The GW clinical enterprise — GW Hospital, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, and the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences— are reaching out to newly vaccinated members of the GW community to serve as GW COVID-19 Vaccine Ambassadors to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines and help dispel rumors and myths.
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 support of HIV/AIDS clinical trials. The grant establishes the District of Columbia Clinical Trials Unit as a regionally focused clinical research unit designed to address the HIV epidemic in the nation’s capital.
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 official kick off of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccination initiative, Dec. 14.
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 importance.
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.
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 science.”