The first research symposium co-hosted by Georgetown University and the MedStar Health Research Institute, welcomed over 1,000 attendees and hundreds of presentations. 

L. Whitman Brown, MBA, PMP, assistant dean for finance & administration at Georgetown University School of Medicine was recognized for his work to prepare for the recent LCME recertification process.  

Volunteering abroad prompted Carolyn Hofley (NHS'19, M'23) to look into the way that the social determinants of health contribute to health disparities, an interest that inspired her to get involved with Georgetown's Health Justice Alliance (HJA).

John Marshall, MD, director of the Ruesch Center for the Cure of GI Cancers, plans to spend an upcoming sabbatical growing a global research network, establishing an oncology training program and writing a book with his wife. 

Though there is no cure for Lewy body disease, researchers are launching clinical trials to study disease-modifying treatments at Georgetown University Medical Center, a Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence. 


All GUMC faculty and staff are invited to apply for the GUMC Bias Reduction and Improvement Coaching program, an evidence-based, train-the-trainer professional development initiative designed to address unconscious bias in the recruitment, selection and advancement of GUMC employees. Learn more here. To learn more about becoming a BRIC coach, sign up here for an information session on June 7.

The spring/summer 2019 issue of Georgetown Medicine magazine is now available online. Click here to check out the magazine, featuring stories on school-based mental health, dealing with impostor syndrome, building resilience, physician wellness and more.


The Washington Post Why are so many doctors burning out? Tons of real and electronic paperwork. by Daniel Marchalik, June 1, 2019

The Hill Ending AIDS requires US investment by Mark Dybul, May 21, 2019

Physician's Weekly Some Women With HIV Struggling to Achieve Viral Suppression with Seble Kassaye, May 22, 2019

Oxford University Press Blog How to protect your family from sun exposure this summer with Kenneth Tercyak, May 24, 2019


Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have launched a clinical trial to investigate the repurposing of bosutinib (Bosulif®), approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a form of leukemia, to treat Lewy body dementia, the second most common cause of dementia and for which an approved medication is desperately needed.

Cancer patients previously excluded and underrepresented in immunotherapy clinical trials, such as African Americans and patients with HIV or viral hepatitis, benefit at the same rate as patients tested in the clinical trials, according to a study to be presented by Georgetown Lombardi at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago.  

A survey conducted by Georgetown Lombardi investigators found a significant knowledge and practice gap among community oncologists in the understanding and usage of genetic testing in determining patients' treatment plans and potential clinical trial outcomes. The study will be presented at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago. 


Georgetown annually recognizes the outstanding service and performance of faculty and staff during the academic year. A list of awardees from across the University is now available here.


Deadline for Abstracts:
June 15 by 11:59 p.m.
Conference: September 11-13

Abstracts are currently being accepted for the International Conference in Systems and Network Medicine, an inaugural conference bringing together experts, researchers and physicians to explore the value of systems medicine to personalized interventions.


Wednesday, June 5
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, BACC Classroom, Lower Level

Learn more about study instruments that have been reviewed for their validity and reliability, and how to locate them.


Friday, June 7
11:30 a.m. Doors open
12:00 p.m. Panel discussion
Washington Marriott Georgetown (1221 22nd Street NW)

A panel discussion with Matthew Biel, MD, Neal Horen, PhD, and Deborah Perry, PhD. Moderated by Phyllis Magrab, PhD. Lunch provided. Email or call (202) 687-5428 to RSVP.


Sunday, June 9 - Tuesday, June 11
Embassy Suites (1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA)

Learn about the ways in which biosafety and occupational health overlap and their associated scientific research hazards from experts in field. Co-hosted by the Elizabeth R. Griffin Program at the Center for Global Health Science and Security. Register here.


Thursday, June 13 - Friday, June 14
Research Building Auditorium
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A gathering of interdisciplinary experts will address opioid overprescribing, effective alternative treatments and other topics related to the opioid epidemic. Hosted by PharmedOUT. Register here.


Monday, June 17
5:00 p.m. Cancer Briefing
6:00 p.m. Cocktails
7:00 p.m. Dinner
Morton's The Steakhouse (1050 Connecticut Avenue NW)

A dinner and live auction to support research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center on cancers that primarily affect men. Email Jaime Fashimpaur for more information.


Tuesday, June 4
2:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE401 (Pharmacology Library)

"Neuroactive Steroids for the Treatment of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease" with Michael A. Rogawski, MD, PhD. Reception to follow.


Thursday, June 6
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Chapel, Main Building, MGUH

Patients and members of the Georgetown community share poetry and other forms of spoken word. Hosted by the Georgetown Lombardi Arts & Humanities Program.


Friday, June 7
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Attendees will learn more about becoming a BRIC coach. Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Wednesday, June 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to use Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) to retain proper credit for scholarly work and simplify grant and manuscript submissions. Hosted by Dahlgren Memorial Library.


Deadline: July 15 at 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is seeking 1500-1700 word essays and poems reflecting on personal identities and their related challenges for the second edition of Cura Conversations.

School of Medicine faculty, staff and students may submit entries here.


Monday, June 17
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Research Building, Room E501

Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Email to RSVP. Hosted by the Georgetown Lombardi Survivorship Research Initiative.


Wednesday, June 19
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Building D, Warwick-Evans Conference Room

Faculty will learn strategies for handling difficult conversations with students, both planned and unexpected, and how to make them productive. Lunch provided. Presented by the Teaching for Inclusion & Equity (TIE) Workshop Series.


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