Recognizing her contributions to our understanding of the impact of drug addiction on the brain, Nora D. Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will be honored with the Cura Personalis Award on Tuesday, November 13 at the Eleventh Annual GUMC Convocation.


The hallway of the Pre-Clinical Science Building buzzed with excitement as doctoral students shared their work with members of the GUMC community and enjoyed a keynote by an award-winning journalist on Student Research Day.


A hunger simulation run by the Capital Area Food Bank helped students appreciate the varied circumstances surrounding food insecurity in Washington, D.C.


Averaging more than 1,200 tracked entries every day, Dahlgren Memorial Library's commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the students it serves has helped make it one of the most visited medical libraries in the country.

 




After his election in 2017, the Honorable Mark Dybul, MD (C'85, M'92), was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine at their 2018 annual meeting. Dybul, a professor in the department of medicine and faculty co-director of the Center for Global Health and Quality, was one of 80 new members elected to the Academy, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

The traffic pattern through the Lombardi circle has been reduced to a single lane through Wednesday, November 7 to accommodate construction of the new MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Medical/Surgical Pavilion. Pedestrian access in and out of the Lombardi entrance will remain open on weekdays during this time. Learn more here.

Honoring his long-term dedication and leadership in support of the development of family medicine, Jay Siwek, MD, vice chair and professor in the department of family medicine, has received the John G. Walsh Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Siwek previously served as chair of the department of family medicine. He was also the editor of American Family Physician for nearly 30 years. Read the announcement here.

On November 4, Subha Madhavan, PhD, associate professor in the department of oncology, director of the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) and chief data scientist for Georgetown University Medical Center, will be inducted as a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). Read the announcement here.

Georgetown University Medical Center's Office of Communications is revamping the content and organization of the GUMC website (gumc.georgetown.edu). Please share your feedback and input on the current website by responding to this survey or by contacting Sarah Riehl to schedule a time to speak in-depth.

 




   
Associated Press (via The Washington Post) UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency with Julie Fischer, Oct. 17, 2018


Forbes These Pink Cocktails Are Almost As Beautiful As The Cause They Support with Capital Breast Care Center, Oct. 15, 2018

UPI Study identifies link between normal breast changes, cancer with Robert Clarke, Oct. 15, 2018

Medical News Today How a breastfeeding mechanism may affect breast cancer with Robert Clarke, Oct. 15, 2018


MedPage Today Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Mental Decline in Older Breast Ca with Jeanne Mandelblatt, Oct. 8, 2018

 




A research team led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has published the results of a mouse study that shows how changes in mammary glands to accommodate breastfeeding use a molecular process believed to contribute to the survival of premalignant breast cells.

Early results from a first-of-its-kind study by researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University Medical Center suggest that typical use of a family planning app called Dot is as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy.

 




Georgetown University, in collaboration with edX.org, a leading online learning destination, has launched a free online course, How the Government Works & How to Get Involved. Led by expert Georgetown faculty, the MOOC draws upon the University's strengths in government and public policy while leveraging the edX platform to extend opportunity to learners across the country and the world.

 





Monday, October 22
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Grand Rounds
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Workshop
Warwick-Evans Conference Room, Building D

Learn more and register here. Hosted by Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE).

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Tuesday, October 23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Warwick-Evans Conference Room, Building D

Featuring Daohong Zhou, MD.

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Tuesday, October 23
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Proctor Harvey Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

An advance screening and panel discussion for a documentary highlighting the importance of preventing medical error in the age of patient safety. RSVP here.
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Wednesday, October 24
8:30 a.m.
Arena Stage, 1101 6th St., S.W. Washington, D.C.

Join the Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC) for a breakfast to address health disparities in breast cancer. Email lombardidevelopment@georgetown.edu to RSVP.

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Wednesday, October 24
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, BACC Classroom, Lower Level

Learn about how to determine whether an image is protected, a creator's economic rights and other copyright concerns. RSVP here.

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Friday, October 26
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center

Register here. Hosted by the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI).

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Wednesday, October 31
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
President's Room (Riggs Library), Healy Hall

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

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Wednesday, October 31
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

Featuring Leon Lai, MD. RSVP here.

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Wednesday, October 31
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, BACC Classroom, Lower Level

A discussion on open access models for journals, recognizing authorship issues and more. Register here.

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Thursday, November 1
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, SW107

Learn more about professional development opportunities. Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Learn more and RSVP here.


Monday, October 22
5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Show begins
Proctor Harvey Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building


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Tuesday, October 23
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, SW107

Organized by the Biacore Molecular Interaction Shared Resource at Georgetown University Medical Center in collaboration with Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Wednesday, October 24
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Science Building, GF-9

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for a two-part training on LGBTQ awareness and becoming an ally. Register here. For Part II, register here.

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Wednesdays (October 24 - November 28)
1:20 - 3:20 p.m.
Hotung Faculty Lounge, Eric E. Hotung Building, Georgetown University Law Center


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Wednesday, October 24
4:45 p.m. Reception
Medical-Dental Building Foyer
5:15 p.m. Presentation
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

Featuring Georges C. Benjamin, MD. RSVP here.

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Thursday, October 25
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building Foyer near Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

Reception to follow. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Medical Education and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Friday, October 26
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

A discussion about Georgetown's efforts and contributions to global health through research, teaching and service. RSVP here.

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Wednesday, October 31
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Maguire Hall, 304

Part of the Global Health Initiative's "Brown Bag" Series. RSVP here.







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