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GW Experts Available to Comment on Fourth of July Health Stories

WASHINGTON (June 29, 2015) — Experts at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health are available to comment on firework safety, food and nutrition, heat stroke, and sports safety and give general health and safety tips. Below is a list of experts available to comment on holiday health stories.

To interview experts from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, please contact Lisa Anderson at lisama2@gwu.edu or 202-994-3121.

Babak Sarani, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief of Trauma and Acute Surgery
Dr. Sarani can speak on trauma situations, such as firework injuries, occurring during the holiday.

Rajeev Pandarinath, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Pandarinath can speak on sports safety and sports medicine.

Adam Friedman, M.D.
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Dermatology Residency Program
Dr. Friedman can speak on sun safety and how to best protect the skin while celebrating in the outdoors. He can also speak on summer/heat related skin rashes.

GW emergency medicine physicians, Drs. Shesser and Liferidge, can speak on heat stroke, exhaustion, how to keep cool in the heat, and other safety issues during the holiday.

Rob Shesser, M.D.
Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine

Aisha Liferidge, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Health Policy Fellowship

To interview experts from the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health, please contact Kathy Fackelmann at kfackelmann@gwu.edu or 202-994-8354.

Todd Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Dr. Miller can discuss strategies that can help people stick with an exercise routine during the July 4th holiday.

Allison Sylvetsky Meni, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Dr. Meni can discuss a strategy to eat healthful foods at a time when there’s plenty of opportunity for parties and diet-busting summer barbecues.