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Within the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is a small but unique program that exists at the niche intersection of medical care, public health, and health equity — and it just graduated its first cohort. 

The key to unlocking a critical element of breast cancer treatment may lie with the work of Mei-Yi Wu, PhD, associate research professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Photo, Hana Akselrod, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Hana Akselrod, MD, MPH, has been selected to serve as the COVID-19 Response Lead for the GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA), advising GW MFA leadership on COVID-19 policy decisions to protect the health and safety of patients, health care workers, and the community.

Anthony R. Artino Jr., PhD, Capt. (retired), U.S. Navy, has been appointed associate dean for evaluation and educational research at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, following a year in an interim leadership role.

August 12, 2021 Announcement

Leigh Frame, PhD, MHS, CERT ’20, is ascending to a new role: associate director of the George Washington University Resiliency & Well-being Center. 

SMHS MD program Class of 2025
August 10, 2021 Featured News

The start of any academic year is a special time, but for the near capacity crowd at Lisner Auditorium Saturday for the 21st Annual George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences White Coat and Honor Code Ceremony, the event symbolized the first of many milestones for members of the MD program Class of 2025.

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.