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Edited by Liza H. Gold, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry, Gun Violence and Mental Illness challenges the myth that the mentally ill are largely responsible for gun violence.  
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Combining his background in national security with his interest in medicine, Aaron Epstein (M '18) founded the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group, which provides medical care to refugees in northern Iraq.

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This year, Biomedical Graduate Education launched its first merit scholarship program for underrepresented minority students as well as a mentorship program with School of Medicine students.

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Georgetown medical students have partnered with undergraduate students to increase the number of D.C. residents trained in bystander CPR.

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(Note: Dr. Gold was an invited speaker Dec. 4 for a gun violence summit at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., where, six months ago, a gunman killed nine people)

(CBS Charleston) Live interview  "Gun Violence and Mental Health" with Liza Gold, Dec. 3, 2015

(NBC Charleston) Live interview "Gun Violence and Mental Health" with Liza Gold, Dec. 3, 3015

MikeTheGunGuy "An Important And Compelling New Book About Gun Violence" with Liza Gold, Nov. 30, 2015

Vaccine News Daily "Brain scans reveal cognitive deficits in older HIV patients" with Xiong Jiang, Dec. 2, 2015 "Does HIV Affect Cognitive Abilities" with Xiong Jiang , Nov. 21, 2015

The Hoya "Lombardi, McCourt Launch Genomics Course" with Beth Peshkin, Nov. 27, 2015

NPR Shots blog  "Answering Your Questions: Health 101 For Grown Women" with Cheryl Iglesia, Nov. 25, 2015

Reuters "Wheelchair users more likely to die in car crashes" with John Kraemer, Nov. 25, 2015

The Diane Rehm Show "Exploring The Link Between Infection And Mental Illness" with James Giordano, Nov. 24, 2015

The Post and Courier (Charleston) "Gun violence conference explores impacts and options" with Liza Gold, Dec. 4, 2015
WCIV-TV (ABC Charleston) "Gun violence focus of forum at Emanuel AME" with Liza Gold, Dec. 4, 2015

Al Jazeera America "Paul Ryan blames mass shootings on mental health laws" with Liza Gold, Dec. 5, 2015

Southern Maryland Online "Md. Health Officials Lower Testing Age for Lead Poisoning" with Lois Wessel, Nov. 20, 2015


"More Light, Less Heat." New Book Debunks Myths About Gun Violence and Mental Illness
The U.S. is experiencing two critical public health challenges - mental health and gun violence - but few understand these two crises rarely intersect when it comes to homicides, according to a new book edited by two Georgetown University Medical Center forensic psychiatrists.

Five Things to Know About the U.N. Climate Talks
Joanna Lewis, PhD, associate professor of science, technology and international affairs (STIA) at the School of Foreign Service, spoke in Paris at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP 21.

Welcome to our workspace #ODIOpenHouse #BuildandBelong 

Nursing major Hannah Samley (NHS '16) is conducting an honors project on oncology nursing.

We've all begged our doctors for Z-Pak at least once before. Here's why #GUMC's Ranit Mishori won't give it to you (unless you really need it).

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Howard University College of Medicine Dean's Interdisciplinary Research Conference
Monday, Dec. 7
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Howard University College of Medicine, Towers Building, Walter Lester Henry, Jr., MD Auditorium
Info: Email Dr. Teletia Taylor

Tuesday, Dec. 8 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Basic Science Building, Room 341

Immediately following Georgetown vs. DePaul basketball game 
Clyde's at Gallery Place/Chinatown, 707 7th St., NW Washington, DC
RSVP (by Jan.6)  


NHS McAuley Lecture 
Wednesday, Feb. 17  
2:30 p.m.
Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium  
Speaker: Patrick Conway, MD, deputy administrator for innovation and quality and chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Wednesday, Feb. 24
4:00 p.m. 
Leavey Center, Salons ABC
Speaker: Sister Carol Keehan, DC, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States 

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