New Features
A self-described "card-carrying nephrologist," Moshe Levi, MD, brings his diverse interests, experience in collaborative interdisciplinary science and passion for research to his new role.
At the Twelfth Annual GUMC Convocation on November 18, Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, will be recognized with the Cura Personalis Award, GUMC's highest honor.
Three School of Medicine students created a course in culinary medicine to help classmates take care of themselves and motivate future patients to adopt healthier lifestyles .
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Clifford and Patricia Chieffo announced plans to support patient services at Georgetown Lombardi.
As a participant in MIT Hacking Medicine's DC Grand Hack 2019, Alex Luta (C'16, M'20) developed plans for a phone app to help spina bifida patients.
Other News & Announcements
Italo Mocchetti, MD, professor in the department of neuroscience, will receive the President's Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers at Georgetown's Fall Faculty Convocation on Wednesday, October 23. The awards recognize faculty members nominated by their students and colleagues for outstanding service to the community and to the Academy as exemplary scholar-teachers, embodying Georgetown's mission as a student-centered research university.
Nominations Open for Convocation Faculty Research Awards
In preparation for the Twelfth Annual GUMC Convocation, GUMC faculty are invited to nominate colleagues for the GUMC Leadership in Research Award and the GUMC Research Recognition Award. To learn more about the criteria for the awards and to submit nominations, please visit the links above. Please nominate only one colleague per award. Self nominations are allowed. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Kluge.
Members of the Georgetown community will be able to receive flu shots with their GoCards on Tuesday, October 22 and additional dates throughout October at Yates Field House. No appointment required.
GUMC in the News
AAMC News Insights We must help asylum-seekers. Here's a key way to do that. by Ranit Mishori, Oct. 18, 2019

The Hill Physicians to Trump: Immigration detention centers must close with Ranit Mishori, Oct. 14, 2019

NPR Weekend Edition Sunday Metastatic Breast Cancer with Filipa Lynce, Oct. 13, 2019

US News & World Report New Finding Challenges Old Notions About Dyslexia with Guinevere Eden, Oct. 10, 2019

Medscape Virtual Tumor Board Faster and Better Than Real Life with Subha Madhavan, Oct. 11, 2019

Precision Oncology News 'Virtual' Molecular Tumor Board Cuts Turnaround Time, Boosts Trial Enrollment Rate with Subha Madhavan, Oct. 10, 2019

US News & World Report 5 Signs It's Time for Memory Care with Scott Turner, Oct. 7, 2019

Press Releases

Analysis from leading researchers shows there could be significant benefits from a presidentially-led initiative focused on combatting pandemics. With the 2020 presidential race under way, the researchers provide new evidence on the potential for a proactive U.S. foreign policy effort to halt current pandemics, prevent new outbreaks from becoming pandemics, and address disease threats linked to climate change.

Using virtual, cloud-based, interconnected computing techniques applied to 51,000 variables, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center and colleagues reduced the time needed to assess a cancer patient's tumor profile and suitability for clinical trials from 14 to four days. This method also increased two-fold, over a four-year period, the number of cases that could be assessed compared to conventional methods.

New brain imaging research debunks a controversial theory about dyslexia that can impact how it is sometimes treated, Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists say.

Georgetown University Medical Center, a Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Association Research Center of Excellence, is now offering three clinical trials to study new treatments for LBD, a disease often confused with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.
Around Campus
Kids and teens are quietly losing their health insurance at unprecedented rates across America. Sounding the alarm: McCourt's Center for Children and Families (CCF) with recent headline-grabbing reports that reveal disturbing declines at the state and national level.

Upcoming Events

Select dates Tuesday, October 22 - Friday, November 1
Yates Field House

Faculty, staff and students may receive free flu shots with their GOCards.

Tuesdays, October 22 - December 3
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

A seminar series with lectures by GUMC faculty on topics including sleep medicine/sleep disorders, ophthalmology and pharmacology.

Wednesday, October 23
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
President's Room outside of Riggs Library

No appointment required.

Wednesday, October 23
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Basic Science Building, Room 239

GUMC and CENTILE host presentations from the International Medical Education Exchange Program. Registration required.

Wednesday, October 23
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Leavey Center, Room #1606

With Russell S. Timm, PhD, of Womble Bond Dickinson. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by email or calling 202-687-7424. Sponsored by the Office of Technology Commercialization.

Wednesday, October 23
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE 412

With Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH. Hosted by the MS in Health and the Public Interest (HAPI) program.

Friday, October 25
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Maguire Hall, Room 304

Caryl Griffin Russell, MSN, MDiv, founder of the Elizabeth R. Griffin Program, will describe how the legacy of the program supports the principle of cura personalis. RSVP here.

Saturday, October 26
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Edward B. Bunn Auditorium, Intercultural Center

This one-day conference will empower attendees to take charge of their physical, mental and spiritual health. Use promo code GEORGETOWN for a complimentary ticket.

Sunday, October 27 - Wednesday, October 30
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

Co-hosted by CENTILE and MedStar Health, this conference will bring together educators, researchers, practitioners and policymakers to discuss ways to promote resilience, empathy and well-being across the health professions.

Monday, October 28
12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Bethesda Country Club

Benefitting the Medical Student Life Scholarship Fund. Lunch will be provided before the tournament, which will conclude with a happy hour, presentation of awards and sponsor gifts.

Tuesday, October 29
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Proctor Harvey Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

With Keisha Bell, MD. Presented by the School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion Health Equity Forum.

Wednesday, October 30
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Proctor Harvey Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

With Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA, FACS. Presented by the School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion Health Equity Forum.

Sunday, November 3
7:00 a.m. Triathlon Start
9:00 a.m. 5K Start
Yates Field House

Benefiting the HOYA Clinic. Athletes can participate in the triathlon (400 yard swim, 12 mile bike ride, 5K run) individually or as part of a relay team. Participants with the highest donations will receive free swag on race day.

Monday, November 18
10:00 a.m. Colloquium on HIV/AIDS
2:30 p.m. Convocation Ceremony
Research Building Auditorium

The colloquium and convocation ceremony will feature  Cura Personalis Award recipient Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA. Reception to follow the convocation ceremony in the Research Building on the podium level.
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