Children with dyslexia are more likely to have severe difficulty with math than children who do not. How these disabilities are linked, or even if they are, is the question that Guinevere Eden, D.Phil., is taking on. 

As a part of an intensive weeklong class on nutrition and patient health, Thomas Sherman, PhD, suggested that members of the School of Medicine Class of 2021 submit recipes for a cookbook. The result features more than 200 recipes reflecting the students' diverse backgrounds, experiences and tastes.

>>> Click here to check out the recipes in The M2021 Cookbook: Manageable Recipes for Medical Students!

An event held to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reaffirm the university's dedication to cura personalis, panelists at "The Voice: Medical Edition" also addressed microaggressions and immigration.

The financial plan, approved last week, is designed to strengthen the university's competitiveness, maintain its financial stability and continue its commitment to the broadest possible access to a Georgetown education. The board also approved a new master of arts and certificate program in Catholic clinical ethics.


Georgetown Women in Medicine (GWIM) will sponsor two Georgetown University women faculty to attend the 2018 AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar. The application deadline is Tuesday, February 20 at 11:59 p.m. To learn more and apply, click here.

Arts & Medicine, a School of Medicine student group dedicated to enhancing patient care and medical education through the arts, recently published the second volume of their annual creative journal. The latest issue of SCOPE includes short stories, photography, paintings and more. It is available  here.

Interested in learning more about the best ways to use Blackboard, Canvas, Zoom and more? Check out UIS Educational Technology Training opportunities  here.


Science News Babies can recover language skills after a left-side stroke with Elissa Newport, Feb. 18, 2018

Science Magazine Babies get strokes too. Here's how their brains recover with Elissa Newport, Feb. 18, 2018

HealthDay Stroke May Not Mean Language Loss for Newborns with Elissa Newport, Feb. 17, 2018

Reuters Family history increases breast cancer risk even for older women with Dejana Braithwaite, Feb. 13, 2018

Medscape 'Unprecedented' 73% Response Rate With Combo in Untreated RCC with Michael Atkins, Feb. 14, 2018

Daily Mail How to talk to children about a shooting - an age-by-age guide according to therapists with Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, Feb. 15, 2018

NBC News FDA approves new blood test to detect concussions with Alex Dromerick, Feb. 15, 2018

1A (NPR) How Much Are Drugmakers To Blame For The Opioid Crisis? with Adriane Fugh-Berman, Feb. 14, 2018

Medscape Lesser of Two 'Evils': Fat, Sugar, Cigs with Kenneth Lin, Feb. 12, 2018

IEEE Pulse Brain-Related Matters with James Giordano, Feb. 2018

BBC News The extraordinary healing powers of music with Julia Langley, Feb. 5, 2018


Newborn Babies Who Suffered Stroke Regain Language Function in Opposite Side of Brain
A stroke in a baby - even a big stroke - does not have the same lasting impact as a stroke in an adult. A study led by Georgetown University Medical Center investigators found, a decade or two after a "perinatal" stroke damaged the left "language" side of the brain, affected teenagers and young adults used the right sides of their brains for language.
Family History Increases Breast Cancer Risk Even in Older Women: Weighing Screening Options
Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in women ages 65 and older, according to research published by a team led by Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, associate professor of oncology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and a member of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The findings could impact mammography screening decisions later in life.
New Immunotherapy Combination Tolerable, Effective in Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer
A study led by Michael B. Atkins, MD, deputy director at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, that combined an agent that blocks blood vessel formation with an immunotherapy agent was found to have promising anti-tumor activity and no unexpected side effects in an early-phase clinical trial in patients with advanced kidney cancer who had not been previously treated.

The O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health at Georgetown University Law Center has launched a website that provides policy-oriented information about hepatitis C. The goal of the website is to fill any information void that currently exists between the information provided by websites such as that of the Centers for Disease Control, and the general public. 

Steven Sabat, a professor emeritus in the department of psychology, taught on the Hilltop for 40 years before retiring from the classroom. He's still teaching now, but to a new audience: his latest book, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know, was recently published by Oxford University Press.


Tuesday, February 20
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The President's Room outside Riggs Library

Faculty and staff are invited to have their headshots taken by the university photographer. No appointment necessary. Headshots will also be taken on March 15 and April 6.

Wednesday, February 21
8:00 p.m.

Learn more about the program here and RSVP here

Thursday, February 22
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Mortara Building (3600 N St NW), Conference Room

Matthew Reinhard, PsyD, will speak about post-deployment psychiatric conditions in veterans, how to identify and cope with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, and overcoming stereotypes associated with mental health as part of the military-connected community. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP here.

Sunday, February 25
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Yates Field House

Teams of 4-5 people will learn about wheelchair basketball from the Punishers, MedStar's wheelchair basketball team, then compete with each other in 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball. Spectators invited!

Proceeds to benefit the United Spinal Association and MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. Co-organized by Georgetown's Special Master's Program. Learn more and register here.

Thursday, March 1
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, March 2
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, Salon H

A conference exploring Edmund Pellegrino's philosophy of medicine and body of work. Click here to register for either one or both days. Contact Marti Patchell using this form if you have questions.

Tuesday, February 20
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
W. Harvey Proctor Amphitheater 
Medical-Dental Building

H. Clifford Lane, MD, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will speak at this seminar, hosted by the department of microbiology and immunology. Email Yvette Queen if you have questions.

Thursday, February 22
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center Ballroom

Sign up here and use the sponsor code MEDICINE. Call 1-866-236-3276 if you have any questions about eligibility.

Friday, February 23
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
St. Mary's, Room 110

Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, CNS, RN, FAAN, will present during this first session of the Minority Health Research Speaker Series. The presentation will be followed by a luncheon.

Monday, February 26
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
By appointment only

Learn more here. Contact Veronica Chiu if you have any questions.

Tuesday, March 13 - Tuesday, May 1
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

This semester's Mini Medical School will include presentations from expert faculty on traumatic brain injury, immunotherapy, alternative medicine, plastic surgery, obesity and more. Learn more and register here. Email Sulphat Sanni if you have any questions.

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