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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 GUMC engagement activities and 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. 

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More than two decades ago, Todd Waldman published a study on gene editing in Cancer Research. It has been selected as a "landmark study" as part of the journal's 75th anniversary celebration.

Third year medical students and newly-minted nurses at M edStar Georgetown collaborated as teams during  Patient Safety Immersion Day .


HoyaMed campers enjoyed games like red light, green light and freeze tag, participated in a competitive field day and rubbed elbows with DC athletes. 


Filipa Lynce, MD, is concerned that her fellow oncologists may not be giving some African American patients a new drug that can extend survival because of an assumption not yet tested. 
Georgetown University's Center for Child and Human Development is a founding partner of this international effort to help girls succeed. 


Should a physician, after helping deliver a child to a women whose genitals had been cut and vulva stitched together close her up again? A Georgetown physician, ethicist and lawyer explore this complex moral problem. 


  • 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.
  • Funding Opportunities Available 
  • There are several funding opportunities available that support the global work of
    Georgetown faculty including  international collaborative grants, international travel grants and global humanities faculty seminars.  The application deadline is Sund ay, October 16. Information is available on the Global Georgetown website.
  • Two Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience Students Recognized 
    Sikoya Ashburn has been named Associate in the Society for Neuroscience's Scholars Program, and Edith Brignoni-Perez has been named Fellow in the same program. 
  • Dyslexia Association recognizes Guinevere Eden, PhD

    Dr. Eden has been named the Norman Geschwind Memorial Lecturer for the International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference next month. 
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation Award Available
    For STFM members who have served at least two years, but no more than four as full-time faculty. Deadline November 18. Apply here


STAT  News  Five Ways Hospitals are fighting the epidemic of physician burnout  with Julia Langley, Sept. 2, 2016
The Hoya  Cloonan Appointed NHS Dean  with Pat Cloonan and Ed Healton, Sept. 2, 2016
STAT  Donald Trump's doctor  with Kevin Donovan, Aug. 30, 2016
The Washington Post  Dinner-party diagnosis: The occupational hazard of being a doctor  by Caroline Wellbery, Aug. 29, 2016
Air Talk (KPPC/NPR affiliate)   Head Transplantation  with James Giordano, Aug. 25, 2016
WebMD   Do Supplements Give Athletes an Edge?  With Thomas Sherman, Aug. 27, 2016
Yahoo!  Women Still Use Tanning Booths But Want Stricter Policies  with Darren Mays, Aug. 18, 2016
Associated Press  Body donations on the rise at US medical schools  with Mark Zavoyna, Aug. 17, 2016
Scientific American  We All Speed-Read  with Max Riesenhuber, Aug. 16, 2016
The Washington Post   We doctors see death all around us, but we don't like to think about our own  with Daniel Marchalik , Aug. 16, 2016

CSPAN  Zika Colloquium at the O'Neill Institute  with Lawrence Gostin, Daniel Lucey and Anthony Fauci (from O'Neill's Zika colloquium),  Aug. 31, 2016
Kaiser Health News  Zika's threat may last beyond a baby's birth, monitoring crucial, study   with Nassim Zekavati, Sept. 1, 2016
Read about other GUMC faculty "In The News"   here. For Zika specific interviews, click here.


The tax, a penny-per-ounce tax paid by distributors of sugary drinks, applies to soda, fruit drinks energy drinks, and sugary coffee syrups.
More events >

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
9:00 - 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

Georgetown Women in Medicine's Welcome Reception
Thursday, September 29
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Med-Dent SW 107

Save the Date: 30th Lombardi Gala 
Washington Hilton
Saturday, October 29


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