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The NHS report that showed stark differences in the health of African American residents of Washington, D.C., versus their white counterparts was the subject of a policy briefing and luncheon. 

Georgetown Prepares to Launch New Biomedical PhD Program
Due to the growing need for professionals with advanced training in biostatistics, GUMC has a new PhD program on the way.

The BSC is the only official group of outside scientists that systematically reviews NHGRI's intramural program and advises the NHGRI scientific director.

Participants at the briefing discussed access to care, the growing cost of cancer research and the implications for policy makers, health care professionals, patients and society. 


New This Week 

  • Fall Community Meeting 
    The community meeting was held Sept.12. Dr. Ed Healton's slides and comments are available to view. Also, the work relationships survey is now open through September 30. 
  • Father FitzGerald on the Hill
    Father Kevin FitzGerald, PhD, testified Sept. 13th before the House Agriculture Committee, Appropriations Subcommittee, on the ethics of genome editing. Read his testimony here.

  • Register for the 5th Annual Biomedical Informatics Symposium 
    The Symposium will showcase exciting advances in the areas of precision medicine, health data analytics and related informatics technologies. Click
    here to register.
  • Funding Opportunities Available 
  • There are several funding opportunities available that support the global work of
    Georgetown faculty including  international collaborative grants, international travel grants and global humanities faculty seminars.  The application deadline is Sund ay, October 16. Information is available on the Global Georgetown website.
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation Award Available
    STFM members who have served at least two years but no more than four as full-time faculty are eligible for these awards. Deadline November 18. Apply here

Children differ substantially in their mathematical abilities. In fact, some children cannot routinely add or subtract, even after extensive schooling. Yet the causes of these problems are not fully understood. Now, researchers at GUMC and Stanford University have developed a theory of how developmental "math disability" occurs.
An animal study suggests that resistance to tamoxifen therapy in some estrogen receptor positive breast cancers may originate from in utero exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals. The study provides a new path forward in human research as about half of the breast cancers treated with this common cancer therapy do not respond well, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi, who led the multi-institutional research.


Los Angeles Times  Trump's doctor says he's in 'excellent physical health' but shares few new details  with Ranit Mishori, Sept. 15, 2016
NPR All Things Considered  Trump Releases Medical Information In Doctor's Letter  with Ranit Mishori, Sept. 15, 2016
Associated Press  Clinton's pneumonia fuels debate about candidate health data  with Kevin Donovan, Sept. 12, 2016
NBC4  Immunotherapy Offers Promise in Fight Against Cancer  with Louis Weiner, Sept. 9, 2016
Washington Business Journal  Here's what the cancer moonshot recommendations could mean for Greater Washington  with Louis Weiner, Sept. 8, 2016
NPR's The Pulse  After student suicides, medical schools look for changes  with Ray Mitchell, Sept. 8, 2016

CNN   Hillary Clinton coughs and a nation listens  with Dan Merenstein, Sept. 7, 2016
Chemistry World  Review: Strange Glow: the story of radiation  with Timothy Jorgensen, Sept. 5, 2016
C-SPAN  Zika Virus Response Efforts  with Lawrence Gostin and Daniel Lucey (from O'Neill's Zika colloquium),  Aug. 31, 2016
Spectrum   Memory hub could underlie social, cognitive quirks of autism  with Michael Ullman, Aug. 24, 2016

Read about other GUMC faculty "In The News"   here. For Zika specific interviews, click here.


The rate of health coverage among children reached a historic high of 95 percent in 2015, according to new data just released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
More events >

Gastric Neoplasms: A Multidisciplinary Approach 
Saturday, September 24
7:15 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. 
Park Hyatt Washington 
1201 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20037
Registration is FREE to GU faculty, staff and students
Register using code GNSGU by Sept. 22

Tuesday, September 27

Georgetown Women in Medicine's Welcome Reception
Thursday, September 29
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Med-Dent, SW 107


CENTILE Grand Rounds and Workshop
Dr. Yvonne Steinert

Tuesday, September 27
Grand Rounds 
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 
Research Building Auditorium
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Building D, Warwick Evans 

Wednesday, September 28
Grand Rounds 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
Med-Dent, SW 107
More Information
Saturday, October 29
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction 
8:00 p.m. Dinner, Awards and Dancing 

 Thursday, November 17
Colloquium: Global Health
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  
Convocation Ceremony
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
Research Building Auditorium

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