Tag Archives: healthcare

What can your alma mater do for you?

This question rattles through the halls of alumni relations’ offices around the country, as the modern graduate’s needs have evolved beyond campus discounts and access to an alumni directory (though GW offers those, too). As classroom learning ends and the “real world” begins, what place does a university have in the lives of its former

GWSPH Alumni Network Helped Madiha Tariq ’11 Find Her Career Path

“A leader is someone who stands alongside people and supports them to see the bigger picture,” says alumna Madiha Tariq, MPH ’11. As deputy director for the Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services for nonprofit Access Community Health, she manages more than 80 team members. Juggling a large team working on important community issues, Madiha believes it’s better

Professor Creates Space for Spirituality in Health Care

The search for meaning has always plagued mankind, but until recently, that search has not been recognized by health care providers as an integral part of how people heal. A pioneer in the field of spirituality and health, Christina Puchalski, MD ’94, RESD ’97, founder and director of the George Washington University’s Institute for Spirituality

Alumna Brings Health Education to Underprivileged Girls

Once a young girl who battled with her weight and low self-esteem, Sarah Hillware, ESIA BA ’13, used her passions and personal experiences to create Girls Health Ed, an organization designed to target some of the systematic obstacles that adolescent girls face worldwide. After becoming self-empowered as a young girl, Sarah became a dedicated student

Public Health Alumna Leads Bayer’s Digital Transformation

While taking an EMT course as an undergrad at GW, Jessica Federer, GWSPH BS ’05, developed an incredible amount of respect for the doctors and nurses she observed working night after night in the Emergency Room, but she was frustrated that they could not change the health care system or public health environment to prevent

Changing the Future of Healthcare: One Alum’s Vision

Remember our Class of ’08 spotlight about double alumnus and entrepreneur Ketan Patel? Patel is the founder of Dr. Interns, a non-profit that aids health care issues in developing countries by providing medical and healthcare internships abroad. Our friends at the Luther Rice Society recently caught up with Patel to learn more about Dr. Interns

Making a Difference: Helping Alabama with Health Care

Current New Yorker Jake Miner, ESIA BA ’12, has a hectic schedule these days; this past fall, he began the master’s in public administration program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. But if you think Miner (who will graduate from Columbia in 2015) was ready to relax during his winter break, think

Alumna Named to Perinatal Health Org’s Board of Directors

Ann Gaffey, SON MS ’09, an adjunct faculty member at GW, will serve on the Board of Directors of the National Perinatal Information Center/Quality Analytic Services (NPIC/QAS) in  Providence, RI. NPIC/QAS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of perinatal health through comparative data analysis, program evaluation, health services research and professional continuing education.

5 Questions: From Anthro Major to Holistic Health Coach

When Marie Frohlich, CCAS BA ’85, studied anthropology at GW, she didn’t know she’d one day be a holisitic health coach, collaborating with both individuals and organizations that seek sustainable wellness solutions. But as Frohlich explains, “anthropology is the study of man, and GW’s program was grounding and broad. I still marvel at the amazing