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Georgetown University's School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have joined together to offer a combined MD/MPH degree to students who seek to understand their patients in the context of populations.

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At the fourth annual Ruesch Center symposium, "Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer," experts from various fields discussed how molecular profiling holds the power to transform the way cancer is researched and treated. 



Family Foundations Unite to Support Hypertension Research at GUMC
Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) has received an important boost for research in hypertension and associated conditions, thanks to a total of $1 million in gifts from two related family foundations.
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Exercise Protects Against Breast Cancer in African-American Women 

Black women who exercise vigorously every week are more likely to be protected against the most aggressive subtype of breast cancer, according to a nearly 20-year observational study co-led by Georgetown researchers.



The Associated Press interviewed Dr. Claudine Isaacs for a story about surgery/radiation for women with metastatic breast cancer, a study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).


Dr. Victoria Shanmugam was interviewed for a USA Today story about an SABCS study on pain, exercise and aromatase inhibitors.  She was also quoted in a Medpage Today story on the same subject.


Dr. Kenneth Lin was interviewed for the AACR magazine Cancer Today about a SABCS study on the harms and benefits of mammography.


Dr. Claudine Isaacs was quoted by Medpage Today on the use of a generic medication and its impact on compliance, part of an SABCS study.


MedScape covered Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell's research presented at SABCS on exercise and the risk of aggressive breast cancer in African American women.


Oncology Times covered the appointment of Dr. Jacqueline Jonklaas to the board of the American Thyroid Association.


The Washington Post Express (pg. E3) interviewed Dr. Jeanne Matthews and a student about the success of online courses such as those offered by NHS. 


Three graduate students mentored by Dr. Jan Blancato were interviewed by the Swedish network SVT about American discoveries and the American Nobel laureates.  The program aired during SVT's coverage of the Nobel Prize ceremony. Click here for the video clip (in Swedish). 


Dr. Giuseppe Giaccone discusses cancer advances for a story on WTOP radio.


Georgetown's chief technology officer and and the university's computer science department chair have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for their numerous contributions to innovation. 

WAMU aired a commentary by Georgetown President John DeGioia, PhD, urging lawmakers to restore federal funding to research programs.


A nearly 20-year observational study involving more than 44,700 black women nationwide found that regular vigorous exercise offers significant protection against development of the most aggressive subtypes of breast cancer. The research team was co-led by Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD, associate director of minority health and health disparities research. 
The Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), a part of Georgetown University Medical Center, has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to carry out a project aimed at increasing availability of and access to family planning services and fertility awareness for women, men and adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa.

More events >

Monday, Jan. 6, 1:00 p.m.  

Thursday and Friday, Jan. 9-10 All Day,
Research Building Auditorium
2014 Junior Science and Humanities Symposium 

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 12:00 p.m., Warwick Evans
Medical Center Faculty Senate Monthly Meeting 


Friday, Jan. 17, 12:00 p.m., Med-Dent SW107

More announcements >

January 3, 2014  Funding Opportunities: Parkinson's Disease Foundation Student Fellowships and Travel Awards

January 2, 2014   Funding Opportunity: NIH Presidential BRAIN Initiative

December 20, 2013  GU Box Training, January 17, 2014 @ Noon

December 20, 2013  Funding Opportunity: NCC-PDI Request for Proposals 2014

December 20, 2013  GUMC - Green in '14! January 15 @ 10:00 am 


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