Husna Kazmir

Blitzer hosts Cancer Gala

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel hosted one of the University’s swankiest annual events Saturday night, the Medical Center’s 6th annual black-tie Cancer Gala. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., Dr. Rachel Brem and Jeanette Michael were all honored at the ceremony, emceed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Kennedy, however, was not present at the event. In his opening remarks, Blitzer […]

Relay for Life raises $46K

Hundreds of students crowded more than three floors of the Lerner Health and Wellness Center for an overnight charity event Saturday that raised about $46,000 for the American Cancer Society. About 750 students signed up for the 12-hour long Relay for Life, which raises money for the American Cancer Society and featured, among other events, […]

Provost’s dual roles questioned

University Provost John Williams resigned from the Board of Directors of the corporation managing the GW Hospital this month after GW leadership cited his position at the company – which includes a six-figure salary and stock options – as a possible conflict of interest. Williams, who is vice president of health affairs and the second […]

SMHS accreditation plan approved

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences announced the details of a corrective action plan last week that they hope – once implemented – will convince their accrediting body to overturn the school’s probation. The plan includes creating an electronic database to overhaul curriculum management and adding thousands of square feet of study space. The […]

GW pushes hiring despite recession

Though dozens of universities have announced hiring freezes to cut costs amid the financial crisis, GW officials say the University expects to hire just as many professors as last year – and possibly more. Administrators like Vice President of Academic Affairs Don Lehman and Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said in recent interviews […]

Medical school applications rise despite probation

Despite being placed on academic probation by its accrediting body, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences reported an increase in applications this year. Ava Flores, director of the medical school’s admissions, said that 13,856 students applied to the SMHS this year, a 3.2 percent increase over last year’s applications. Medical school administrators are pleased […]

Medical school submits plan to remove probation

Correction appended The School of Medical and Health Sciences submitted the required plan to remove its probation in late December, a spokeswoman for the school said this week. The submission was two weeks ahead of the deadline set by the accrediting body, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, said Deborah Hudson, assistant vice president of […]

Medical school administrators mum on probation status

A month and a half after the School of Medicine and Health Sciences announced it had been placed on two-year academic probation, the school’s leaders remain silent about how one of the top-ranked medical schools in the nation found itself in such a situation and what they are doing to fix the problems. GW’s medical […]

Medical School dean outlines plan to remove probation

Saturday, December 13 The dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences outlined a plan to bring his school back into good standing with its accrediting body during a Faculty Senate meeting on Friday afternoon. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, a medical school accreditor, placed the school on probation in mid-October – making […]

SMHS tackles space problems

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences began construction of more study and lounge space in their library last week, addressing several concerns raised by an accrediting body which placed them on probation last month. Deborah Hudson, assistant vice president of medical communications and marketing at SMHS, said the renovation of Himmelfarb Library was just […]