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GW SMHS Kudos, May 2021

Congratulations to all our students, alumni, faculty, and staff on their recent success. The items below highlight the breadth of achievement and expertise that can be found at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in recent months. CLICK HERE to submit your news about recent Appointments, Awards, Promotions, or Publications.

 

Appointments:

Rohini Ganjoo, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical laboratory sciences at GW SMHS, has been named senior director of undergraduate studies in health sciences. Ganjoo will lead efforts to create a home for hybrid undergraduate programs at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus.

Alex Gu, MD, orthopaedic surgery resident at GW SMHS, was selected as one of four orthopaedic surgeons from across the country to serve a two-year term on the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s new Resident Advisory Panel.

Stuart Nelson, MD, clinical professor of clinical research and leadership at GW SMHS, was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Brain Health Alliance.

Linda Zanin, EdD, adjunct assistant professor of biomedical laboratory sciences at GW SMHS, was elected to the Board of Governors for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Anna Kirkorian, MD, associate professor of dermatology at GW SMHS, was named chief of the Division of Dermatology at Children’s National Hospital.

 

Grants and Awards:

Shantanu Agrawal, MD, associate clinical professor of emergency medicine at GW SMHS, and Matthew Pyle, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine at GW SMHS, were conferred as fellows of the American College of Emergency Physicians in October 2020.

Adam Friedman, MD, chair of the Department of Dermatology and professor of dermatology at GW SMHS, received the inaugural Advocacy Leadership Award from Derma Care Access Network.

Roberta Goode, MS, adjunct instructor of clinical research and leadership at GW SMHS, was selected for the 2021 Class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame (FIHF). The FIHF recognizes and commends Florida inventors whose achievements have advanced the quality of life for Floridians, the state, and the nation. Goode was chosen for her breakthrough patents in hemostasis valve designs for vascular catheters. She will be inducted at the 7th Annual Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala on Nov. 5, 2021, in Tampa, Florida.

Lisa Schwartz. EdD ’10, associate professor of biomedical laboratory sciences at GW SMHS, received a $30,000 grant from the American Board of Genetic Counseling for an 18-month project, titled “Exploration of Need for Additional Credentialing for Laboratory-based Genetic Counselors.”

 

Acknowledgements:

Anthony Artino, PhD, interim associate dean for evaluation and educational research and professor of health, human function, and rehabilitation sciences at GW SMHS, presented “Conversation with the Last Page editor” at the Faculty Development virtual workshop for the Brigham Education Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in January.

Rohini Ganjoo, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical laboratory sciences (BLS) at GW SMHS, along with BLS colleagues Yousif Barzani, MD, assistant professor, Marcia Firmani, PhD, MSPH, chair of BLS, and Lisa Schwartz, EdD ’10, associate professor, presented a poster, “Promoting Student Engagement through Instagram,” at the Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference in April 2021.

Karen Goodman, DPT, visiting assistant professor of health, human function, and rehabilitation sciences, and Keith Cole, PhD, DPT, assistant professor of health, human function, and rehabilitation sciences, and co-author Lena Volland, PhD student in the Translational Health Sciences Program at GW SMHS, presented a poster, “Reporting of Dosage and Outcome Measures for Gaze Stabilization Exercises in the Literature. A Scoping Review,” at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections in February 2021.

Mountasser Kadrie, PhD, associate professor of clinical research and leadership at GW SMHS, presented “Healthcare Staff Psychological Safety and Wellbeing: From Adoption to Adaptation” at the Innovation Arabia 14 International Conference and Exhibit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in February 2021.

Anusha Kambala, MSII, presented an oral abstract titled “Trends in Testing and Antibiotic Prescribing for Streptococcal Pharyngitis Before and After a Shift to Telemedicine” at the Pediatric Academic Societies.

Gaetano Lotrecchiano, PhD, associate professor of clinical research and leadership at GW SMHS, presented “Troubleshooting Teamwork: Creating Effective Organizational Collaboration,” for a Health HIV Effi Barry Training Institute program.

Howard Straker, PhD, MPH, director of the Physician Assistant/MPH Program and assistant professor of physician assistant studies at GW SMHS, presented “Moving Toward Health Equity in Primary Care” at the American Association of Physician Assistants We Are Family (Medicine) Conference in January 2021.

 

Publications:

Anthony Artino, PhD, interim associate dean for evaluation and educational research and professor of health, human function, and rehabilitation sciences at GW SMHS, and Reamer L. Bushardt, PharmD, PA-C, professor and senior associate dean for health sciences at GW SMHS, co-authored an article, “When a Measure becomes a Target, It Ceases to be a Good Measure,” in the February edition of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Artino also co-authored “The P sychology of Shame: A Resilience Seminar for Medical Students,” in the December 2020 MedEdPortal for the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Shawneequa Callier, JD, associate professor of clinical research and leadership at GW SMHS, co-authored an article, “Complicated Legacies: The Human Genome at 20,” in the February edition of the American Association for the Advancement of Science journal, Science.

Mardi Gomberg-Maitland, MD, MSc, professor of medicine at GW SMHS, published some of her recent pulmonary hypertension research: “Management of Women with Congenital or Inherited Cardiovascular Disease from Pre-Conception Through Pregnancy and Postpartum” appeared in the Journal of American College of Cardiology and “Sotatercept for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension” was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Samar Nasser, PhD, MPH, associate professor of clinical research and leadership at GW SMHS, co-authored “Working Agenda for Black Mothers: A Position Paper from the Association of Black Cardiologists on Solutions to Improving Black Maternal Health” in the February edition of the American Heart Association journal, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Stuart Nelson, MD, clinical professor of clinical research and leadership at GW SMHS, co-authored “A Bottom-Up Approach to Creating an Ontology for Medication Indications” in the January edition of the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association.