The first woman to lead Jesuit Refugee Service/USA told the newest graduates of the School of Nursing & Health Studies to keep the values that they have learned front and center.

Commencement speaker Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, implored the new doctors to embrace gratitude, become an advocate, take the path less traveled and practice self-care.
While they came with different experiences and backgrounds, students graduating from Georgetown's Biomedical Graduate Education programs share a love for learning and a passion for science.

It was a family affair as nine medical students representing the Air Force, Army and Navy graduated from the Health Professions Scholarship Program at the School of Medicine military commissioning ceremony.
Members of the School of Medicine graduating class, their families and friends gathered in the historic Gaston Hall to celebrate their accomplishments and hear moving remarks from William (Billy) Hoffman (M'19). 

The annual awards banquet recognizes the achievements of students who had to overcome significant challenges on their way to medical school.

In addition to honoring the newest MAGIS Society inductees, the recipients of the Kaiser Permanente Awards, CIRCLE Grants, Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and Mother of Pearl Awards were celebrated at the 17th annual event.

Joining the 46 members of the MAGIS Society of Master Teachers inducted since its inception in 2003, Myers and Steen were recognized for their commitment to students.
After four years on the Literature and Medicine track, graduating medical students know first-hand how literature and medical narratives can help increase empathy and decrease burnout.

 




Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, executive vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the School of Medicine, shared a summary of the recent GUMC Community Meeting, held on May 9. Read the summary here.

 




   
 




A Georgetown-led study published in JAMA Network Open and funded by the Women's Interagency HIV study (WIHS) looks at the barriers preventing HIV+ women from sustaining controlled levels of viral suppression, including having to confront daily challenges arising from their mental health and lack of social support.

As many as 90 percent of individuals who have a parent with Huntington's disease (HD) choose not to take a gene test that reveals if they will also develop the fatal disorder - and a new study published in Clinical Genetics details the reasons why. 

 




Georgetown celebrated the achievements of its graduating students and the faculty, family and friends who supported and inspired them during 2019 Commencement Weekend, May 16-19.

 





Tuesday, May 21
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
President's Room (outside of Riggs Library), Healy Hall

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

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Thursday, May 30
8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD)

Poster and oral presentations by providers, researchers, residents and fellows. Hosted by the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) in partnership with the MedStar Health Research Institute.

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Thursday, June 6
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Chapel, Main Building, MGUH

Members of the MedStar Georgetown community share poetry and other forms of spoken word. Hosted by the Georgetown Lombardi Arts & Humanities Program .

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Sunday, June 9 - Tuesday, June 11
Embassy Suites (1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA)

Learn more about the ways in which biosafety and occupational health overlap and their associated scientific research hazards from experts in field. Co-hosted by the Elizabeth R. Griffin Program at the Center for Global Health Science and Security. Register here.

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Deadline: June 15
Conference: September 11-13

Abstracts are currently being accepted for the International Conference in Systems and Network Medicine, an inaugural conference bringing together experts, researchers and physicians to explore the value of systems medicine to personalized interventions. Submit abstracts for posters or oral presentations here by June 15.

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Wednesday, May 22
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Harris Building (3300 Whitehaven Street NW), Suite 4100

Featuring guest speaker Jon Pennycuff, MD, MSPH. Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Email Survivorship@georgetown.edu to RSVP. Hosted by the Georgetown Lombardi Survivorship Research Initiative.

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Tuesday, June 4
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE401 (Pharmacology Library)


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Saturday, June 8
8:00 a.m.
Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Ave NW between 13th and 14th Streets NW)

A fundraising walk benefitting pancreatic cancer research and patient services. Register here.

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Thursday, June 13 - Friday, June 14
Research Building Auditorium

A gathering of interdisciplinary experts will address opioid overprescribing, effective alternative treatments and other topics related to the opioid epidemic. Hosted by PharmedOUT. Register here.

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