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Cardiologist Ana Barac, MD, PhD, has ventured into the oncology field to look for markers that predict cardiac risk in cancer patients.






Georgetown celebrated outstanding faculty accomplishments in technology transfer and commercialization during a recent ceremony to commemorate achievement over the past two years. 

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Kathryn Sandberg, PhD, has convened a group of researchers to address the overreliance of male cells and animals used in preclinical studies and to recommend policy changes to the National Institutes 
of Health. 




Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, will direct the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment, a regional Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit.

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r. Timothy Jorgensen was interviewed by the Washingtonian about electromagnetic radiation, health and a West Virginia community living without cell phones, wifi and many modern technologies.


Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell was quoted in USA Today as a member of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on its latest report.


Dr. Tom Sherman joined a panel on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss dietary cholesterol. reported on Georgetown's NHS midwives program and interviewed Prof. Julia Lange Kessler.


Dr. Ranit Mishori and Dr. Tasha Seliby penned two articles in the Washington Post --one about chemoprevention for breast cancer and one about breast cancer risk factors.


Dr. Kenneth Lin was interviewed by the Washington Post about testicular cancer screening. He was also interviewed for the Mishori article (above) on chemoprevention. 


The Washington Post talked to Dr. Shawna Willey about breast conservation therapy and mastectomies.


WUSA9 turned to Dr. Scott Turner for expert commentary on a study suggesting OTC medication contributes to dementia.


WTOP interviewed Dr. Ranit Mishori about patient use of the internet for medical information.


Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman comments on the downside of a new hepatitis C drug in the Seattle Times.


Washington's WNEW talks to Dr. Ranit Mishori about adults and the measles vaccination.


CCTV interviewed Dr. Joel Selanikio about his experience treating Ebola.


Autism Daily Newscast and PsychCentral covered Dr. Michael Ullman's study on brain compensation for several disorders including autism.


NPRBoston Herald and Yahoo News interviewed Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman about flibanserin, the so-called "female Viagra."


The Hoya reported on the CDC's selection of NHS to house the MidAtlantic Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit.


A group of experts from academia, industry and advocacy is offering recommendations to the National Institutes of Health as the federal research institution works to increase the inclusion of female animal models and achieve a balance in the use of male and female cells and animals in preclinical studies.

Researchers at GUMC hypothesize that individuals with five neurodevelopmental disorders compensate for dysfunction by relying on a single powerful and nimble system in the brain known as declarative memory.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has selected NHS as the new academic home for the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment, a regional Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit.

The U.S.-Afghan Women's Council at Georgetown has named First Lady Rula Ghani of Afghanistan its newest honorary co-chair - marking the inaugural appointment of a first lady from the country. 

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Ask a ProfessorThe issue of childhood vaccine safety and effectiveness dominated the news in early 2015 during the measles outbreak. Georgetown's Dr. G. Kevin Donovan, a pediatrician and bioethicist, gives his advice on vaccinating children. #AskAGUProf #VaccinesWork

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Learn more about factors that increase you #breastcancer risk, from @ranitmd via @WashingtonPost

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David Leventhal (@danceforpd) shows the power of 
health-enhancing movement with #yoga #flamenco #DanceinHealthcare

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Today on MedThread: (VIDEO) MedStar Health's Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Stephen Evans, speaks on the health system's approach to the changing healthcare landscape.
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Congratulations to junior nursing major Molly Massarelli (NHS'16), a member of the Georgetown Figure Skating Club, who placed third in the solo ice dancing event at a competition in Boston! Hoya Saxa!

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Save the date! Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network are pleased to present Music for the Mind on May 20, 2015!

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More events >

Monday, February 23, 4:00 p.m. 

Copley Formal Lounge

NHS Annual McAuley Lecture

Featuring: Marc B. Schenker, MD, MPH

Sponsor: NHS with support from the 

McAuley family 


Thursday, February 26, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Med-Dent Building, SW107

 Speed Grant Reviews

Sponsors: Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs and GHUCCTS


Monday, March 9, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Sheraton Town Center Hotel, Columbia, MD 
 Annual MedStar Research Symposium

Sponsor: MedStar Health Research Institute


Sponsor: CENTILE


Friday, March 6 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Georgetown Lombardi Clinic, Martin Marietta Conference Room

Appointments and Promotions for Clinician and Biomedical Tracks

Sponsor: Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs 


Tuesdays, March 17 to May 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Med-Dent Auditorium 
 Mini-Medical School

Registration is open

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