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Research Highlights

Discovering a Path to Success

The latest Medicine and Health magazine highlights the innovative pipeline programs SMHS offers to young students to set them up for education and career success.

Discovering a Path to Success
Cover illustration of Medicine and Health magazine fall 2018 edition

Research Highlights

Discovering a Path to Success

The latest Medicine and Health magazine highlights the innovative pipeline programs SMHS offers to young students to set them up for education and career success.

Discovering a Path to Success
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Research Trends

Augmenting the research portfolio and elevating its prominence through enhanced quality and impact.

Research Trends
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Core Facilities

These facilities offer a wide range of services, including cutting-edge technologies and high-end instrumentation coupled with technical support for research.

Core Facilities

Research News

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Robert W. Turner II has a doctorate in sociology from the City University of New York, but his most significant degree was earned at the School of Hard Knocks — more familiarly known as professional football. Turner, assistant professor of clinical research and leadership at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is uniquely qualified to explore mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and its relationship to cognitive decline and dementia.

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Could the brain provide biological clues following a traumatic injury that would improve the outcome for the patient?

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In early 2018, a woman in her 30s, we’ll call her Sue although that’s not her real name, decided that she’d like to try one of those hip electric scooters she’d seen whizzing around town. Bad decision. Unprepared for sharp turns and close encounters with cars and pedestrians, Sue lost control and crashed, suffering a cervical vertebra injury. Rushed to the hospital, she was checked out by the George Washington University (GW) Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine (ED) staff and referred to the Department of Neurosurgery.

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