Issue: 132

December | 2023

Anthony Fauci, MD, Opens 10th Annual GW Clinical Public Health Summit on HIV

Anthony Fauci, MD, with first-year GW MD students

Anthony S. Fauci, MD, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, delivered the keynote address for the Annual Clinical Public Health Summit on HIV. Joining Fauci for the three-day summit were representatives from the Center for Aids Research Community Advisory Board, officials from the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, and Marissa Robinson, DrPH, initiative coordinator of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services program Ending the HIV Epidemic.

Study Reveals a Protein Called Snail May Play a Role in Healing Brain Injuries

Microscopic image of the Snails protein

Researchers, led by Robert Miller, PhD, the Vivian Gill Distinguished Research Professor and vice dean of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, recently identified Snail, a transcription factor or protein, as a key player in the coordination of the repair response of brain cells following an injury to the central nervous system. The findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Nexus.

GW MD Alumni at reunion weekend

MD Program Alumni Return to Campus for Reunion Weekend

Photo, Jennifer Berkley

LifeBridge Health Names Jennifer Berkley, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Office of Professional and Respectful Learning Announces Accolades

GW MFA Earns Partner Clinic Designation for Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease

In Case You Missed It

Spotlight: Faculty in the Media | Leigh Frame, PhD, program director for integrative medicine

[People often say alcohol helps them de-stress.]

“That's a very, very common misconception. There are many ways to manage stress. Maybe take a bubble bath or take a walk in nature or spend time with friends and family. Those all actually help manage stress. Alcohol does not.

CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell spoke to Leigh Frame, PhD, program director Integrative Medicine Program and associate professor of clinical research and leadership, in the segment, “Can Cutting Back on Drinking Improve Heart Health?’’

Jan. 16, noon–1:30 p.m.

8th Annual GW SMHS MLK Lecture Series featuring

Italo M. Brown, MD, MPH

Jan. 18, 5–7 p.m.

GW Bicentennial Reception, GW University Student Center, Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Jan. 25, noon–1 p.m.

Online | Grand Rounds | Behavioral and Substance Use Patterns and Sleep

Cover image of Spring 2023 Medicine + Health magazine
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