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The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has selected Tamara “Tami” Ritsema, PhD, MPH, MMSc, PA-C, associate professor of physician assistant (PA) studies, to serve as the interim chair of the Department of PA Studies at GW SMHS, beginning on March 1, 2021.

February 24, 2021 Research NewsPress Release

The George Washington University announced today its participation in a Sanofi COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. GW was selected as one of approximately 25 sites in the United States to launch a phase 2 study for its adjuvanted recombinant protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

President Joe Biden walks with Physician to the President and GW professor Kevin O'Connor, DO

Associate Professor of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences, and of Medicine, at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Kevin O’Connor, DO, was recently appointed to serve as the Physician to the President by 46th President of the United States Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Maranda Ward, EdD
February 11, 2021 Featured News

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a bystander training event, as part of the GW SMHS Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) Education Serieson Feb. 17, from noon to 1:30 pm, titled “Moving Beyond Bystanding … to Disrupting Racism,” as part of the Anti-Racism Coalition Education Series.


George Washington Statue on Foggy Bottom Campus
January 29, 2021 Featured News

Recent GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty, staff, and student accomplishments.


Students learning to intubate on a medical dummy.

The GW Rodham Institute has received a $125,000 gift to support a “Doctors of Tomorrow” program, which exposes Washington, D.C. high school students to health careers. The gift was made by the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank.

The Washington Post - Copper Mask, Pills and Pain Relief
January 28, 2021 Faculty in the Media

Mikhail Kogan, MD, medical director of the GW Center for Integrative Medicine and associate professor of medicine, spoke to The Washington Post for an article on the claims of what copper can and cannot do when it comes to virus protection, immune system support, and pain relief.

WNYC - Hitting the Pandemic Wall

Suzan Song, MD, PhD, MPH, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, spoke to WNYC's The Takeaway about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our mental health and why so many are now hitting the "pandemic wall."