Service learning is one of the major focus areas of the Academy for Research, Clinical and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES), a rigorous six-week training program for college students interested in health professions, led by the School of Medicine's Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

This September, the National League for Nursing will formally recognize the School of Nursing & Health Studies as a Center of Excellence for "creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development."

Organized by the T32 Oversight Committee, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted a poster day to showcase the work of its trainees, including master's students, postdoctoral fellows and others in advanced training.

About 30 children from the D.C. General Family Shelter participated in this year's HoyaMed Summer Sports Camp, a free, week-long sports camp led by School of Medicine students with visits from the Georgetown football team and D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Nationwide, deaths from liver cancer have increased significantly over the last 16 years. Aiwu Ruth He, MD, PhD, a Georgetown liver cancer expert, said that part of the explanation is that people are living longer because of improved therapies for hepatitis B and C.

Ella T. Heitzler, PhD, WHNP, FNP, RNC-OB, assistant professor of advanced nursing practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, is the principal investigator of a new federal grant award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to bolster the nation's nursing faculty workforce.

Patrick Malone, a student in the MD/PhD program (G'19, M'21), was one of 29 students from the United States selected to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which hosted 39 Nobel laureates and 600 young scientists from 84 countries.

James Giordano, PhD, MPhil, professor in the departments of neurology and biochemistry and chair of the neuroethics studies program in the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, has been selected by the IEEE Brain Initiative to chair the group tasked with developing an ethics considerations document for scientists and engineers working on neurotechnologies.

Barbara S. Bregman, PT, PhD, an emeritus faculty and cofounder of the department of neuroscience, has been appointed associate dean for health professions and education development. In this role, she will be responsible for implementing new health professions programs and for collaborating with the School of Nursing & Health Studies, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Medicine. Learn more  here.

The Georgetown University Medical Center Teaching Academy for the Health Sciences is accepting applications for membership. Applicants must have a faculty appointment and be part of the GUMC Teaching Mission. Click here to learn more about the application process.

The School of Medicine Class of 2022 will be welcomed into the medical profession at the White Coat Ceremony on Friday, August 3 in Gaston Hall. Tickets are required, but the ceremony will also be streamed live here.


WUSA9 Hyundai Hope On Wheels gives $100,000 to Georgetown Cancer Center with Jeffrey Toretsky, July 24, 2018

The Washington Post Why crossing time zones makes you feel bad, and what you can do about it by Caroline Wellbery, July 21, 2018

The Telegraph Magazine The rise of biological and chemical weapons with James Giodano, July 17, 2018

Acute stress and trauma experienced by immigrant children who have been separated from their families at the U.S. border may have long-lasting impacts, a prospect described as "absolutely terrifying" by Matt Biel, MD, MSc, a Georgetown expert in child development, trauma and resilience.


A new report from the Center for Children & Families, part of the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy, shows just how important Medicaid is to children's health, especially in school districts that have a large share of their students covered through Medicaid. 


Monday, July 30 - Tuesday, July 31
12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, Reading Room

Learn about the health disparities research conducted by participants in the Gateway Education Program (GEP) in Medicine for High School Students.  RSVP here . Email Kimberly Walker with questions.


Thursday, August 9
3:30 p.m. Poster Presentations
6:30 p.m. Reception/Light Dinner
Medical-Dental Building, SW 107

Meet the 2018  Academy for Research, Clinical and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) fellows and learn about their summer research projects. The poster presentations will also be livestreamed on  Zoom. A closing dinner celebration will follow the presentations.  RSVP  here . Email  Kimberly Walker  with questions.


Wednesday, August 1
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE 201C

Participants will define and discuss systems of power and privilege, reflect on the ways in which they hold and/or lack power and privilege, and how to move forward with that knowledge.  RSVP here .


Monday, August 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Research Building, E501 Conference Room

Lunch will be served. Attendees may also participate via  Zoom. Email to


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