November 14, 2023
The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) celebrated three prominent faculty members as they were installed as endowed professors on Nov. 1. Jeffrey S. Akman, M.D. ’81, RESD ’85, was named, for a second time, as the Leon M. Yochelson Chair of Psychiatry and…
January 17, 2023
Congratulations to our residents who matched into fellowship programs this year!
October 5, 2021
Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with Thomas LeBlanc, President of George Washington (GW) University, Dr. Barbara Bass, CEO of the GW Medical Faculty Associates and Dean of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Kimberly Russo, Group Vice President of the Washington, DC Region for UHS…
August 19, 2021
The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has tapped Jeffrey S. Akman, MD ’81, RESD ’85, to serve as the interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Akman, who served as the vice president for health affairs, the Walter A.…
March 24, 2020
Amir Afkhami discusses his profile, research and novelizations. 
March 20, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, Iran has been among the countries hardest hit by the rapidly spreading virus.
March 19, 2020
Many unknowns about Iran’s outbreak remain. For example, officials have not identified “patient zero” - the first person infected. So, they also do not know where the first infection appeared.
March 19, 2020
An excellent analogy by Amir Afkhami draws from Iran's 1904 cholera epidemic. Clerical pressure forced the government to backtrack from quarantining pilgrims and cities, wreaking the economic havoc that would precipitate the 1905-6 Constitutional Revolution. Today, Iran's government is not in a rut…
March 18, 2020
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March 17, 2020
The Islamic Republic has an opportunity to limit the virus with the approach of the Persian New Year, Nowruz. The rare religious decree by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei curtailing travel in the country could help, but it came days after Iraq and Lebanon, both allies of Iran, restricted…