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The annual event known as Match Day was March 20 this year. At Georgetown, nearly 200 students were surrounded by excited family and friends who gathered for the magical noon hour when envelopes are ripped open.

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Georgetown physicians and scientists convened at the March 11 session of Doctors Speak Out to discuss research and treatments for depression.

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Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi aim to help young women make thoughtful decisions about undergoing genetic testing for breast cancer. 

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An educator at the School of Medicine landed one of the coveted judging spots for Intel Science Talent Search 2015.  






The School of Nursing and Health Studies joined several other departments to raise money for Holy Family Parish in Caldwell, Liberia.  

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People might be surprised to discover that a $20,000 donation to Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is the work of three teenagers.





Dr. Jesse Goodman was the sole source for a story in The Washington Post on the lasting impact of the Ebola Virus on the body. Dr. Daniel Lucey was interviewed by Live Science/Yahoo News on how a few cases of Ebola could reignite the crisis.


The Washington Post interviewed Dr. Michael Pishvaian and one of his patients about tumor profiling and its future role in determining cancer treatment.


Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman discussed PharmedOut and pharmaceutical marketing on CSPAN's show Q&A.


Dr. Daniel Lucey talked to Al Jazeera English about the growing swine flu outbreak in India (link not available in the U.S.).


The School of Nursing & Health Studies online graduate nursing program was mentioned in several articles about Yale's first online course. Outlets carrying the story include The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and the Chronicle of Higher Education.


The Orange County Business Journal ran a story about the selection of Dr. Howard Federoff as vice chancellor of health affairs for UC Irvine and dean of its medical school.


Dr. Alexander Dromerick was interviewed by CNN's Sanjay Gupta for a program about the rehabilitation and recovery of journalist Miles O'Brien who lost his arm last year (clip not available).


The Washington Post ran a brief obituary about Georgetown's former neurology chair Dr. Jonathan Pincus.


Dr. Angus Worthing was interviewed by The Washington Post about biosimilars.


The Wilmington News Journal interviewed Dr. Thomas Sherman about eating well.


Dr. Daniel Lucey was interviewed by National Geographic about a potential measles outbreak in West Africa following the Ebola crisis.


The National Cancer Institute, R&D Magazine and Science Daily ran stories about Dr. Anton Wellstein's recent manuscript in Oncogene about cancer metastasis.



Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi have found that cancer cells crowded tightly together suddenly surrender their desire to spread, and that the change of heart is related to a cellular pathway that controls organ size.

Four Georgetown students were selected to be among this dynamic and impressive group of young leaders and their commitment to help shape the Mid-Atlantic's bioeconomy with disruptive and innovative ideas for change is inspiring.

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What are the long-term effects of #Ebola? @JesseGoodmanMD explains via @PostHealthSci  

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In its latest report, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee considers the environmental impact of food choices and says American diets should be good for the heart AND the planet.
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Congratulations to all of our newly matched seniors! Today we celebrate you, and all of the great things we know you will accomplish on your next big journey in medicine!


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Congratulations to Chagai Mendelson. MD Candidate 2018, winner of the #GUMCNameGame and $150 in store purchases. Our newest campus eatery, The Market at the @gumedcenter is opening soon.

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The president of MedStar Health's research arm gives an overview of the fourth annual Medstar Health Research Symposium.  

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More events >


Thursday, March 26, 5:00 p.m.

Leavey Center, Salons ABC

NHS Values Based Lecture

Featuring Desiree Hellegers (C'83), PhD

Sponsor: NHS


Saturday, March 28, 6:00 p.m.

Georgetown University Hotel and 

Conference Center

Golden Apple Gala

Sponsor: SOM

 Thursday to Sunday, April 16-19

Los Angeles

John Carroll Weekend

Visit website for full schedule


Monday, March 23, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Building D, Warwick Evans

Declining Financial Skills in Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease

Sponsors: GUMC, SOM and the Department of Health Systems Administration


Wednesday, April 1, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW  

Doctors Without Borders Info Session

Please register


 Monday, April 20, 5:30 p.m.
Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
Women & Wine X

Tickets on sale now 


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