Surrounded by friends, family, classmates and instructors, the School of Medicine Class of 2018 waited excitedly on Match Day as the seconds ticked down before they could finally tear open the envelopes that would reveal the locations of their residencies.

Patrick and Gregory Downing, DO, PhD, discussed "Social Impact Investment and America's Health" at the March 14 talk, hosted by the Department of Health Systems Administration at NHS. 

After a screening of a documentary about the founding of the NGO Partners in Health, Kim participated in a discussion about ways to solve global health challenges. 

While Georgetown students were on spring break, about 150 high school students and teachers from 26 local schools came to campus for the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium for the greater Washington metropolitan area.


Amber Robins, MD, a health and media fellow in the department of family medicine at Georgetown University and PBS Newshour, has been named one of the 2018 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health by the  National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF). She will be recognized at the 2018 NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities Gala Dinner on April 17.

Toiletry and Feminine Hygiene Product Drive for Homeless Women
The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program community service team is collecting feminine hygiene products and toiletries such as toothpaste, lotion, mouthwash, and soap for homeless women in Washington, DC. Donations can be left in drop-off boxes located at the ground level main entrance of Dahlgren Memorial Library and the Basic Science Building, Room 239. The donation deadline is Wednesday, March 28. Contact Lisa Anakwenze if you have questions. 



Inside Science Brain Scans in the Courts: Prosecutor's Dream or Civil Rights Nightmare? with James Giordano, March 14, 2018

Drug Watch New Hernia Surgery Standards Paid for with Industry Money with Adriane Fugh-Berman, March 13, 2018

Kaiser Health News Opioid Maker Funds Efforts to Fight Addiction: Is It 'Blood Money' or Charity? with Adriane Fugh-Berman, March 12, 2018

Huffington Post (opinion) Black Americans Are Wary Of New Solutions To The Opioid Crisis by Amber Robins, March 12, 2018

Health News Reviews News stories about kratom, an herbal 'opioid alternative,' wrongly prioritize propaganda over science with Adriane Fugh-Berman and Jane Kim (MS student)

The Washington Post To push patients to be healthier, some doctors write exercise prescriptions by Ranit Mishori, March 10, 2018

Richmond Times-Dispatch Consider the link between environmental health and human health by Lois Wessel, March 7, 2018

AAFP News Let's Not Forget the Injured in Shootings by Ranit Mishori, March 8, 2018

The New York Times There's an Awful Lot We Still Don't Know About Guns with Liza Gold, March 2, 2018

Health News Reviews Prostate cancer screening: massive study gets minimal coverage. Why? with Kenneth Lin, March 8, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle Prostate cancer screening: massive study gets minimal coverage. Why? by Robert Carr, et al., March 5, 2018


A five-member team of Georgetown students won first place in the Migrants and Refugees category at VHacks, a Vatican event seeking technological innovation to overcome social barriers and address global problems, for creating a mobile website designed to help refugees obtain long-term housing. 


Health Justice Week

Monday, March 19
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. RSVP here.

Plenary Session with Barry Zuckerman, MD (M'72)

Tuesday, March 20
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

Lunch to follow.

Thursday, March 22
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

Co-sponsored by GUSOM Doctors Without Borders. RSVP here .

Health Justice Student Poster Presentations

Thursday, March 22
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

Wine and cheese reception to follow in the lobby.


Tuesday, April 10
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Warwick-Evans, Building D

Register here (required).

Grand Rounds: "Medical Student Well-Being: The Imperative for Addressing the Learning Environment"
Wednesday, April 11
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

Register here (required).


Friday, April 13
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Performance
Medical-Dental Building, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

See original and soulful performances that combine the art of medicine with the medicine of art. Hosted by the Center for Social Justice and supported by Georgetown University Medical Center and the Department of Performing Arts. Learn more here

Saturday, April 14
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

Learn how to perform evaluations for survivors of human rights abuses and advocate for their legal status in immigration court. Hosted by the  Georgetown School of Medicine chapter of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Learn more and register here.

Thursday, March 22
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

Featuring world-renowned scholars at the forefront of music, arts and stress in health care. Presented by the Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program and the MedStar Institute for Innovation. Learn more  here. Contact  Julia Langley to RSVP.

Thursday, March 22
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

A reception will follow. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women and the Office of Biomedical Graduate Education.  

Friday, March 23
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
St. Mary's, Hall Room 110

"Using Research to Promote Social Justice and Improve Health in Minority Communities" with Bridgette Brawner, PhD, APRN. Luncheon to follow.

Thursday, March 29
5:00 p.m.

The  Georgetown University Postdoctoral Association (GUPDA) is accepting abstracts from postdoctoral fellows who would like to participate in its Spring Symposium on Monday, April 23. Learn more here .

Tuesday, April 3
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Warwick-Evans, Building D

Presented by the Office of Technology Commercialization in cooperation with the National Academy of Inventors' 2018 Annual Conference. Learn more here . To RSVP, contact Jeremy Alexander.  

Friday, April 6
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The President's Room outside Riggs Library

Faculty and staff are invited to have their headshots taken by the university photographer. No appointment necessary.

Friday, April 13
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building Podium
Rain Location: Pre-Clinical Science Building, Room LA-6

More information  here.

Saturday, April 21
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Medical-Dental Building

Join the Medical Center Graduate Student Organization (MCGSO) for an annual race benefiting the Children's Cancer Foundation.

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