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Friedman, Mendelowitz Tapped as Interim Chairs

Congratulations to Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD, who will serve as interim chair of the Department of Dermatology and to David Mendelowitz, PhD, who will lead the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology.

Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD, to Serve as Interim Chair of the Department of Dermatology

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and the GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA) have selected Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD, professor of dermatology, to serve as the interim chair of the GW Department of Dermatology.

Friedman, who joined the clinical staff of the GW MFA and was appointed to the GW SMHS faculty on June 1, 2015, has been a leader and innovator since his arrival at GW. He also serves as the founding director of the dermatology residency program, is the director of Translational Research in the Department of Dermatology, and is the director of the Supportive Oncodermatology Program at the GW Cancer Center.

David Mendelowitz, PhD, to Serve as Interim Chair for the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences has named David Mendelowitz, PhD, professor of pharmacology and physiology and anesthesiology and critical care, to serve as the interim chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology.

Mendelowitz has served as the vice-chair of the department since 2003 and has been a member of the department’s faculty since 1999. As interim chair, Mendelowitz will lead the department on a day-to-day basis. His role will include the promotion of innovative research and ensuring excellence in the department’s education programs. He will encourage collaboration, mentor professional development of faculty, and spearhead recruitment and retention efforts. Mendelowitz will encourage ongoing growth to the department’s research portfolio.