At the Seventh Annual George M. Kober Research Day, School of Medicine students gave poster presentations in a setting similar to a professional conference, preparing them for careers as good investigators and clinicians.

In addition to poster presentations by 80 students from Georgetown and other area universities this year, developmental biologist Maria Jasin, PhD, gave a keynote speech at Undergraduate Research Day. 

More than 670 women attended this year's Women & Wine and raised over $630,000 for the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research. Angela Ertlschweiger encouraged attendees to stay on top of their mammograms and live their lives to the fullest.  

A team of Georgetown researchers has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a data-sharing tool for U.S. public health agencies and departments to improve the National HIV Surveillance System.

Recognizing the pivotal role she played in making the human sexuality course at the School of Medicine more inclusive, the Hoya MedAlliance recently honored Andrea Singer, MD, with the Faculty Lambda Award.

End of the Year Awards Honor Students, Faculty and Staff
The Golden Apple Awards recognized School of Medicine faculty and staff for their outstanding contributions to medical education and student affairs, as well as remarkable demonstrations of cura personalis. At the String of Pearls Awards, the School of Medicine Classes of 2018 and 2019 honored residents and interns who have made an extraordinary impact on their medical education. And at the Lavender Graduation, the Hoya MedAlliance Leadership Award was awarded to Casey Bishop (M'18). 

Cura Personalis Fellowship Accepting Applicants
The Cura Personalis Fellowship is a mentorship program in which Georgetown University Medical Center faculty and affiliated-faculty physicians help medical students with professional identity formation. Learn more here and apply here by Monday, May 14 at 11:59 p.m.

Primary Care Scholarship Opportunities Available
The Department of Family Medicine's Area Health Education Center (AHEC), in conjunction with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, has launched three scholarship programs aimed at providing leadership, training and research opportunities for students interested in primary care. Learn more here and apply here.

NPR All Things Considered How People Learned To Recognize Monkey Calls Reveals How We All Make Sense Of Sound with Max Riesenhuber and Guinevere Eden, April 19, 2018

Infectious Disease New app recommends strategies for integrating disease control programs with Claire Standley, April 16, 2018

Homeland Preparedness News Researchers create web tool for navigating disease control measures with Claire Standley, April 16, 2018

Today Show How a Sesame Street muppet is changing the world for people with autism with Georgetown University Medical Center, April 20, 2018

Delaware Online (op-ed) Young people need us to stop stigmatizing mental illness with NHS student Elizabeth Barnett, April 26, 2018

Catholic Transcript Medical experts who are religious leaders look at faith, health, healing with Kevin FitzGerald, April 26, 2018

Politico Jackson troubles shine light on a fact of Washington life: Sleeping pills with Adriane Fugh-Berman, April 26, 2018

The Associated Press After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?  with James Giordano, April 24, 2018

Wall Street Journal Authorities Catch Waffle House Suspect, Now Put Focus on Father with Liza Gold, April 23, 2018

Patch Fairfield University Announces Commencement Speakers with Mark Dybul, April 19, 2018


A new study published by senior investigator Maximilian Riesenhuber, PhD, a professor in Georgetown University School of Medicine's department of neuroscience, is the first to provide strong evidence that learning in sight and sound follows similar principles, which could help scientists devise new approaches to restore sensory deficits.


Professor Heidi Elmendorf of the department of biology brought a group of Georgetown scientists and students to man a booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival earlier this month. Billed as "The nation's largest celebration of STEM," the festival has brought together scientists, students, and curious citizens of all ages in Washington, D.C. every other year since 2010.


Monday, April 30
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

Lunch provided. To RSVP, email


Tuesday, May 1
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Bulldog Tavern, Healey Family Student Center

Join  Women in Science and Education (WISE) for an evening of networking with Georgetown University and DC-area gender-based advocacy groups. Open to all graduate students, faculty and staff. Drinks and appetizers provided.


Thursday, May 10
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Leavey Center Program Room

A discussion of the book, "When Breath Becomes Air," by Paul Kalanithi led by  Stacey Kaltman, PhD and  Daniel Marchalik, MD, MA. Hosted by  CENTILE. Lunch provided. Register  here (required).


8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Fisher Colloquium, Hariri Building

A panel featuring faculty from the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center focused on cancer survivorship. To RSVP, email


5:00 p.m.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Goldberg Auditorium

Join us as the MAGIS Society of Master Teachers welcomes its 2018 inductees. A reception will follow.

Monday, April 30
12:00 p.m.
Gaston Hall

Honoring anatomical donors and their families. Reception to follow. Contact Mark Zavoyna for more information.


MCGSO Pooch Pawlooza

Wednesday, May 2
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building Podium
Rain Location: Medical-Dental Building, Room SW-107

Stressed out about finals? Relax by playing with puppies from  People Animals Love Organized by the 
Medical Center Graduate Student Organization .


6:15 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

Dinner and discussion on "Disease Modification through Exercise," featuring  Carlo Tornatore, MD and  Fernando Pagan, MD. To RSVP, contact  Fiona Zhu.


Thursday, May 17
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Warwick-Evans, Building D


Wednesday, May 30
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

Organized by  CENTILE,  this event will feature workshops, oral presentations and opportunities to network with peers across disciplines. 

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