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April 12, 2021

The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) has tapped Martin Wortley, MBA, to serve as its first Executive Director of Access – a role created to support the MFA’s access initiative aimed at driving rapid and sustained improvement on patient access metrics

April 1, 2021

Francisca Cativo is a master of schedules. For the last 19 years, Cativo has worked at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates to help patients get the health care they need, though few patients will ever see her face or hear her voice.

March 30, 2021

Imagine a substance that cushions your joints, plumps up your skin, and supports your organs. Collagen has that job, which helps explain why it’s the most abundant protein in the body—it’s in your skin, cartilage, bones, tendons, and ligaments. There’s even collagen in your eyes and teeth.

March 30, 2021

If you’ve been working at home or not getting out that much during the pandemic, it may have seemed like the perfect time to grow out a beard. Why go through the bother of shaving if you don’t have to, right?

March 25, 2021

Collagen isn't typically vegan, but genetically modified yeast and bacteria can help create plant-based collagen. Adam Friedman, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, explains how it works and whether…

March 23, 2021

New product to be launched at George Washington University addresses disparities in maternal mental health through real-time identification of mental health risks.

March 22, 2021

If you have psoriasis, then it’s likely that you’ve heard of its unofficial sister condition: psoriatic arthritis. Both are chronic autoimmune disorders characterized by inflammation in the body, with the main difference being that psoriasis (PsO) manifests itself on the skin, while psoriatic…

March 22, 2021

If you’re thinking that wheatgrass sounds like a leafy green plant that people put in smoothies because it’s packed with nutrients, well, congrats—you couldn’t be more correct. But get this: because the ingredient is abundant in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, wheatgrass can also be highly…

March 17, 2021

When Adrian Frierson stepped in to the IV Compounding Supervisor position at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA) in May 2013 he brought with him prior experience in the role at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and a decade of experience working in pharmacy.

March 11, 2021

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause for cancer related deaths in the United States, and March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. During this month, we are reminded that receiving regular cancer screening even while you have no signs or symptoms of disease in an important step in…