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Spring 2013 - Medicine + Health

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Home Field Advantage

As Vice President and Dean, Jeffrey S. Akman, M.D. ’81, G.M.E. ’85, Leverages His Long-Standing Connection to GW and a Gift for Uniting People, for the Benefit of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Tags: GW Alumni; psychiatry; SMHS; Leon M. Yochelson Professor; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Walter A. Bloedorn; Administrative Medicine; Steven Knapp; Steven Lerman; Robert Keimowicz, M.D.; Seymour Perlin, M.D.; Commission on HIV/AIDS

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Bopper Comes Back to GW

Lawrence Deyton, M.D. ’85, returns to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences as a clinical professor of medicine

Tags: GW Alumni; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; NIH; U.S. Department of Veterans Affiars; FDA; Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

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Hippocrates and the Essence of Euripides

Medical Humanities Education Offers Insight into the Human Condition, and Hones the Skills of Observation, Analysis, Empathy, and Self-Reflection to Create more Effective Clinicians           

Tags: Jeffrey S. Akman, M.D. ’81, G.M.E. ’85; humanism; medical education; Liinda Raphael; Frank Miller, M.D. ’48; Charles Samenow, M.D.; Jeffrrey Alen Steiger; Assad Meymandi, M.D. ’62; Christopher Bayne, M.D.; Arnold P. Gold Foundation; Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society; patient care

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Comparative Speaking

Clinical Research and Leadership Professor Shawneequa Callier, J.D., M.A., Weighs in on the Implications of Human Genome Research

Tags: Health Sciences; Joesph Bocchino, Ed.D; genetic research; bioethics; cloning; Clinical Research and Leadership; DNA; American Journal of Bioethics; Peronalized Medicine; National Human Genome Research Insitute; NIH; Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

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Jumping to Solutions

Researcher Sally Moody Uses Frog Embryos to Clear the Knowledge Gap in Neural Regeneration

Tags: Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D.; anatomy and regenerative biology; Max Mandelbaum; FoxD4; National Science Foundation; National Institutes of Health; Xenopus laevi; African clawed frog; Bo Yan, M.D., Ph.D.; Anatomy; Cell Biology; Genetics; neurons; National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; craniofacial birth defects; Steven L. Klein; embryonic brain; neural stem cells; GW Institute for Neuroscience

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Physical Therapy on the Brain

GW’s Health Sciences Programs Prepare to Launch PT Neurologic Residency Program

Tags: Elizabeth Ruckert; Doctor of Physical Therapy; traumatic brain injury; Health Sciences; American Physical Therapy Association; Joyce Maring, Ed.D., DPT; Neurologic physical therapy; movement dysfunction

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Where Seizures Freeze

At GW, Bridges Between the Clinic and the Bench May Revolutionize Epilepsy Care

Tags: Samuel Potolicchio, M.D.; Neurophysiology Center; GW Hospital; Anthony Caputy, M.D.; Mohamad Koubeissi, M.D.; Anthony LaMantia, Ph.D.; GW Institute for Neuroscience; WADA test; seizure disorder; epilepsy; The Epilepsy Center; GW Hospital; Matthew Colonnese, Ph.D.; Judy Liu, M.D., Ph.D.; Children’s National Medical Center; Children's National Health System; Children’s National; CNMC; Department of Neurosurgery; deep brain stimulation; lissencephaly; Fragile X syndrome; interdisciplinary collaborations; Henry Kaminski, M.D.; Department of Neurology; Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D.; Biomarker Discovery and Analysis Core Facility; DNA; Thomas Maynard, Ph.D.; Irene Zohn, Ph.D.; DiGeorge syndrome

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A Call to Arms

National Tragedies Prompt Health Care Leaders to Move Mental Health to the Forefront

Tags: Children’s National Medical Center; Children's National Health System; Children’s National; CNMC; psychiatry; mental health; gun violence; pediatrics; Sandy Hook Elementary School; Kurt Newman, M.D.; Newtown, Ct.; The Treatment of Mental Conditions Must Start Early; Paramjit T. Joshi, M.D.; ADHD; schizophrenia; American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; depression; anxiety; eating disorders

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Off the Hook

GW Researchers Close in on Hookworm Vaccine

Tags: Jeff Bethony, Ph.D.; David Diemert, M.D.; Oswaldo Cruz Foundation; Sabin Vaccine Institute; Human Hookworm Vaccine Initiative; Clinical and Translational Science Award; CTSA

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Focal Point

GW’s Mary Ann Stepp, Ph.D., Probes the Healing Potential of Stem Cells to Save the Sight of Millions

Tags: National Institutes of Health; NIH; GW Stem and Progenitor Cell Research Group; cornea; wound healing; Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; corneal erosion; National Eye Institute

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A Resident’s Humanistic Approach to Medicine

Christopher Bayne, M.D., First-Year Urology Resident

Tags: Arnold P. Gold Foundation; Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society; patient care

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In the Race for Research

Kristin Ceniccola, Research Assistant and  Third-Year Ph.D. Candidate

Tags: Institute for Biomedical Sciences; IBS; Health and Medicine Research Day; The Glucagon Receptor; Advanced-Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Norman H. Lee, Ph.D.; Pharmacology and Physiology; Marine Corps Marathon

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Pulling a Prestigious Career from a Country Doctor’s Bag

The Well-Worn Paths of a Country Doctor Lead Floyd D. Loop, M.D. ’62, from Rural Indiana to the Center Stage of Cardiovascular Surgery

Tags: GW Alumni; Cleveland Clinic; Brian Blades, M.D.

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These stories were originally published in the Spring 2013 edition of Medicine + Health