In addition to recognizing the work of the Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC), speakers at this year's Gift of Life Breakfast encouraged attendees to take responsibility for their own health, as well as the health of those in their communities. 

Georgetown alumni met with undergraduate students from minority communities to talk about their journeys to medical school, including challenges they faced and opportunities they sought along the way.

As the "co-creator, heart and soul" of the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) program, Dean Joy Phinizy Williams made a difference in countless lives. At the dedication and unveiling of her portrait, Williams' former colleagues spoke about her impact.

Students, faculty, and staff from across the Georgetown University Medical Center community came together to demonstrate their creative talents and address serious topics such as student mental health and wellness.

In a thought-provoking and far-ranging discussion, Georgetown University School of Medicine convened a panel of faculty, a medical alumna and a current student to explore some of the most pressing issues in global health.

Efforts to prevent medical errors, one of the leading causes of death in the United States, were addressed during a panel discussion following a patient safety documentary screening directed by the son of the late John M. Eisenberg, MD, MBA.


Two junior nursing majors at the School of Nursing & Health Studies participated in a religious pilgrimage to Lourdes, France where they learned about the intersection of health and well-being with spirituality.

At a meeting co-hosted by Georgetown Lombardi's Survivorship Research Initiative and the Georgetown University Population Health Scholar Track, public health researcher Reginald Tucker-Seeley, ScD, spoke about the financial challenges of those impacted by cancer.

Over 350 people attended the Seventh Annual Big Data in Biomedicine Symposium, where its founder, Subha Madhavan, PhD, announced a new investment in digital health and scientific big data.

Since its inception, more than 300 individuals have been featured on Dahlgren Memorial Library's READ Posters, with selected books reflecting the diverse array of interests and passions at Georgetown University Medical Center.

 



On Monday, November 5 - Thursday, November 8, graduate student assistants are encouraged to vote on whether they would like to be represented by a union, a result of students' desire to have a stronger voice in campus affairs. Voting will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Pre-Clinical Science Building, GF11 and various locations on main campus. Learn more here.

Georgetown University has established a new collaborative relationship with Technical University of Munich with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to formally pursue joint educational and research opportunities in the field of neuro-engineering. Led on Georgetown's behalf by neuroscience professor Josef Rauschecker, PhD, the two institutions will explore joint or dual degree programs, the exchange of faculty or research scholars, and conduct joint scientific meetings. An initial goal is to work on restitution of function after brain injury and stroke. The MoU was signed Oct. 23 at the start of a neuro-engineering symposium hosted by Georgetown featuring speakers from Georgetown, TUM and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

The West entrance of St. Mary's Hall (hospital-facing side), including the door and pedestrian walkway, is now closed indefinitely to accommodate construction of the new MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Medical/Surgical Pavilion. The building's north entrance remains open and an east entrance is expected to open later this month. Learn more here.

Georgetown University Medical Center's Office of Communications is revamping the content and organization of the GUMC website (gumc.georgetown.edu). Please share your feedback and input on the current website by responding to this survey or by contacting Sarah Riehl to schedule a time to speak in-depth.

 




   

Atlanta Journal Constitution These obese mice lost a third of their fat using a natural protein - Will it work in humans? with Anton Wellstein, Oct. 29, 2018

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News Growth Factor Significantly Impacts Fat and Carb Metabolism with Anton Wellstein, Oct. 29, 2018

Fierce Biotech Natural protein curbs obesity in mice with Anton Wellstein, Oct. 29, 2018

BioSpace Natural Protein Caused Fat Mice to Lose 33% of Weight with Anton Wellstein, Oct. 29, 2018
 




To the great surprise of cancer researchers, a protein they investigated for its possible role in cancer turned out to be a powerful regulator of metabolism. The Georgetown University-led study found that forced expression of this protein in a laboratory strain of obese mice showed a remarkable reduction of their fat mass despite a genetic predisposition to eat all the time.

 




In celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), administrators along with students, faculty, and alumni, have decided to launch science courses tailored to global affairs and pressing world issues such as climate change and food production, ensuring SFS graduates have the knowledge to grapple with today's technical questions, policy problems and ethical dilemmas.

 





Tuesday, November 13
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Colloquium on Addiction
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Convocation Ceremony
Research Building Auditorium
Reception to follow

The Eleventh Annual GUMC Convocation will honor Cura Personalis Award recipient Nora Volkow, MD, and celebrate the achievements of faculty, students and staff.

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Monday, November 5
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Harris Building, 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 4100

Featuring guest speakers Jean Mitchell, PhD, and Nora Carbine. Lunch will be served. Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Email Survivorship@georgetown.edu to RSVP.

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Tuesday, November 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE201C

Learn best practices for supporting survivors of sexual assault. Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and led by Sexual Assault Peer Educators.
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Wednesday, November 7
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE201C

A conversation about race and power dynamics. Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and led by Peer Dialogue Facilitators.

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Thursday, November 8
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 9
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center

This meeting of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) will include discussions on environmental exposures and breast cancer, and a community forum on November 8. Learn more and register here.

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Monday, November 12
4:00 p.m. Reception
5:00 p.m. Lecture
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building


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Wednesday, November 14
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, GM7

Learn to create interactive dashboards and reports in this hands-on workshop. Register here.

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Friday, November 16
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Maguire Hall, Conference Room 303

"Biotechnology for Global Health Security" with Col. Matthew Hepburn, MD.

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Saturday, November 17
7:00 p.m. Silent Auction and Cocktail Reception
8:00 p.m. Dinner, Awards and Dancing
The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.

A black-tie event supporting cancer research, treatment and education at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Learn more and purchase tickets here.


Monday, November 5 - Thursday, November 8
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Science Building, GF11 (and other locations)

Graduate student assistants are encouraged to vote on whether they would like to be represented by a union. Learn more here.

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Monday, November 5
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Warwick-Evans Conference Room, Building D


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Monday, November 5
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

An advance screening and expert panel discussion for a documentary featuring firsthand accounts of the beginning stages of the Ebola outbreak. Wine and cheese to follow. RSVP here. Hosted by the One Health-Infectious Disease Interest Group.

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Wednesday, November 7
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Warwick Evans Conference Room, Building D

Featuring Gregory J. Kirsch . Lunch provided. Email Jeremy S. Alexander by Monday, November 5 to RSVP. Hosted by the Office of Technology Commercialization .

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Friday, November 9
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall

Email Marykate Brueck to register. Hosted by the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics. Sponsored by the McDonald Agape Foundation.

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Friday, November 9
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Maguire Hall, 304

Jonathan (Jono) Quick, MD, MPH, will discuss his latest book and his leadership of global nonprofit organization Management Sciences for Health.

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Wednesday, November 14
1:20 - 3:20 p.m.
Hotung Faculty Lounge, Eric E. Hotung Building, Georgetown University Law Center


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Thursday, November 15
6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Fireside Chat
7:30 p.m. Networking
Research Building Auditorium

Learn more about health care entrepreneurship and innovation with Nate Gross, MD. Dinner provided. Register here. Organized by StartupHoyas MED.

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Friday, November 30 - Saturday, December 1
Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

A forum about current treatment approaches, cutting-edge research and new therapies in GI cancers hosted by the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers. Register here.

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