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
June 05, 2019 Announcement

A new position paper by lead author Philip J. Candilis, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at SMHS, examines principles that should guide the health care profession’s response to physician impairment.

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picture of Art Sober, MD '68, BA '65, and Johnathan Minto, SMHS '19, recipient of the 2017 David Perry Steinman Scholarship
June 01, 2019 Alumni News, Giving News

As a longtime supporter of student scholarships and a former scholarship recipient, Art Sober, ‘68, BA ‘65, credits the education and financial support he received from GW for giving him the background to succeed.

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Stars for MD Awards

Congrats to the MD program awards winners in the Class of 2019 

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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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Faculty in the Media

Kofi Essel, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics
Kofi Essel, MD '11, MPH '17, assistant professor of pediatrics, spoke to Today Online for an article about obesity and teaching physicians to have empathy for their patients.
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Vishal A. Patel, MD
Vishal Patel, MD, director of the Cutaneous Oncology Program at GW Cancer Center and assistant professor of dermatology, spoke to Today Online for an article on nail melanoma.
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Bernhard Wiedermann
Bernhard Wiedermann, MD, professor of pediatrics, spoke to Healthline about measles in an article about a mother who shared a viral photo of her infant with measles.
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Publications News

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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