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The biggest challenge in transplant medicine is tricking the immune system to accept a foreign organ without compromising its ability to fight off bacteria and other pathogens. A panel of GUMC experts addressed issues in transplantation at the March 20 Doctors Speak Out.

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At the stroke of noon on Friday, March 21, the School of Medicine's class of 2014, accompanied by friends and family, opened the envelopes that revealed the next destination in their medical careers. 

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James Spies, MD, MPH, FSIR, a GUMC professor and chairman of the department of radiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, assumed the presidency of the Society of Interventional Radiology last week at the organization's annual meeting. 

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Shavees lost their locks during the St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser at Georgetown, which raised more than $28,000 for pediatric cancer research at St. Baldrick's and Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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

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Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, executive director of NETWORK, delivered the keynote address at the School of Nursing & Health Studies' annual Values Based Lecture Series. Said Campbell: "In health care, we need you to be clear, value-based, loving, open, thoughtful people willing to accept the other."

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The New York Times editorial board published a positive opinion piece about two recent advances in Alzheimer's research including the blood test study led by Dr. Howard Federoff.


The Washington Post interviewed Dr. Colleen Colie about treatments for uterine fibroids.


A study on the efficacy of primary androgen deprivation therapy by Dr. Arnold Potosky was covered by Lancet OncologyMedscapeUrology TimesMedPage TodayASCO Post and others.


WUSA9 interviewed Dr. James Spies about a new clinical trial for the treatment of enlarged prostates.


Dr. Bridget Oppong was interviewed by WUSA9 about breast cancer disparities in the District.


"A Synergy of Scientific Minds" (from International Innovation Healthcare) focuses on Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky's work involving his lab's discovery and the potential development of a new agent planned for clinical trials. (page 20)


Beth Peshkin published a personal essay in the Washingtonian about the devastating toll of Alzheimer's in her family.


In an article by The New York Times, Dr. Norman Rosenthal's research on botox and depression was mentioned.


WTOP interviewed Dr. Kevin Donovan about the controversial move to allow access to unapproved drugs in dire circumstances.


The Hoya wrote about a Georgetown School of Medicine alumnus who currently serves as a flight surgeon for the Blue Angels flight precision team and a second alumnus who was a flight surgeon years ago.


The Hoya reported on a cancer research finding by Dr. Suzette Mueller.


WTOP covered the annual St. Baldrick's Day event organized by Georgetown University School of Medicine Students. 


Georgetown honored 30 professors, academic and administrative professionals for their 20 years of service to the university during the Spring Faculty Convocation. Events like this one offer an opportunity "to pause and reflect on the shared mission ... and to acknowledge and honor colleagues who exemplify the very best of the Georgetown community," says Georgetown President John J. DeGioia.


James B. Spies, MD, MPH, FSIR, professor of radiology at Georgetown University Medical Center and chair of the department of radiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, is the new president of the Society of Interventional Radiology.

A study of more than 15,000 men with early stage prostate cancer finds that those who received androgen deprivation as their primary treatment instead of surgery or radiation did not live any longer than those who received no treatment. 
More events >
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
April 7-9
Gaston Hall
Featuring keynote speaker Eric Green, MD, PhD,
director of the National Human Genome
Research Institute
Tuesday, April 8
Two CENTILE events featuring Heidi Wald, PhD 
Friday, April 4. 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Schering Foundation Library
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Featuring George F. Koob, PhD
Director, National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 

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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