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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…

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…