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Incoming first and second-year Georgetown School of Medicine students forgo the typical summer break to plan and run a sports camp for homeless children living in the DC General Family Shelter. See video highlights from this year's camp. 
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Ahead of the class of 2020 white coat ceremony this week, GUMC sat down with students and faculty to hear what the ceremony means to them, the School of Medicine community and the medical profession as a whole. 

Read about Mary Young's journey from volunteering at a Baltimore free clinic to medical school to developing the Washington DC Metropolitan Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) at Georgetown. 


Filipa Lynce is concerned that African American patients are excluded from a new drug that can extend survival because of an assumption not yet tested. Find out why, and what she's doing about it.

The CDC recently classified opioid addiction in America as an "epidemic." Read about Peggy Compton's research on pain and opioids. 


Since its founding 10 years ago, the program has sent over 130 students to Argentina. "The [internship] reaffirmed my passion to pursue medicine," says Jake Schwartz, a 2016 intern. Find out why. 

  • Lombardi Leadership Changes 
    Dr. Louis M. Weiner, director of Georgetown Lombardi, announced key leadership changes at the cancer center. 
    Read more here .  
  • Congratulations!
    The GUMC Faculty Development Committee congratulates the first graduates of the Teaching Essentials Program. The program, grounded in education theory, experiential learning and small group workshops, is designed to foster teaching skills related to bedside teaching among junior clinical faculty with mentorship from senior faculty from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.  Click here for more information about this year's class  beginning Sept. 1.  
  • Clinical Trial Management System Update
    Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar Health continue to make progress toward the implementation of a clinical trial management system (CTMS), OnCore®. The OnCore® CTMS suite will be implemented in cardiology and oncology departments for pilot testing this fall and will be integrated into all departments in 2017. More information here.
  • KL2 Junior Faculty Scholars Program 
    Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science is now accepting applications for its KL2 Junior Faculty Scholars program. Applications are due August 19. 
  • Parkinson's Fellowship Opportunity
    Application deadlines approaching
     for the Georgetown University and The Michael J. Fox Foundation fellowship in regulatory science for Parkinson's disease research at Georgetown.  
  • MedStar Georgetown's Dept. of Psychiatry's Mindfulness/Meditation Group
    Starting Thursday, July 28, all faculty, staff and residents are invited to join the department for a weekly, drop-in mindfulness/meditation session. Sessions will be held on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 12:15-1:00 p.m. at 2115 Wisconsin Ave, 2nd floor faculty conference room, room 215.
  • Still Capturing Hearts
    You'll find Dr. Proctor Harvey's name among two dozen other doctors in a special Medscape feature titled "You picked 'em! The Most Influential Physicians in History." Read more here (free sign up required).

Switch from Observation Only to Active Treatment by Patients with Prostate Cancer Varies by Race and Ethnicity
New York, NY (July 29, 2016) -- Assessment of clinical and nonclinical factors indicates that black m en on active surveillance are more likely to pursue active treatment, according to a new study pub lished in The Journal of Urology.
Toronto (July 27, 2016) - Resveratrol, given to Alzheimer's patients, appears to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, reducing the ability of harmful immune molecules secreted by immune cells to infiltrate from the body into brain tissues, say researchers at GUMC. The reduction in neuronal inflammation slowed the cognitive decline of patients, compared to a matching group of placebo-treated patients with the disorder.
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More Evidence in Quest to Repurpose Cancer Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease
Toronto (July 27, 2016) -- An FDA approved drug to treat renal cell carcinoma appears to reduce levels of a toxic brain protein linked to dementia in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases when given to animals. This finding is the latest from GUMC's Translational Neurotherapeutics Program (TNP) examining tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
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Conde Nast Traveler Zika in Florida: Officials Confirm Local Transmission Is 'Likely' with Rebecca Katz, July 29, 2016
McClatchy News Service South Florida cases suggest Zika now likely a part of our daily lives with Paul Roepe, July 29, 2016
WTOP Zika developments in Florida and Congress with Jesse Goodman, July 10, 2016

Fox News
Red wine molecule may slow Alzheimer's symptoms, study finds  with Scott Turner, July 27, 2016
Renal and Urology News Race Affects Switch from Prostate Cancer Observation to Active Therapy with Scott Kelly, July 28, 2016
El Espanol Setenta años del bikini de la vergüenza with Timothy Jorgensen, July 21, 2016 Study: Neti pots really do help chronic sinusitis with Dan Merenstein, July 21, 2016
Washington City Paper One-Hit Wonder: Why Doesn't D.C. Have Enough of the Overdose Drug Narcan?  with Adam Visconti (resident), July 21, 2016
Parkinson's News Today Cancer Drug Raises Dopamine Levels, Eases Parkinson's Symptoms in Early Study in Patients with Charbel Moussa and Fernando Pagan, July 18, 2016

Japan Times 'Strange Glow': A grounded, intelligent look at radiation with Timothy Jorgensen, July 16, 2016
Read about other GUMC faculty "In The News" here.


More events >

Canvas Basics Workshop
Tuesday, August 2
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
BACC Classroom
  Dahlgren Library

SOM White Coat Ceremony
Friday, August 5 
3:30 p.m
Ticketed Event

Orientation Class 
Thursday, Sept. 1
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Proctor Harvey Conference Room
PHC building, 5th floor
GUMC Faculty Development Committee 

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

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