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Genetic counseling delivered over the phone is just as effective as face-to-face counseling, Georgetown researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Medical students from the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies recently attended a daylong interdisciplinary educational event that focused on breaking down silos among health professional disciplines. 

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For the third consecutive time, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has been designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center--the highest accolade a hospital nursing system can achieve.

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Georgetown Professor Elected to Leadership Board of AAMC 

Aviad Haramati, PhD, has been elected to the inaugural administrative board of the newly constituted Council of Faculty and Academic Societies of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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Faculty and staff from Georgetown University and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, along with patients and family members, will come together as Team Georgetown to raise funds to support colon cancer advocacy research at the ninth annual Scope it Out 5K on March 23.

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Nature interviewed Josef Rauschecker, PhD, about a study on how neurons recognize specific language sounds.


Reuters covered research led by Marc Schwartz, PhD, on telephone genetic counseling for breast cancer risk.


Doug Kamerow, MD, was interview by Men's Health on the use of genetic drugs compared to brand drugs.


NHS student Justin Gill shared his tips for time management while taking online courses for a US News video.



Testing out new ways of delivering education is at the core of university principals of experimentation and innovation, a former president of MIT said last week at Georgetown's event exploring the future of higher education.


Genetic counseling delivered over the telephone is as effective as face-to-face counseling, finds the largest randomized study to date comparing the two methods. The multi-center study, led by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, was reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
More events >

Thursday, Feb. 6, 8:00 a.m.
Gorman Auditorium
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
"Death of a Disease and Birth of a New Era"
D.A. Henderson, MD, MPH
Dean Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
Thursday, Feb. 6, 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Science Building, G/A 2/4
Sarah Stewart Lecture Series with 
Jeffrey Toretsky, MD 

Friday, Feb. 7, 12:00 p.m. 
Gorman Auditorium 
"Ethics and Screening for Disease" 
Halley Faust, MD, MPH, MA 
President, American College of Preventive Medicine 

Thursday, Feb. 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Med-Dent Building, SW 107 
"Community-Engaged Research: A Value-Added Approach in a Tough Funding Climate" 
Webcast available: Click here to register  



Thursday, Feb. 6
5:00 p.m Gallery of Student Work (Healy Lobby) 
6:00 p.m. Discussion (Gaston Hall)  
Sponsored by Kennedy Institute 



Wednesday, Feb. 19, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
ICC Auditorium

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