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Lorenzo Norris, M.D., to Serve as Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

 Lorenzo NorrisThe George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has appointed Lorenzo Norris, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, to serve as an interim assistant dean for student affairs. 

As the interim assistant dean for student affairs, Norris will provide leadership in the development and implementation of effective academic counseling related to students in their third- and fourth-year of study. He will work in concert with other SMHS deans to develop and implement effective career counseling programs and will serve as a resource for the M.D. program’s diverse student body.

In addition to his role working with students in the M.D. program, Norris will also work collaboratively with SMHS leadership to implement strategies that will lead to successful accreditation of the educational programs leading to an M.D. degree. He will also provide assistance in the oversight and management of the M.D. program student affairs and student services, which include strategic, financial, and personnel planning.

Norris currently serves as the medical director of psychiatric services at the GW Hospital. He has held many leadership positions since arriving at GW in 2008, including:  Director of the GW Hospital Medical Illness Clinic; Chief of Neuropsychiatric Services in the Department of Psychiatry at the GW Medical Faculty Associates; Director of the GW Survivorship Center Psychiatric Services; Director of the GW Hospital Consult Liaison Services; and Associate Residency Director for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He regularly publishes papers in academic journals and has presented at many academic symposiums and national meetings.

Norris is a member of the American Psychological Association Council on Psychosomatic Medicine, the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, and the American Psychiatric Association. He also serves on the Katzen Cancer Research Center Board of Directors and is a part of the GW Cancer Institute. He is a recipient of the Leonard Tow 2011 Humanism in Medicine Award and was also included on the Washingtonian Top Doctors list in 2014, in psychiatry.

Norris assumed this role on February 1, 2014.