With collaboration from teaching faculty across the campus, Georgetown University will launch the new master's in aging & health program this fall. The new program goes beyond geriatrics to the study of aging well in today's society.

Charles Holmes, MD, MPH, has had an unconventional career path but in his new role as the inaugural faculty co-director for the Center for Global Health and Quality, he will strive to answer the big questions in global health.

While serving a five-year sentence, Dontrell "Trell" Britton started exercising regularly to cope with the stress of prison life. At a School of Medicine lunchtime talk, Britton spoke about his journey and some of the challenges former felons face.

Ariel Tillman (G'18), originally from Alabama, is a graduate student in the on-campus Master's Program in Health Systems Administration (MHSA) at the School of Nursing & Health Studies. After Georgetown, Tillman plans to work to better health for active duty servicemembers and veterans.


Carole Roan Gresenz Returns to Georgetown
After taking a leave of absence to serve as director of the economics, sociology and statistics department at the RAND Corporation, Carole Roan Gresenz, PhD, will resume her position as a tenured full professor at NHS in the department of health systems administration, where she holds the Bette Jacobs Endowed Professorship. She will also serve as senior associate dean of NHS, giving her the opportunity to leverage the leadership and management skills she refined in her position at RAND. She returns this month.

Georgetown Med Generation I is a new student group intended for students at the School of Medicine who were the first to attend college in their families or otherwise had difficulty navigating college due to a lack of resources. The group is looking for physicians/faculty members who are also first-generation college graduates who would be interested in mentoring students. Those who are interested in serving as mentors are asked to fill out the form here.


Psychology Today Language Utilizes Ancient Brain Circuits That Predate Humans with Michael Ullman, Jan. 30, 2018

Healio HIV deaths in Zambia highly underreported with Charles Holmes, Jan. 22, 2018

Washington Post Women are now a majority of entering medical students nationwide with Stephen Ray Mitchell, Jan. 23, 2018

Health News Review New blood pressure guidelines are promoted with scars and scare tactics with Kenny Lin, Jan. 26, 2018

Healio New grant to fund study of gut microbiome, colon cancer with Ben Weinberg, Feb. 1, 2018

Houston Chronicle Father calls for gun measures after daughter's suicide in Spring with Liza Gold, Jan. 27, 2018

European Pharmaceutical Review New approach identifies existing leukaemia drugs that show promise for Ewing sarcoma treatment with Aykut Uren, Jan. 31, 2018

PBS Newshour 5 medical stories you should be reading now with Amber Robins, Jan. 30, 2018

The Atlanta Journal Constitution 5 things you're doing 'for your health' that aren't so healthy with Ranit Mishori, Jan. 30, 2018

WTOP A 'gift of life' from one of WTOP's own with MedStar Georgetown Transplant Unit, Jan. 30, 3018

Bustle 7 reasons you to experience deja vu with James Giordano, Jan. 26, 2018

PBS NewsHour What we know and don't know about Donald Trump's medical exam with Amber Robins, Jan. 24, 2018


Unique Research Approach Finds FDA Approved Drug Shuts Down Ewing Sarcoma Cells in Lab
Based on a novel approach to drug discovery, researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center say an agent approved to treat a type of leukemia might also help young people with a much rarer and aggressive form of cancer, Ewing sarcoma.
Language is Learned in Brain Circuits that Predate Humans
A new study published by researchers led by Michael T. Ullman, PhD, professor of neuroscience at Georgetown University School of Medicine, concludes that language is learned in brain systems that are also used for other purposes and even pre-existed humans.

A McCourt School of Public Policy professor has been granted nearly $3 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to conduct studies on prostate and breast cancer treatments and costs. Co-investigators include Georgetown Lombardi's Claudine Isaacs, MD, and Arnold Potosky, PhD.

Drinking untreated or "raw" water can lead to the proliferation of parasitic disease, and a team led by Georgetown College researchers is helping better understand how one common parasite spreads.


Monday, February 5
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Hall, Room 250

Please bring your laptop and join us for an overview on how to input faculty information in the GUFaculty360 portal. Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, publications and more. Register here.

Canvas Workshops for GUMC Faculty and Staff

Monday, February 5 (will be repeated on  Wednesday, February 7)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Instructional Technology Lab, Dahlgren Memorial Library (lower level)

Tuesday, February 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Instructional Technology Lab, Dahlgren Memorial Library (lower level)

Hosted by the Instructional Technology Development & Design division at Dahlgren Memorial Library. Contact Taeyeol Park if you have any questions. 


Wednesday, February 7
4:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Panel and Q&A
Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building

Wednesday, February 14
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Warwick Evans, Building D

Attendees may participate in person or via Zoom. If you are interested in attending via Zoom, email Karen Bokoski for the details. 
Adventures in Entrepreneurship: The Case of Embody

Monday, February 5
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Leavey Center, Leavey Program Room #1606

Jeff Conroy, CEO of Embody, will share the story of his company, which aims to create a new standard of care in sports medicine for tendon and ligament injuries. 

Lunch will be provided but space is limited. RSVP to Jeremy S. Alexander by email or calling 202-687-7424.  Presented by the Office of Technology Commercialization. 

Scope Release Party

Tuesday, February 6
5:00 p.m.
Lombardi Atrium

Celebrate the release of Scope, the annual creative journal by Georgetown Arts & Medicine.

Wednesday, February 7
5:30 p.m.
Intercultural Center Auditorium

Mario R. Capecchi, PhD, 2007 Nobel laureate in medicine, will speak about "The Role of Immune Cells in Neuropsychiatric Disorders." RSVP here.

Special Health Policy and Public Health Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 8
"Using Data to Drive Public Health Change"
Charles B. Holmes, MD, MPH

Thursday, February 15
"Advancing Addiction Science to Address the Opioid Crisis: Science = Solutions"
Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Goldberg Auditorium, Gorman Building, MGUH

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