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Nearly 200 local businessmen and supporters of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center gathered at the 15th annual Men's Event. The charitable dinner and live auction raises funds to support the advancement of treatments at Georgetown Lombardi.

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Joy Phinizy Williams first accepted a job at Georgetown University Medical Center in 1979. Now, 35 years later, she is saying farewell to her Georgetown family as she 
enters retirement.

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Colleagues, friends, family and people with cancer gathered June 18 to celebrate the artistic imprint left on Georgetown Lombardi by Nancy Morgan, who is retiring from her position as director of the Arts and Humanities Program. 

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A Georgetown internship program offers D.C.-area undergraduates from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups a unique glimpse into the fields of minority health and health disparities research.

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Dave Milzman, MD, has been appointed to the District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure (CJDT). Milzman's lengthy experience on the Mayor's Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council, paired with his medical expertise, form a strong foundation for this new appointment.  

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The Nurse Anesthesia Program at the School of Nursing & Health Studies has received a 10-year reaccreditation from the Council of Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. 

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Dr. Ranit Mishori was interviewed live on the Today show in support of the American College of Physicians' new guidelines advising against routine pelvic exams for women. She was also interviewed by the Associated PressNPR Shots, Huffington PostNBC, USA Today and WTOP.


Dr. Scott Turner was interviewed about the study to prevent/delay Alzheimer's by WTOP.


Brigid Reynolds and a participant were interviewed for a story on ABC7. 


A letter to the editor by Dr. Rosemary Sokas was published in The Washington Post addressing the accidental anthrax exposure at the CDC.


Dr. Howard Federoff was interviewed about Parkinson's disease research for Comcast Newsmakers


Dr. Kathy Katz explained that broader criteria is one reason for an increase in autism in an article published by Scientific American.


Dr. Jessica Phillips-Silver (postdoc in Rauschecker lab) was interviewed by NPR about the neuroscience of rhythm.


Dr. Louis Weiner and others were pictured in a Bisnow artice about the Mens Event benefiting Georgetown Lombardi. 


Dr. James Giordano joined a panel on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss the booming medical apps industry. 


WTOP interviewed Dr. Darren Mays about tanning addiction. 


Dr. Dave Milzman's appointment to the D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure was reported by (free sign up required).


Dr. Bob Phillips was interviewed by USA Today about the primary care physician shortage.


Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies (SCS) welcomes their new dean, Kelly Otter, PhD. Otter says she was drawn to the university because "it fosters innovative work and the implementation of that work on the larger society."

For a rare form of cancer called thymoma, researchers have discovered a single gene defining the difference between a fast-growing tumor requiring aggressive treatment and a slow-growing tumor that doesn't require extensive therapy.

More events >

Tuesday, July 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Busboys & Poets

1025 5th St. NW, Washington, DC

Science Cafe 360: Sickle Cell Disease - 

Painful and Prevalent


Thursday, October 2, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Georgetown University Conference Center

Third Annual Biomedical 

Informatics Symposium



Monday, August 11, to Friday, August 15

MedStar Health Research Institute

Summer Intensive Workshop: Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Clinical Research






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