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Sara Rotenberg (NHS'20), a senior global health major, has been named a 2020 Rhodes Scholarship recipient, the first from Georgetown's School of Nursing & Health Studies .
At the Twelfth Annual GUMC Convocation, Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, shared how the HIV/AIDS epidemic taught her to be "a better person."
Significant strides have been made in the fight against HIV yet an incredible amount of work remains, panelists said at the GUMC Convocation Colloquium on HIV/AIDS .
For his decades-long dedication to decreasing the incidence of cervical cancer worldwide, Richard Schlegel, MD, PhD, was given the Lifetime Contribution to GUMC Award .
Raising $1.4 million for cancer research, the 33rd annual Lombardi Gala brought together nearly 600 of the cancer center's most enthusiastic supporters and community partners.
The Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington honored Siva Subramanian, MD, with its 2019 Interfaith Leadership Award at its 40th Anniversary Interfaith Concert.
At the seventh annual Ruggles Lecture on Military Medicine, students gathered to hear from a familiar speaker - Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, MBA, dean for medical education and US Air Force veteran.
On this World AIDS Day, we remember and celebrate the lives of those we've lost and those living today with HIV. From Georgetown Medicine magazine, we bring you a story about two patients who are "staying positive" in the face of their diagnoses.
Other News & Announcements
The HOYA Clinic Toy Drive continues through Tuesday, December 3. Georgetown medical students are using the funds raised to purchase gifts from wish lists collected directly from children they serve to "touch as many hearts as we can." Learn more here.
Clarke Named AAAS Fellow
Robert Clarke, PhD, DSc, co-director of the breast cancer program at Georgetown Lombardi, has been selected as a 2019 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Selected in the pharmaceutical sciences section, Clarke is recognized "for distinguished contributions to the field of molecular and translational cancer research, particularly using systems biology to study drug resistance in breast cancer."
Siwek Receives Top Honor from AAFP
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has bestowed its highest honor upon Jay Siwek, MD, vice chair and a professor of family medicine. The John G. Walsh Award for Lifetime Contributions to Family Medicine was presented to him at the 2019 AAFP Congress of Delegates in Philadelphia . The award honors those individuals whose dedication and effective leadership has furthered the development of family medicine. Siwek has been a member of the Georgetown and MedStar communities for 40 years.
Haramati Joins AAMC Board
Aviad "Adi" Haramati, PhD, a professor in the biochemistry and molecular & cellular biology department, was elected chair-elect of the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Faculties and Academic Societies (AAMC-CFAS) . In this capacity, he is a member of the AAMC Board of Directors. Haramati, also a professor of medicine, is director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE).
Jonklaas Elected to ATA Board
Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, professor of medicine, has begun a four-year term as secretary/chief operating officer of the American Thyroid Association (ATA). Jonklaas has been a member of the ATA since 1999. She served as secretary-elect for the past year and a full term on the board of directors previously.
IRH Publication on Fertility App Most Downloaded of 2018
"Perfect- and typical-use effectiveness of the Dot fertility app over 13 cycles: results from a prospective contraceptive effectiveness trial" by Victoria Jennings, PhD, and colleagues at the Institute for Reproductive Health was the most downloaded article of the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care in 2018.
GUMC in the News
The New York Times (via The Associated Press) Vape Debate: Are e-Cigarettes Wiping Out Teen Smoking? with David Levy, Nov. 19, 2019

Science Magazine Investigation Reveals Widespread Double Dipping in NIH Program to Pay Off School Debt with Adriane Fugh-Berman, Nov. 21, 2019

Catholic Standard Interfaith Council of Washington Celebrates 40th Annual Concert with Siva Subramanian, Nov. 19, 2019

Fair Warning What's in a Name? Ghostly Spirits Stalk the Medical Literature with Adriane Fugh-Berman, Nov. 6, 2019

Marie Claire A Test with No Answer with Ranit Mishori, Oct. 30, 2019

Press Releases

Despite the lengthy time and money commitments that are required to conduct clinical trials, a new analysis has found that up to one-fourth of completed lung cancer clinical trial results are not published, thereby depriving patients, the research community and the public of a complete picture of the current state of the science.
Around Campus
In an effort to improve education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Georgetown psychology professor  Sandra Calvert  and her colleagues conducted research, published in Child Development, that examined whether children could learn math more easily if they interacted with a responsive media character . They found that children more quickly and accurately answered math questions when children thought of the character as their friend and when the character provided verbal feedback to the children about their math performance.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 3
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
President's Room outside of Riggs Library

No appointment required.

Tuesday, December 3
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Regents Hall, 5th Floor Conference Room (Room 551)

Join the Office of Technology Commercialization as we celebrate the new NAI inductees with a wine and cheese party.

Wednesday, December 4
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, Room GM-7

Participants will learn to use Google Data Studio, a free data visualization tool that makes it easy to create interactive dashboards and reports.
GUMC Community Meeting

Thursday, December 5
4:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

  Topics will include the Health Sciences Strategy Initiative and a conversation with our newest medical center leaders - Moshe Levi, Carole Roan Gresenz and Anna Tate Riegel.

Thursday, December 5
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lombardi Atrium

Georgetown Women In Medicine (GWIM) leaders present awards for mentorship and achievements, and unveil the latest portrait in the “Women on the Walls” series.

Friday, December 6 - Saturday, December 7
Omni Shoreham Hotel

The annual symposium explores current treatment approaches, cutting-edge research and new therapies for GI cancers. Registration is free for MedStar and Georgetown staff using promo code Employee2019.

Monday, December 9
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Instructional Technology Lab (ITL), Dahlgren Memorial Library

Participants will learn the Canvas skills for adding and organizing course content, using the calendar and communicating with students.

Tuesday, December 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Instructional Technology Lab (ITL), Dahlgren Memorial Library

Participants will learn the Canvas skills for dispensing assignments, providing feedback, creating quizzes and more.

Tuesday, December 10
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Car Barn, Room 306

Sean Huang, PhD, will speak about the background, environments, and issues related to the costs and quality of the U.S. nursing home sector at this GU Aging and Health seminar .

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

This workshop will walk you through creating a My NCBI account and will demonstrate how to use these free tools to improve your workflow and showcase your professional achievements.

Friday, December 13
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, Room SW-107

Learn about unconscious biases that can influence the way you write letters of recommendation and common pitfalls that impact letter-writing for students and requesting letters of recommendation. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion & Equity (TIE) series.

Celebrating the Life of Barry Wolfe

Sunday, December 15
11:30 a.m.
Riggs Library

Join us as we celebrate the life of the late Barry Wolfe, PhD, vice chair of the department of pharmacology & physiology, founding director of the MS in pharmacology program and director of the PhD in pharmacology program. 
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