Describing the experience as "life-changing," a team from the School of Nursing & Health Studies led a workshop for local midwives and health care workers in Liberia, a country traumatized by a protracted civil war and the Ebola epidemic.

At their annual awards ceremony, Georgetown Women in Medicine (GWIM) recognized several members for their achievements as leaders, mentors and faculty members.

Since the late Robert S. Ledley, DDS, developed the first full-body CT scanner in the 1970s, GUMC has led the field of imaging science, paving the way for the recently established Center for Translational Imaging.
Held the night before the 9th annual Ruesch Center symposium, the Luminary Awards celebrated former Vice President Joe Biden and others who have improved the lives of patients with GI cancer.

Dozens Celebrate Founder of Mary's Center on Its 30th Anniversary
Founded by Maria S. Gomez (NHS'77), MPH, RN, in a basement in Washington, D.C., Mary's Center has grown into a multi-site organization serving more than 50,000 women, men and children every year.
Sharing their stories, concerns and questions, D.C. residents participated in a community forum on the relationship between breast cancer and the environment, hosted by Georgetown Lombardi.

In celebration of Human Rights Day on December 10,  Larry Gostin, JD, director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, reflects on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Members of the Georgetown University community gathered on Saturday, December 1 to celebrate the life of the late Jack Gregory Chirikjian, PhD, founder of the M.S. program in biotechnology and a professor of biochemistry at the university for 46 years. Attendees of the memorial service included members of his family and countless students, faculty, staff and others whose lives he touched over the years. Click here to watch a video that was shown at the memorial service in honor of his legacy. 

James Giordano, PhD, MPhil, a professor in the departments of neurology and biochemistry and chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program in the Pellegrino Center For Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, has been awarded the Academic Gold Medal of Merit by the Coburg University of Applied Sciences in Coburg, Germany, where he serves as a distinguished visiting professor of brain sciences, technology and ethics.

Elizabeth "Brook" Brown, MD, MPH, an assistant professor of urology at Georgetown University Medical Center, has been selected as a 2019 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar by the American Urological Association. Gallagher Health Policy Scholars spend a year participating in intensive training on issues in health policy, receiving mentorship from seasoned physician volunteers, participating in key meetings and conferences and completing educational public policy activities. The honor also includes $15,000 in funding.

In support of an initiative by University Information Services (UIS) to make all Georgetown University websites more advanced and secure, the Office of Communications for Georgetown University Medical Center is working to transition all GUMC websites from Drupal, the current content-management platform, to WordPress. These migrations will allow increased functionality, accessibility and ease of updating your sites. Learn more here

As numerous construction projects continue and the inclement weather season begins, everyone in the Georgetown University community is invited to help maintain a safe and accessible campus. If you encounter or suspect hazardous or unsafe conditions, please report the issue by submitting a report to the Department of Planning and Facilities Management using the LiveSafe app, calling 202-687-7172 (after hours, call GUPD at 202-687-4343) or by completing a work order request.

Duo, a new two-factor authentication sign-in system, is now required for all University-compensated faculty, staff and students. You must enroll by Saturday, December 22 to avoid being locked out of Georgetown online applications. Learn more about enrolling in Duo here. Email University Information Services or call 202-687-4949 with questions.


US News & World Report (via HealthDay) Better Economy Could Mean Worse Nursing Home Care  with Sean Huang, Dec. 7, 2018

Infection Control Today In Times of Low Unemployment, Nursing Home Quality Suffers with Sean Huang, Dec. 7, 2018

McKnight's Long Term Care Low unemployment correlates to poor nursing home quality, new Georgetown study contends with Sean Huang, Dec. 7, 2018

Medium All you need is drugs with James Giordano, Dec. 6, 2018

NIEHS News Anacostia community forum focuses on breast cancer with Lucile Adams-Campbell and Marc Lippman, Dec. 4, 2018

Medical ethicist Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, responds to media reports that stunned the medical and scientific community: a Chinese scientist who claims to have performed genetic editing to create twins girls who are resistant to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

The low unemployment rate in the U.S. is good news to many people, but perhaps not to residents of nursing homes. A recent Georgetown University Medical Center study found that quality of care in nursing homes improves during periods of recession and worsens when the economy is good.


Shavini Fernando (G'18), a graduate student in the Communication, Culture and Technology program who suffers from life-threatening heart and lung damage, won a total of $35,000 at the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize's "Bark Tank" pitch competition to develop O2Wear, a device she invented that alerts people when their vital signs go out of normal range and calls 911 for help.


Monday, December 10 (Students Only)
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Healey Family Student Center, Social Room

Wednesday, December 19
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, SW 107

All members of the Georgetown University community are invited to share their reflections on the U.S. Department of Education's recently-proposed regulations on the duties of colleges and universities to address sexual misconduct under Title IX. RSVP here. Share your comments here.


Monday, December 10
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, SW 107

All students, faculty and staff are invited to serve as "tasting judges" in this baking competition. Hosted by the School of Medicine Office of the Registrar and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Friday, December 14
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Maguire Hall, Conference Room 304

Learn about the status and impact of global health research activities completed by recipients of the fall 2017 Collaborative Research Seed Grants. Lunch provided. RSVP here (required).


Thursday, January 10
12:00 p.m.

Register here for the next webinar, "Overview & Introduction of the Learning Environment." Learn more about the webinar series here.


Deadline: Monday, December 10
Medical Center Donation Sites: 
Pre-Clinical Science Building outside Dahlgren Memorial Library and St. Mary's Hall, Front Lobby

Drop off new or gently used books for local children and young adults in need at one of several collection sites here. Organized by the Office of the President.


4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Research Building, E501 Conference Room

Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Email to RSVP.


Deadline: December 22

A new two-factor authentication sign-in system, Duo, will soon be required of anyone with an employment relationship with the university. 

You must enroll by December 22 to avoid being locked out of all Georgetown online applications. Directions can be found here. Email University Information Services with questions.


Wednesday, January 23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Grand Rounds
Medical-Dental Building, SW 107
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Workshop
Dahlgren Memorial Library, TBL Space, Second Floor

Register here (required). Lunch provided. Hosted by the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE).


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