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
October 02, 2011 Featured News

At first glance, the physician workforce in Washington, D.C. looks robust: about one licensed physician for every 60 residents. That’s far higher than the nationwide ratio of about one doctor for every 300 Americans.  

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October 02, 2011

WASHINGTON (October 3, 2011)—The Katzen Cancer Research Center is pleased to announce that Leo Schargorodski has joined the Center as its inaugural executive director. Previously, Mr.

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September 27, 2011 Featured News

Margaret Plack, P.T., Ed.D., interim senior associate dean for the Health Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), says her passion for education is attributable in part to her father, who loved the dictionary.

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September 22, 2011 Featured News

Saba Ghorab, a second year medical student at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), remembers the day in January 2010 when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti.

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September 20, 2011 Press Release

Numerous studies and clinical trials have demonstrated that the use of Automated External Defibrillation devices (AEDs) can dramatically increase the survival rate of someone who suffers “sudden cardiac arrest,” (SCA), especially in high-density public places, such as shopping malls, hotels,...

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September 19, 2011 Press Release

Richard Kovar, MD ‘80, was named 2012 Family Physician of the Year by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Faculty in the Media

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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Vivek Jain, MD, director of the GW Sleep Disorders Center
Vivek Jain, MD, director of the GW Sleep Disorders Center, spoke to National Geographic about how to overcome jetlag when traveling.
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Christina Puchalski, MD ’94, RESD ’97 director of the GWish, spoke to WTOP for an article about teaching physicians how to have difficult conversations with patients about their conditions.
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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 Report Banner 2018

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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eNewsletter Banner 2018

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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