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October 27, 2011 - 8:00pm

Christie Teal, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery in the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and director of the GW Breast Care Center, arrived at the Center’s annual luncheon, Oct 20, with a newly cropped...

October 25, 2011 - 8:00pm

At its best, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is “the common cold of psychiatric illness,” according to Robert Ursano, M.D. Like a cold, its symptoms are common and usually temporary. 

But as some colds become pneumonias, some PTSDs...

October 2, 2011 - 8:00pm

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.  

But a new survey of...

September 27, 2011 - 8:00pm

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...

September 22, 2011 - 8:00pm

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.

She remembers it well because it...

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September 13, 2011 - 12:00am

Allison Hoff had nearly exhausted her five minutes at an internet café when the e-mail arrived. “Congratulations!” it read, “Based on your exemplary record, the Committee on Admissions is pleased to offer you a School of Medicine Scholarship …...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

The question had puzzled doctors for more than 100 years: How did nitroglycerin — the same explosive compound Alfred Nobel famously tamed in his invention of dynamite — work as a therapeutic? They knew it flushed blood into the heart, alleviating...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

A lot of things seem to walk away from Katalin Roth’s office, which, she admits, is “due for a clean.” But a simple greeting card isn’t one of them. She locates it swiftly, plucks it off the bulletin board, and reads it aloud.

“Thank you...

August 14, 2011 - 8:00pm

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...

July 5, 2011 - 8:00pm

It was Mary Kaldas’ first trip to the Boston area and Zach Wegermann’s second. The city, they said, was “awesome,” but sightseeing wasn’t their first priority. As the newest co-directors of The George Washington University’s Healthcare, Education...