century-long association with the George Washington University (GW) by endowing The Seymour and Ruth Perlin Professorship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Event panelists (from left to right) Rita Manfredi-Shutler, MD, Sally Moody, PhD, and Joelle Simpson, MD ’05, MPH ’05.
July 08, 2022 Featured News

The Clara Bliss Hinds Society, the George Washington University (GW) Women in Medicine and Sciences chapter of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, held its first Annual Event Celebrating Women in Leadership in June 2022. 

Statement from Barbara Bass, Dean of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and CEO of the GW Medical Faculty Associates; Lynn Goldman, Dean of the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health; and Pamela Slaven-Lee, Interim Dean of the GW School of Nursing

With a five-year, $6.2 million project program grant, researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences have begun to crack open the mystery behind 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, or DiGeorge Syndrome.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science’s Master of Science in Health Sciences in Health Care Quality Program recently received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

June 16, 2022 Announcement

A team of researchers, led by Sonal Batra, MD, MST, associate professor of emergency medicine and of health policy and management at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, published a study in JAMA Network Open on the commitment of U.S.-based dental, medical, and nursing schools to their social missions and how closely the schools compared in their efforts.