Racial Equity

February 7, 2022
Mandi Pratt-Chapman, PhD, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the GW Cancer Center, and Hannah Arem, PhD, scientific director of implementation science at MedStar Health Research Institute, received a $5 million cooperative agreement from the Centers for…
February 25, 2021
At the start of the 2020-21 academic year the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and the SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) launched an educational series to increase understanding about issues related to race, racism,…
February 10, 2021
The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a bystander training event, as part of the GW SMHS Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) Education Serieson Feb. 17, from noon to 1:30 pm, titled “Moving Beyond Bystanding … to…
January 28, 2021
The GW Rodham Institute has received a $125,000 gift to support a “Doctors of Tomorrow” program, which exposes Washington, D.C. high school students to health careers. The gift was made by the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank.
December 21, 2020
In the first two weeks since the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and later the Moderna vaccine, received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, health care workers and others have begun receiving vaccinations for COVID-19 in a campaign to promote their safety and…
September 14, 2020
A series of lectures hosted by the SMHS Anti-Racism Coalition kicked off with a session by Cara Lichtenstein, MD, MPH, on “Understanding the Connection Between Racism and the Social Determinants of Health.”
August 20, 2020
As SMHS strives to make anti-racism an indelible part of its culture, a new educational series will help students, faculty, and staff better understand concepts such as anti-racism and structural racism.
July 30, 2020
Maranda Ward, EdD, MPH, was selected as a SMHS Emerging Scholars Fellow for 2020-21. The scholarly focus for her project is health equity and anti-racism.
June 18, 2020
The GW School of Medicine and Health Scienceswill work to make anti-racism part of the fabric of its culture through the creation of the Anti-Racism Coalition.
June 16, 2020
Suzan Song, MD, PhD, MPH, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, spoke to WUSA9 for a segment on how children are coping with the major events, like COVID-19 and protests for racial justice, in 2020.