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Featured Event

Please join Executive Vice President for Health Sciences Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, for a GUMC Community Meeting on Monday, April 4, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the GA2/4 Preclinical Science Building. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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Georgetown's main campus, medical campus and the School of Continuing Studies collaborated to create an evening of theater held on March 31 at the newly renovated W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Amphitheater. 

Promoting partnerships between members of community organizations and academic institutions was the goal of a March 22 symposium co-sponsored by Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

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Physician-advocates in training from the School of Medicine's Health Justice Track celebrated Health Justice Week by making visits to Capitol Hill, presenting their Advocacy Projects and participating in a plenary lecture.


Neuroscience experts spoke about language acquisition, traumatic brain injury and the way the brain makes connections at the second annual Georgetown University Free Neuroscience Public Lecture on March 16.
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Meghan Murphy, MD (M'11), resident neurological surgeon at the Mayo Clinic, draws on her faith as a source of composure, strength, humility and compassion.
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In Brief

Students, faculty, staff and family members from the School of Nursing & Health Studies participated in a Day of Service, CENTILE announced the recipients of the Travel Grant Awards, and more... 


NPR's Here and Now New Restrictions On Deadly Silica Dust, 40 Years In The Making with Rosemary Sokas, March 30, 2016
The Washington Post An outdoor exerciser? Here's what your lungs probably look like. Written by Caroline Wellbery, March 28, 2016
The Washington Post 'Strange Glow': The eerie history of radiation and humans with Timothy Jorgensen, March 21, 2016
The New York Times The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind by Georgetown Lombardi patient Barbara K. Lipska, March 12, 2016
NBC 4 Georgetown Tests Immunotherapy to Treat Alzheimer's Disease with Scott Turner, March 30, 2016
NYSE Post OSHA updates eye and face protection standards with Rosemary Sokas, March 31, 2016
WTOP Poll: Parents wary of online ratings for doctors (audio) with Kevin Donovan, March 23, 2016
WalletHub 2016's Fattest Cities in America with Tom Sherman, March 22, 2016
The Hoya University Appoints Assistant Vice President of Student Health with Vincent WinklerPrins, March 22, 2016
South China Morning Post 10-minute urine test can measure specific compounds from food consumed (scroll down) with Marcin Dyba, March 20, 2016
BuzzFeed Zika Arrived In Brazil In 2013, A Year Before The Outbreak with Jesse Goodman, March 24, 2016
The Washington Post A 2013 soccer match could have brought Zika virus to Brazil, researchers say with Daniel Lucey, March 24, 2016
Voice of America Expert Calls for Strong Zika Virus Surveillance in West Africa with Daniel Lucey, March 18, 2016
Click here to view ongoing media coverage of the Zika virus outbreak with Georgetown faculty.


Two startups run by Georgetown University students have been named to Inc. Magazine's 2016 "Coolest College Startups" list, including Local Roots Farms, co-founded by Daniel Kuenzi (MBA'17), and MISFIT Juicery, led by Ann Yang (SFS'16).

The trees @ St. Mary's Hall @Georgetown, given in honor of former associate dean Mary Wisler, are blossoming!  
See More School of Nursing & Health Studies on Twitter> 

Health Justice Scholars Week wraps up at @medthread this week! Inspiring poster session @DiverseGUMed

#TBT to last year's @StBaldricks event. #BraveTheShave with @medthread on April 15

More events >

GUMC Community Meeting 
Monday, April 4 
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Science Building, GA2/4

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Hearing
"The Right to Health and Tobacco Addiction in the Americas"
Tuesday, April 5
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
1889 F St. NW, Washington, DC

Sarah Stewart Lecture Series 
"Zika Virus: A Tragedy in Evolution" 
Tuesday, April 5
12:00 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Science, GA2/4

Medical Education Grand Rounds
"Physician Burnout: Why We Should Care and What We Can Do About It"
Wednesday, April 6 
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Med-Dent, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater

Alternative Careers in Science and Industry
Wednesday, April 6
4:00 p.m. Keynote Speech
5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
6:30 p.m. Reception and Networking 
Wednesday, April 6 
5:00 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception
6:00 p.m. Lecture
Med-Dent, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater  

String of Pearls Award Ceremony 
Friday, April 8
7:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour
8:00 p.m. Awards
Epicurean and Company

Golden Apple Awards Ceremony 
Saturday, April 9
7:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel 
2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC

6:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese Social
New Research Building Auditorium


Friday, April 15
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 
Main Building, First Floor 
Hospital Administration Conference Room 
RSVP to Sulphat Sanni   

GUSOM St. Baldrick's Fundraiser 
Friday, April 15 
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
Med-Dent Podium 
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.

"Conceptual Frameworks to Guide Research and Development in Medical Education"
Wednesday, April 20
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Med-Dent, NE201C 

Grand Rounds with Dr. Georges Bordage
"Maximizing Learning through Spacing Content, Mixed Practice & Formative Testing with Feedback" 
Thursday, April 21 
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 
Med-Dent, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater 

Procedural Justice: Creating Fairness at Work 
Wednesday, April 27 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Med-Dent, SW107
RSVP (by April 25) to [email protected]
Wednesday, April 27 
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
Healey Family Student Center, Great Room 
Faculty and Staff RSVP 

2016 Diabetes Bash 
Saturday, April 30 
6:00 - 10:00 p.m. 
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center 

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