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Kevin FitzGerald, PhD, SJ, a Jesuit priest, Georgetown bioethicist and cancer researcher at Georgetown Lombardi, has been appointed by Pope Francis to serve as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Culture.

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With perspectives ranging from the macro to the micro, two GUMC fellowship programs share a common goal: to position physicians for success in increasingly diverse health care settings.

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Neil Weissman, MD, GUMC professor and president of MedStar Health Research Institute, has been named president of the American Society of Echocardiography, the largest international organization for cardiac imaging.

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Carole Roan Gresenz, PhD, is co-author of a new study that looks at how the rate of uninsurance in a community impacts the health care received by the insured. 

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A student in the Nurse-Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the School of Nursing & Health Studies helped deliver a fellow student's baby shortly after learning they were in the same program.

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Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, PhD, MHSc, has been honored by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry for her work in advancing understanding of diversity in children's mental health.

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CDMRP featured Dr. Aykut �ren and his research to find a drug that could prevent osteosarcoma, the most common bone tumor in children.


Science magazine and FastCompany interviewed Dr. James Giordano about U.S. research efforts to restore memory to soldiers with traumatic brain injury. 


In a Washington Post TV video, Dr. Kori Hudson discusses a helmet device being studied with the Georgetown lacrosse team for detecting concussions.


Dr. James Giordano comments on mind-wandering software in New Scientist.


Dr. Jessica Phillips-Silver (Dr. Rauschecker postdoc) was interviewed by CBC radio about beat deafness (interview in French). 

Georgetown will begin an online version of its master of professional studies in technology management beginning in January 2015. The online format takes the degree to the next level of availability for individuals focused on business innovation and leadership in the industry. 

Dr. Jennifer Huang co-lead author & grad Maria Martin co-author of @PLOSONE article on HIV, HCV prevalence in China.

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Washington, DC has the highest rates of breast cancer in the country and for 10 years Capital Beast Care Center has been removing barriers to breast cancer screening services in the DMV region. Help support CBCC's amazing work!

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The Department of Anesthesia took home First Place at our Lauerman Cup Invitational Golf Tournament. 

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What the eyes say about #Alzheimer's via @WSJ #GUMC researchers also studying the topic: #AAIC

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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


Monday, August 11, to Friday, August 15

MedStar Health Research Institute

Summer Intensive Workshop: Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Clinical Research


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

Georgetown University Conference Center

Third Annual Biomedical 

Informatics Symposium


Wednesday, July 30, 12:10 p.m.

Dahlgren Chapel

St. Ignatius Feast Day Celebration

RSVP for lunch by July 24  



Monday, September 22, 4:30 p.m.

Georgetown University

NHS McAuley Lecture

Featuring Christine Candio, MPA, RN, FACHE


Saturday, October 18, 6:00-11:30 p.m.
Washington Hilton
Tickets on sale now! 


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