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A series of grants funded by the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) helps bridge the divide between academic researchers and community-based organizations.

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Nearly 200 students joined the professional ranks of future physicians during their White Coat Ceremony, an annual tradition that marks the official start of a medical student's career.

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Neuroethicists seek to address the myriad ethical and legal questions engendered by the use of neuroscience in medicine, daily life and public health.

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First- and second-year medical students volunteered for the annual Service Day, providing community service to five D.C.-area organizations.

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The School of Nursing & Health Studies' Translational Health Science Internship enables students to study the basic science and clinical effects of viruses that cause respiratory infections in children and adolescents. 

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Dr. Liza Gold was interviewed by about depression and addiction in the wake of Robin Williams' suicide. 

Dr. Jesse Goodman, Dr. Kevin Donovan, Dr. Daniel Lucey and Dr. Kevin FitzGerald conducted several interviews about Ebola (ethics, experimental therapies, transmission) with news outlets including:


The New York TimesThe Diane Rehm ShowWTOPWTOP (live), CNNBloombergAFPUSA TodayCBS News Radio,The ScientistWNYCNational JournalThe Kojo Nnamdi Show and Fox 5 (Washington).

Dr. Goodman and Dr. Donovan also participated in a press briefing about Ebola hosted by the O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law, which generated media coverage from the 
Associated PressNatureNational,USA TodayLos Angeles TimesReuters and Catholic Online.


WTOP interviewed Dr. John Marshall about reasons for the high cost of prescription drugs.


Dr. Maral Skelsey talked to The Washington Post about a form of skin cancer common in dark-skinned people.


Dr. Janice Krupnick was interviewed for by "Voices in the Family" on WHYY (Philadelphia) about mental health issues of female veterans.


Dr. Ben Walker was interviewed by an Anguilla TV show during a recent visit to the island to consult medical students who are setting up a free clinic modeled after the HOYA Clinic.


Experts from Georgetown Law and the Georgetown University Medical Center hosted a teleconference to discuss the legal and ethical issues that surround the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Video: Jack the Bulldog does his school shopping before classes begin at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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NHS alumni Casey Distaso, MaryJo Kramer, & Kevin Diasti at White Coat Ceremony today @medthread @gumedcenter

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It's mid-August and there's still time to purchase your tickets for the 28th Annual Lombardi Gala! Please visit for tickets and further information.  

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First-year medical students form strong bonds during 

team-building exercises during orientation.
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More events >

Wednesday, August 27, 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Pre-Clinical Sciences Building

Red Cross Blood Drive

Sponsor: School of Medicine


Saturday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Hilton Rockville

MedStar Cancer Education Symposium 

Sponsors: MedStar Georgetown Cancer Network and The Ruesch Center


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

Georgetown University Conference Center

Third Annual Biomedical 

Informatics Symposium


Thursday November 13, to Friday, November 14

Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center

Chairs: Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD

 and Joachim Sturmberg, MD 



Thursday, September 4, to Friday, September 5

W Hotel, Washington, DC

Why We Can't Wait: Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine


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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