JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman has been appointed to the faculty of the George Washington University as an adjunct instructor of clinical research and leadership at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The 11th oldest medical school in the United States, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences works to improve the health of our local, national, and global communities by educating a diverse workforce of tomorrow’s leaders in medicine, science, and health sciences; healing through innovative and compassionate care; advancing biomedical, translational, and health services delivery research with an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration and promoting a culture of excellence through inclusion, service and advocacy.
As a globally recognized academic medical center, GW embraces the challenge of eliminating health disparities and transforming health care to enrich and improve the lives of those we serve.
In making the faculty announcement, Geoffrey Shapiro, Director of EMS & Operational Medicine Training, Emergency Health Services Program, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, said: “We are pleased to have A.J. join our educational staff and allowing us to tap into his 50 years of EMS experience to offer the finest education possible to our students.”
A.J. will participate in a variety of activities to include research projects, teaching, and mentoring students. A.J.’s first teaching engagement for GW EHS will be during the upcoming paramedic refresher which is being conducted online due to COVID-19 related restrictions. Leveraging his network and familiarity of EMS systems and leaders throughout the world will enable our students to access a wide range of experts and experiences that will provide valuable insights during their development and educational journey.