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Student Health Ambassadors Work to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

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The new Student Health Ambassador program, stemming from the Capital Peers program, directly supports GW students who may come in contact with or test positive for COVID-19.

“The Student Health Ambassador position is one of the reasons why we were able to successfully bring back another 1,000 students to have a 1,500-person residential population this spring,” said Dan Wright, assistant director for campus living in residential education. “I believe they’ve been a critical part of our overall COVID response and an important student support as we care for residents on campus during the spring semester.”

This team helps by picking up groceries, essential supplies such as medications and other packages so that the student with the virus can be isolated and not put others at risk for contracting it.

“The Student Health Ambassadors allow us to provide a robust level of care and connection for our students,” said Colette Coleman, senior associate dean of students. “Peer-to-peer relationships take the stigma out of receiving assistance, it is just students helping students. I am proud of the work the Student Support and Care team have done since the fall semester putting the GW Values into action. Their work has shown students that we care.”





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Meeting the Moment: GW Turns 200

The George Washington University’s bicentennial is an incredible, historic milestone. With 27,000+ students from more than 135 countries, a worldwide community of 300,000+ living alumni, and thousands of faculty and staff, the GW community is coming together to celebrate 200 years of phenomenal growth.

Celebrate GW's Bicentennial



Connect to Campus Student Vlogger Series

Connect to Campus Student Vloggers

As GW students adjust to the virtual learning environment, many may be wondering what life looks like for their fellow students. The Connect to Campus student vlogger series gives the GW community a look at what life is like on the physical campus as well as an inside look of the virtual campus experience.

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GW Plays Essential Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Emergency Use

GW was part of the historic nationwide effort to develop and test a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine in record time, serving as one of 100 Phase 3 clinical trial sites for the mRNA-1273 vaccine the Food and Drug Administration approved for emergency use

“Our participation in the Moderna Phase 3 vaccine trials has enhanced GW’s already-robust vaccine research effort and further highlighted our prominence among other research universities in the collective effort to address the largest global health crisis in modern times,” said Barbara Lee Bass, vice president for health affairs, dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and CEO of the GW Medical Faculty Associates.

GW will also participate in a Sanofi COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial as one of approximately 25 sites in the U.S.


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