New Features
Three years ago, Melody Wilkinson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, started taking graduate nursing students to the town of Clay, West Virginia, to do community service and health education.
As a native Washingtonian, Christopher King, PhD, said it was an honor to be appointed by the Council of the District of Columbia to serve on the commission.
Georgetown Lombardi researchers Fung Lung Chung, PhD, and Aiwu Ruth He, MD, PhD, are studying whether a green tea extract can prevent the development of liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis.
For eight weeks this summer, 12 students interning at the Ruesch Center are shadowing physicians, helping with research and engaging with patients.
Over the last year, Vesna Petronic-Rosic, MD, MSc, MBA, has doubled the number of dermatology faculty, providing new educational experiences for Georgetown medical students and MedStar residents.
Other News & Announcements
Spevak Speaks About Addiction at White House Convening
At a June 25 Office of National Drug Control Policy convening at the White House, Christopher Spevak, MD, MPH, JD, professor of clinical anesthesiology at Georgetown University Medical Center, spoke about expanding the addiction workforce and access to treatment across health care systems. The meeting was attended by national medical, health systems and insurance leaders, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine.
Catch up on highlights from the 2018-2019 academic year at the School of Nursing & Health Studies by checking out their latest annual report here.
GUMC in the News
The New York Times Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency with Rebecca Katz, July 17, 2019
The Wall Street Journal Ebola Epidemic in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency with Rebecca Katz, July 17, 2019
The Associated Press WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo a global health emergency with Alexandra Phelan, July 17, 2019
STAT News WHO declares Ebola outbreak an international health emergency with Rebecca Katz, July 17, 2019
The Atlantic The WHO Finally Sounds Its Loudest Alarm Over Ebola in the Congo with Rebecca Katz, July 18, 2019

Axios WHO amps up global Ebola warning after spread to big Congo city with Julie Fischer, July 18, 2019
The Scientist WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency with Rebecca Katz, July 18, 2019
The Washington Post It’s time to declare a public health emergency on Ebola with Daniel Lucey, July 10, 2019
Telegraph Facelifts make men seem more likeable and trustworthy, says study with Michael Reilly, July 11, 2019
MedPage Today Can Facial Surgery Shape Men's Perceived Personalities? with Michael Reilly, July 11, 2019
Catholic Standard From the spring of Lourdes: Georgetown nursing students impacted by service, faith with Edilma Yearwood and Sarah Vitton, July 11, 2019
NPR 6 Ways To Get The Best From Your Doctor with Jennifer Brown, July 8, 2019
AAMC News Finding success as a first-generation medical student with Hailey Roumimper/Generation I, July 2, 2019
Fox 5 DC Pool/health safety with Alison Huffstetler, July 18, 2019
Press Releases
On the recommendation of the Emergency Committee, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) after a man with Ebola traveled undetected to Goma, a city of about one million people and transportation hub perched on the Rwandan border.
In the first of its kind study, plastic surgeons at Georgetown University Medical Center found that when a man chose to have a nip or a tuck on his face, it significantly increased perceptions of attractiveness, likeability, social skills or trustworthiness.
Around Campus
Each fall and spring semester, the Global Health Initiative (GHI) selects a cohort of undergraduate and graduate students to conduct global health research alongside faculty mentors through the GHI Student Fellows Program.
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 7
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building

In the inaugural Edward M. Kovach Cura Personalis Endowed Lecture, award-winning journalist Katie Couric will participate in a conversation moderated by John L. Marshall, MD. Reception with light refreshments to follow. Register here.


Gateway Exploration Program Capstone Presentations

Tuesday, July 30
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

Enjoy poster presentations on health disparities by the 2019 participants in the Gateway Exploration Program (GEP) in Medicine for High School Students.

Tuesday, July 23
12:00 p.m.

Participants in this webinar will learn about databases designed to deliver key evidence quickly in the clinical context, including Dynamed Plus, ClinicalKey, Essential Evidence Plus and Isabel differential diagnosis generator. Register here to receive the Zoom webinar information via email.


Deadline: Wednesday, July 31
5:00 p.m.

The Bias Reduction and Improvement Coaching (BRIC) Program is a professional development opportunity that will empower faculty and staff to learn more about how to mitigate the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace. The program is open to all GUMC and MedStar faculty and staff. Learn more and apply here.
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