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Photo, Brandon Kohrt, MD
August 10, 2021 Featured News

Brandon Kohrt, MD, PhD, has spent more than two decades in countries where psychiatric care was scarce. One solution, he found, was recruiting and training non-psychiatrists to help shoulder the burden, known as a task-sharing model. Now, he’s bringing this strategy to underserved populations in New York City, thanks to a 5-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Photo, Jeffrey S. Akman, MD
August 10, 2021 Announcement

Jeffrey S. Akman, MD ’81, RESD ’85, will serve as the interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences begining Aug. 16, 2021.

August 06, 2021 Announcement

A team of researchers, including three from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences,  determined that anti-MDA5 autoantibodies associated with juvenile dermatomyositis are a distinct phenotype in North America.

Illustration of a brain using binary code imagery and DNA imagery

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences HIVE lab takes 5th place out of 44 teams competing teams the Veterans Administration’s 2020–21 National AI Tech Sprint. Their prototype application harnesses powerful machine-learning tools for treatment outcome prediction and guided clinical decision-making.

Illustration of Cancer Cell, test tubes, and pipette depicting cancer research

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center recently announced the selection of the 2021 GW Cancer Center Awards, recognizing excellence in research, mentorship, and early career contributions.

Michael Bukrinsky, MD, PhD, professor of microbiology, immunology, and tropical medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is conducting two studies focusing on HIV-associated disorders, with the support of grants from the National Institutes of Health. 

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) was recently awarded a T32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award institutional research training grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services focused on health care for individuals who are geographically isolated and/or economically or medically vulnerable.

July 22, 2021 Announcement

Michael G. Knight, MD, MSHP, is adding a new role to his roster of responsibilities: associate chief quality and population health officer with the George Washington University (GW) Medical Faculty Associates (MFA). Currently, Knight serves as the MFA patient safety officer and is a primary care and obesity medicine physician in the GW MFA Division of General Internal Medicine. He also serves as an assistant professor of medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences.