Research, discovery, and translation to practice are at the core of the mission for the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. By accelerating research excellence, enhancing innovation, and advancing translation, our goal is to make discoveries and improve clinical care.
The scientific workforce, composed of highly educated researchers and scientists-in training, clinician investigators, as well as skilled technical support staff, project managers, and core team members, together contribute to research discovery. Training the next generation of biomedical scientists is a key goal.
Funding and support, obtained from federal and non-federal grants and contracts, private industry investment, and philanthropy, is essential to sustain our research programs. SMHS provides funding opportunities and strategies to gain support.
A research letter, published by members of SMHS and Children’s National Hospital in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), details results of a study that found a gap in access to treatment for severe acne among low-income communities.
A paper in npj (Nature Partner Journal) Genomic Medicine by Shawneequa Callier, JD, MA, of SMHS, examined the progress and challenges in increasing the amount of data on individuals with African ancestry in genomic research.
Earlier this year Sally Moody, PhD, chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and professor of anatomy and cell biology at SMHS, earned the unique opportunity to take part in an international course in developmental biology held in Chile.