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The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS), one of 62 clinical research hubs in the United States, was recently awarded a grant for $27 million over the next five years.

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Dr. Michael Atkins is leading a new nationwide clinical trial that will help doctors determine not only which drugs are most effective, but how the order in which the drugs are administered affects patient outcomes.   
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The Virtual Molecular Tumor Board at Georgetown Lombardi is helping physicians take advantage of the latest advances in precision medicine to treat cancer and save lives.

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Huffington Post "What Being Left-Handed Says About Your Personality" with Peter Turkeltaub, Aug. 20, 2015

WJLA (live) "President Carter, melanoma and immunotherapy" with Michael Atkins, Aug. 20, 2015

The Diane Rehm Show "How Do We Treat Early Stage Breast Cancer? A New Study Revives The Debate" with Shawna Willey, Aug. 24, 2015    

Washington Post "Here's what two college doctors say freshmen need to know" by Ranit Mishori and LaTasha Seliby, Aug. 24, 2015

Chicago Tonight "Controversy Over the Little Pink Pill" with Alessandra Hirsch, Aug. 25, 2015

Roll Call (Commentary) "Safeguarding Our Climate Means Safeguarding Our Health" by Laura Anderko, Aug. 26, 2015

St. Gabriel Catholic Radio "Catholic Doctors" with Marguerite Duane, Aug. 26, 2015

MSNBC "Investigators learn more about gunman's motive, past" with Liza Gold, Aug. 27, 2015

NBC Nightly News "Learning more about the Virginia killer" with Liza Gold, Aug. 27, 2015

Washington Business Journal "Investor lawsuit against cancer immunotherapy company highlights hype around science"  with Michael Atkins, Aug. 28, 2015

NBC Nightly News "In Physician Shortage, Can Nurse Practitioners Replace Doctors?" with Nursing@Georgetown grad, Aug. 29, 2015

Diane Rehm Show "Gun Violence In America" with Liza Gold, Aug. 31, 2015

The Hoya "Lombardi Center Partners to Create Cancer Consortium" with Louis Weiner, Sept. 1, 2015

Reuters "Review examines risks, responses to in-flight medical emergencies" with Jose Nable, Sept. 2, 2015

NPR "What Is The Psychic Toll Of Gun Violence?" with Liza Gold, Sept. 3, 2015

ScienceNews "With flibanserin approval, a complicated drug takes the spotlight" with Adriane Fugh-Berman, Sept. 3, 2015

The Hoya "Sokas Leads Migrant Health NGO"  with Rosemary Sokas and Patricia Cloonan, Sept. 4, 2015

The Hoya"Lombardi Begins Cancer Trial" with Michael Atkins and Louis Weiner, Sept. 4, 2015

The Washington Business Journal "Georgetown medical school has tips for doctors facing an in-flight emergency" with Jose Nable, Sept. 4, 2015


Georgetown officially welcomes more than 1,500 first-year and transfer students during its New Student Convocation on Aug. 30 in McDonough Arena.

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Thanks to our 2015-2016 peer advising team at the School of Nursing & Health Studies for all of its work the past few days to help welcome and orient the Class of 2019! Hoya Saxa!

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We officially welcomed our new class of Masters Hoyas!

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Thursday, September 10
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
New Research Building Auditorium
Seminar Series     
Thursday, September 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Building D, Warwick-Evans
 Melanoma Patient Symposium   
Corrected Date: Saturday, September 26
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
New Research Building Auditorium
30th Annual Student Research Day 
Tuesday, October 13
9:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Various Locations 
Tuesday, October 13 - Tuesday, December 8
New Research Building Auditorium 
The 4th Annual Biomedical Informatics Symposium    
Friday, October 16
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Georgetown Conference Center  
Friday, October 16 
8:30 a.m.   
Ronald Reagan Building and International  
Speed Grant Reviews 
Wednesday, October 28  
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
MedDent SW107

Sunday, October 18 - Wednesday, October 21  
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
Saturday, October 24 
6:00 - 11:30 p.m. 
Washington Hilton  

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