Victoria Shanmugam, M.D., associate professor of medicine, published a study in Wound Repair and Regeneration finding that opioid exposure is associated with reduced likelihood of healing in patients with chronic wounds.
Adam Friedman, M.D., associate professor, director of the residency program, and director of translational research in the Department of Dermatology, published a survey in the Jounral of the American Academy of Dermatology finding many fungal skin infections may be misdiagnosed.
Steven Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., associate director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research and associate professor of medicine, published a review in JAMA Cardiology encouraging cardiologists to participatin in emerging payment models.
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GW researchers received a $2.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to uncover why certain cancer types increase whereas others are unchanged or even decrease in those with HIV infection.
The first paper, “Brain Responses to Biological Motion Predict Treatment Outcome in Young Children with Autism,” found that functional MRIs (fMRI) could predict which children will benefit from Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), one of a few evidence-based interventions for the condition, with near-perfect accuracy. The second paper, “Intranasal Oxytocin Enhances Connectivity in the Neural Circuitry Supporting Social Motivation and Social Perception in Children with Autism,” examined the effect of the hormone oxytocin on the activity of social perception and reward brain circuits in children with autism spectrum disorder. This was one of the first investigations of its kind.
The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ International Medicine Programs and Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine are co-sponsoring a two-day scientific research summit with the Instituto Butantan and Universidade de São Paulo focused on Zika virus. The summit takes place Nov. 3-4 in Brazil.
Mary Ann Stepp, Ph.D., professor of anatomy and regenerative biology and of ophthalmology, received a $2.8 million, five-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue her 27 years of research on corneal wound healing.