New Features
Recognizing the similarities between the spread of HIV in her native Ethiopia and Washington, DC, Seble Kassaye, MD, became committed to improving the quality of life of HIV-positive African American women. 
Hosted by the Georgetown Lombardi Arts & Humanities Program, the lineup for this year's Poetry Café featured patients, clinicians, staff and students, around the theme 'A Journey of Expression and Meaning.
Karen Trister Grace, PhD, Ebony Marcelle (NHS’05) and Kelly Walker, DNP, were honored for their commitment to the midwifery profession and its outcomes for women and children.
Other News & Announcements
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Education, a role that oversees the graduate education enterprise and programs at Georgetown University Medical Center. Interested candidates may provide a brief statement of interest and CV by noon on Thursday, June 20. Learn more here.
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Interim Dean for Research, a role responsible for leading the research enterprise at Georgetown University Medical Center. The Interim Dean will serve for a term of up to two years, during which time a search for a permanent Dean will be launched. Interested candidates may provide a brief statement of interest and CV by noon on Monday, June 17. Learn more here.
Entrance 1 off Reservoir Road will be closed for the remainder of the construction of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Medical/Surgical Pavilion, effective June 22. No passenger vehicles will be permitted to enter. In addition, all pedestrian walkways on the east side of the hospital buildings (south of the loading dock) will be permanently closed. Learn more here.
HOYA Clinic Thank You Breakfast
HOYA Clinic will be providing a hot breakfast with sandwiches and coffee in the Physicians Lounge (MedStar Georgetown, Main Building, Floor 1, Room 1209) on Wednesday, June 19 from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Whether you've worked with HOYA Clinic before or you're looking to get involved, stop by to speak with HOYA Clinic student coordinators and medical director Eileen Moore, MD, or to just grab a quick breakfast. Email Benjamin Hack with questions.
GUMC In The News

The Associated Press UN: Expert Meeting Under Way to Decide if Ebola Is Emergency with Alexandra Phelan, June 14, 2019

AAMC Where are all the women deans? with Kristi Graves, June 11, 2019

MedPage Today Indoor Tanning Addiction Could Be in Your Genes with Darren Mays, June 12, 2019

Huntington’s Disease News Genetic Testing for Huntington’s Declined Due to Lack of Effective Treatments, U.S. Study Shows with Karen Anderson, June 13, 2019

KYW (Philadelphia) Information On Probiotic Labels Lack Basic Data Consumers Need, Study Finds with Dan Merenstein, June 5, 2019

Nutra Ingredients Labeling of US probiotic supplements ‘should be improved’: Study with Dan Merenstein, June 5, 2019

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Medical Devices with Adriane Fugh-Berman, June 2, 2019

Press Releases
A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, appear to influence an addiction to indoor tanning, according to a survey of 292 non-Hispanic white women in a study led by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi and published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that of 93 different bottles of probiotics purchased from four large national probiotic retailers in the Washington, D.C., area, only 33 (35%) could be linked to medical efficacy as supported by clinical evidence. 
Enrollment is now open for a clinical trial being led by Georgetown University at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, testing the safety and efficacy of abaloparatide toward treating men with osteoporosis, a systemic skeletal disease affecting approximately 20% of men over the age of 50.
Around Campus
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security partnered with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to launch the International Rescue Committee (IRC)’s feminist humanitarian policy, which will address insecurities and injustices faced by women and girls around the world, including gender-based violence, child marriage and maternal mortality.
Upcoming Events
HOYA Clinic Thank You Breakfast 

Wednesday, June 19
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Physicians Lounge (MedStar Georgetown, Main Building, Floor 1, Room 1209)

Enjoy a free hot breakfast and meet the student and faculty leadership of HOYA Clinic and learn more about getting involved. Email Benjamin Hack with questions.


Friday, June 28
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Building D, Warwick-Evans Conference Room

Learn more about disparities facing the LGBTQ+ community, common challenges with treating patients across the gender identity spectrum, and how to discuss these dynamics in an academic setting using appropriate terminology. Lunch provided. Presented by the Teaching for Inclusion & Equity (TIE) Workshop Series.


Deadline: July 15 at 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is seeking 1500-1700 word essays and poems reflecting on personal identities and their related challenges for the second edition of Cura Conversations

School of Medicine faculty, staff and students may submit entries here

Wednesday, June 19
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Building D, Warwick-Evans Conference Room

Faculty will learn strategies for handling difficult conversations with students, both planned and unexpected, and how to make them more productive. Lunch provided. Presented by the Teaching for Inclusion & Equity (TIE) Workshop Series.


Wednesday, June 26
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building

An opportunity for employees to engage in open dialogue with University leaders about Georgetown as a workplace. Hosted by the Staff/AAP Advisory Council and the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

RSVP here and submit questions here. Attendees may also participate via Zoom (provided with RSVP). 


Friday, July 12
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Research Building, Floors 3 & 4

Learn about the research being conducted by Georgetown Lombardi trainees, including Tumor Biology MS and PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and residents. Hosted by the T32 Oversight Committee. Reception to follow on the Research Building Podium Level.

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