GUMC Community Meeting: Tuesday, November 7 
Please join us for a special GUMC Community Meeting on Tuesday, November 7 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in LA-6, Pre-Clinical Science Building. Dr. Edward Healton welcomes Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia for a discussion about various important topics. 


Dybul Elected to National Academy of Medicine
Considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, Mark Dybul, MD, professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and faculty co-director of the Center for Global Health and Quality at Georgetown University Medical Center, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. 

Gift of Life Breakfast Honors Patient Navigation Pioneer
Attendees at the 10th Annual Gift of Life Breakfast were treated to a keynote speech by Dr. Harold P. Freeman, MD, the founder and president/CEO of the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute. 

Dr. Harold P. Freeman will be awarded the Cura Personalis Award at the 10th Annual GUMC Fall Convocation on Thursday, November 16 - learn more about Dr. Freeman here

CBCC Patient Navigators Help Women Overcome Obstacles to Health Care Access
A recent change to the way patients are served at the Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC) has staff members hopeful that they will now be able to reach more women than ever before. 

Watch this video to learn more about the work of CBCC's patient navigators

Student Research Day Showcases Wide Breadth of Biomedical Research 
The presentations at the annual Biomedical Graduate Education Student Research Day reflected the students' diverse academic interests and fields of study. 

More than 5 million Syrians have become refugees since 2011, including 2.4 million children. Experts at a recent conference explored the state of the crisis and ways to help Syrian refugee children facing mental health problems.

Photo: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development

Intimate partner violence and the ethics of pregnant women's participation in clinical trials were just two of the topics explored at the Gender +  Justice Initiative's Second Annual Faculty Research Colloquium. 

Daniel Sulmasy Joins Pontifical Academy for Life
Pope Francis has appointed Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, MACP as an Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. The Pontifical Academy for Life, founded by Pope John Paul II, "exists for the promotion and defense of human life, especially regarding bioethics as it regards Christian morality." Sulmasy, the AndrĂ© Hellegers Professor of Biomedical Ethics, is a member of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at GUMC and senior research scholar in Georgetown's Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Other Georgetown members of the Academy include  Kevin FitzGerald, SJ, PhD, (Corresponding Member) and John Keown of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (Ordinary Member).

The Student Health Center, in partnership with GUWellness and the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits, will offer influenza immunization clinics for the 2017-2018 season for all Georgetown students, faculty and staff. The vaccinations are free with a valid Georgetown ID (GOCard) and they will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. The on- and off-campus schedule is available here.

New York Post White Women Have a Tanning Addiction Problem with Darren Mays, Oct. 19, 2017

PBS Newshour Preventing Hepatitis A with Amber Robins, Oct. 19, 2017

HealthDay 1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted with Darren Mays, Oct. 19, 2017

MarketWatch You'll Never Live to be 150 and Other Things to Know About Aging in America with Charbel Moussa, Oct. 21, 2017

National Press Foundation How Dementia Affects Your Brain with Charbel Moussa, Oct. 20, 2017

Wall Street Journal (subscription)  As Bicycling Gains Popularity, Safety Concerns Rise  wit h David Milzman, Oct. 11, 2017  

The Atlantic Trump's EPA Repeals a Landmark Obama Climate Rule with Laura Anderko, Oct. 9, 2017

NPR All Things Considered
Why Finding A Motive After The Las Vegas Shooting Matters with Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, Oct. 10, 2017

CNN New audio adds to mystery of attacks on US diplomats with Jeffrey Kim, Oct. 14, 2017

National Catholic Register Georgetown University Holds First Official 'Respect Life' Forum with Kevin Donovan, Oct. 13, 2017

Medscape CME: Can You Trust What You Read? with Adriane Fugh-Berman, Oct. 12, 2017

MD Magazine Daniel Lucey, MD: Why There's a Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage with Dan Lucey, Oct. 11, 2017

AAFP News  Newly Named AFP Editor Shares Plans for the Journal with Sumi Sexton, Oct. 6, 2017


Indoor Tanning Dependency Common in Young Women, Especially in Those With Depression
A survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds. In addition, women with symptoms of depression were three times more likely to meet the criteria for having a tanning dependence.
Georgetown Study to Recruit Washington-area Children to Assess Probiotic to Prevent Diarrhea
A new multimillion dollar study at Georgetown University Medical Center will investigate whether a specific probiotic strain added to yogurt prevents diarrhea in children taking antibiotics for a common illness.

Complex Reasons Spur Women to Change STEM Majors, New Georgetown Study Finds

A new study by two Georgetown professors and a consultant provides a more complex view than previous research suggesting women are more likely than men to be deterred by poor grades or the lack of female STEM faculty to provide mentorship.


Thursday, November 16
Colloquium with Dr. Harold Freeman
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Convocation and Awards Ceremony
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

Friday, October 27
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center

Hosted by ICBI. Register  here

Wednesday, November 1
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Proctor Harvey Amphitheater
Medical-Dental Building
Reception to follow
Speakers will discuss Ebola, HIV, Zika and how natural disasters can affect disease-carrying mosquito populations.
RSVP on Facebook
Sponsored by GUSOM One Health and Infectious Disease Club

Tuesday, November 28 - Wednesday, November 29
 Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building
ECRI Institute's 24th Annual Conferencestrengthens the emerging national dialogue on practice efficiency and institutional culture, and their effects on care.
Registration is free.

Sunday, October 22 - Wednesday, October 25
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center

Co-hosted by CENTILE and MedStar Health. Register  here

10th Annual R obert B. Dickson Memorial Lecture

"The Journey to HER Positive Breast Cancer"
Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP, FASCO

Friday, October 27
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Research Building Auditorium

Sponsored by GUMC and Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Monday, October 30
12:00 p.m. Registration & BBQ Lunch
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
6:00 p.m. Happy Hour & Awards Presentation
Bethesda Country Club

Register hereAll proceeds benefit the Medical Student Life Scholarship Fund.   
Thursday, November 30 - Saturday, December 2
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center.
Register here
Organized by the Ruesch Center.

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