As chief resident at Georgetown, Susan Hingle, MD, was motivated to advocate for her patients. Decades later, Hingle will tell graduating students how they can make a difference in their patients' lives at the Georgetown University School of Medicine commencement ceremony.

The Catholic, Jesuit tradition of alleviating suffering inspired Joan Rosenhauer, the School of Nursing & Health Studies commencement speaker, to become the first woman to lead the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.

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Stay tuned for our Special Edition Update: Commencement 2019 on May 20!

 




In addition, NCI approved Georgetown Lombardi's consortium with John Theurer Cancer Center of Hackensack Meridian Health.

Empowering students to be active in the world of public policy, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood joined other nursing leaders to discuss the critical role of nurses in health care delivery and innovation.

While measures to improve infectious disease response have improved dramatically over the past decade, the global health community cannot afford to be complacent, according to experts who gathered at a recent Georgetown event.

 




Patricia (Pat) Cloonan, PhD, RN, dean of the School for Nursing & Health Studies, will conclude her term of service as dean and return to the faculty at the end of this summer. Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, executive vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the School of Medicine, and President John J. DeGioia, will share a plan for interim leadership as the search for Cloonan's successor begins. Learn more here.

Kenny Lin, MD, MPH, a professor of clinical family medicine at the School of Medicine, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women (ACBCYW) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The ACBCYW helps the CDC develop evidence-based approaches to advance understanding and awareness of breast cancer among young women.

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) presented its inaugural award for Excellence in Kidney Transplantation to Matthew Cooper, MD, at its 2019 Spring Clinical Meeting this weekend. Cooper is a professor of surgery at the School of Medicine and the director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute. He is a pioneer in the laparoscopic donor nephrectomy procedure and in the field of Paired Kidney Exchange (PKE) and conducts critical work to remove barriers for living organ donors.

Yasmin Zuch (NHS'20), a human science major at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has received a Udall Undergraduate Scholarship from the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation to pursue her interest in improving health and well-being for Native Americans. Learn more here.

Georgetown Arts & Medicine has released a new edition of SCOPE Magazine, an annual creative journal featuring short stories, photography, poetry, paintings and other works of art from students at the School of Medicine. See the new edition here.

 




   

Politico RFK Jr. Is Our Brother and Uncle. He's Tragically Wrong About Vaccines with Maeve Kennedy McKean, May 8, 2019



MedScape Are 'Nurse Ambassadors' Just White-Coat Marketers for Pharma? with Adriane Fugh-Berman, May 6, 2019



Axios Congo health workers demand security so they can tackle Ebola with Julie Fischer, April 26, 2019

CNN Measles quarantine on campus: Controversial but effective with Lawrence Gostin, April 26, 2019
 




The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has renewed Georgetown Lombardi's designation as a "comprehensive cancer center," a distinction first awarded to Georgetown Lombardi in 1974. In addition, the NCI approved Georgetown Lombardi as a research consortium, reflecting a fully integrated cancer research enterprise with John Theurer Cancer Center, part of Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey.

 




How law can be used to advance global health care rights is the subject of a study released by a recently created commission comprising the Law Center's O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and The Lancet journals. The Legal Determinants of Health: Harnessing the Power of Law for Global Health and Sustainable Development, makes an innovative case for the power of law to improve health and challenge the status quo.

 





Wednesday, May 15
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Building D, Warwick-Evans Conference Room

Celebrate graduating students preparing for family medicine residencies, Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) leaders and students on the Population Health Scholar Track. Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Lunch provided. Email familymed@georgetown.edu to RSVP.

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Thursday, May 16
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center, Salons F & H

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to honor members of the Class of 2019 and graduates of the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) program. Purchase tickets here.

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Friday, May 17
2:00 p.m.
Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building

An awards ceremony honoring School of Nursing & Health Studies graduating seniors.

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Saturday, May 18
1:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

Join School of Medicine graduates as they receive military promotions to serve as physicians in the United States Armed Forces. Reception to follow on the Medical-Dental Building Podium.

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Sunday, May 19
11:00 a.m.
DAR Constitution Hall (1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC)

Click here to watch the live webcast. Reception to follow on the Medical-Dental Building Podium.

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Tuesday, May 21
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
President's Room (outside of Riggs Library), Healy Hall

The university photographer is hosting headshot sessions for faculty and staff. No appointment required.

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Thursday, May 30
8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD)

Poster and oral presentations by providers, researchers, residents and fellows. Hosted by the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) in partnership with the MedStar Health Research Institute.

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Thursday, June 13 - Friday, June 14
Research Building Auditorium

A gathering of interdisciplinary experts address opioid overprescribing, effective alternative treatments and other topics related to the opioid epidemic. Hosted by PharmedOUT. Register here.

Wednesday, May 15
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Science Building, Room GE-04

Learn how to handle a narcotic overdose through films and hands-on practice. Food provided. School of Medicine students may RSVP here. Hosted by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).

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Thursday, May 16
5:00 p.m.
Goldberg Auditorium, Gorman Building, MGUH

Celebrate the induction of faculty physicians and biomedical scientists into the MAGIS Society of Master Teachers. Reception to follow in the Lombardi atrium.

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Friday, May 17
11:00 a.m.
Leavey Center Grand Ballroom

Join Biomedical Graduate Education faculty and staff to celebrate graduates and their families.

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Friday, May 17
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE201C

Featuring Susan Thompson Hingle, MD. Attendees may also participate on Zoom. Lunch provided. Hosted by Georgetown Women In Medicine (GWIM).

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Friday, May 17
4:00 p.m.
Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Clinical Nurse Leader programs receive unique Georgetown nursing pins.

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Saturday, May 18
2:00 p.m.
Healy Lawn
Rain Location: McDonough Arena

Click here to watch the live webcast. Reception to follow on the Leavey Center Esplanade.

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Monday, May 20
12:00 p.m.
Building D, Warwick Evans Conference Room


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Wednesday, May 22
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Harris Building (3300 Whitehaven Street NW, Suite 4100)

Featuring guest speaker Jon Pennycuff, MD. Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Email Survivorship@georgetown.edu to RSVP. Hosted by the Georgetown Lombardi Survivorship Research Initiative.

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Sunday, June 9 - Tuesday, June 11
Embassy Suites (1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA)

Learn more about the ways in which biosafety and occupational health overlap and their associated scientific research hazards from experts in field. Co-hosted by the Elizabeth R. Griffin Program at the Center for Global Health Science and Security. Register here.



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