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As National Postdoc Appreciation Week comes to a close, learn how some of Georgetown's postdocs are advancing biomedical and health care research.
More than 150 attendees participated in the conference, which explored how systems medicine intersects with academia, business and public policy.
Leaders in direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing met at Georgetown to discuss complex issues related to consent, ethics, privacy and more.
Having the opportunity to spend a semester abroad convinced aspiring physician Julian Marable (NHS'20) to major in global health.
Other News & Announcements
Transformational Award for Global Health Work at Georgetown
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded a 5-year cooperative agreement to the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact’s (CGHPI) Mark Dybul, MD, and Deus Bazira, DrPH, MPH, MBA, at $27 million (year one) to implement HIV interventions in Central Africa and the Caribbean. The CDC award, through funding from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is intended to help selected countries achieve and sustain epidemic control of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria through a program CGHPI calls TIDE, or Translating Data and Evidence into Impact. We will have more details to share in the coming months.
HOYA Clinic Reopens
Less than a year after the shuttering of the DC General Family Shelter, the HOYA Clinic opened a new location for clients on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at The Triumph, a Community of Hope temporary housing facility in Congress Heights in Southeast Washington. Managed by School of Medicine students with clinical oversight by faculty physicians, HOYA Clinic provides quality health care free of charge—in the spirit of social justice and cura personalis. The clinic is supported with grants from the DC Department of Health, the School of Medicine and MedStar Health. For now, the clinic will see patients on Tuesday evenings. Other activities of the HOYA Clinic include wellness workshops and health education to improve health literacy of its clients.
Starting Tuesday, October 1 at Yates Field House Lower Lobby, members of the Georgetown community will be able to receive flu shots with their GoCards. No appointment required.
Mitchell Inducted Into Prestigious Medical Society
Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, MBA, was selected as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a British professional body dedicated to improving the practice of medicine, chiefly through the accreditation of physicians by examination. Selection as a fellow is a coveted designation.
Around Campus
Nearly 3 billion birds have disappeared from the United States and Canada since 1970, according to a study published today in  Science , co-authored by Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI) director Peter Marra.

Upcoming Events
Save the Date: Twelfth Annual GUMC Convocation

Monday, November 18
10:00 a.m. Colloquium
2:30 p.m. Convocation (*new time)
Research Building Auditorium
Our Focus: HIV/AIDS
Details coming soon!

Monday, September 23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Instructional Technology Lab (ITL), Dahlgren Memorial Library, Lower Level

Learn how to create and manage course sites, and more in Canvas.

Tuesday, September 24
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000

Panelists will include Charles Holmes, MD.

Tuesday, September 24
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Instructional Technology Lab, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Lower Level

Learn how to dispense assignments and provide feedback, and create and deploy quizzes and exams with Canvas.

Tuesday, September 24
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
2115 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 106

With Manisha Ray, PhD, scientific program manager, NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud. Hosted by the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI). Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, September 24
7:00 p.m.
Social Room, Healey Family Student Center

With disability policy advocate Liz Weintraub. Co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Wednesday, September 25
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
President's Room outside of Riggs Library

Headshots for faculty and staff taken by the university photographer. No appointment required.

Wednesday, September 25
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Warwick Evans Conference Room, Building D

Hosted by the MS in Health and the Public Interest (HAPI) program.

Thursday, September 26
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lombardi Atrium

All are invited to welcome new and returning faculty members and learn about Georgetown Women in Medicine (GWIM).

Thursday, September 26
7:00 p.m.
Union Stage, 740 Water St SW

Featuring White Ford Bronco. Organized by the Friends of Lombardi. Proceeds to benefit Georgetown Lombardi.
M edical Services as Alternative Diplomacy

Monday, September 30
12:00 p.m.
Murray Room, Lauinger Library, 5th Floor

Irene Jillson, PhD, will give the Georgetown Collaborative Diplomacy Initiative (GCDI) 2019 Fall Lecture on Health Care and Global Diplomacy.

Tuesday, October 1
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Murray Room, Lauinger Library, 5th Floor

Learn how virtual reality is being used to study the roles of genes and the environment in health. Refreshments provided.

Wednesday, October 2
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Car Barn, Room 230

Hosted by the MS in Health and the Public Interest (HAPI) program.

Monday, October 7
2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Healy Hall, Riggs Library

Members of the Georgetown community will come together to learn about each other's work in global health and explore collaboration opportunities.
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