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October 19, 2020 Announcement

Congratulations to all the graduates in the Class of 2020 Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy on successfully passing the National Physical Therapy Licensing Examination.

The Washington Post - Should You Get a Coronavirus Test If You Think You Have a Cold?

Gary Simon, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Walter G. Ross Professor of Clinical Research, and professor of medicine, spoke to The Washington Post for an article on whether you should get a COVID-19 test if you're experiencing cold symptoms.

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, RESD ’86, vice president for health affairs and dean of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and CEO of The GW Medical Faculty Associates
October 15, 2020 Alumni NewsFeatured News

In her first major alumni event as the leader of the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Barbara Lee Bass, MD, RESD ’86, used the annual State of the School address to cover the highlights of a tumultuous 2020.

The Washington Post - A Pandemic Pod Could Help You Get Through Winter, Experts Say

Michael Knight, MD, assistant professor of medicine, spoke to The Washington Post for an article on how to create a quarantine pod as the weather gets colder, making social distanced outdoor activities difficult.

Culinary Medicine
October 08, 2020 Alumni NewsFeatured News

This year's SMHS Reunion Weekend went fully virtual and included activities, like Health meets Food, which offered alumni a hands-on culinary medicine session in which they cooked in their own kitchens.

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In the past few months remdesivir has become a household name as an important therapeutic used in the fight against COVID-19. On Oct. 4, the leading researcher behind the treatment, Richard Whitley, MD ’71, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), discussed COVID-19 and remdesivir.

The Washington Post - Is Subway’s Bread Actually Bread?
October 08, 2020 Faculty in the Media

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, executive director of the GW Culinary Medicine Program and associate professor of medicine, spoke to The Washington Post about the unnecessary sugars added to some foods.

It’s hard to recall a more important time for groundbreaking scientific research when it comes to the health and safety of the United States than in the past six months; by October the country had recorded more than 7 million cases of the novel coronavirus, and the global toll passed 1 million fa