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September 25, 2011 Faculty in the Media

The GW Cancer Institute's Survivor's Map, an online resource for adult survivors of pediatric cancer, was featured in an article in Cure, a magazine for cancer patients, survivors, and care givers. It is the largest consumer magazine in the U.S. focused entirely on cancer.

September 25, 2011 Faculty in the Media

The National Center for Creative Aging, a project of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, ranked states according to their brain health. Maryland came in at number 1 with Washington, D.C., Washington State, Colorado, and Vermont rounding out the top five.

September 22, 2011 Featured News

Saba Ghorab, a second year medical student at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), remembers the day in January 2010 when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti.

September 20, 2011 Press Release

Numerous studies and clinical trials have demonstrated that the use of Automated External Defibrillation devices (AEDs) can dramatically increase the survival rate of someone who suffers “sudden cardiac arrest,” (SCA), especially in high-density public places, such as shopping malls, hotels, sports arenas, and airports. SCA kills more than 300,000 people a year in the U.S. The survival rate for ventricular fibrillation–related SCA is time-dependent. Every minute in delay until an AED is applied to the patient’s heart, results in a 7 percent to 10 percent decline in survival rates.

September 20, 2011 Faculty in the Media

Bi-Dar Wang, Ph.D., assistant research professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is quoted in an article about a report he co-authored examining the genetic reasons why black men in the US are more likely to suffer from and become victims of prosta

September 20, 2011 Faculty in the Media

Yavar Moghimi, M.D., clinical instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is quoted in an article about a program he proposed using the Capital Bikeshare program as therapy for patients on the premise that physical activity is good for mental

September 19, 2011 Press Release

Richard Kovar, MD ‘80, was named 2012 Family Physician of the Year by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

September 15, 2011 Alumni NewsPress Release

Leonard Wartofsky, M.D., M.P.H., who earned four degrees from GW, was one of five distinguished alumni who received this year’s Alumni Achievement Awards. The award are the highest form of recognition that the University and the GW Alumni Association bestow upon alumni each year.