Issue: 133

February | 2024

Members of the Academic Medical Community Take a Bow at the Bicentennial Excellence Awards

2023 Staff Excellence Award winners Group photo

The George Washington University (GW) Academic Medical Enterprise opened both the spring semester and the yearlong 200th anniversary celebration by honoring faculty and staff achievements during the Bicentennial Excellence Awards ceremony.

8th Annual GW SMHS Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week Lecture Series Addresses the Direction of Health Care

Stanford University Professor Italo M. Brown, MD, MPH, presented “Advancing the Dream: From Dream to Reality — The Journey Continues,” discussed health equity and how far we’ve come in the 60 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington, D.C. Brown touched on the “uncomfortable steps” between King’s dream and our 21st century reality.

MLK speaker, Italo Brown, MD, MPH
Sarah Boutwell, MD, MSPH, photo

Sarah Boutwell, MD, MSPH, to Serve as Interim Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine

Mountasser Kadrie, PhD, MHA, FACHE, FHIMSS, FACMPE,

Mountasser Kadrie, PhD, MHA, Receives Fulbright Specialist Grant to Enhance Hospital Operation Skills

Scott Krugman, MD

Scott D. Krugman, MD, to Serve as Senior Associate Dean for LifeBridge Health/GW RMC

scanning electron microscope image

Art of Science Contest for Students and Postdocs Opens, Submission Deadline March 1

GW Doctoral Candidates Square-Off in Three Minute Thesis Competition

George Hacks competition flyer

GW Hosts 7th Annual George Hacks Medical Solutions Competition

In Case You Missed It

Spotlight: Faculty in the Media | Tamara Ritsema, PhD, MPH, director of physician assistant professional practice

“We hear this all the time from people, ‘My PA or my NP spends more time with me.’ We do not know if that is true or if they are leveraging better communication strategies, such as sitting down while they talk to the patient, or using more patient-friendly language … To be honest, if your provider, whoever that is — doctor, PA, NP — is unwilling to answer that in an uncomplicated way, that might raise a red flag to me.” spoke with Tamara Ritsema, PhD, MPH, about whether patients seen by a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner receive longer visits in the primary care setting. In the article The Nurse Practitioner Will See You Now.

Feb. 13, 5–6:30 p.m.

Clara Bliss Hinds Society Galentine’s Day Sponsorship Event

Feb. 15, noon–1 p.m.

GW Medicine Bicentennial Series: Staying Heart Healthy

March 7, 2–3 p.m.

GW OCR Information Session

Cover image of Spring 2023 Medicine + Health magazine
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