Issue: 126

June | 2023

Topping Out at Cedar Hill

New Hospital Reaches Major Construction Milestone

Academic Medical Center leaders signing I-beam

Washington, D.C., leaders and representatives from Universal Health Services, the George Washington (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and The GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA), joined DC Mayor Muriel Bowser for the “Topping Out” ceremony on the new Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center, GW Health, June 22.

Administrative Changes in Health Sciences

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences announced administrative changes for Health Sciences leadership, Department of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences, and the physical therapy program with faculty members Joyce Maring, DPT, EdD; Ellen Costello, PhD, PT; and Marisa Birkmeier, DPT, DHSc, assuming new roles.

Health Sciences triptych: Maring, Costello, Birkmeyer

ICYMI: GW’s Academic Medical Enterprise Shows It’s Support at Annual Pride Festival

GW Health Care booth at annual Pride Festival 2023

Members of the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and The GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA) showed their support for the Washington, D.C., LGBTQ+ community at the 48th Annual Capital Pride Festival, June 11. A team from The GW MFA Operational Medicine provided the first aid/medical support for the annual event.

2023 Tucker Fellows

2023 Albert L. Tucker and Elizabeth T. Tucker Postdoctoral Fellows

SMHS Promotion and Tenure List, and Class of 2023 Emeriti Faculty

Dan Stein, MD, MHS

Daniel Stein, MD, MHS, to Serve as Interim Chair of GW Urology Department

David Belyea, MD, at podium

David A. Belyea, MD, MBA, Selected to Serve as Chair of Ophthalmology Department

women hugging in the sunshine

New Study Explores Whether Vitamin D Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Photo Stephanie Sarandos, MA

Stephanie Sarandos, MA, Named Assistant Dean for Evaluation

Spotlight: Faculty in the Media

[T]oday is not just a day for Black Americans to honor, recognize, and commemorate, which is why I'm so excited that it’s now a national holiday … . Now we’re encouraging all Americans to take time to recognize it. It’s just as American as apple pie, this idea of freedom, this idea of choice, and rights.

Maranda Ward, EdD ’17, MPH, was a guest on Good Morning Washington, discussing Juneteenth and health equity in Washington, D.C.

Maranda Ward

June 28–29

5th Annual Global Summit on Kidney Innovations

June 30, 1–2:30 p.m.

Characterizing Ciliary Heterogeneity

July 11, 8–9 a.m.

Epilepsy Seminar Series: Chima Oluigbo, MD, Advances in (Pediatric) Epilepsy Surgery

Cover image of Spring 2023 Medicine + Health magazine
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