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GUMC Town Hall
with Howard Federoff, MD, PhD, and GUMC Sector Leaders

Monday, March 3
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium
Refreshments will be served.

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Jesse L. Goodman, MD, MPH, former chief scientist of the FDA and a renowned infectious disease expert, has joined Georgetown University Medical Center to establish a new Center on Medical Product Access, Safety and Stewardship (COMPASS). 

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Researchers and public health officials face a "perpetual challenge to stay ahead of the evolving infectious disease microbes they seek to eradicate, said Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, at a Georgetown symposium Feb. 19. 

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Kenneth Kellar, PhD, professor of pharmacology, is named a recipient of The Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco's 2015 Langley Award, which honors scientists who have made groundbreaking advances in basic nicotine research in pharmacology, neuroscience or genetics. 

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Speed Grant Review Provides Researchers with Valuable Feedback 

Researchers from GUMC and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital took part in a speed grant review session geared to making junior researchers' proposals more competitive in a difficult funding climate. 

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Sheila Cohen Zimmet, BSN, JD (NHS'71, '75), GUMC's chief regulatory affairs officer, has been appointed to the advisory council of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

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Church Service Honors 50th Anniversary of 1964 Civil Rights Act 

The Minority Health Initiative Council at the School of Nursing & Health Studies held a praise and worship service in St. William's Chapel to honor Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

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Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, the president of the American Academy of Nursing, encouraged nurses to develop and share their vision for health care during the Feb. 28 McAuley Lecture hosted by the School of Nursing & Health Studies.

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Capital Breast Care Center Event Commemorates Activist 

CBCC dedicated a mammography room to the late Zora Brown, a three-time breast cancer survivor. Brown's fight served to harden her resolve to advocate for disadvantaged women whom she believed did not have the same access to information, services and care as more privileged women.  

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Dr. Jesse Goodman joined a panel on The Diane Rehm Show to discuss drug pipeline safety.


The Washington Post interviewed Dr. Louis Weiner and Dr. Michael Atkins about cancer immunotherapy, and profiled Atkins' patient who responded well to an immunotherapy clinical study.


NPR turned to Dr. Rhonda Friedman for a story about speech recovery after a stroke.


The Associated Press quoted Dr. Claudine Isaacs and Beth Peshkin in a story about new findings on preventive surgery following BRCA testing.


USA Today interviewed Dr. Catherine Broome about Tom Brokaw's diagnosis of multiple myeloma.


Dr. Ranit Mishori joined a panel on The Diane Rehm Show to discuss the latest study on mammography screening for breast cancer.


Nancy Morgan talked about writing during a cancer diagnosis with the BBC News program "World Have Your Say."


Dr. Bryan Kim (former Olympian from S. Korea) was interviewed by about how athletes are treated when they get sick at the Olympics.


Dr. David Levy discussed his research on smoking policies and their impact in China with Voice of America. The story was also reported by


WTOP radio interviewed Dr. Ian Gallicano about men who drink and the impact that may have on conception.



Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton presented the university's annual Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. 


A study led by GUMC researchers concludes that almost 13 million lives could be saved by 2050 in China if the country implements comprehensive tobacco control recommendations set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO). 
More events >

Monday, March 3,  3:00-4:30 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium  
Featuring Howard J. Federoff MD, PhD,  

and GUMC Leadership  



Tuesdays, March 4-April 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium
School of Medicine
Wednesday, March 5, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
McGhee Library, ICC 301
The Science, Technology & International Affairs Program 
 The Importance of Translational Research in Global Health Initiatives
Featuring Chip Albanese, PhD
Thursday, March 6, 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Science Building, GA 2/4
School of Medicine and GHUCCTS
Featuring Robert Clarke, PhD, DsC
RSVP required



Friday, March 7, 12:00 p.m.
Gorman Auditorium
Featuring Mara Rabin, MD


Friday, March 14, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Educational Expo 2014

 School of Nursing & Health Studies
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