In his new role at the Center for Global Health and Quality, Mark Dybul (C'85, M'92) will build upon Georgetown's expertise in big data and commitment to social justice to develop efficient global health programs.
Video: Meet Mark Dybul, faculty co-director of the Center for Global Health and Quality

Dear First Years...You're Not Alone
The first year of medical school can be overwhelming. That's why recent graduates and M4s created "Dear First Years," a collection of nearly 20 letters of advice and reflections for the Class of 2021.
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Moved by her interest in health equity, Tijesunimi Oni (NHS'18) is studying medical records at a maternal and child health clinic and making recommendations to ensure that pregnant patients receive screenings they need.


Elaine Shults (BGE'17) won a blue ribbon prize for her internship project with the Innovation and Partnerships Office at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Shults said that her experience in the LLNL Summer Internship Program helped her prepare for her new role as a regulatory intelligence analyst for Genentech. Max Li (BGE'17) and Diba Zomorrodi (BGE'17) also participated in the internship program, which has hosted BGE interns since 2012. 

Gabrielle Essix (BGE'18), Khalida Saalim (NHS'19) and Joseph White (SOM'20) were selected as part of the first class of Georgetown University Global Health Initiative Student Fellows. They will perform research, network with other global health fellows and faculty members, and participate in global health events at Georgetown and around Washington, DC.


The New York Times New Study Offers Support for Prostate Testing with Kenny Lin, Sept. 4, 2017

NPR Morning Edition 3, 2, 1 ... Beeeep! Your Microwave's 50th Anniversary Is Ready with Timothy Jorgensen, Sept. 4, 2017  

Associated Press via The Washington Post New drug reduces heart attacks, but is that enough? with Allen Taylor, Aug. 29, 2017

Forbes More Evidence Suggests E-Cigarettes Help Some Smokers Quit with David Levy, Aug. 31, 2017

Healthline Researchers Say E-Cigarettes Can Help You Quit Smoking with David Levy, Sept. 5, 2017

HealthDay E-cigs may help smokers quit, but... with David Levy, Sept. 4, 2017

CTV E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but frequency is a factor with David Levy, Sept. 2, 2017

AFP via Daily Mail Flooded Texas faces higher risk of disease, experts warn with Ranit Mishori, Aug. 28, 2017

US News & World Report Nonwhite Students Slow to Seek Mental Health Counseling with Alfiee Breland-Noble, Aug. 31, 2017

HealthDay Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments with James Spies, Aug. 29, 2017
US News & World Report How Can Patient Advocates Help Breast Cancer Researchers? with Ayesha Shajahan-Haq, Aug. 22, 2017

Reader's Digest 8 Ordinary Things You Don't Realize Are Messing with Your Brain with James Giordano, August 2017

Medpage Today Telemedicine OK for Genetic Testing and Counseling with Marc Schwartz, Aug. 9, 2017

Chicago Tribune Website lets public see perks doctors get, but most people don't bother looking with Adriane Fugh-Berman, Aug. 17, 2017


A $1 million grant from the Spencer Foundation to two Georgetown psychology professors will seek to determine the unidentified processes and practices of successful public pre-kindergarten programs.


10th Annual GUMC Convocation on Health Disparities

Thursday, November 16

Join us as the GUMC community comes together to celebrate academic achievement in research, education and service. Stay tuned for more information!

Thursday, September 14
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Warwick Evans, Building D

Thursday, September 14
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Lombardi Atrium

All faculty and staff are invited to this event to welcome new and returning faculty, celebrate new female department chairs and learn about the 2017-18 GWIM priorities and faculty mentorship opportunities. 

RSVP here. Email if you have any questions. 

Tuesday, September 19
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Building D, Room 301

Meet and mingle with Georgetown's postdoctoral fellows. All fellows, faculty and staff are welcome. Email if you have any questions. 


Wednesday, September 13
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall

All students are invited to learn about the wide range of global health programs at Georgetown. Food and beverages will be provided.  

Thursday, September 14
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

Please join colleagues from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and The Cancer Registry of Norway for a discussion of the intersection of predictive modeling and cancer screening. 

Friday, September 15
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Intercultural Center Executive Conference Room, 7th Floor

Beth Cameron from the Nuclear Threat Initiative will speak at this event, which is part of the Global Health Security Seminar Series, co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health Science and Security and the Global Health Initiative.

Gary Cohen, President and Co-Founder of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth

Thursday, September 21
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building

RSVP  here. Sponsored by the School of Nursing & Health Studies, the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health & the Environment, and the Georgetown Environment Initiative. 

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