Doctors and Lawyers Speak Out for Health Justice Alliance
At Doctors and Lawyers Speak Out, representatives from Georgetown's medical and law centers described the Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance, a medical-legal partnership dedicated to training future generations of lawyers and medical professionals to work together. 

It was standing room only at the annual Georgetown Women in Medicine Fall Welcome Reception earlier this month as the organization's leaders set the tone and priorities for the academic year ahead.

Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, a former official with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joins Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies as a visiting Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Health Care.

As part of their national tour for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Hyundai Hope on Wheels stopped at Georgetown Lombardi to give Dr. Todd Waldman a $250,000 grant for his work on Ewing sarcoma.

The walls of the Lombardi Atrium are newly adorned with Frieze, an original site-specific collection of eleven framed, color-saturated monotypes by Sam Gilliam, an internationally renowned artist.

Human science major Lucas Kaplan (NHS'18), who is planning a career as a physician, serves as the current president of Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS).

WATCH: Postdoc Appreciation Week
National postdoc appreciation week was September 18-21, and to celebrate we highlighted the fascinating research of five postdocs with our video series, "Research in a Minute."

NHS Global Health Senior Works with WHO in the Republic of Congo
For the global health major's 12-credit research practicum abroad, senior Laura Chant (NHS'18) is in the Republic of Congo, where she is pursuing her passion for health promotion and women's health.


The Student Health Center, in partnership with GUWellness and the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits, will offer influenza immunization clinics for the 2017-2018 season for all Georgetown students, faculty and staff. The vaccinations are free but only with a valid Georgetown ID (GOCard) presented at the time of vaccination. They will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. The on- and off-campus schedule is now available.

Applications are being accepted for Global Health Initiative collaborative seed grants (fall round). These grants support research workshops that bring Georgetown faculty together with colleagues at other institutions to share research and develop formal proposals for outside research funding. Grants of up to $15,000 will cover eligible travel and meeting expenses. The deadline for submission is Thursday, October 12. Additional details can be found here.

Ranit Mishori, MD, has been selected as one of 10 national grantees of the Gold Foundation Research Institute's " Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together" initiative. The goal of the initiative is to form a community of practice to make positive change in the field of humanism in healthcare. Mishori's project is titled "Beyond the Exam Room. A Scoping Review of the Benefits and Potential Harms of Screening for the Social Determinants of Health."

The Endocrine Society has selected Georgetown's Leonard Wartofsky, MD, as recipient of its 2018 Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award . This award recognizes distinguished service to the Endocrine Society and the field of endocrinology. Wartofsky, a professor of medicine, served as the Society's President from 2007-2008.

Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, director of PharmedOut, spoke on Capitol Hill Sept. 12 as an invited speaker at a roundtable discussion led by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) that focused on the opioid crisis. McCaskill is leading an investigation into how drug companies market opioids. 


NPR A Neglected Family Of Killer Viruses with Brent Korba, Sept. 20, 2017

The Associated Press via The Washington Post The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?  with Louis Weiner, Sept. 20, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer  Christie: Pharma industry to work with NIH on opioid crisis with Adriane Fugh-Berman, Sept. 18, 2017
The Hoya  Law Center, Medical Center Formalize Legal Resource Partnership with Eileen Moore, Christopher King and Edward Healton, Sept. 15, 2017
Inspirer  Spotlight on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Researchers with Joanne Kitlinska, Sept. 14, 2017
The Hoya  Lombardi Center Unveils New Art Installation with Georgetown Lombardi, Sept. 14, 2017
Medpage Today Tapping the Potential of Patient-Centered Specialty Care with Carlo Tornatore, July 17, 2017
Wall Street Journal Who Gets to Perform Plastic Surgery? The Battle Moves to Social Media with David Song, Sept. 12, 2017
US News & World Report Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Vastly Improves Rheumatoid Arthritis with Daniel El-Bogdadi, Sept. 13, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer Cherry Hill mom: Daughter's opioid death was caused by 'corporate greed'  with Adriane Fugh Berman, Sept 12, 2017
US News & World Report Living With Huntington's Disease in the Family with Karen Anderson, Sept. 8, 2017

Gizmodo Learning A New Language In Virtual Reality with Michael Ullman, Sept. 21, 2017

The Hoya FLOYD: Education to Advance Equity with Brian Floyd, Sept. 7, 2017


Georgetown Develops Tool to Help Countries Calculate Costs for Developing Health Capacities
Georgetown University's Center for Global Health Science and Security announces the launch of a free, web-based tool that allows national leaders to calculate costs of developing the capacity to prevent, detect and respond to public health threats.

E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit, But There's a Catch 
Frequent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit - a finding that Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers say supports the use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid for those trying to quit cigarette smoking. But, they note, an examination of a recent national survey uncovers important clues about who's successful at quitting and why.

Georgetown and Origis Energy USA announced a power purchase agreement to develop an offsite solar power system that will provide almost 50 percent of campus electricity needs and help the university fulfill its sustainabilit y missio n.


Wednesday, September 27
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Leavey Program Rm #1606
Leavey Center (across from bookstore)

This seminar covers information that will improve your chances of obtaining a patent such as the basics on patents, the purpose of filing and obtaining patents, and the requirements for patentability. Lunch provided. Space is limited. 

Please RSVP to Jeremy Alexander by  Monday, September 25. 

Tuesday, October 10
9:00 a.m. Oral Presentations
2:00 p.m. Poster Presentations

Held since 1985, Student Research Day allows Georgetown graduate students the opportunity to showcase their research pursuits.

Emai l the  Medical Center Graduate Student Organization  with questions. 

Tuesday Evenings
October 3 - November 21
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Research Building Auditorium

Taught by medical school faculty, Mini Medical School pulls practical and applicable lessons from medical school courses. Weekly lectures will cover autoimmune disorders, neuroscience, transfusion medicine and more.

Wednesday, September 27
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, SW 107
Register  here 

Carole Sargent, PhD, Georgetown University director of scholarly publications, will lead this workshop. Lunch will be provided. Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Email for more information.

10th Annual GUMC Convocation on Health Disparities

Thursday, November 16
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Awards Ceremony
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

Join us as the GUMC community comes together to celebrate academic achievement in research, education and service. Stay tuned for more information!

Nora Volkow, MD, on the Opioid Epidemic

Thursday, October 12
4:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds hosts Dr. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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