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Spring 2012 - Medicine + Health

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A Legacy of Discovery

Michael I. Bukrinsky, M.D., Ph.D., interim chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, fled the Soviet Union to follow his research

Tags: D.C. D-CFAR; Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine; Anthony Cerami, Ph.D.; HIV/AIDS; cholesterol; high-density lipoprotein

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A Medical Education Makeover

Curriculum revamp emphasizes patient care

Tags: New Curriculum Committee at George Washington University; Alex Stagnaro-Green, M.D.; Thomas “Bruce” Shaver

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Custom Tailoring

GW Pharmacogenomics program explores fashioning individualized drug therapies

Tags: Personalized medicine; Travis O’Brien, Ph.D.; genetics; adverse drug reactions; Shenandoah University; bachelor’s degree in Health Science (B.S.H.S.) in Pharmacogenomics; B.S.H.S./Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) dual degree; Warfarin; Paul Gindoff, M.D.

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The Art of Healing

Retired faculty members draw on decades of experience to teach the principles of practice

Tags: Sesum Moosavi; Wilkinson, M.D., M.A.C.P.; differential diagnosis; patient history; medical education; Observed History and Physical Examination; Practice of Medicine; POM; Stanley J. Talpers, M.D.; George Rios, M.D.; Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills Center; medical diagnostics; GW Alumni; Jonglei Independence Run

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Building Sudan on the Run

Glenn Geelhoed, M.D., unites the warring tribes of South Sudan around a marathon team

Tags: Global health; medical missions; American College of Surgeons’ 2009 Volunteerism Award for International Outreach; Safari Club’s 2008 International Humanitarian Service Award; Medical Mission Hall of Fame, 2005

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When Class Gets Personal

Students examine their genomes in an innovative course

Tags: DNA; 23andMe; Personalized Genomics; Tim McCaffrey, Ph.D.; Genomic Medicine; heritable disease risk; medical ethics

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Matter Over Mind

Researchers identify gene involved in white matter development

Tags: Children’s National Medical Center; Children's National Health System; CNMC; Children’s National; Li-Jin Chew, Ph.D.,; myelin; Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D.; Pharmacology and Physiology; Pediatrics; Sox17; The Journal of Neuroscience; National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Action Unlimited

Rising fourth-year Daniel O’Neill balances HIV activism with life as an M.D./M.P.H. degree student

Tags: Point Foundation; V Prevention Working Group of the Washington, D.C.; Unsung Hero Award from Caron Treatment Centers; National Health Service Corps scholarship; Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C.; HIV/AIDS; diabetes

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Lead Runner

Resident Mary Tanski, M.D., keeps one step ahead of the next emergency

Tags: Emergency medicine; Graduate medical education

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Where Opportunities Lead

Rep. Donna Christensen, M.D. ’70, follows the path from St. Croix to Capitol Hill

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives; U.S. Virgin Islands; P Street Beach; Poor People’s Campaign; Congressional Black Caucus; House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Well Integrated in Health

John and Katherine Pan turn a long-standing association with GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences into a major commitment

Tags: The Center for Integrative Medicine; SMHS Class of 1970; OB/GYN, GW Medical Faculty Associates; Alumni giving; Eric Pan, M.D. ’09; Katherine Pan, M.A. ’76 economics; GW Heritage Society

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These stories were originally published in the Spring 2012 edition of Medicine + Health