For the last six years, both incoming first-year students and second-year students at Georgetown School of Medicine have lived the spirit of cura personalis by planning and running a sports camp for homeless children living in the DC General Family Shelter and plan to continue the tradition this year.  

Childhood cancer survivors, Georgetown Lombardi oncologists and representatives from Hyundai Motor America all gathered on a sunny day outside of the Medical-Dental Building to celebrate Jeffrey Toretsky, MD, as the recipient of the $100,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels award.

Recognizing her contributions to elevating the quality of health care services to minority and underserved communities, Patricia Cloonan, PhD, RN, dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies, was named a distinguished honoree of the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the National Association of Healthcare Services Executives. Click here to read more.

Aviad Haramati, PhD, professor of physiology and director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE), received the Edward Patrick Finnerty Lifetime Achievement Award for his sustained commitment to the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) at their annual meeting in Las Vegas.
The Georgetown University School of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society received a 2018 Distinguished Chapter Award for its impact, leadership, service activities and humanistic learning environment. Click  here to learn more.

Over the past two months, GUMC faculty submitted 125 proposals for extramural sponsored research, totaling over $35 million in direct costs and nearly $46 million in total costs, including the renewal of the cancer center support grant (CCSG) competitive renewal. Thank you to all who contributed, including Melissa Layman, Rory Bennett, John Bustillos, Richard Cecil, Terry-ann Clarke-Nolan, Ryan Dempsey, Brian Fleury, Dana Hunter, Meagan Lancaster, Marla Manalac, Jessica Atlass Roscoe and Doreen Robinson. 

Stephanie Detterline, MD, an internal medicine physician at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and the program director of the MedStar Health Internal Medicine Baltimore Residency Program, has been named the Associate Dean for Medical Education (Baltimore) for GUMC. In this role, she will lead medical student clinical education in MedStar Health Baltimore-region hospitals including summer research programs for rising M2 students, traditional M3 clinical experiences and M4 electives. 

The ASCO Post Marc E. Lippman, MD, MACP, FRCP, Returns to Georgetown's Cancer Center with Marc Lippman, July 10, 2018

CSPAN Global Health and Diplomacy with Charles Holmes, July 9, 2018

The Washington Post Retooled Vaccine Raises Hopes As A Lower-Cost Treatment For Type 1 Diabetes with Joseph Ballanti, July 13, 2018

On June 27, Georgetown law professor David Hyman, MD, JD, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions on how to reduce health care costs and why health care is so expensive in the United States. He explained some of his suggestions for how to fix the problem, from relying more heavily on first party payments, to using prizes rather than patents to encourage drug innovation.


Tuesday, July 17
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE 201C

Explore different trigger situations in the workplaces and learn how to respond to biased comments and have difficult dialogues. RSVP here.


Wednesday, July 25
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE 201C

Discuss how to think critically and mitigate instances of bias, stereotyping, and microagressions. RSVP  here.


GEP Capstone Final Presentations

Monday, July 30 - Tuesday, July 31
12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, Reading Room

Check out the poster presentations on health disparities by the 2018 participants in the  Gateway Education Program (GEP) in Medicine for High School students.


Thursday, August 9
3:30 - 6:15 p.m. Poster Presentations
3:30 - 6:15 p.m. Reception
Medical-Dental Building, SW 107

The  Georgetown University Academy for Research, Clinical and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) brings together undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in medicine. Meet the 2018 ARCHES fellows and learn about their research at this event. A light dinner will be served. 
RSVP here . Email Kimberly Walker with questions.


Wednesday, July 18
12:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, Instructional Technology Lab (lower level)

Join DML to learn how to use Canvas for creating and managing course sites, dispense assignments, provide feedback and more. Register  here.


Friday, July 27
2:45 p.m. Presentations
Research Building, Floors 3 & 4

5:15 p.m. Reception
Research Building, Podium Level

Learn about the wide range of research being conducted by trainees from Georgetown Lombardi, including Tumor Biology students and oncology graduate students, postdocs, fellows and residents. Hosted by the T32 Oversight Committee.


Wednesday, August 1
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE 201C

Define and discuss systems of privilege and power. RSVP  here.


Monday, August 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Research Building, E501 Conference Room/div>

Snacks will be served. Attendees may also participate via  Zoom. Email to


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