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Also, Marie DeVita, SOM class of 1954, returned to Georgetown to coat her grandson at GUSOM's white coat ceremony. Read that and other stories about the class of 2020.


A new approach to medical education is on the horizon at GUSOM and at medical schools across the country.

This semester, international health major Jack Sardinia (NHS'17) is conducting his research practicum at the Navrongo Health Research Centre in Ghana. 


By the end of the first semester of medical school, many students feel overwhelmed. This mind body medicine elective offers tangible skills to help students care for themselves. 


The next GUMC Community Meeting will be on Monday, September 12 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.  Dr. Ed Healton and other leaders will report on the ongoing GUMC facilities master planning process, provide updates on our research support initiatives and give an end of the fiscal year finance summary.  A reception follows the meeting. 

  • Apply to Attend the Women's Leadership Institute!
    GUMC is sponsoring two travel awards to send two female administrators to the Women's Leadership Institute in Dana Point, California, December 6th-9th, 2016. Each award will cover the full cost of participation-including airfare, hotel accommodations, registration and meals not included at the event. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2016. For more information click  here.  
  • KL2 Junior Faculty Scholars Program 
    Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science is now accepting applications f or its KL2 Junior Faculty Scholars program. Applications are due August 19 .
  • Register for the 5th Annual Biomedical Informatics Symposium 
  • The Symposium will showcase exciting advances in the areas of precision medicine, health data analytics and related informatics technologies. Click here for event and poster abstract submission information.  

Washington (August 2, 2016) -- The first known household survey examining the collateral harm to pregnancy services in areas affected by the West African Ebola epidemic suggests a significant slide backwards in child and maternal health. The study, conducted in Liberia, points to the deep disruptions caused by the Ebola epidemic - even in parts of the country with relatively limited transmission.


Time Ebola Took a Toll on Maternal Health: Study with John Kraemer, Aug. 2, 2016
Wall Street Journal Scientists Get Closer to Harnessing the Health Benefits of Red Wine with Scott Turner, Aug. 1, 2016
Health Affairs Gulf War Illness 25 Years After Desert Storm with Joel Kupersmith, Aug. 4, 2016

Miami Herald
Sex's role in spreading Zika raises new worry with Julie Fischer, Aug. 12, 2016
The Guardian New research hints at pattern of Alzheimer's spread in the brain with Charbel Moussa, Aug. 10, 2016
Runner's World What Runners Should Know About Zika with Jesse Goodman, Aug. 10, 2016
Kaiser Health News CDC Urges Doctors To Aggressively Test Pregnant Women For Zika with Ranit Mishori, July 25,  2016
Gut Microbia News Watch Learning what happens between a probiotic input and a health output with Daniel Merenstein, Aug. 10, 2016
Time You Asked: Is Getting a Colonic Dangerous? With Ranit Mishori, Aug. 10, 2016
The Pharmaceutical Journal Anxiety drugs: stressing the importance of innovation with James Giordano, Aug. 8, 2016
Popular Science Yellow Fever Is Completely Preventable, So Why Are Millions At Risk? With Daniel Lucey, Aug. 4, 2016

Read about other GUMC faculty "In The News" here.


For the second cons ecutive year, e-cigarettes were the most popular product among yo uth. New flavors appear to be one of the main reasons why teens are getting hooked on this product.
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T hursday, September 1
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Proctor Harvey Conference Room
PHC building, 5th floor
Information and r egistration

Research Development Day
Tuesday, September 13
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
New Research Building Auditorium
Social Hour - Atrium
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
RSVP and additional information here

Ruesch Center 2016 Policy Briefing
Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer: 
Accelerating Research & Ensuring Access Wednesday, September 14
8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Gewirz 12th Floor
Georgetown University Law Center
Information and Registration 

Fourth Year Mock Residency Interview Session 
Wednesday, September 14 
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Integrated Learning Center, Pre-clinical Science

Thursday, September 15 
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
New Research Building Auditorium 
Q&A session after film 

Tuesday, September 27
Abstract submission ends September 6
Save the Date: 30th Lombardi Gala 
Washington Hilton
Saturday, October 29


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