Global Health

May 12, 2023
As of 2021 it is estimated that world-wide the number of refugees and asylum-seekers is over 31 million. While academics and researchers have been attempting to capture global and domestic attitudes towards these vulnerable groups, many of these studies will report biased findings and influence…
June 24, 2020
Amir Afkhami, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, spoke to BBC News for an article about whether Iran is experiencing a second wave of coronavirus infections.
May 24, 2020
Suzan Song, MD, PhD, MPH, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, authored an op-ed for The Hill on the risks COVID-19 present for children and families detained at the U.S. border.
April 29, 2020
International medical graduates participating in research and training through the Medical Research Fellowship recently earned a residency match rate of 91%, just 3% below the average match rate for United States MD program seniors of 94% and nearly 30% higher than the international medical gradu
April 29, 2020
With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, international travel was one of the first areas to be impacted during the spring semester as study abroad programs were canceled for the entire George Washington University (GW) student community.
March 29, 2020
A team featuring George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) MD and health sciences students and alumni won the AMA Insurance Global Health Challenge for its essay and video on global health volunteerism.
March 4, 2020
Earlier this year Sally Moody, PhD, chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and professor of anatomy and cell biology at SMHS, earned the unique opportunity to take part in an international course in developmental biology held in Chile.
March 2, 2020
Amir Afkhami, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, spoke to The New York Times for an article discussing response to coronavirus in Iran.
February 27, 2020
GW Health Sciences faculty, staff, and students worked with Rise Against Hunger to assemble meal packages for those in need.
February 13, 2020
David Parenti, MD, director of the GW Traveler's Clinic and professor of medicine, spoke to National Geographic for an article on how to avoid getting sick on a cruise ship.