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A note from Edward Healton, MD, MPH, GUMC's new executive vice president starting on July 1.

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At the second Annual Colloquium for GUMC Educators in the Health Professions, panelists from a range of disciplines shared strategies for improving teaching and education, including using technology and simulations to enhance students' learning experiences.  

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One of the goals of the online Master of Science degree in Nursing program at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies was to educate students to serve in rural, underserved areas where advanced nursing benefits the community. Today, many of the 583 program graduates are or will serve in those areas, carrying out the program's mission.

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Little is known about Gulf War Illness, but innovative researchers at GUMC are working to identify ways to diagnose and ultimately treat the disease, giving hope to veterans and their families. 




Morning Wave in Busan (Korea) "Be on the lookout for MERS-CoV"  with Daniel Lucey, May 28, 2015


National Geographic "As MERS Virus Spreads, Key Questions and Answers" with Daniel Lucey, June 5, 2015

"The Pentagon's gamble on brain implants, bionic limbs and combat exoskeletons" with James Giordano, June 10, 2015

The Washington Post
"Rise in new cases shows Ebola has not released its deadly grip" with Daniel Lucey, June 12, 2015


The Sunday Times  "Detox: the final straw?" with Ranit Mishori, June 13, 2015 (subscription required)

Body + Soul
"Why you need to know about DIM" with Georgetown University study, June 14, 2015

The Daily Sta
r "Drinking too much water can kill" with Joseph Verbalis, June 15, 2015

Public Health Newswire
"Q&A with Darren Mays: Indoor tanning warnings that include vivid images work best" with Darren Mays, June 15, 2015

Tech Investing Daily
"Shark Bites: What Can Biotech Do?" with Michael Zasloff's research, June 15, 2015

Al Jazeera America
"How to sleep away your unconscious racial bias" with James Giordano, June 17, 2015

Live Science
"'The Next Trans Fat': Experts Predict Coming Food Battles" with Thomas Sherman, June 18, 2015 (appeared on Yahoo!News, FOX News online, and Business Insider).

Live Science
"Surviving Ebola: Physical & Psychological Ailments Linger for Many" with Jesse Goodman, June 19, 2015 (appeared on Yahoo!News and


Seoul Broadcasting System "MERS infection spread" with Daniel Lucey, June 17, 2015 (report in Korean)


Center for Strategic and International Studies "Korea's MERS Response" podcast with Daniel Lucey, June 19, 2015


KPFA "Failing Our Youth: An Inadequate Foster Care System" with Adriane Fugh-Berman, June 19, 2015


NPR All Things Considered "Why Ebola Won't Go Away In West Africa" with Daniel Lucey, June 19, 2015


Everyday Health "3 Cancer Screenings Every Adult Should Get" with Ranit Mishori, June 19, 2015


National Monitor "Uh oh: Ebola isn't going away in West Africa, and experts are worried" with Daniel Lucey, June 20, 2015


The Associated Press   "Maryland governor says he first detected tumor while shaving" with Catherine Broome, June 22, 2015


The Washington Post "Md. Gov. Larry Hogan has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Even in late stages, it's often curable" with Bruce Cheson, June 22, 2015


NBC 4 "MD governor diagnosed with cancer" with Catherine Broom, June 22, 2015


Occupational Health & Safety "Assessing the Threat of MERS" with Daniel Lucey, June 23, 2015


Aurora Sentinel "Aurora theater shooting trial: Experts say variations in sanity evaluations are common" with Liza Gold, June 11, 2015


CarolinaLive "Challenges to Changing Mental Health Laws" with Liza Gold, June 23, 2015


NewsChannel 8 "Changing Mental Health Laws" with Liza Gold, June 23, 2015


Healio "Hyponatremia increases risk for osteoporosis, fragility fracture" with Joseph Verbalis, June 23, 2015


Good "Why Reading a Book Can Help Us Love Our Fellow Humans" with James Giordano, June 24, 2015


Messages with images depicting the harsh realities of melanoma are more powerful than the text-only warning required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in persuading women to reconsider indoor tanning. This is according to a new study by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. 

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On June 26, 2015, leading HIV/AIDS experts issued recommendations for ensuring that the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is updated to be maximally effective in a changing health care environment. The series of three policy briefs are designed to help the Obama Administration and Congressional leaders conceptualize structural changes to the program, and also to help HIV community stakeholders identify opportunities for improving engagement in care by adapting the critical program. " 

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 @GUPopHealthTrck students hard at work on summer #populationhealth projects. #meded @GUFamilyMed @gumedcenter 

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Our own Dr. Lucey returned from Guinea last week - see what he says about the Ebola epidemic

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Nursing profs. Ella Heitzler &  Donna Jasinski receive @HRSAgov grants to support nurse workforce development

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Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
MedStar Health Research Institute
6525 Belcrest Road, Suite 700
Hyattsville, MD 20782  

Wednesday, July 15
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Med-Dent SW 107
Thursday, September 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Building D, Warwick-Evans
Friday, October 16
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Georgetown Conference Center   

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