Featured Class Note: Bill Goldman, MD ’75, BA ’72, Shares Pediatric Expertise in Tanzania

Bill Goldman, MD ’75, BA ’72, associate clinical professor of pediatrics, at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and his wife Jenny recently joined a team of volunteers on a medical mission Tanzania to help local mothers in a tiny agricultural community. The trip, Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP), was run by Global Volunteers, a nonprofit, development assistance organization in special consultative status with the United Nations.

Goldman and others worked with Tanzanian doctors as they examined patients in the clinic, and offered recommendations to improve their practice. They also presented workshops and conducted home visits for the mothers who are enrolled in the RCP program. In this area of Tanzania, up to 50 percent of children are physically and cognitively stunted – a condition that is fully preventable with simple interventions.

Goldman said his experience at the clinic has motivated him to stay engaged with the community. “What I want to do now is actually work on tests and equipment that the health clinic in Tanzania needs to have.”

Latest News

The George Washington University (GW) Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) is extending its reach in suburban communities, expanding primary care services and bringing convenient, high-quality, and comprehensive health care to Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland, and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan…
Medicine is slowly evolving into a multimedia arena, one that melds in-person visits with technology-based care. This shift has been convenient and cost-effective for both patients and doctors, but it also has opened an avenue to care for a specific patient population: the elderly.
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, under the leadership of Maranda C. Ward, EdD ’17, has been awarded a pair of grants totaling more than $816,000 from Gilead Sciences Inc., in support of an 18-month research-informed educational initiative, Two in One: HIV+…