New Features
Recognized for leading an experiential learning program, Diane Davis, DNP, RN, has been named the next Susan H. Mayer Professor in Health Equity.
Participants in the closing panel at the CENTILE Conference reflected on the progress that has been made in advancing the need to address physician and caregiver burnout.
More than 100 local community advocates and patients gathered for the 12th Annual Gift of Life Breakfast benefitting the Capital Breast Care Center .
Julie Fischer, PhD, is the director of the Elizabeth R. Griffin Program, part of Georgetown's Center for Global Health Science and Security, that promotes evidence-based biosafety and biosecurity practices.
Other News & Announcements
On October 22, Georgetown University President John DeGioia announced that Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, MBA, will conclude his service as dean for medical education on June 30, 2020. Following the conclusion of his term as dean, Mitchell will assume the title of dean emeritus and serve as a member of the medical education faculty in the department of medicine. Learn more here.
Next G UMC Community Meeting: Thursday, December 5
Please join the GUMC leadership team for a community meeting on Thursday, December 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the Research Building Auditorium.
The ongoing East West Road project necessitates the temporary closure of two egress doors in the Preclinical Science Building and one egress door from the Research Building. This phase of the project initiates the construction of the new plaza south of the Preclinical Science Building . Learn more here .
The GUMC community was saddened to learn that Barry Wolfe, PhD, died recently. While Barry was vice chair of the department of pharmacology & physiology, founding director of the M.S. in pharmacology graduate studies program, and director of the Ph.D. program in pharmacology, a role he served for 30 years, he was so much more to his colleagues, students and trainees. Learn more here .
Deadline Extended for Convocation Faculty Research Award Nominations
In preparation for the Twelfth Annual GUMC Convocation, GUMC faculty are invited to nominate colleagues for the GUMC Leadership in Research Award and the GUMC Research Recognition Award. To learn more about the criteria for the awards and to submit nominations, please visit the links above. Please nominate only one colleague per award. Self nominations are allowed. The new deadline for nominations is Wednesday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Kluge.
In 2018, MedStar Health and Georgetown University signed a historic collaborative fundraising agreement resulting in a formal working partnership between Georgetown's medical center advancement program and the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital philanthropy program. As part of that agreement, e ffective November 1, Donald Dunn will serve as vice president for the joint medicine campaign and senior associate vice president for GUMC. He will also retain his current lead role in major gift fundraising for Georgetown Lombardi. Learn more here .
GUMC in the News
AARP Early Diagnosis May Protect Financial Loss for People With Alzheimer's with Carole Roan Gresenz, Oct. 30, 2019

Marketplace (audio) How undiagnosed Alzheimer's can impact personal finances with Carole Roan Gresenz, Oct. 25, 2019

HealthDay For Seniors, Financial Woes Can Be Forerunner to Alzheimer's with Carole Roan Gresenz, Oct. 29, 2019

Psych Central Early Stages of Alzheimer's Disease May Pose Risk of Financial Problems with Carole Roan Gresenz, Oct. 27, 2019

International Business Times Financial losses mount on individuals just before they're diagnosed with Alzheimer's: Study with Carole Roan Gresenz, Oct. 26, 2019

Aunt Minnie fMRI differentiates Gulf War illness from chronic illness with James Baraniuk, Stuart Washington and Haris Pepermintwala , Oct. 23, 2019

Press Releases

Prior to an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, a person in the early stages of the disease faces a heightened risk of adverse financial outcomes — a likely consequence of compromised decision-making when managing money, in addition to exploitation and fraud by others.

 Gulf War Illness (GWI) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) share symptoms of disabling fatigue, pain, systemic hyperalgesia (tenderness), negative emotion, sleep and cognitive dysfunction that are made worse after mild exertion (postexertional malaise). Now, neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center have evidence, derived from human brain studies, that GWI and CFS are two distinct disorders that affect the brain in opposing ways .

Georgetown neuroscientists say they have identified how people can have a “crash in visual processing” — a bottleneck of feedforward and feedback signals that can cause us not to be consciously aware of stimuli that our brain recognized .

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center say they have developed and tested an agent that reduces the buildup of toxic proteins in animal models of both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and improves cognitive and motor behavior .

Women with an aggressive, less-common type of breast cancer, known as triple-negative, versus a more common form of the disease could be differentiated from each other by a panel of 17 small RNA molecules that are directly influenced by genetic alterations typically found in cancer cells .
Around Campus
To help counter threats to the Earth’s biodiversity, Georgetown is making a long-term commitment to increasing native and non-native pollinators on campus and is seeking designation as a Bee Campus .

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 5
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
President's Room outside of Riggs Library

No appointment required.

Tuesday, November 5
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Car Barn, Room 306

Robert G. Kramer will speak about "Disruptive Innovation: The Future of Senior Living ... and Health Care."

Wednesday, November 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
BACC Classroom, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Lower Level

Learn to use Tableau to create effective data visualizations.

Wednesday, November 6
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Leavey Center, Room #1606

 Lunch will be provided. RSVP by November 5 by calling 202-687-7424 or emailing Jeremy Alexander. Sponsored by the Office of Technology Commercialization.

Wednesday, November 6
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Car Barn, Room 230

Susan Molchan will speak about "Conflicts of Interest and Commercial Bias in Alzheimer's Disease Research." Hosted by the MS in Health and the Public Interest (HAPI) program.

Thursday, November 7
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Proctor Harvey Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

Kali Cyrus, MD, MPH, will speak about responses to sexual harassment, bias and microaggressions in medicine and academia. Presented by the School of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion Health Equity Forum.

Thursday, November 7
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Grand Rounds
Basic Science Building, Room 239
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Workshop
Warwick Evans Conference Room, Building D

Boxed lunch will be available during grand rounds. Registration is required.

Monday, November 11
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

With Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork.

Wednesday, November 13
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Car Barn, Room 230

With Regina LaBelle, JD. Hosted by the MS in Health and the Public Interest (HAPI) program.

Friday, November 15
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Maguire Hall, Room 304

With Captain Paul Reed, MD. Part of the Global Health Security Seminar Series, co-sponsored by Georgetown's Center for Global Health Science and Security and the Global Health Initiative. RSVP here.

Monday, November 18
10:00 a.m. Colloquium on HIV/AIDS
2:30 p.m. Convocation Ceremony
Research Building Auditorium

The colloquium and convocation ceremony will feature   Cura Personalis Award recipient Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA. Reception to follow the convocation ceremony in the Research Building on the podium level.

Monday, November 18
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, Room NE 201C

This workshop will cover implicit biases and microaggressions, and discuss the ways in which they can show up in the learning environment. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion & Equity (TIE) series. 
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