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On June 2, GUMC faculty came together for a daylong event to foster new educational innovations and collaborations across campus.The first Colloquium for GUMC Educators in the Health Professions was organized by the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE). 

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During Georgetown's alumni weekend, a panel comprising GUMC scientists, a bioethicist and an advocate delved into the implications of a recent Alzheimer's breakthrough out of GUMC--a possible new blood test that can predict the disease before it starts. 

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Priscilla A. Furth, MD, will join the 2014-2015 class as a fellow in the Hedwig Van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program at Drexel University College of Medicine. The fellows are women who are in senior leadership roles in academic health science institutions.

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Louis M. Weiner, MD, has been appointed to serve on the advisory council for the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health. The CSR organizes the peer-review groups that evaluate the majority of research grant applications submitted to the NIH.

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Ali Gorman (NHS'97) spent four years as a Nurse Corps Officer in the U.S. Navy. Now, she reports on health and medicine for 6abc Action News in Philadelphia.

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The Wall Street Journal interviewed Dr. Louis Weiner for a story about advances in cancer immunotherapy announced at the American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting.


Reuters quoted Dr. Claudine Isaacs in two stories about ASCO studies including one about fertility preservation during chemotherapy and one about a new treatment approach for breast cancer.


Several researchers were quoted in Medscape and MedPage Today stories about studies presented at ASCO. Those included:


Dr. Claudine Isaacs - MedPage TodayMedscapeMedscapeMedscape 

Dr. Catherine Broome - Medscape

Dr. Nancy Dawson - Medscape

Dr. Giuseppe Giaccone - Two stories: Medscape and MedPage Today

Dr. Stephen Liu - Medscape

Dr. Michael Pishvaian - Medscape

Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky - Medscape

Dr. Allen Taylor - Medscape 


Dr. John Marshall was interviewed by Reuters about the cost of cancer drugs.


WTOP interviewed Dr. Claudine Isaacs for a story about cancer survivorship.


For a Washington Post front page story about the Sgt. Sullivan Center, Dr. James Baraniuk and Rakib Rayhan were quoted about their Gulf War illness research.


Dr. Nathan Cobb was quoted about e-cigarettes for a Medpage Today story.


The Huffington Post quoted Dr. Darren Mays about sunburns and melanoma. 


Five new crosses are now in place on top of Healy Hall to replace the originals damaged in the 2011 earthquake. The originals remained on top of the university's Healy Hall for more than 100 years. 


Physician researchers from Georgetown Lombardi and the John Theurer Cancer Center in Hackensack, New Jersey, recently announced the formation of the Regional Immunotherapy Discovery Program. The program accelerates discovery and implementation of a new immunotherapy approach, which combines the full potential of two strategies currently used in cancer treatment: cancer immunotherapy and bone marrow stem cell transplantation.

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Saturday, June 14, 8:30 a.m.
Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Ave.



Friday, June 20, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
CTEC Theater, Washington Hospital Center



Monday, June 30, 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Raspberry Falls Golf Club
School of Medicine Golf Tournament 


Friday, June 20, 7:30 a.m.
Lake Presidential Golf Club
  Tony Prestandrea Memorial Golf Tournament

Monday, June 23, 5:30 p.m.
The Capital Grille, Chevy Chase, Md.
The Men's Event Benefitting Prostate 

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