At one of the largest local annual philanthropic events by and for women, nearly 800 Washington business women gathered to celebrate the lives of breast cancer patients and support breast cancer research at Georgetown Lombardi.
Organized by the Department of Human Science at NHS, the annual conference featured students from Georgetown and other local universities who presented their research on obesity, hepatitis C, lung cancer and gene editing.

High school students who have worked in the lab of Eric Glasgow, PhD, have enhanced their scientific knowledge and maturity in the laboratory setting, with his mentorship and a special interest in zebrafish serving as the foundation.

After being diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Geoff Grubbs' search for an expert led him to medical oncologist Bruce Cheson, MD, a connection that became indispensable when he developed an extremely rare complication.

To show their appreciation for the care they have received at Georgetown's movement disorders clinic, three couples have created generous bequests to support the Fund a Fellow for Parkinson's disease research program.
As a professor at the School of Nursing & Health Studies and director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment, Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, explained how closely our health is connected with the environment, and how we can help protect Earth's inhabitants through advocacy.

 




Applications are now being accepted for the School of Medicine's Cura Personalis Fellowship in Professional Identity Formation and Coaching, a teaching-learning program that allows clinicians to further develop skills in mentorship by facilitating the formation and development of medical students. Faculty and affiliated-faculty physicians may apply here by May 3.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has appointed GUMC's Jesse Goodman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office of Infectious Diseases. The term runs through the fall of 2022. Goodman, an infectious disease expert, is director of The Center on Medical Product Access, Safety and Stewardship.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Business Affairs (GBA) has elected as its national chair-elect, Mary Glasscock, MBA, associate vice president and chief business officer of Georgetown University Medical Center, for 2019-2020. The GBA advances administrative and fiscal management in academic medical institutions to support medical education, research and health care.

Led by Jeanne Mandelblatt, MD, MPH, members of Walking Warriors Battling Breast Cancer hosted their second annual walk on April 27 and raised more than $135,000 to benefit breast cancer research, community service and education programs at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Learn more about the Walking Warriors here.

Nicole "Nicki" Gray (NHS'20), a health care management & policy major at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, was awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal from U.S. Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia, which honors excellence in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Learn more here.

 




   
Popular Science Football on turf is hard on the knees with Galvin Loughran (M'20), April 25, 2019


Health Imaging Genetic testing could cut first year breast cancer costs by $50M with Jeanne Mandelblatt, April 25, 2019

Scientific American Why Women-and Men-Need Better Birth Control with Victoria Jennings, May 2019

Christian Post 'Mercy killing': We're in a fight against good and evil with Kevin Donahue, April 18, 2019

Medium Finding Differentiating Isoforms in Bone Marrow Subpopulations: an interview with Anne with Anne Deslattes (alumna-PhD in Tumor Biology), April 15, 2019
 




A new study by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggests that Oncotype DX-guided treatment could reduce the cost for the first year of breast cancer care in the U.S. by about $50 million (about 2 percent of the overall costs in the first year).

Findings from a Georgetown-led study found that despite a mandate to help patients make better-informed health care decisions, a 10-year research program established under the Affordable Care Act has funded a relatively small number of studies that examine primary care, the setting where the majority of patients in the U.S. receive treatment.

A consortium of researchers led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have completed the largest analysis of a new gene fusion they believe is responsible for the development of a wide spectrum of cancer types, discovering that errant gene fusions in neuregulin-1 or NRG1, which are present in about 0.2 percent of existing cancers, can be targeted with existing agents. 

 




Georgetown Law has dedicated a campus green space known as "Tower Green" to Congresswoman and Professor Emerita Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). The space will feature a bench and memorial to honor Norton, whose leadership at the University, in the District of Columbia and across the country, was praised by Georgetown University President, John J. DeGioia, Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowse, who were all in attendance for the April 23 ceremony.

 





Thursday, May 9
4:30 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium

Please join Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, and Georgetown University Medical Center leadership for updates and discussion on important topics.

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Monday, April 29
Medical-Dental Building, NE201C

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Grand Rounds: "Teaching Clinical Reasoning: Lessons Learned from the Literature"

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Workshop: "How to Review a Research Paper: An Interactive Look into the Peer Review Process"

Presented by Steven J. Durning, MD, PhD. Lunch provided. RSVP here (required).

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Tuesday, April 30
12:00 p.m.
Building D, Warwick-Evans Conference Room

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Tuesday, April 30
4:00 p.m.
Gaston Hall


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Tuesday, May 7
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE201C

Learn how to apply pedagogical approaches that effectively incorporate student identities and experiences. Lunch provided. Presented by the Teaching for Inclusion & Equity (TIE) Workshop Series.

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Friday, May 17
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, 201C

Featuring Susan Thompson Hingle, MD. Attendees may also participate on Zoom. Lunch provided. Hosted by Georgetown Women In Medicine (GWIM).

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Wednesday, May 22
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Harris Building, 3300 Whitehaven Street NW, Suite 4100

Featuring guest speaker Jon Pennycuff, MD. Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Email Survivorship@georgetown.edu to RSVP. Hosted by the Georgetown Lombardi Survivorship Research Initiative.

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Deadline: June 15
Conference: September 11-13

Abstracts are currently being accepted for the International Conference in Systems and Network Medicine, an inaugural conference bringing together international experts, researchers and physicians to explore the value of systems medicine to personalized interventions. Submit abstracts for posters or oral presentations here by June 15.

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Tuesday, April 30
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

Presented by students from the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) program. Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Tuesday, April 30
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Science Building, G Level, Corridor C

Students in the M.S. in Biotechnology program present research completed during internships in industry, academia and government. Contact Aradhana Massey with questions.

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Wednesday, May 1
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, GM7

Learn how to create interactive graphics for public health data sets using time series and mapping tools. Register here.

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Wednesday, May 1
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Medical-Dental Building

The School of Medicine's student chapter of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières has invited a representative to discuss how to get involved with the organization, and provide highlights of current activities around the world. Wine and cheese served.

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Wednesday, May 8
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, SW107

Learn more about Title IX, federal reporting requirements, navigating University policies and useful referral resources. Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Thursday, May 30
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Poster and oral presentations by providers, researchers, residents and fellows. Learn more here. Hosted by the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) in partnership with the MedStar Health Research Institute.

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