Be innovative. Be collaborative. Be just. That was the charge to students during the 2020 graduation celebration ceremony for health sciences programs at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS).
In April, William Fenner Griffin, MD, a resident at GW Hospital, needed to be on in-house call at the hospital every night, but worried about bringing the virus home to his family; he found support through the GW COVID-19 Response Fund.
Friends and family gathered, albeit virtually, to cheer on their loved ones graduating from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (BLS) Department.
May Chin, MD, professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at SMHS, received the Trailblazer Award from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
Researchers are working feverishly to discover effective treatments for COVID-19. One drug showing early promise is remdesivir, which is being studied with the help of GW alumnus Richard Whitley, MD ’71, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The BioCompute Object Specification Project led by a team at SMHS has been officially approved for publication as an internationally recognized standard by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association.