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For the Georgetown University School of Medicine Class of 2016, four years of hard work culminated at noon on March 18 at the annual event known as Match Day. 
Match Day excitement caught on tape! 

HOYA Clinic student volunteers presented six posters at the Society of Student Run Free Clinics Conference, markedly increasing their participation at the international event.

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During spring break, international health major Neena Aggarwal (NHS'17) participated in a service trip to Honduras with the Georgetown University Global Medical Brigade. 
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Mary A. Furlong, MD (MS'91, M'95, R'00), shares her perspective on education as a professor at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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The group gives young people an avenue to forge professional connections through happy hours and other events, while channeling their dedication to increase awareness and funding for cancer research at Georgetown Lombardi.
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Please join Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean Edward B. Healton for a GUMC Community Meeting on Monday, April 4 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the GA24 Preclinical Science Building. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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GUMC is holding an Instagram photo contest! Simply follow @gumedcenter on Instagram and post a GUMC picture with the hashtag #GUMCandMe and you could win a $50 Starbucks gift card! The contest will run from March 21 - April 1 and the winner will be announced April 8. Happy posting!

In Brief

Anton Wellstein, MD, PhD, has been appointed as deputy director of the Center for Cell Reprogramming. Wellstein has been involved with the center since its inception and is the director of its GI biology program. 

Plus: Find out which family medicine professor is being recognized for her work with asylum seekers.


The Diane Rehm Show The CDC's New Guidelines On Prescribing Opioid Painkillers with Peggy Compton, March 17, 2016

The Washington Post You've never heard of the powerful doctors making decisions about your health with Lawrence Gostin and Kenneth Lin, March 7, 2016

The Washington Post Soccer star Brandi Chastain pledges to donate her brain to CTE research for women with GUMC/Pink Concussions summit, March 3, 2016

Scientific American Concussions Affect Women More Adversely Than Men with GUMC/Pink Concussions summit, March 9, 2016

The Lancet Radiation's risks and cures with Timothy Jorgensen, March 19, 2016

Engineering and Technology Magazine Book Review: Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation with Timothy Jorgensen, March 14, 2016

PrimeMind Head Transplants: Severing the Mind-Body Link with James Giordano, March 14, 2016

Brain World Magazine Ghosts in the Machine with James Giordano, March 8, 2016

Huntington's Disease News Huntington's Care Facility in Georgetown Named a 'Center of Excellence' by Huntington's Disease Society of America with Karen Anderson, Edward Healton and Steve Epstein, March 7, 2016

KCUR (radio) Bilingualism and immersion with Michael Ullman, March 2016

The Washington Post (letter to the editor)  Teens and guns don't mix by Liza Gold, March 9, 2016

CIDRAP Zika impact spreads as scientists find more genetic clues with Daniel Lucey, March 17, 2016

Science Evidence grows for Zika virus as pregnancy danger with Daniel Lucey, March 11, 2016

(Click here to view ongoing media coverage of the Zika virus outbreak with Georgetown faculty)


10-Minute Urine Test Can Measure Specific Compounds from Food Consumed
Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi have developed a method that can quickly evaluate specific food compounds in human urine. They say their method could one day replace unreliable food logs used in population studies examining the effects of diet on cancer and will also help scientists accurately identify the most beneficial anticancer foods. 
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West Africa, Ebola and the Threat of Zika
Rapid testing for the Zika virus is a critical need in the recent Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, says a Georgetown University professor, because of the recent Zika outbreak on nearby Cape Verde and the similarity in symptoms between Zika and early Ebola. 
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Georgetown Scholar Available to Discuss WHO Report on Health and Environmental Impacts
Georgetown professor Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, points out that environmental harms unfairly impact the most vulnerable people in the world. 
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In February, the team launched Project Road to Health in Luwero, Uganda to improve the access to the region's only maternal health clinic, Shanti Uganda. So far they have rebuilt 1.3 km of the Nabagaya Road.

Match Day @gumedcenter @medthread @Sting64r! Congrats to @Georgetown NHS alumnae Katherine Rogan & Karen Pereira! 
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The #GUfarmersmarket is back for the spring! by Instagram user: april28th

Hugs & congratulations to all Hoyas who matched today!

More events >

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Med-Dent, W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Kellogg Conference Center 
800 Florida Ave. NE, Washington, DC

Speed Grant Reviews 
Wednesday, March 23 
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Med-Dent, NE 201A 

Wednesday, March 23
5:00 p.m. Reception
5:30 p.m. Lecture and Q&A 
Med-Dent, SW 107 
Speaker: Sheldon Rubenfeld, MD, FACP, FACE

Spring 2016 Mini-Medical School  
Tuesdays, March 29 - May 17 
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Research Building Auditorium 


GUMC Community Meeting 
Monday, April 4
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Science Building, GA 2-4
Saturday, April 16 
6:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. for 5K run/walk) 
Yates Field House 

Wednesday, April 20
5:30 p.m. 
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner 
1700 Tysons Boulevard 
McLean, Va.

Wednesday, April 27
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Healey Family Student Center, Great Room
Faculty and Staff RSVP 

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