News Archive

January 17, 2023

Congratulations to our residents who matched into fellowship programs this year!

December 21, 2022

Bringing PM+ to New York City. In the spring of 2020 and with supplementary funding from NIMH for their project, Kohrt and Adam Brown, Ph.D., a colleague at the New School in New York City, partnered with the New York City Mayor’s Office to explore how PM+ could be used as part of the COVID-19…

August 18, 2022

For more than a century and over four generations, their family has been a part of George Washington University. This year, Jonathan B. Perlin and Donna J. Perlin found a way to celebrate the couple at the very center of that long history.

May 4, 2022

The Akman Innovation Fund, created in 2019 in honor of Jeffrey S. Akman, MD ’81, RESD ’85, former dean of GW SMHS, selected its inaugural pair of recipients.

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…

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…