New Features
For the inaugural Edward M. Kovach Cura Personalis Lecture, the award-winning journalist and Stand Up to Cancer co-founder Katie Couric spoke with John Marshall, MD, about "The Healing Power of Communication."
After spending the summer learning about careers in medicine, students from two pipeline programs run by the School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion shared their research on a range of topics.
When a local family visited a Georgetown physician, they also received a referral to the Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic, where a law student helped them access the education services they need.

Philanthropic support has enabled the Arts & Humanities Program to bring patients comfort and healing through music, dance, visual arts and more.
Other News & Announcements
The National Institutes of Health recently announced a requirement that all individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education and career development awards will be required to have ORCID iDs (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers) in FY2020. All faculty, fellows, students and administrators are asked to adopt use of ORCID iDs as soon as possible as ORCID iDs already integrate with SciENcv and NCBI. A webinar will be held on Thursday, August 22 to learn more about ORCID and setting up profiles. Register for the webinar here.
GUMC in the News
Homeland Preparedness News Georgetown investigators say bacterial resistance in Asia has overcome even superbug antibiotic with Jesse Goodman, August 14, 2019



The ASCO Post Conditional Reprogramming of Urine Cultures for Bladder Cancer with Xiufeng Liu, July 26, 2019

US News & World Report Who Uses Medical Aid to Die in Oregon and Washington? with Daniel Sulmasy, August 9, 2019



1A Another Deadly Week in America with Liza Gold, August 5, 2019

Telegram As I See It: An industry report in government clothing with Adriane Fugh-Berman and Judy Butler, August 3, 2019

National Defense Magazine The Tools and Threats of Synthetic Bioweapon Development with James Giordano, August 2, 2019
Press Releases
Resistance to two critical antibiotic types, one a "drug of last resort" when all others fail against some "superbugs," are widely distributed in Southeast Asia, raising the risk of untreatable infections, say a team of investigators led by Georgetown University Medical Center.
Grants/Awards/Fellowships
Principal Investigator: Lucile Adams-Campbell and Filipa Lynce
Project Title: National Capital Area (NCA) Minority/Underserved NCORP
Awarding Agency: National Cancer Institute (UG1)

Principal Investigator: Christopher Albanese
Project Title: Preclinical Imaging - Bruker 70/30USR BioSpec Magnet
Awarding Agency: National Institutes of Health (S10)

Principal Investigator: Chunling Yi
Project Title : Combination strategies for selective elimination of NF2 tumors
Awarding Agency: The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

Principal Investigator: Ruzong Fan
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Stochastic Models for Gene-based Association Analysis of Longitudinal Phenotypes with Sequence Data
Awarding Agency: National Science Foundation

Principal Investigator: Jian-Young Wu
Project Title: Pacing hippocampus sharp waves
Awarding Agency: National Institute on Aging (R03)

Principal Investigator: Sikoya Ashburn
Project Title: The Cerebellum's Involvement in Reading and Math Disabilities
Awarding Agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (F99)

Research Fellow: Alexandra Taraboletti 
Project Title: Mistletoe Research Fellowship
Awarding Agency: Mistletoe Foundation

Research Fellow: Shady El Damaty 
Project Title: Mistletoe Research Fellowship
Awarding Agency: Mistletoe Foundation
Around Campus
The students and alumni who participated in the Summer Launch Program received dedicated support from Georgetown faculty, mentors, and other experienced entrepreneurs; work space in the Georgetown Venture Lab; a stipend to support their efforts; introductions to local investors and entrepreneurs; invitations to exclusive networking events; and the opportunity to present their ideas to the D.C. entrepreneurial community.

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 19
12:00 p.m.
Instructional Technology Lab (ITL), Lower Level, Dahlgren Memorial Library

Participants in this workshop will learn the Canvas skills for dispensing assignments and providing feedback, creating and deploying quizzes for self learning and exams for grading, and analyzing and managing students' test results and grades.


Thursday, August 22
12:00 p.m.
Virtual

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an international, nonprofit organization that maintains a registry of unique identifiers for authors. Learn to take full advantage of ORCID in this 45-minute webinar. After registering, you will receive an email with information about how to participate via Zoom.

Tuesday, August 27
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

Quinn Capers, MD, interventional cardiologist and an expert on diversity and inclusion, will speak. Sponsored by the School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Georgetown University Institutional Diversity, Equity and Affirmative Action Programs, Georgetown Women in Medicine, the Georgetown University Gender Justice Initiative and the Georgetown University Medical Center Committee on Faculty Development.


Tuesday, August 27
12:00 p.m.
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

Quinn Capers, MD, interventional cardiologist and an expert on diversity and inclusion, will speak at this Health Equity Forum. Sponsored by the School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Georgetown University Institutional Diversity, Equity and Affirmative Action Programs, Georgetown Women in Medicine, Georgetown University Gender Justice Initiative and the Georgetown University Medical Center Committee on Faculty Development.
First Annual Jack Chirikjian Lecture

Friday, August 23
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

Roger Y. Dodd, PhD, past president of the American Association of Blood Banks, will give a lecture titled "Is Blood Sicker Than Water? Five Years of Improvements in Blood Safety." Sponsored by the Masters in Biotechnology Program.

Thursday, September 5
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dining Hall, National Rehabilitation Hospital

Learn more about physical medicine and rehabilitation at this conference, hosted by DMVphysiatry, a student-led collaborative effort between Georgetown, George Washington and Howard universities in conjunction with the Association of Academic Physiatrists and National Rehabilitation Hospital Residency Program.

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