Learning about a Smithsonian exhibit on infectious diseases from Dan Lucey, MD, MPH, adjunct professor of medicine and exhibit collaborator, was an "incredible opportunity," according to Sara Rotenberg (NHS'20).

>>> Read more about "Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World," now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Applying to medical school can be a long process but thanks to a mentoring program with the School of Medicine, pre-med students in Biomedical Graduate Education programs don't have to go through it alone.

A popular selectives course led by Christopher Spevak, MD, JD, MPH, professor of clinical anesthesiology, gives medical students valuable insights into the complex issues surrounding the opioid epidemic.

Since its founding, the Georgetown University Postdoctoral Association has established and maintained a much-needed community and infrastructure for postdoctoral fellows spread across fields such as oncology, neurology, pharmacology and neuroscience.

With support from NIH T32 training grants, the tumor biology and neural injury and plasticity programs at Georgetown University Medical Center educate future biomedical researchers with a focus on mentoring to help them achieve their goals.

Dr. Healton Extends a Warm Welcome
This past week, Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, executive vice president for health sciences at Georgetown University Medical Center and executive dean at Georgetown University School of Medicine, shared his "welcome back" message with our community. "The beginning of the academic year is ... a moment to reinvigorate the guiding principles of our community. As we individually reflect and act on those community values through our sustained community engagement, and continue to build a culture of mutual respect, accountability and responsibility, we create special moments of civic grace." Read the full message here.

Georgetown University Medical Center has established a new Office of Health Data Science and Informatics, which will be led by Subha Madhavan, PhD, in her new role as the inaugural chief data scientist and associate dean for health data science and informatics. Click here to read the announcement.

Retirement of Sheila Zimmet
After many years of service across numerous roles at Georgetown University, Sheila Zimmet, BSN, JD, senior associate vice president for regulatory affairs, has retired effective this month. During this transition, Mary Schmiedel, JD, will assume the roles of research integrity officer and GUMC conflict of interest officer.  Schmiedel will be assisted in these roles by Melat (Mel) DerejeLearn more here.


Newsweek What Is tES? People are Zapping Their Brains to be More Creative with James Giordano, Sept. 20, 2018

WJLA CBD oil is all the rage, but is it worth it? with Ranit Mishori, Sept. 18, 2018

Healio Probiotics help reduce pediatric antibiotic use with Dan Merenstein, Sept. 17, 2018

NBC News Is teen vaping really an epidemic? These experts think so with Kirsten Hawkins, Sept. 15, 2018

Cardiovascular Business Medicaid expansion doesn't improve minority access to complex surgical care with Waddah Al-Refaie, Sept. 13, 2018

Daily Beast Scientists: 'Neuroweapons' Likely Used in Diplomat Attacks in Cuba with James Giordano, Sept. 10, 2018

Yahoo News Scientists say 'neuroweapons' were behind Cuba attacks with James Giordano, Sept. 10, 2018

ASCO Post Georgetown Launches Open Access Brain Cancer Biomedical Database with Subha Madhavan, Sept. 10, 2018


What is creativity, and can it be enhanced - safely - in a person who needs a boost of imagination? In a newly published article in Creativity Research Journal, Georgetown experts debate the growing use of electrical devices that stimulate brain tissue to improve various forms of creative cognition.

Use of probiotics is linked to reduced need for antibiotic treatment in infants and children, according to a review of studies that probed the benefits of probiotics published by an international team that included Daniel Merenstein, MD, a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

A new study published by a team led by Georgetown University Medical Center researchers finds that despite expectations following the Affordable Care Act (ACA)'s Medicaid expansion, there was no increased use of complex surgical procedures at high volume hospitals among ethnic/racial minorities and low-income populations.


Georgetown psychology professors Anna Johnson and Deborah Phillips will lead one of the most comprehensive contemporary longitudinal studies of public pre-kindergarten outcomes, using a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study will examine the processes that support self-regulatory skills for children kindergarten through fourth-grade.


Wednesdays (September 26 - November 28)
1:20 - 3:20 p.m.
Hotung Faculty Lounge, Eric E. Hotung Building, Georgetown University Law Center

National and international scholars, practitioners and policymakers discuss contemporary health law issues. Sponsored by the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.


Thursday, September 27
12:00 p.m.

Register here for the next webinar, "Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Medical Education." Learn more about the webinar series here.


October 2 - November 27
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

Led by Georgetown University Medical Center faculty, this seminar series will cover topics in the biomedical sciences. Click here to see the full course schedule. Register here.


Thursday, October 4
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Science Building, Room GA 2/4

Friday, October 5
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

A two-day workshop to help graduate students and postdoctoral trainees find careers that match their interests and goals. Featuring advice from executive recruiter  Toby Freedman, PhD. Register  here.


Wednesday, September 26
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, BACC Classroom, Lower Level

Learn the basic elements of REDCap project creation, including basic terminology, data entry and report building. Hosted by Shruti Rao. Register here.


Thursday, September 27
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Sciences Building,  Room GA 2/4


Thursday, September 27
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Lombardi Atrium

Join Georgetown Women in Medicine (GWIM) for a wine and cheese reception welcoming new and returning faculty members. 


Wednesday, October 3
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Bulldog Tavern, Healey Family Student Center

Celebrate the Hoyas for Science Scholars and DMV Hoyas Biomedical Academic Scholarship recipients. Dinner provided. RSVP (required) here. Hosted by Biomedical Graduate Education.


Tuesday, October 9
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE201C

Learn how to build trust with the LGBTQ patient population. Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and led by Peer Dialogue Facilitators.


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