Leadership Announcements
An economist with a strong track record of research and leadership, Carole Roan Gresenz, PhD, has been appointed interim dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies.
As senior associate dean for Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE), research oncologist Anna Riegel, PhD, will oversee PhD, master's and graduate certificate programs.
In his new role, Christopher J. King, PhD, MHSc, FACHE, will build upon the department's capacity so that it can excel as an academic leader in health equity and health system innovation.
Before taking on her newest position, Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss, PhD, served in many roles in the neuroscience department, buoyed by her supportive colleagues.
New Features
In addition to the endowed chair, which will be held by Blythe Shepard, PhD, a gift from the Dekkers family will support faculty and student research initiatives.
Last year, the Friends of Lombardi organized a concert that raised more than $38,000 for Georgetown Lombardi - and they're preparing to do it again this year.
The weeklong program is a collaboration between the School of Nursing & Health Studies, the Office of Ministry and Mission, and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Other News & Announcements
In a recent letter, Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, executive vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the School of Medicine, welcomed students, faculty and staff back to campus and shared details about the Health Sciences Strategy Initiative, leadership changes and training opportunities, priorities and upcoming events.
GUMC in the News
HealthDay Can Older Women Stop Getting Mammograms? with Dejana Braithwaite, September 6, 2019

AuntMinnie.com Is breast screening beneficial for sickly older women? with Dejana Braithwaite, September 6, 2019

The Hoya NHS Appoints Interim Dean with Carole Roan Gresenz, September 4, 2019

Boise State Public Radio Addressing Female Genital Mutilation In The Mountain West with Ranit Mishori, September 4, 2019

CNN.com Doctor: Refusing Vaccines for Migrants is Cruelly Stupid by Julie Graves, August 29, 2019

The New York Times The Surprising Path That Some Kids Take to the Ivy League with Getrude Makurumidze, August 24, 2019

Dental Review Oral Toll of cGHVD Reviewed with Jane Fall-Dickson, August 20, 2019

The Washington Post Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent treatment for tumor on her pancreas with Louis Weiner, August 23, 2019

The Los Angeles Times Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas with Louis Weiner, August 23, 2019

Healthline Think Prescription Stimulants Like Adderall Improve Focus? They Don't with James Giordano, August 23, 2019

BBC Is soy bad for women's health? with Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, August 19, 2019

The Independent FDA proposes graphic health warnings for cigarette packets and TV adverts with Georgetown Lombardi, August 16, 2019
Press Releases
Regular screening mammograms are unlikely to benefit women 75 and older who have chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes. New data suggest they would likely die due to other health conditions before they developed breast cancer. 
The pending deal for Altria to purchase 35% of Juul Labs should serve as a “wake-up call” for the careful monitoring of competition in the nicotine delivery market, and for evaluating how regulations and policies impact cigarette and non-cigarette firms selling alternative nicotine delivery products, says a Georgetown University professor. 
Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have decoded a chain of molecules that are critical for the growth and survival of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) — the most common and also the most lethal form of pancreatic cancer.
Too little has been done to understand and effectively treat chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) that occurs very commonly in the mouth following a stem cell transplant, says a team of investigators.
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center announces it has been selected as a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). Georgetown Lombardi’s “National Capital Area Minority/Underserved NCORP,” or NCA-NCORP, joins a nationwide network that aims to bring cancer clinical trials and cancer care delivery studies to people living in underserved areas.
Around Campus
Recent increases in hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV cases related to opioid misuse have led to increased support for harm reduction efforts, including syringe services programs. “Cases of HCV increased three-and-a-half times from 2010-2016, primarily due to an increase in injection drug use and lack of access to sterile syringes,” write health policy experts in a new brief " Community Experience Offers Lessons for Expanding Access to Syringe Services Programs ."
Upcoming Events
Save the Date: Twelfth Annual GUMC Convocation

Monday, November 18
10:00 a.m. Colloquium
2:30 p.m. Convocation
Research Building Auditorium
Our Focus: HIV/AIDS
Details coming soon!

Wednesday, September 11
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
BACC Classroom, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Lower Level

This workshop will help you navigate CINAHL more easily and effectively.

Wednesday, September 11
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Leavey Program Room #1606, Leavey Center

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, September 9 to Jeremy S. Alexander by email or calling 202-687-7424.

Wednesday, September 11
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Instructional Technology Lab, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Lower Level

This workshop will explain how to increase student engagement with the lecture capture software Panopto.

Wednesday, September 11 - Friday, September 13
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

With plenary sessions, workshops and panel discussions, this inaugural conference will showcase the science of systems medicine and how it will change health care.

Thursday, September 12 - Friday, September 13
Hariri Building, Georgetown University

This workshop will bring to light ethical issues surrounding direct to consumer (DTC) genetic testing and examine business strategies that account for such issues, engaging all stakeholders in a conversation focused on getting this business "morally right."

Thursday, September 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Instructional Technology Lab, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Lower Level

Learn to dispense assignments and provide feedback, create and deploy quizzes and exams with Canvas.

Thursday, September 12
3:00 p.m.
Pedro Arrupe, SJ Hall

With Derek M. Griffith, PhD, director of the Center for Research on Men's Health and professor of medicine, health and society at Vanderbilt University. Part of the "Racial Justice: Health and Health Care Perspectives" seminar series by Georgetown's Institute for Racial Justice.

Monday, September 16
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Research Building, Room E501

Julia Rowland, PhD, senior strategic advisor at the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, will speak at this meeting of the Survivorship Research Initiative. 

Wednesday, September 18
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall

Discover the wide range of global health programs at Georgetown and connect with faculty, staff and student groups. Lunch will be served.

Thursday, September 26
7:00 p.m.
Union Stage

Featuring White Ford Bronco. Organized by the Friends of Lombardi. Proceeds to benefit Georgetown Lombardi.
"Medical Services as Alternative Diplomacy"

Monday, September 30
12:00 p.m.
Murray Room, Lauinger Library, 5th Floor

Irene Jillson, PhD, will give the Georgetown Collaborative Diplomacy Initiative (GCDI) 2019 Fall Lecture on Health Care and Global Diplomacy.
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