New Features
Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza, PhD, developed a telenovela to promote genetic cancer risk assessment for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer among at-risk Latina women.
Donald M. Berwick, MD, will engage with students, faculty and the campus community as part of the Department of Health Systems Administration during the 2019-2020 academic year.
At their fall reception, Georgetown Women in Medicine (GWIM) welcomed new and returning female faculty and celebrated several high-profile promotions .
With colleagues at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Charles Holmes, MD, MPH, wrote about potential ways to advance the nation's HIV response.
Joining several of her NHS colleagues, Carol Taylor, PhD, will be inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing later this month.
In recognition of his dedication to teaching, research and clinical care, Michael Donnelly, MD, FACP, FAAP, was recently named the Philip L. Calcagno, MD, and Jeane and James Dixon Endowed Chair in Pediatrics.
Other News & Announcements
Save the Date: GUMC Community Meeting Thursday, October 24
Please join Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, executive vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the School of Medicine, and other medical center leaders for a community meeting on Thursday, October 24 at 4:00 p.m. in the Research Building auditorium.
Nominations Open for Convocation Faculty Research Awards
In preparation for the Twelfth Annual GUMC Convocation, GUMC faculty are invited to nominate colleagues for the GUMC Leadership in Research Award and the GUMC Research Recognition Award. To learn more about the criteria for the awards and to submit nominations, please visit the links above. Please nominate only one colleague per award. Self nominations are allowed. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Kluge.
Levi Paper Included in Journal of Biological Chemistry Virtual Issue
A publication by Moshe Levi, PhD, and colleagues was included in a virtual issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry titled "Diabetes, obesity and the metabolic syndrome." Journal editors said that the selected papers represented "exciting advances in this field." The publication, "SGLT2 expression is increased in human diabetic neuropathy," was originally published in February 2017.
Smith Paper Included in American Physiological Society's October APSselect
A recent manuscript by Jill P. Smith, MD, and colleagues titled "Vaccine Against Gastrin, Polyclonal Antibody Stimulator, Decreases Pancreatic Cancer Metastases" was included in the American Physiological Society's October APSselect, which showcases "the best recently published articles in physiological research." The paper was originally published in the American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology on August 21.
Members of the Georgetown community will be able to receive flu shots with their GoCards on Thursday, October 10 and additional dates throughout October at Yates Field House. No appointment required.
GUMC in the News
T he Hoya NHS Professors Receive Awards, Fellowships with Mary Wakefield and Carol Taylor, Oct. 4, 2019

Chasing the Cure What's the Cause of Chronic Pain? with James Giordano, Sept. 18, 2019

The Washington Post D.C.'s assisted suicide law leaves much to the imagination by G. Kevin Donovan, Sept. 21, 2019

The Hoya GU Med Professor Pens Article on Juul Labs Merger with David Levy, Sept. 19, 2019

Forbes 'Unlikely to be silver bullet' for Alzheimer's with Scott Turner, Sept. 18, 2019

CURE Thousands Celebrate Cancer Survivorship at Annual Life and Liberty Event with John Theurer Cancer Center and Georgetown Lombardi, Sept. 16, 2019

NPR All Things Considered Scientists create a device that can mass-produce human embryoids with Daniel Sulmasy, Sept. 11, 2019

Physician's Weekly More evidence screening mammograms not needed for many older women with Dejana Braithwaite, Sept. 11, 2019

Grants, Awards and Contracts
Lucile Adams-Campbell
Project Title:  Howard-Georgetown Collaborative Partnership in Cancer Research
Awarding Agency: National Cancer Institute (P20)

Mark Dybul
Project Title: Translating Data and Evidence into Impact
Awarding Agency: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Patricia Foley
Project Title: A Rodent Physiologic Analysis and Recording System 
Awarding Agency: Barron Associates, Inc.

Safwan Hyder
Project Title: Optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulations of striatal output pathways for seizure control
Awarding Agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (F30)

Hong Ji
Project Title: Ovarian Hormone Loss and Perivascular Fat
Awarding Agency: National Institute on Aging (R21)

Rebecca Katz
Project Title: Global Health Security
Awarding Agency: Good Ventures/Open Philanthropy

Marc Lippman
Project Title: Targeting RAGE as a novel approach in breast cancer prevention 
Awarding Agency:  Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Marc Lippman
Project Title: The Role of RAGE, CAFs, and the Tumor Microenvironment in Breast Cancer Metastasis
Awarding Agency: Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Kathryn Sandberg
Project Title: Reversing Cardio-Metabolic Disease Risk Associated with Very Low Food Security 
Awarding Agency: American Heart Association

Jill Smith
Project Title: Phase 1 study to test safety and dose of proglumide as an anti-fibrotic agent
Awarding Agency: National Cancer Institute (R21)

Yun-Ling Zheng
Project Title: Standardizing Q-PCR and developing and testing a new DNA-FISH method for high-throughput assessment of telomere length using genomic DNA
Awarding Agency: National Institute of Environmental Health (U01)
Around Campus
Georgetown joined 18 other colleges and universities in  filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court  in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in a case that eventually will decide its fate.

Upcoming Events
Save the Date: Twelfth Annual GUMC Convocation

Monday, November 18
10:00 a.m. Colloquium
2:30 p.m. Convocation (*new time)
Research Building Auditorium
Our Focus: HIV/AIDS
Details coming soon!
GUMC Community Meeting

Thursday, October 24
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

Please join Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, and GUMC leaders for a community meeting.
Peace Vigil

Monday, October 7
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Gingko Cafe by Hallway D, Pre-Clinical Science Building, Ground Floor

Multi-denominational reflections and prayers for peace. An opportunity to pause, find community and celebrate our spiritual diversity. Students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds and faith traditions are welcome. Hosted by the School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Tuesday, October 8
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Instructional Technology Lab, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Lower Level

Learn how to create and manage course sites, and more in Canvas.

Wednesday, October 9
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Room 230, Car Barn

Hosted by the MS in Health and the Public Interest program.

Thursday, October 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Instructional Technology Lab, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Lower Level

Learn to dispense assignments and provide feedback, and create and deploy quizzes and exams with Canvas.
The Fifth Annual Karen Gale Memorial Lectureship for Outstanding Women in Neuroscience

Thursday, October 10
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Schering Foundation Library (Room NE401), Medical-Dental Building

"Mouse models of autism to test hypotheses about causes to discover effective treatments" with Jacqueline N. Crawley, PhD. Reception to follow.

Tuesdays, October 15 - December 3
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

Mini Medical School is an eight-week seminar series featuring lectures by GUMC faculty on topics including sleep medicine/sleep disorders, advances in neurosurgery and neuro-oncology, and pharmacology.

Wednesday, October 16
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Room 230, Car Barn

Spevak will discuss "Opioid Clinical Practice Guidelines: History, Development and Future." Hosted by the MS in Health and the Public Interest program.

Friday, October 18
8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Murray Room, Lauinger Library, 5th Floor

Hosted by the Georgetown University Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics, the symposium will showcase exciting new and emerging methods, technologies and tools to advance health data science.

Friday, October 18
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Performances
Proctor Harvey Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

A night of performances celebrating the talent, diverse experiences and community across GUMC. Hosted by the School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Georgetown Arts & Medicine.

Sunday, October 20
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

This workshop will prepare physicians and student volunteers to work with asylum seekers, covering topics including asylum law, practical tips for working with asylum seekers, physical and psychological evaluations, and best practices for writing affidavits.
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