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Marcia McNutt, editor-in-chief of Science, joined a group of scientists to talk to Biomedical Graduate Education and main campus students about leveraging their science backgrounds into careers across industries.

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Sixty-eight SOM students volunteered during the second annual GUSOM Day of Service, working alongside their classmates in their respective learning societies as they served at a food bank, a therapeutic horseback riding program and a local park.
Click here to see a picture from the NHS Day of Service at Mary's Center!

Students taking the "Health Promotion and Disease Prevention" course at NHS started a project that will allow Georgetown students to purchase bike helmets for $5 at the Georgetown University Police Department office.
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SOM students broke the Georgetown fundraising record, raising more than $40,000 for childhood cancer research.
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SOM students and faculty members were honored at the 38th Annual Golden Apple Awards.
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Safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively, according to a new study by Georgetown researchers.
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In Brief

Sandra Swain, MD, has been appointed as the Associate Dean for Research and several GUMC community members were recognized with 
Gold Vicennial Medals. 
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The New York Times Ask Well: Why Is Arthritis More Common in Women Than Men? with Kathryn Sandberg, April 12, 2016

The Wall Street Journal 
Doctors Hear Patients' Calls for New Approaches to Hypothyroidism with Jacqueline Jonklaas, April 11, 2016

The Washington Post 
Regulatory science degrees help researchers think outside the lab with Erin Wilhelm, April 11, 2016

Lead-contaminated water is putting kids at risk (audio) with Laura Anderko, April 6, 2016
The Diane Rehm Show New Advances In The Understanding And Treatment Of Migraines with Jessica Ailani, April 5, 2016
CBS News Radio Control of heart disease in low risk patients with Allen Taylor, April 4, 2016 History of radiation explained in intriguing book with Timothy Jorgensen, April 3, 2016
Literary Review Book review: Half-Life Stories with Timothy Jorgensen, April 1, 2016

Popular Mechanics Creative Block? The Answer Could Be as Simple as Electric Shocks to Your Brain with Peter Turkeltaub and Adam Green, April 14, 2016
Psych Central Focused Brain Stimulation May Improve Creativity with Peter Turkeltaub and Adam Green, April 14, 2016
UPI Study: Electrical brain stimulation enhances creativity with Peter Turkeltaub and Adam Green, April 14, 2016


Georgetown University researchers are reporting the first case of Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in an HIV-positive individual.
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Electrical Brain Stimulation Enhances Creativity, Researchers Say
Safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively, according to a new study by Georgetown researchers.
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"SNIFF," a Nasal Insulin Study for Alzheimer's, Now Underway at Georgetown
Georgetown University's Memory Disorders Program is looking for volunteers to participate in a study to see if insulin, the hormone used to treat diabetes, can improve cognition, memory and daily function in people with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease.
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Georgetown, Children's National Researchers To Evaluate Sesame Workshop's Autism Initiative
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has selected GUMC and Children's National Health System researchers to lead an evaluation of "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children," an initiative developed to reduce stigma and build understanding about autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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Daniela Fernandez's (C'16) leadership of a major movement for sustainable oceans has landed her among Glamour's top 10 College Women of the Year and led to her receipt of this year's Christopher Benchley Youth Award.

Day in the Life of Georgetown Med photos! Thanks to Kevin Benamer  
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A big congratulations to the December 2015 cohort of BSN graduates who achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN! Hoya Saxa!

Greetings from Rome! We're gearing up for #JCWRome in the beautiful Westin Excelsior, Georgetown's home for the week. Benvenuto, Hoyas!

More events >

Monday, April 18
12:00 p.m. 
Preclinical Science, GA2/4

"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 


9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Healy Hall, Bioethics Research Library (Room 102)

Saturday, April 23
9:00 a.m.

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]

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

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