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Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP, CHFN-K, associate professor of professional nursing practice, will share her expertise as a Fulbright Specialist in the Czech Republic at the Univerzita Pardubice .
Video! The annual HOYA Clinic Toy Drive raised more than $10,800 to purchase 400 toys. Those impressive numbers were outdone only by the countless smiles at three holiday parties hosted for families experiencing homelessness.
At the Georgetown Women in Medicine (GWIM) annual awards ceremony, attendees celebrated the progress made by women in medicine, honored award recipients and recognized newly promoted and appointed women faculty members.
The 10th annual Ruesch Center symposium brought together clinicians, researchers, patients, caregivers and policymakers for discussions of cutting-edge research and the pipeline of promising new therapies and technologies in GI cancer.
Before she successfully competed for an NIH R01 award, Nady Golestaneh, PhD, MSc, used grants from Partners in Research to collect preliminary data on age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
NAI Fellows have “demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.”
Other News & Announcements
Tobie-Lynn Smith Joins National Advisory Board Addressing ACEs
The American Academy of Family Physicians selected Tobie-Lynn Smith, MD, MPH, MEd, FAAFP, assistant professor of family medicine, to be its representative to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Advisory Board (NAB) for Identifying and Managing Social Determinants of Health. The NAB will identify the most current science and evidence-informed practices for integrating screening, referral and follow-up into pediatric primary care, and will advance system changes to address all adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress in children and families.
Matthew Kavanagh To Co-Chair UNAIDS Advisory Body
Winnie Byanyima , executive director of UNAIDS, appointed Matthew M. Kavanagh, PhD, assistant professor in the department of international health at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, as co-chair of a new UNAIDS Strategic Advisory Group for a five-year appointment. Kavanagh is also d irector of the Global Health Policy and Governance Initiative at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law.
NHS Visiting Distinguished Professor Receives Health Equity Award
Hispanics in Philanthropy  (HIP) selected Maria Gomez, MPH, RN (NHS’77),  visiting distinguished professor  at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, to receive the 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity. Gomez is president, CEO and founder of Mary’s Center, a community health center that serves more than 50,000 individuals at eight locations in DC and Maryland. In announcing the award, HIP said the center’s social change model “is a testament to Ms. Gomez’s commitment to serving families holistically and aligns with HIP and RWJF’s vision to build a culture of health.”
Closure of East-West Road, Dec. 21-Jan. 5
To facilitate construction needed to complete the East-West Road connecting Entrance 4 off Reservoir Road to the Leavey Center, the roadway will be closed north of the Leavey Center loading dock to the intersection of East-West Road and West Perimeter Road from Saturday, December 21 through Sunday, January 5 Please refer to this map for changes to pedestrian and vehicular access during the closure. If vehicular access to the campus, including the Leavey Garage, is needed during this period, those who typically use Entrance 4 should enter via Canal Road. 
Community Meeting Slides
If you missed the Dec. 5 community meeting, you can view the slides on our Health and Health Sciences Strategy Initiative  webpage . You’ll see/hear an update on our HHSSI planning, a staff/AAP message and a conversation with three of our new GUMC leaders.
GUMC in the News
Laboratory Equipment Imaging of Veterans' Brains Suggests Sub-types of Gulf War Illness with James Baraniuk, Dec. 12, 2019 

US News & World Report (via HealthDay) For Some, Follicular Lymphoma May Be Curable with Maryam Sarraf Yazdy, Dec. 11, 2019 

Medscape In Follicular Lymphoma, Can MRD Predict Relapse or Define Cure? with Maryam Sarraf Yazdy and Bruce Cheson, Dec. 9, 2019

Global Health Now We Can Beat AIDS with Youth in the Lead with Charles Holmes, Dec. 1, 2019

Kaiser Family Foundation WHO’s Global Influenza Strategy ‘Welcome Step’ But Needs To Address Emerging Challenges, Opinion Piece Says with Rebecca Katz and Alexandra Phelan, Dec. 6, 2019

The New York Times (via The Associated Press) Doctor's Report Says Elizabeth Warren 'in Excellent Health' with Brian Antono, Dec. 6, 2019

The Hoya Senior Becomes 1st Rhodes Scholar in NHS History with John May and Sara Rotenberg, Dec. 6, 2019

Reuters FDA probes diabetes drug metformin for carcinogen NDMA with Ranit Mishori, Dec. 5, 2019

Wisconsin State Journal UW-Madison brain scan studies seek to pinpoint signs of Alzheimer's with Scott Turner, Nov. 26, 2019

The Associated Pres s Rapper T.I.’s remarks spark NY bill to end virginity tests with Ranit Mishori, Dec. 4, 2019

Washington Business Journal Money in Medicine: These drug and device companies paid the most to D.C. doctors in 2018 with Adriane Fugh-Berman, Dec. 4, 2019

The Guardian (via Yahoo News) Nicotine sickness: the latest vaping scare with Sally Huey, Nov. 30, 2019

Capital Radio Black Mothers Get Less Treatment For Their Postpartum Depression with Alfiee Breland-Noble, Nov. 29, 2019
Press Releases

Brain imaging of veterans with Gulf War illness show varying abnormalities after moderate exercise that can be categorized into two distinct groups — an outcome that suggests a more complex illness that previously thought.

Women who receive palbociclib to treat their advanced breast cancer and have a gene alteration that can lead to a condition known as benign ethnic neutropenia, can safely receive the drug without major concerns of developing infections associated with neutropenia, or low white blood cell counts, say Georgetown Lombardi researchers.

People with follicular lymphoma, a slow-growing lymphatic-system cancer, who have been treated and are in remission for at least two years may no longer have what has been considered an incurable disease based on highly sensitive testing; this means they no longer need therapy or active follow-up.

The number of genetic mutations in cancerous tumors appears to be significantly higher than previously thought, according to a new study using an advanced technology that can detect genetic mutations present only in rare cells within tumors.
Around Campus
New widesprea d resistance to effective drugs against malaria led Department of Chemistry pr ofesso Paul Roepe  to research the mechanisms behind resistance in an effort to stop the continued spread of the disease.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 18
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Learn about the Master's of Science in Health Informatics & Data Science and speak with program leadership.

Thursday, December 19
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Building D, Room 201

Part of the Windows Into Translation (WIT) Series with Jill P. Smith, MD. Presented by the Department of Medicine.
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