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Irfan Y. Tamboli, PhD, a research instructor in the department of neurology, is using a $25,000 grant he received from last year's Music for the Mind event to test his theory of the origins of Alzheimer's disease.

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Figuring out how to get African-Americans and other minority adolescents into treatment for depression is a mission for Alfiee Breland-Noble, PhD, MHSc, and the motivation behind the AAKOMA Project.   

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A new initiative, led by Rochelle Tractenberg, PhD, is underway at GUMC. Housed in CENTILE, it will help faculty translate the best evidence in health professions education into best practices in the classroom.  



Georgetown University School of Medicine students earning their joint MD/MBA share their business knowledge with other med students through a new organization--Business and Leadership in Medical Practice. 

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Caroline Cotto (NHS'14) will teach English in Taiwan through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, and David Goldsmith, PhD, will conduct environmental research in Canada through the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program.

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The School of Medicine celebrated the value of patient-centered medicine in the Jesuit tradition of 

cura personalis at the Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony held April 24.

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A Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies undergraduate team finished second place in two competitions at Saint Louis University's Public Health Scholar Bowl.

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Dr. Ted Supalla was interviewed for a story in Time about the deaf culture and cochlear implants. gets reaction from Dr. Nathan Cobb about the FDA's proposed regulation of e-cigarettes. Dr. Cobb also participated in a live interview with WTOP.


Dr. Liza Gold joined panelists on The Diane Rehm Show to discuss the impact of violence in public places on the general public. and AFP interviewed Dr. Allen Taylor for his take on a study examining marijuana use and its impact on the heart.


Dr. James Baraniuk comments to Military Times about revelations that a top VA official is hesitant to adopt an IOM recommendation that the term "Gulf War illness" be used instead of "chronic multisymptom illness."


The Hearing Review covered Dr. Guinevere Eden's study on how brain differences in those who are hearing impaired depends on first language learned.


Dr. Sally Joo Bailey was interviewed live on WUSA9 about the current allergy season. 


One lucky community with a population between 5,000 and 250,000 will receive $5 million in 2017 to support sustainable energy-saving innovations, thanks to the creation of the Georgetown University Energy Prize. 


In the first known study of its kind, researchers have shown that the language we learn as children affects brain structure, as does hearing status. Since both language and audition are housed in nearby locations in the brain, understanding which differences are attributed to hearing and which to language is critical in understanding the mechanisms by which experience shapes the brain.

More events >
Tuesday, April 29, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
Symposium on Glycoproteomics in collaboration with AB Sciex 
Warwick Evans, Building D
Information and RSVP: [email protected]
Thursday, May 1, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Research Building, E501 Conference Room
Zebrafish Models of Development and Disease
Overview of past and ongoing research


May 3-4 
Washington Monument Grounds
Support the CCBCC/Lombardi Avon Walk team
Wednesday, April 30, 6:00 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. performance
Music for the Mind
Arena Stage 
Friday, May 2, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Freedom Auditorium, Washington DC VA Medical Center
 Appointments & Promotions for Affiliated Staff
Wednesday, May 14, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Med-Dent Building, SW107
Faculty Leave & Stop Clock Policies


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