With the Medical Center accounting for over half of the university's extramural funding research, Georgetown has again been classified as an institution with "very high research activity," by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

At a panel discussion about supporting undergraduate researchers, Kwadwo (Kojo) Sarpong (M'22) spoke about his journey from community college to medical school at Georgetown, though his story started years before with his arrival in the United States from Ghana in 2009.
Thu Dao (NHS'17), who majored in international health, explains how Georgetown's Jesuit principles and global focus inspired her research in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on C-section rates in Vietnam.

Dozens of medical students, undergraduates and pipeline program participants attended an event exploring the contributions of minorities in medicine while grappling with complex issues of equity and identity.
Unlike other health informatics programs, Georgetown's new master's degree in health informatics and data science will teach students to view the data they analyze from an ethical perspective.

 




Simoné M. Jalon, PsyD, recently started at Georgetown as a psychologist embedded within the School of Medicine. She earned her PsyD and MA in clinical psychology from La Salle University, and her area of interest and expertise is student counseling. Her office is in Med-Dent SW103 and all care with her will be confidential. Appointments may be made by emailing her at sj787@georgetown.edu

The student-run Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS) received two awards at the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF). Jose V. Nable, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, was named the Collegiate EMS Advisor of the Year, and GERMS students were recognized for their efforts toward ensuring the university's re-designation as a HEARTSafe Campus, which requires that a minimum of 5% of the university community be trained in CPR. Learn more about GERMS here.

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS or "DC Science Fair") will bring together high school scientists from DC, Maryland and Virginia for lectures, lab tours and seminars at Georgetown March 7-8. The organizers are recruiting PhD students in the sciences to help judge the students' oral and poster presentations. Learn more here and sign up to volunteer here.

 




Since 2017, each fall and spring semester the Global Health Initiative (GHI) selects a cohort of undergraduate and graduate students from schools and departments across the university to conduct global health research alongside faculty mentors through the GHI Student Fellows Program. 

 





Tuesday, March 5
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, BACC Classroom, Lower Level

Learn more about research data management best practices and data requirements for federal grant applications.

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Wednesday, March 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, GM7

Learn how to use PubMed to find higher quality articles more efficiently and easily.

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Tuesday, March 12
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Warwick-Evans Conference Room, Building D

As part of the Global Health Initiative Brown Bag Series, Charles Holmes, MD, MPH, will explain how his experiences have helped him develop research ideas, advocate for health systems innovations and drive policy change. RSVP here (required).

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Tuesday, March 26
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

Panelists Claudia Sotomayor, MD, Aviad Haramati, PhD, and Sarah Kureshi, MD, MPH, discuss the complications around incorporating religion and faith into the practice of medicine. Moderated by Rabbi Benjamin Barer. Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Tuesday, March 5
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

John Cullen, MD, AAFP president, will discuss his experiences dealing with traumatic injuries and medical emergencies as a rural medicine doctor in Alaska. Hosted by the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG). Light refreshments will be served.

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Wednesday, March 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Harris Building, 3300 Whitehaven Street NW, Suite 4100

"HPV testing in cervical screening: a psychological perspective on current changes to screening protocols" with Jo Waller, PhD.

"Understanding uptake and psychological outcomes in low dose CT lung cancer screening" with Samantha Quaife, PhD.

Lunch provided. Hosted by the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Prevention and Control Program.

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Friday, March 15
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Harris Building, 3300 Whitehaven Street NW, Suite 4100

Featuring guest speakers Priscilla Furth, MD, and Katherine White (M'21). Breakfast served. Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Email Survivorship@georgetown.edu to RSVP.

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Wednesday, March 27
12:00 p.m.
Warwick-Evans Conference Room, Building D


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