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
September 01, 2011 Featured News

Everybody knew H. George Mandel, Ph.D., a faculty member in GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ (SMHS) Department of Pharmacology and Physiology for over 60 years.

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August 31, 2011 Featured News

Lauren Finely’s iPhone alarm buzzes. Finely, a 26-year-old first-year medical resident, slips on baby blue scrubs, grabs some fruit, and makes a coffee-to-go for her 15-minute commute to GW Hospital, where a long day is about to begin.

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August 31, 2011 Press Release

More than 30,000 children under the age of five have perished in Somalia in the last two months as a result of the famine that has stricken the country.

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August 28, 2011 Press Release

Children’s National Medical Center is once again ranked among America’s best pediatric institutions by U.S.News & World Report. This is the first year that the nation’s children’s hospital is featured on the list of elite pediatric specialty care providers in all 10 pediatric subspecialty...

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August 14, 2011 Featured News

According to Christina Puchalski, M.D., F.A.C.P., director of the George Washington Institute of Spirituality and Health (GWish) and professor of Medicine in the GW School of Medicine in Health Sciences (SMHS), what hospital patients report wanting more than anything else during their stays is “...

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August 03, 2011 Press Release

The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society has announced that Dr. Alan G. Wasserman, chairman of the Department of Medicine at SMHS, has been elected to the Board of Directors as a Councilor Director.

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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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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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