- September 2013 -
Dr. Reiner and former Vice President Cheney to appear on 60 Minutes Oct. 20th

Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 20, 2013, to watch Dr. Reiner and former Vice President Cheney appear on 60 Minutes in an interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss heart disease. Jonathan S. Reiner, MD, professor of medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the GW Hospital, has co-authored a book on heart disease with former Vice President Dick Cheney that will be released on October 22, 2013. The book, Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, tells the story of Cheney's thirty-five-year battle with heart disease, providing insight into the incredible medical breakthroughs that have changed cardiac care over the last four decades.


Dr. Katz's mHealth Initiative receives $1.9 Million Award from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Richard Katz, MD, director of the Division of Cardiology and Bloedorn Professor of Medicine at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), has been awarded $1.9 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for a three-year project to study the combined use of mobile phones and community health workers to enhance patient management of diabetes and cardiovascular co-morbidities. This research is part of a portfolio of mobile health projects that will provide patients with information that will help them make better-informed decisions about their care.


Co-PIs for the project include Joshua Cohen, M.D., professor of medicine and interim director of the Division of Endocrinology at GW SMHS; Anne Cioletti, M.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Internal Medicine at GW SMHS; Heather Young, Ph.D, M.P.H., associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at GW School of Public Health and Health Services; Shyrea Thompson, program director at the Capital City Area Health Education Center; Michelle Magee, M.D., director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute; and Gail Nunlee-Bland, M.D., director of the Diabetes Treatment Center at Howard University Hospital.


Dr. Katz's study is one of 71 projects receiving a total of more than $114 million in funding approved by PCORI's Board of Governors. All were selected through a highly competitive review process in which scientists, patients, caregivers, and other stakeholders helped to evaluate more than 570 proposals received in response to five PCORI funding announcements.