Internet and WiFi outages are scheduled for the Research Building April 2-3 to accommodate necessary network upgrades. Learn more about upcoming internet and WiFi outages here.

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world, honored Georgetown Lombardi director Louis M. Weiner, MD, with a 2019 AACR Distinguished Public Service Award.

Over two weeks, medical students brightened the hallways in the Pre-Clinical Science Building with paintings depicting a cherry blossom tree, Georgetown's iconic Healy Hall at sunset and inspiring words of wisdom.

As a Nebraska native, Emily Graul (NHS'20) was already familiar with the challenges related to rural health care accessibility, but visiting Oaxaca, Mexico showed her that such difficulties are not confined to the U.S.

More than 100 seventh graders from Hardy Middle School came to Georgetown for a full day of creative, interactive brain-related activities and demonstrations, led by graduate students from the Medical Center Graduate Student Organization (MCGSO).

In addition to lobbying for their patients on Capitol Hill, School of Medicine students on the Health Justice Scholars Track recently presented their research on food insecurity, medical-legal partnerships, opioid abuse and more.

As rates of colorectal cancer increase among patients in their 20s and 30s, Benjamin Weinberg, MD, an oncologist at Georgetown Lombardi, is studying the role of the microbiome, the complex web of bacteria, fungi and viruses residing in patients' gastrointestinal tracts.

As part of the University's work to improve the campus network infrastructure, internet and WiFi outages are scheduled for the Research Building (April 2-3), Building D (April 17-18) and the Medical-Dental Building (April 23-24). These outages will allow Verizon and UIS to complete necessary network upgrades. Learn more here.

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world, honored Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center director Louis M. Weiner, MD, with the 2019 AACR Distinguished Public Service Award.

Launching fall 2019, the new 18-month M.S. in Global Infectious Disease offers specific, in-depth training in infectious disease modeling and science policy, offering graduates and early- to mid-career professionals an opportunity to study infectious disease science and policy under the guidance of experienced scholars and practitioners.

All members of the Georgetown University community are invited to nominate faculty for the President's Awards for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers, which recognizes faculty dedicated to ambitious, highly-regarded research and excellence in teaching and student engagement. Submit nominations here by April 14.


The Washington Post (via The Associated Press) Immune system therapy shows wider promise against cancer with Louis Weiner, March 31, 2019

Popular Science Rising temperatures will help mosquitos infect a billion more people  with Colin Carlson, March 28, 2019

Reuters Zika, dengue to threaten up to a billion more as climate warms with Colin Carlson, March 28, 2019

HealthDay Climate Change Will Aid Spread of Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes with Colin Carlson, March 28, 2019

The Philadelphia Inquirer African Americans more likely to be misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, Rutgers study finds with Alfiee Breland-Noble, March 26, 2019

MedPage Today FDA Panel Mulls Changes to Breast Implant Safety Measures with Marc Lippman, March 26, 2019

PBS NewsHour What Purdue Pharma's settlement with Oklahoma means for the opioid crisis with Adriane Fugh-Berman, March, 26, 2019

Slate From Writer to Physician with Adriane Fugh-Berman, March, 26, 2019

STAT Coaching and leadership training can help med students avoid burnout with Margaret Cary, Jack Penner and JP Mikhaiel, March 25, 2019

Self How Much Sleep Do I Need? with Gholam Motamedi, March 21, 2019

WPR Central Time As New Study Suggests Eggs Are Bad, How Do We Keep Nutritional Research Straight? with Thomas Sherman, March 19, 2019

WJLA Second-leading cancer killer on the rise in young adults with John Marshall, March 20, 2019

MedScape FDA Approves Atezolizumab for Small Cell Lung Cancer with Stephen Liu, March 19, 2019


A new map of brain tissue in people with HIV, developed by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center, paints a two-stage model of what exposure to HIV does to the brain. The map and other findings are published in the journal Human Brain Mapping.

As many as a billion people could be newly exposed to disease-carrying mosquitoes by the end of the century because of global warming, according to a study co-led by scientists at Georgetown University and the University of Florida.

This month, Georgetown researchers launched a series of mobile games in Nepal to reach young people with information about fertility awareness and family planning, all culturally tailored to Nepal's reproductive health context.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of atezolizumab in combination with chemotherapy for the initial treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC), a regimen first explored in a study co-led by Stephen V. Liu, MD, a lung cancer specialist at Georgetown Lombardi.


Many of Georgetown Law's centers and institutes and some McCourt School of Public Policy centers and institutes will relocate to 500 First Street NW, a property recently acquired by the university, creating new opportunities for collaboration in health, climate, technology, education and human rights.


Wednesday, April 3
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Science Building, GA 2/4

A celebration of the individual identities among students, faculty and staff at the School of Medicine. A keynote by Elissa Poorman, MD, will be followed by breakout sessions on identity and wellness. Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Friday, April 5
3:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE401 (Pharmacology Library)

"Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF) signaling and the brain-gut axis," with Yvette Taché, PhD . Reception to follow.


Sunday, April 7
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Yates Field House

A wheelchair basketball tournament in partnership with the Special Master's Program and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. Proceeds go to the Metro DC Chapter of the United Spinal Association. Register here (required).


Tuesday, April 9
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Building D, Room D302

Presented by Peter De Jong, PhD, and Julie Hewett.


Friday, April 12
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Maguire Hall, Conference Room 304

As part of the Global Health Security Seminar Series, Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH, will discuss vaccine implementation strategies in regions disrupted by infectious diseases. RSVP here (required).


Friday, April 12
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Podium Level

Head shaving, food, music and other fun activities to raise proceeds for childhood cancer. Sign up here to participate and here to volunteer. Contact Guy Shaposhnik with questions.


Monday, April 15
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE201C

Featuring guest speaker Jean Mitchell, PhD. Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Lunch provided. Email to RSVP.


Tuesday, April 16
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, NE201C

A discussion of the appointment and promotion process for faculty on, or interested in joining or mentoring for faculty on, the medical educator track. Contact Karen Bokoski with questions. Hosted by the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs.


Wednesday, April 17
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, BACC Classroom, Lower Level

Learn how to use the RefWorks bibliographic management tool to gather, organize and manipulate citations.


Thursday, April 4
6:00 p.m.
Healy Hall, Room 102

"Journey of a Social Epidemiologist: Facts and Myths About Immigrant Health" with Jennifer Huang Bouey, PhD, MPH. Hosted by the School of Nursing & Health Studies.


Saturday, April 6
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, SW107

Featuring lessons on building humanistic skills such as interpersonal communication, resilience and empathy. School of Medicine students may register here (required) by April 3 at noon. Lunch provided. Hosted by A Whole New Doctor.


Monday, April 8
Martin Marietta Conference Room, Lombardi Atrium

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Grand Rounds: "Integrating New Technologies into Medical Education: The Role of MOOCs, Virtual and Augmented Reality in Teaching the Health Sciences"

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Interactive Session: "Tips for Successful Publishing Scholarly Work in Medical Education"

Presented by Peter De Jong, PhD. Lunch provided. RSVP here (required).


Thursday, April 11

Welcome students accepted by the School of Medicine to campus for a day of presentations, tours and engagement with current faculty, students and staff. Hosted by the Office of Admissions.


Friday, April 12
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Salon H, Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

Valerie Young, EdD, shares techniques to help identify and overcome feelings of impostor syndrome. Reception to follow. Hosted by Georgetown Women in Science and Education.


Saturday, April 13
9:00 a.m.
Medical-Dental Building (Reservoir Road side)

A race benefiting the ALS Association. Hosted by the Medical Center Graduate Student Organization (MCGSO).


Tuesday, April 16
10:00 a.m.
Healey Family Student Center

Science and health-related research presentations by undergraduate students from Georgetown and several local universitites. Keynote address by Guillermo Ameer, DSc. Learn more here. Hosted by the School of Nursing & Health Studies.


Tuesday, April 16
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, SW107

A recognition of faculty commitments to the LGBTQIA community at the School of Medicine. Drinks and hors d'oeurves provided. Co-sponsored by the Hoya MedAlliance, the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Wednesday, April 17
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Building D, Warwick Evans Conference Room

Ling Zhong, PhD, and James M. Gould discuss patents and addressing patentability issues in the biomedical sciences. Lunch provided. To RSVP, email Jeremy Alexander by April 15. Hosted by the Office Of Technology Commercialization.

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