With live music, a silent auction, pie and donut eating contests, sumo wrestling, superheroes, speeches, head shaving and more, the 2018 St. Baldrick's fundraiser, organized by students at the School of Medicine, was more festive than ever.
At the third annual Heart of the Harvey, students, faculty, staff and alumni from across Georgetown performed plays, poetry, music and monologues, all centered around the theme of the soul.

At this year's spring faculty convocation, Barbara M. Bayer, PhD, professor and chair of the neuroscience department and senior associate dean of biomedical graduate education, discussed how showing up and doing her job opened doors throughout her career.

In leadership roles in plastic surgery at GUMC and MedStar Health, David Habin Song, MD, MBA, is focused on performing complex surgical procedures to help patients with diabetes and cancer, as well research to improve health care delivery.

Jillson Receives Matteo Ricci Prize
Irene Jillson, PhD, associate professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has been awarded the Matteo Ricci Prize by the Carroll Fellows Initiative. The prize recognizes leaders at Georgetown who have followed in the footsteps of 16th century priest Matteo Ricci, a Jesuit missionary who paved the way for connecting Eastern and Western cultures, and who embody the Carroll motto, "the life of the mind for the life of the world." 

The Georgetown University Task Force on Gender Equity is responsible for developing recommendations on ways the university can promote gender equity among faculty and senior leadership. Members of the task force from Georgetown University Medical Center include Kristi Graves, PhD, Carole Roan Gresenz, PhD, Miriam Toporowicz, MD, MPH, Judy Huei-Yu Wang, PhD, Edilma L. Yearwood, PhD, and Elena Silva, PhD. Learn more about the task force here.


The Scientist A Neuroscientist's Journey Through Madness  with Georgetown Lombardi, April 1, 2018

The Intelligencer Gianficaro: Racism's most effective foe found in the home with Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, April 6, 2018

Kaiser Health News Patient Advocacy Groups Take In Millions From Drugmakers. Is There A Payback?  with Adriane Fugh-Berman, April 6, 2018

The Scientist Researchers Getting Smarter About Pairing Cancer Treatments with Jeffrey Toretsky, April 1, 2018


The Lewy Body Dementia Association has designated Georgetown University Medical Center as a "Research Center of Excellence." GUMC joins 23 other centers chosen for their clinical expertise in Lewy body dementia, experience running clinical trials in related conditions, their facility's capacity and willingness to participate, and their geographic locations.

Georgetown's Center for Global Health Science and Security joined global health researchers at the Georgetown University Medical Center to create a web-based tool that allows public health officials to make predictions about the cost-effectiveness and other implications of international disease control measures, based on local conditions and political constraints.


Georgetown University's Health Justice Alliance, O'Neill Institute, and Harrison Institute for Public Law convened a meeting of professionals and scholars working in health care and oral health to bring awareness to the lack of access to oral health care for children with special health care needs, particularly those from low-income areas of Washington, DC.


Wednesday, April 18
10:00 a.m. Poster session I
12:00 p.m. Keynote address with  Maria Jasin, PhD
1:30 p.m. Poster session II
3:30 p.m. Oral presentations and awards ceremony
Healey Family Student Center

Featuring scientific presentations by undergraduate students from around the Washington, DC area. Sponsored by the  Department of Human Science in the  School of Nursing & Health Studies.


Wednesday, April 18
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Building D, Warwick Evans

All faculty and staff are invited. Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Features mentoring strategies and best practices from the book, "On Being a Mentor," by  W. Brad Johnson, PhD. Presented by the  Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs. To RSVP or learn about how to participate with Zoom, please contact Karen Bokoski.


Thursday, April 19
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Armour J. Blackburn Center, Howard University

Free health education event that serves as a forum for open dialogue between patients, members of the public, and health and research professionals. Sponsored by the  Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation. Register  here.


Friday, April 20
7:00 p.m. Cocktail hour
8:00 p.m. Award Presentations
Rí Rá Irish Pub
3125 M Street NW, Washington, DC

Join the classes of M'18 and M'19 in honoring GUMC residents.


Monday, April 23
8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

Join the  Georgetown University Postdoctoral Association  (GUPDA) for a symposium showcasing the work of postdoctoral trainees. 


Tuesday, April 24
6:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

Join the  Gold Humanism Honor Society as they recognize members of the School of Medicine Class of 2019 and faculty for their outstanding commitment to patient-centered medicine. Reception to follow.


Monday, April 30
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

Lunch provided. To RSVP, email  DoctorsSpeakOut@georgetown.edu.

Wednesday, April 18
11:30 a.m. Lunch
Medical-Dental Building, Room NE201C
12:00 p.m. Talk and Survivor Story
Medical-Dental Building, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

A discussion of the Entre Amigas program and how it provides culturally competent care for survivors of gender-based violence.  Sponsored by the Gender Based Violence Awareness Group, DACA Awareness Club, the GUSOM chapter of the American Medical Association, the GUSOM chapter of the American Medical Women's Association, and the  Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Register  here .


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Warwick-Evans, Building D

Featuring  Peggy Myung, MD, PhD. See the full lecture schedule here.


Friday, April 20
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Hall, Room 110

"Sickle Cell Disease Initiative in Sierra Leone: A Global Clinic and Academic Partnership" with Cheedy Jaja, PhD, MPH. Luncheon to follow. Sponsored by the Department of Professional Nursing Practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies.


  Rat Race 5K  

Saturday, April 21
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Medical-Dental Building

Join the Medical Center Graduate Student Organization (MCGSO) for an annual race benefiting the Children's Cancer Foundation.


Monday, April 23
9:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
11:00 a.m. Shotgun start
4:00 p.m. Reception and silent auction
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm
Potomac, MD

Join the  The Ruesch Center for the Cure of GI Cancers for a golf tournament, reception and silent auction to benefit its work in fighting gastrointestinal cancers. To RSVP, contact  Ricci Sheridan.


Thursday, April 26
12:00 p.m. Panel discussion
1:00 p.m. Networking session
Research Building Auditorium

Featuring a panel of leaders from Georgetown University Medical Center and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Moderated by Edward B. Healton, MD. Sponsored by the  Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs and the  Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Light lunch provided.

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