Issue: 131

November | 2023

Ellen M. Granberg Formally Installed as 19th President of George Washington University

Current and former university leaders, trustees, alumni, and family gathered to witness university history as Ellen M. Granberg, PhD, was officially installed as the 19th president of the George Washington University (GW). As she stepped to the center stage in the Charles E. Smith Center for her investiture ceremony, Granberg noted the awesome responsibility before her — building upon the university’s storied 200-year history and expanding GW’s positive influence in the nation’s capital and around the world.

GW SMHS Physician Assistant Program Earns ARC-PA National Accreditation

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences recently completed its reaccreditation process with the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) earning “continuing accreditation,” the highest level granted by the ARC-PA, for a period of 10 years.

GW PA students during White Coat ceremony

Endowed Professorship Installation: Philanthropy that Advances the Academic Medical Enterprise

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences installed three faculty members in endowed positions: Jeffrey S. Akman, MD ’81, RESD ’85, as the Leon M. Yochelson Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health; John Bethea, PhD, as the King Fahd II Chair of Anatomy and Cell Biology; and Mardi Gomberg-Maitland, MD, as the Walter G. Ross Professor of Clinical Research.

Catalanotti, MD, MPH, to Serve as Associate Dean for Clinical Public Health and Population Health Practice

Congratulations to the Newest Federal and Foundation Research Grant Recipients

In Case You Missed It

Spotlight: Faculty in the Media | Adam Friedman, MD, chair, Department of Dermatology

“Hair loss is not life-threatening, but let’s not underestimate the impact on quality of life. When people lose their hair, it is extraordinarily disabling.”

New York Post quoted lead author Adam Friedman, MD, in the article Popular hair-loss drug may be in short supply: ‘A significant problem.’’’

Dec. 12, 11 a.m.–noon.

Update on Predictive Biomarkers in Breast Cancer

Dec. 13, noon–1 p.m.

GW MFA/SMHS Town Hall, Ross Hall 117, or via Zoom

Dec. 13, 5–6:30 p.m.

GW Academic Medical Enterprise Holiday Party

Cover image of Spring 2023 Medicine + Health magazine
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