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GUMC is seeking to promote the integration of traditional Eastern approaches to medicine with evidence-based medicine through a new collaboration with the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Institute in Daegu, South Korea. 

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A GUMC graduate student--who is president of his class--has assumed a new leadership role with Teen Cancer America, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the lives of teens and young adults with cancer.

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Thirteen Georgetown School of Medicine students are showing off abilities that fall outside the scope of their educational careers. The students have contributed artwork to the annual Medical Student Art Show, on display throughout February at Georgetown Lombardi. 

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Researcher Gains Regulatory Science Experience Through FDA Fellowship 

Through a prestigious fellowship with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Georgetown Lombardi researcher Darren Mays, PhD, who specializes in behavioral cancer prevention, is getting a rare peek behind the regulatory curtain.

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This year, the Nurse Anesthesia Program at the School of Nursing & Health Studies celebrates its 20th anniversary. "The reason I've been program director for so long is I truly love what I do," says Donna Jasinski, PhD, CRNA, the program's founding director.





The Washington Post interviewed Dr. Robert Clarke about the NIH's new venture with pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Victoria Shanmugam was quoted by USA Today on the same topic.


For a story about new stroke guidelines for women, Dr. Andrew Stemer was interviewed by The Associated Press TV.  The story was used by news websites such as USA Today and by NPR.


A front-page story in The Washington Post story quoted Dr. Alex Dromerick on new stroke guidelines for women.  He was also interviewed by WTOP and WJLA.


The Associated Press and The Associated Press TV interviewed Dr. Andrew Stemer about a study on climate and stroke.


The Associate Press quoted Dr. Andrew Stemer regarding a study examining thrombotic events following the postpartum period.


Dr. Ian Gallicano was interview by Live Science about a potential strategy for treating autism. Story also on


Dr. Catherine Broome discussed multiple myeloma with USA Today for a story about Tom Brokaw, who announced recently he was diagnosed with the disease.


Research by Dr. Susette Mueller examining genes linked to breast cancer's progression was covered by Yahoo! Health via HealthDay.


Dr. Ranit Mishori joined a panel on The Diane Rehm Show to discuss a new mammography study.  


The Hoya reported on the annual Junior Science and Humanities Symposium directed by Dean Joy Williams.  



The Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation promotes collaboration among students, faculty and the private sector to foster innovation and provide a unique skill set to generate concrete, solution-based social change. 


A panel of 55 genes, almost all of which are impacted by the loss of a particular protein, appears to predict if breast cancer will become invasive, leading to poorer survival, researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center report in PLOS ONE. 
More events >

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
 ICC Auditorium
In conjunction with "Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health Security"


Monday, Feb. 24, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Building D, Warwick Evans
Speed Grant Review Program
Sponsor: Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs
Friday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
ICC Auditorium 
School of Nursing & Health Studies 
Annual McAuley Lecture
Featuring Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN
"Nursing Innovations and Health Care Reform" 
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
ICC Auditorium

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Building D, Warwick Evans
Gender and Language in the Workplace
Deborah Tannen, PhD, Professor of Linguistics


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

and GUMC Leadership  


 School of Nursing & Health Studies
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