As they start the magical process of transforming from students to doctors, the 167th class to enter the School of Medicine received their white coats and recited the Hippocratic Oath together in Gaston Hall.
Since joining the School of Medicine faculty in 1961, Donald Knowlan, MD, professor emeritus, has been recognized repeatedly for his teaching, but at the White Coat Ceremony, he tells incoming students that the patient is the most important teacher they will ever have.
Jan LaRocque, PhD, associate professor of human studies at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, received an NIH grant to study how cells recognize and repair DNA damage while continuing to foster undergraduate research opportunities in her lab.
In researching topics such as infant mortality, food deserts, hypertension and more, local high school students participating in the Gateway Exploration Program (GEP) explored issues that directly affect their communities.
Shannon White, a doctoral candidate working in Chunling Yi's lab at Georgetown Lombardi, was one of four graduate students at Georgetown to receive a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, the inaugural Andre Hellegers Professor of Biomedical Ethics with co-appointments in the departments of philosophy and medicine, has been named acting director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) at Georgetown University. Sulmasy also serves as a faculty member with the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics. In his new role, Sulmasy will oversee all KIE programs and scholarship while continuing to serve as KIE senior research scholar.

After a rigorous national search, Ming-Jung Ho, MD, DPhil, has been appointed associate director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) and director of education research at MedStar Health. In this joint role, Ho will oversee CENTILE's programmatic opportunities, work with faculty at MedStar Health to publish their educational scholarship and more. 

Panopto, a cloud-based lecture capture service, has been selected by an internal working group to replace Echo360. Now available to faculty, staff and students, Panopto will be implemented fully across all schools and campuses for the fall 2018 semester. Click here to learn more about Panopto and email with any questions or concerns.


STATNews (subscription) Wall Street is writing off Spark's hemophilia gene therapy. Clinicians are not with Craig Kessler, Aug. 7, 2018

CNN The surgeon general needs to step up for migrants by Julie Graves, Aug. 6, 2018

The Washington Post She made a career out of studying the brain. Then hers veered off course with Michael Atkins, Aug. 6, 2018

BBC Radio Ebola in the DRC with Julie Fischer with Julie Fischer, Aug. 3, 2018

Boston Herald Neighbors fear BU's infectious disease lab is 'gambling with our safety with Julie Fischer, Aug. 3, 2018


A clinical trial being conducted at Georgetown explores if nicotine can slow or stop memory loss in people experiencing mild memory problems, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Mark Matsuura, an MBA candidate in the McDonough School of Business, has spent his summer working with a North Carolina nonprofit that provides evidence-based sexual health education and services for teens, where he is developing a model that allows the organization to reduce their reliance on grant funding and use alternative methods of financing. 


Tuesday, November 13

Colloquium: Addiction
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Research Building Auditorium

Convocation Ceremony
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium
Reception to follow


Wednesday, August 15
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Memorial Library, BACC Classroom, Lower Level

Learn more about using the biomedical research database Embase to support your continuing education, research and other projects. Register here.


Friday, September 7
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, SW 107

A day-long workshop for family medicine and other primary care physicians, residents, fellows and students who are interested in communicating through the media. Sponsored by the  Department of Family Medicine and the  Family Medicine Education Consortium. Register  here. Email  Denise Steele with questions.


Monday, August 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Research Building, E501 Conference Room

Lunch will be served. Attendees may also participate via Zoom. Email to RSVP.


Wednesday, August 22
5:30 p.m.
Medical-Dental Building, SW 107

Join the Medical Center Graduate Student Organization (MCGSO) for a screening of Brain on Fire, a Netflix film adaptation of the autobiography by Susannah Cahalan, followed by a discussion with Brent T. Harris, MD, PhD, about anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.
Dinner provided. RSVP here.


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

Learn how to optimize and refine your searches, find full text articles and more using nursing research tool CINAHL. Light snacks provided. Register  here.


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