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November 13, 2020 Research NewsPress Release

While COVID-19 infected patients should be treated with standard anticoagulation therapies, such as blood thinning medication, a new study by researchers at the George Washington University shows that anticoagulating patients at higher doses, without traditional medical indications to do so, may be ineffective and even harmful. 

November 02, 2020 Announcement

When it comes to protecting health care workers, it’s not just personal protective equipment that’s needed but also emotional protections, according to an editorial co-authored by faculty members at the SMHS and published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

WAMU - How To Cope With Election Stress And Anxiety
October 27, 2020 Faculty in the Media

Pooja Lakshmin, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, joined The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU-FM for a segment on how to cope with election stress and anxiety.

October 26, 2020 Alumni News

For the first time, the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Reunion Weekend went fully virtual, with more than 330 attendees tuning in to lectures and events from the comfort of their own homes across the country.

Third-year MD student King John Pascual and mentor Ali Pourmand, MD, from SMHS are presenting findings at the American College of Emergency Physicians on the role of Google searches during the early phase of the pandemic in the U.S.

October 23, 2020 Announcement

Congratulations to Louisa Howard, fourth-year MD student at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, for being selected as a 2020 Pisacano Scholar.

The Washington Post - What Those Studies on Mouthwash and Coronaviruses Actually Mean
October 23, 2020 Faculty in the Media

Hana Akselrod, MD, assistant professor of medicine, spoke to The Washington Post for an article on new research suggesting mouthwash and oral rinses might help reduce a person's risk for spreading coronavirus.

From left: Moncef Slaoui, PhD, MBA, chief adviser for Operation Warp Speed; GW SMHS Dean Barbara L. Bass, MD; and GW COVID-19 vaccine trial PI DavidDiemert, MD.

Moncef Slaoui, PhD, MBA, chief adviser for the COVID-19 vaccine development initiative Operation Warp Speed, visited GW on Oct. 21 to raise awareness for the national vaccine development efforts, encourage greater participation in the clinical trials and recognize GW for exceeding its enrollment goals for its vaccine trial.