The late Estelle Ramey, PhD, emeritus professor of physiology and biophysics at the School of Medicine, was selected as the subject of the new portrait to be commissioned by Georgetown Women in Medicine for the Women on the Walls campaign

As the inaugural recipient of the Allan J. Goody, MD Endowed Professorship in Medical Education, Charles A. "Chip" Read, MD, FCCP (M'86, R'88, W'91), was recently recognized for his commitment to medical education and excellence as a clinician.

In addition to her roles as an ethicist and professor, Carol Taylor, PhD, RN, is the editor and main author of a textbook that has prepared students for nursing careers since its first edition was published in  1989.

At a recent Doctors Speak Out event, experts discussed recent developments in research on Huntington's disease, including new clinical trials at the Huntington's Disease Care, Education and Research Center (HDCERC).

Christopher King, PhD, FACHE, has earned Campus Compact's Mid-Atlantic Early Career Engaged Scholarship Award, which he will receive at a ceremony in November.


Closure of Path Between Medical Center and Lombardi Circle
The pedestrian path by the koi pond between the Medical Center and Lombardi Circle will be closed starting Monday, October 8 due to the construction of the MedStart Georgetown University Hospital Medical/Surgical Pavilion.Learn more here.

Dionne Smith Coker-Appiah, PhD, MAEd, NCC, an associate professor in psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center, has been selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program, a three-year program that provides participants with annual fellowship support and research grant funds. Read the announcement here.

King Receives Campus Compact Award
Christopher King, PhD, FACHE, associate professor of health systems administration at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, will be recognized by Campus Compact's Mid-Atlantic's Early Career Engaged Scholarship Award for his community-based academic work.


Astronomy Magazine Deep space could seriously damage astronaut GI tracts with Kamal Datta, Oct. 1, 2018

HealthDay Deep space travel may damage GI tract, animal study shows with Kamal Datta, Oct. 1, 2018

HealthDay Alzheimer's Gene Tied to 'Chemo Brain' in Breast Cancer Survivors with Jeanne Mandelblatt, Oct. 3, 2018

WebMD (via HealthDay) Link Found for Alzheimer's Gene, 'Chemo Brain' with Jeanne Mandelblatt, Oct. 3, 2018

Fierce Biotech Alzheimer's risk gene linked to post-chemotherapy cognitive decline with Jeanne Mandelblatt, Oct. 4, 2018

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Crash diets could result in even more belly fat, study says with Aline de Souza, Oct. 4, 2018

Reuters (via The New York Times) With Hemlibra, Roche Seeks to Break Into Tight Hemophilia Circle with Adriane Fugh-Berman, Oct. 3, 2018

Huntington's Disease News Phase 1b Trial Will Test Nilotinib's Safety, Tolerability in Huntington's Patients with Karen Anderson and Charbel Moussa, Oct. 2, 2018

Medscape After Decades, New Standard of Care in Small Cell Lung Cancer with Stephen Liu, Sept. 28, 2018

The Hoya In a First, Georgetown Launches Racial Justice Institute with Christopher King, Sept. 28, 2018

BioEdge Where does palliative sedation become euthanasia? with Daniel Sulmasy, Sept. 21, 2018

Newsweek What Is tES? People are Zapping Their Brains to be More Creative with James Giordano, Sept. 20, 2018

Politico Scouting out the moon base with Kamal Datta, Oct. 5, 2018


Georgetown University Medical Center announces a clinical trial testing the safety of the repurposed cancer drug nilotinib in Huntington's disease. This is the fourth clinical trial of the drug for a neurodegenerative disorder.

The science that earned two researchers the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2018 - the discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation - is at the heart of an increasing number of standard treatments and many ongoing clinical trials at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Simulations with animal models meant to mirror galactic cosmic radiation exposure to astronauts are raising red flags for investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center about the health of astronauts during long voyages, such as to Mars.

The first large U.S. study of cognition in older breast cancer patients, led by researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, indicates that within the first two years after diagnosis and treatment, most women do not experience cancer-related cognitive problems.

New research by Georgetown University Medical Center investigators indicates that a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat breast cancer alters brain structure and function in mice that express the human APOE4 gene, which is known to significantly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.


Jenny England (G'18), a biochemistry and biophysics Ph.D. candidate, is first author on a new paper in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, co-authored with three other doctoral candidates, an undergraduate and chemistry professor Rodrigo Maillard.


Tuesday, October 9
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE201C


Monday, October 15
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Research Building, E501 Conference Room

This meeting of the Survivorship Research Initiative will feature guest speaker Reginald Tucker-Seeley, ScD. Email to RSVP.


Wednesday, October 17
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

"CNS infection-induced neural circuit changes, cytokine activation, and epilepsy" with Karen Wilcox, PhD. Reception to follow.


Monday, October 22
5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Show beings
Proctor Harvey Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

Wednesdays (October 10 - November 28)
1:20 - 3:20 p.m.
Hotung Faculty Lounge, Eric E. Hotung Building, Georgetown University Law Center


Tuesday, October 16
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Science Building and Medical-Dental Building

Featuring keynote remarks by NPR's Richard Harris. Hosted by the Medical Center Graduate Student Organization.


Sunday, October 21
7:00 a.m. Swim/Bike
9:00 a.m. Run/Walk
Yates Field House

Support HOYA Clinic by participating in the triathlon, team triathlon or 5K run/walk. Register here.


Tuesday, October 23
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, SW107

Organized by the Biacore Molecular Interaction Shared Resource at Georgetown University Medical Center in collaboration with Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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