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February 24, 2011 Faculty in the Media

A new study by Jesse Pines, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, found that hospital crowding does not hinder stroke care, provided patients arrive at the hospital within three hours of developing symptoms of a stroke.

February 17, 2011 Faculty in the Media

A new study by Valerie Hu, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, offers some clues into the mystery of why autism is four times more common in males than in females.

February 16, 2011 Faculty in the Media

According to a recent study by Katherine Chretien, M.D., associate professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, some doctors post unethical and unprofessional content on Twitter, a finding that suggests the need for more oversight of physicians' use of social media.

February 15, 2011 Press Release

Rahul Vanjani, a student at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s 2011 Leadership Award. This award provides medical students, residents/fellows and early career physicians from around the country with special training to develop their skills as future leaders in organized medicine and community affairs.

February 15, 2011 Press Release

George Washington University researcher Dr. Valerie Hu, professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and her team at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, have found that male and female sex hormones regulate expression of an important gene in neuronal cell culture through a mechanism that could explain not only higher levels of testosterone observed in some individuals with autism, but also why males have a higher incidence of autism than females.

February 14, 2011 Featured News

Rahul Vanjani claims he has a hard time acting normal. In fact, it’s a leading reason the third-year medical student is attracted to a career in pediatrics. Around kids, he explains, “you can be goofy.”

February 13, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences joins with dozens of medical schools around the country undertaking projects to demonstrate the power and importance of compassion and empathy in healthcare.  

February 13, 2011 Press Release

New research, conducted by Katherine Chretien, M.D., F.A.C.P., associate professor of Medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, reveals that while social media has the potential to have a positive social impact, there is need for greater accountability and guidelines, as some physicians who are regular users of Twitter are disseminating unethical and unprofessional content.