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A team led by GUMC investigators has developed and validated a simple blood test that can predict which individuals will experience cognitive decline or Alzheimer's disease in two or three years. 

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Georgetown University School of Medicine celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Office of International Programs March 1, honoring the contributions of its founding and current director, Irma Frank, DDS. 

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A research team led by Todd Waldman, MD, PhD, has found that the STAG2 gene--a cancer gene he previously discovered--has somewhat of a dual personality. 

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Nursing Alumna to Help Build Orphanage in the Philippines 

Nursing alumna Mellissa L.K. Coly, RN, recently completed a seven-day mission trip to Tacloban City in the Philippines. The area was hard hit in November during Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan, which has caused more than 6,000 deaths.

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Issues that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional health care--known as social determinants of health--were the focus of an Association of Academic Health Centers conference hosted March 9-11 by GUMC.

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Golden Apple Awards Ceremony Celebrates Students, Faculty

Georgetown University School of Medicine students and faculty members were honored at the 36th Annual Golden Apple Awards Ceremony held March 8. 




Fifty high school students from Capital City Public Charter School in Washington had the opportunity to interview Tom Sherman, PhD, about an array of food-related issues as part of a long-term school research project.

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NIH $4.75 Million Grant Received for New Approach to Drug-Resistant Malaria  

GUMC researcher Paul Roepe, PhD, is principal investigator for a new $4.75 million, five-year National Institutes of Health grant to identify combinations of two or more drugs that will work effectively against current strains of drug-resistant malaria.

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Thousands of news stories were broadcast and published worldwide about a study led by Dr. Howard Federoff describing an Alzheimer's blood test. Highlights include NPR Morning Edition, NPR Science FridayCBS Evening News, CNN Newsroom, ABC World News, NBC Today show, Fox News Channel America's News Room, BBCScienceNatureScientific AmericanWashington PostLos Angeles TimesAgence France-PresseDaily Mail and USA Today.


The Economist highlighted a study Dr. David Levy on smoking policies and their impact in China. 


Dr. Sherrie Wallington joined a panel on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss barriers to the uptake of the HPV vaccine. 


Dr. Jeanne Matthews discussed the online master's in nursing in the Washington Post Express.


Dr. Subha Madhavan is profiled in The Washington Post after announcing her additional duties as chief data officer at Perthera. 


The University is launching Georgetown Everywhere--a new video on-demand service. The free service enables Georgetown to expand its communications footprint by offering its content on a variety of new mobile platforms, allowing anyone around the world the ability to view Georgetown events, prominent speakers, faculty interviews, athletics profiles, alumni stories and new student productions. 


GUMC has appointed Jesse L. Goodman, MD, MPH, as founding director of its Center on Medical Product Access, Safety and Stewardship (COMPASS). 

Researchers have discovered and validated a blood test that can predict with greater than 90 percent accuracy if a healthy person will develop mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease within three years. 
More events >

Thursday, March 20,  5:00-7:00 p.m.
Featuring Sister Simone Campbell, SSS



Monday, March 24, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium
Featuring Howard Federoff, MD, PhD, and GUMC Sector Leaders
Wednesday, April 2, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Warwick Evans, Building D
Georgetown Women in Medicine
Time Management for the Busy Clinician, Educator, Researcher
Featuring Susan Johnson, MD, MS
Tuesday, April 8
Two CENTILE events featuring Heidi Wald, PhD 
Narrative Reflective Practice for Fostering Awareness and Meaning-Making to Boost Professional Resiliency
3:30 p.m. Workshop on Reflective Writing
Sunday, March 23, 9:00 a.m.
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation
Join Team Georgetown

Friday, March 28, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Medical and Dental Building podium level
School of Medicine
Benefiting pediatric cancer research



Monday, April 7, 12:00-1:00 p.m
Research Building Auditorium
Featuring Heidi Wald, PhD

Wednesday, April 9, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
ICC Auditorium 
New Avian Influenzas in East Asia: Global Health Security and Policy
Featuring invited speaker Elizabeth Cameron, PhD, director, countering biological threats, National Security Council Staff

 School of Nursing & Health Studies
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