Barbara Lee Bass speaking at the podium

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Barbara Lee Bass, The Pioneer

An esteemed academic leader and surgeon who trained and taught at GW, Dr. Bass has established a pioneering career defined by excellence in patient care, educational innovation, interdisciplinary research and discovery and service.

Barbara Lee Bass, The Pioneer
Medical Facility workers rushing a patient to the ER

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A Clinical Response to an Epidemic

The latest Medicine + Health magazine highlights the role GW is playing in the gun violence epidemic, including through a trauma lecture series, research, emergency training, and student education.

A Clinical Response to an Epidemic
Signing the White Coat Book 2019

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The Medical Journey Begins

The MD Class of 2023 received a warm welcome at the SMHS White Coat and Honor Code Ceremony in August.

The Medical Journey Begins
Jeffrey S. Akman, MD ’81, RESD ’85, in full academic regalia

One of three recipients of the 43rd Annual George Washington Award during Commencement ceremonies on the National Mall May 19.

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Class of 2019 Doctor of Physical Therapy at annual awards ceremony

After earning a daunting 109 credits over eight consecutive semesters, with 34 weeks of full-time education and training, the members of the DPT Program Class of 2019 gathered with faculty, family, and friends in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre to celebrate their accomplishments.

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Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Students in the Institute of Biomedical Sciences were hooded at the GW Columbian College School of Arts and Sciences Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

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GW SMHS Graduation Cap decorated with flowers and message "Girls with Dreams Become Women with Vision"

More than 600 students representing 27 health sciences programs at SMHS strode into Lisner Auditorium for the 2019 Health Sciences Graduation Celebration on May 18.

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Lillan Dawit, MD
May 24, 2019 Featured News

The GW MD Class of 2019 received their hoods and diplomas at the Doctor of Medicine Diploma Ceremony.

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PA White Coat Ceremony

Graduates from the GW Physician Assistant Program Class of 2019 received their long white coats during GW Commencement Weekend.

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Faculty in the Media

Katherine Douglass, MD
Katherine Douglass, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, spoke to NPR for an article about common electric scooter-related injuries.
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Shawneequa Callier, JD
Shawneequa Callier, JD, associate professor of clinical research and leadership, spoke to PBS' NOVA for an article about how the lack of diversity in genetic research hinders the ability of...
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James Simon, MD
James Simon, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology, spoke to Healthline for an article about Addyi, or "female Viagra," and the research that suggests that it is safe to mix with...
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M+ H Spring 2019 magazine with the story "full circle" cover

GW Medicine + Health

Medicine + Health is the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science’s flagship publication. This award-winning, biannual magazine showcases the research and clinical expertise of the SMHS faculty, who are working to overcome some of today’s most challenging and persistent health problems.

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Progress Reports

SMHS Progress Report is an award-winning publication offering an annual overview of the achievements of the faculty, students, residents, and alumni of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and its clinical partners — the GW Hospital, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, and Children’s National Health System — during the academic year.

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SMHS eNewsletter

SMHS eNewsletter is a monthly internal-audience featuring many of the top news and events taking place at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science each month.

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