Being a first-generation medical student can compound the feelings of self-doubt and anxiety that many medical students experience. A new club at the School of Medicine has given first-generation students a greater sense of belonging and acceptance. 

Lindsey Caines (NHS'19) and Ali Baird (NHS'19) both serve on the executive board for the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS), one of the country's largest all-volunteer, student-run, university-based emergency ambulance services.

Whether sharing smile cards, candy grams or compliments, members of the Random Acts of Kindness Club at the School of Medicine hope to make Georgetown an even kinder, happier place.

Georgetown BGE master's in biotechnology students helped improve neurochemical sensor testing, represent neuronal physiology and functions of the human brain and more at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Georgetown's Nurse Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner program gave Veniese Lawrence (G'17), MS, CNM, the training and confidence to deliver a patient's breech baby without surgery.

Spies to Receive Society of Interventional Radiology 2019 Gold Medal
The Society of Interventional Radiology has chosen James Spies, MD, MPH, chair and professor in the department of radiology, as the recipient of the 2019 Gold Medal, the society's highest honor. The Gold Medal is awarded to those who have rendered exceptional service to the field of interventional radiology. Spies will receive the award at the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting in March.

The Aspen Institute has named Matthew Biel, MD, chief of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, as a member of the 2018 class of Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows for his commitment to advancing opportunity and equity for low-income children and families.

Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH, director of the GUMC Center for Global Health Science and Security, has been named a commissioner on a newly formed effort to identify global health opportunities and challenges. The "Lancet Commission on a synergistic approach to universal health coverage, health security, and health promotion" seeks to "define and systematically describe the current landscape of law that affects global health and safety." Its commissioners will make the case for the power of law to improve health. Read more here.

The Global Health Initiative will host an open house on Tuesday, September 11 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Copley Formal Lounge. Students will learn more about global health programs at Georgetown by networking with faculty, alumni and other students. Lunch will be served. RSVP  here.

Taught by School of Medicine faculty, Mini-Medical School offers lectures in basic and clinical science topics. Registration is now open for the fall 2018 Mini-Medical School program, which starts Tuesday, October 2. Register here.  

The university photographer is hosting three headshot sessions this fall for all faculty and staff. Sessions will take place on September 18, October 31 and November 29, all from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Riggs Library. Sessions are free and no appointment is required.


Miami Herald Doctors reveal possible 'neuro-weapon' used in alleged attacks in Cuba with James Giordano, Sept. 7, 2018

National Defense EXCLUSIVE: Doctors Reveal Details of Neuro-Weapon Attacks in Havana with James Giordano, Sept. 6, 2018

NPR A Medical School Tradition Comes Under Fire For Racism by Mara Gordon, Sept. 5, 2018

Neurology Advisor 5 Key Findings Presented at 2018 Parkinson Disease Conference with Georgetown/nilotinib, Aug. 29, 2018

Science A unique calling: Careers in career development for STEM doctorates with Caleb McKinney, Aug. 30, 2018

The Washington Post Want to minimize jet lag? Here's what the doctors order with Ranit Mishori, Aug. 30, 2018

The Hill E-cigarette tariffs are a threat to public health with David Levy, Aug. 28, 2018

The New York Times Women Struggling to Get Pregnant Turn to Fertility Apps with Victoria Jennings, Aug. 27, 2018

Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, PhD, MHSc, director of the AAKOMA Project and adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center, says there are a few important steps parents and other loved ones can take to ensure that their teens are on the best path to good mental health as they return to school.

Drugs most commonly prescribed to patients seen by primary care physicians are not often tested in the patients who go to these clinics, where most people receive their care, say investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center and Yale School of Medicine.

Every year, 18 billion pounds of plastic are being dumped into the world's oceans, said William McDonough, a circular economy and sustainable development expert with William McDonough + Partners, at a September 5 event on the global plastics crisis, alternatives to plastics and other measures to create a healthy campus and planet.


Tuesday, November 13

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Colloquium: Addiction
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Convocation Ceremony

Research Building Auditorium
Reception to follow

This year, we will address the legal, medical and ethical issues of addiction.


Wednesday, September 12
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Leavey Program Room 1606, Leavey Center

Featuring  Todd Buck, PhDon intellectual property problems that arise when collaborating with other institutions. Lunch provided. Hosted by the  Office of Technology Commercialization. Email  Jeremy S. Alexander by September 10, to RSVP.


Wednesday, September 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, BACC Classroom, Lower Level

Learn how to optimize and refine your searches, find full text articles and more using nursing research tool CINAHL. Light snacks provided. Register  here.


Tuesday, September 18
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
President's Room (Riggs Library), Healy Hall

The university photographer is hosting headshots sessions for faculty and staff. No appointment required. 


Thursday, September 20
7:00 p.m.  Doors open
8:00 p.m.  Show starts
Union Stage, 740 Water Street, S.W. Washington, D.C.

Join the  Friends of Lombardi at this concert to support  Georgetown Lombardi featuring '90s cover band White Ford Bronco. Learn more  here.

Tuesday, September 11
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall

Students are encouraged to attend to learn more about global health programs at Georgetown and network with faculty, alumni and other students in the field. Lunch will be served. Hosted by the Global Health Initiative. RSVP here


Wednesday, September 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE201C

Learn about the significance of the #MeToo movement. Hosted by the  Office of Diversity and Inclusion and led by  Sexual Assault Peer Educators and  Peer Dialogue Facilitators.


Thursday, September 13
12:00 p.m.

Register  here for the next webinar, "The Role of Instructional Design in Health Science Course Development," and learn more about the webinar series  here.


Thursday, September 20
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Information Session
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Reception
Medical-Dental Building, SW 107

Join the  Georgetown University Postdoc Association for an event welcoming new and returning postdocs. Faculty and staff welcome to attend.


Friday, September 21
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Medical-Dental Building, SW 107

Featuring guest speakers Asma Dilawari, MD, and Bhumika Gandhi, MD. Breakfast will be served. Attendees may also partcipate via Zoom. Email to RSVP.

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