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Georgetown hosted more than 130 area high school students Jan. 8-9 for the regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium -- two packed days fueled by a shared love of the sciences, friendly competition and academic camaraderie.

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The 1964 Surgeon General's report that first detailed smoking dangers and inspired a half century of tobacco control measures added nearly 20 years of life to 8 million people, according to a study recently published by David T. Levy, PhD, professor of oncology at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

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Two faculty members from the department of psychiatry are launching a series of classes geared to provide participants--including members of the Georgetown and MedStar communities and the general public--with tools to reduce physical and emotional stress and improve their quality of life.

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Eleni Tousimis to Lead Ourisman Breast Health Center at MGUH 

Eleni Tousimis, MD, a renowned breast surgical oncologist with expertise in minimally invasive breast cancer surgery, has been named the new director of the Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH).

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The New York Times reported on findings from Darlene Howard's lab (Chelsea Stillman) about a potential drawback of mindfulness presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.


Nature, CNN, Fox, WTOP and others covered a study co-authored by David Levy, PhD, in JAMA about 50 years of smoking cessation policies and the number of lives extended.


The Huffington Post and other news outlets reported on findings from a study on dyslexia by Guinevere Eden, DPhil, published in The Journal of Neuroscience.


Vanessa Sheppard, PhD, talked to Al Jazeera America about cancer rates among minorities following a report from the American Cancer Society.


Liza Gold, MD, talked to Al Jazeera America about executive actions by the White House regarding guns and those with mental health issues.


In GCN, a trade publication for public sector IT managers, Subha Madhavan, PhD, discusses the NCI's effort to move into cloud computing.


Georgetown University Law Center Dean William M. Treanor has been named one of the "most influential people in legal education" by the National Jurist for the second consecutive year. 


In people with dyslexia, less gray matter in the brain has been linked to reading disabilities, but now new evidence suggests this is a consequence of poorer reading experiences, and not the root cause of the disorder. 
The Surgeon General's report of 1964 which outlined, for the first time, the effects of smoking on health, along with the tobacco control efforts that followed, are responsible for adding nearly 20 years of life to eight million people, according to a study in the Jan. 8 issue of JAMA. 

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Tuesday, Jan. 21, two sessions: 
1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.  
Friday, Jan. 24, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Library 
RSVP required 

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 


Friday, Jan. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Gorman Auditorium, MGUH
Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds
"Cancer Control in the Changing Health Communication Landscape"

  Sylvia Chou, PhD, MPH, National Cancer Instiute



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 
Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds
Friday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
ICC Auditorium 
NHS McAuley Lecture
Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN

More announcements >

January 16, 2014  GUMC Policy for Postdoctoral NIH NRSA Trainees

January 15, 2014   Please Vote: 2014 Leonard Tow Humanism In Medicine Awards

January 13, 2014  Annual Faculty Evaluation: 2013-2014

January 13, 2014  Program Announcement: Training to Complete Faculty Self-Evaluation Forms

January 7, 2014  SAVE THE DATE: Faculty Town Hall - January 29 at 4 p.m. in ICC Auditorium 


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