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Melanoma patients treated by Georgetown Lombardi physicians will be guests at a Melanoma Survivors Celebration luncheon.
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Read what Georgetown Lombardi's Michael Atkins said about cancer immunology at a Congressional briefing.
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Related: Georgetown Lombardi Director Joins Blue Ribbon Panel Working Group for National Cancer Moonshot Initiative 

Student research on social media marketing, microRNAs and much more was on display at the Biotechnology Internship Project Poster Presentations.
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With more than 600 attendees, the 11th Annual Women & Wine fundraiser for the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown Lombardi raised more than $400,000.

A double Georgetown graduate and infectious disease expert delivered the keynote address at the 14th annual Undergraduate Research Conference.
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In Brief

Bassem Haddad, MD and Joseph Timpone, MD will be honored at this year's MAGIS Induction Ceremony. Plus, GUMC staff were recognized by President John J. DeGioia for their years of service.
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The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is accepting applications for the Pilot and Collaborative Studies Program (PCSP) Awards. Apply here

The Office of the Dean for Research and the Office of Regulatory Affairs encourage members of the Georgetown research community to review the NIH grants policy on rigor and reproducibility as well as a new video series that explores issues such as bias, blinding and exclusion criteria.  

The Medical Center Graduate Student Organization (MCGSO) is accepting nominations for awards recognizing graduate students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and staff for their excellence in graduate education and training. The deadline for submitting nominations is Thursday, May 5.


The Washington Post Long-term survival rates double for melanoma patients getting immunotherapy with Louis Weiner, April 17, 2016

The Washington Post These top scientists want the FDA to have an open mind about e-cigs with David Levy, April 29, 2016

The Wall Street Journal Bristol's Opdivo Shows Benefits in Cancer Immunotherapy Trial with Louis Weiner, April 17, 2016

The Washington Post The list of cancers that can be treated by immunotherapy keeps growing with Louis Weiner, April 19, 2016

The Diane Rehm Show New Promise For Immunotherapy Cancer Drugs with Louis Weiner, April 21, 2016

The Atlantic Cancer: The Final Frontier with Michael Atkins, April 21, 2016

Time Chernobyl Is Still The Worst Nuclear Accident for Public Health by Timothy Jorgensen, April 25, 2016

Slate Thirty Years Later, Chernobyl Is Still Deadly by Timothy Jorgensen, April 26, 2016

National Press Foundation (media webinar) Understanding the Zika Threat with Jesse Goodman, April 20, 2016 Who will Zika virus be an occupational hazard for? with Rosemary Sokas, April 22, 2016

Arkansas Online Be vigilant, Zika expert says in Arkansas speech with Daniel Lucey, April 20, 2016

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

Medscape e-Cigarettes: More Good Than Harm? with David Levy, April 27, 2016 (requires login)

Patch Georgetown University is Helping Out Sesame Street with Bruno Anthony, April 24, 2016

CBS News Radio Why An Aspirin A Day Might Make You Live Longer with Kenneth Lin, April 13, 2016

The Conversation The sharing economy comes to scientific research by Deborah Berry, April 11, 2106

National Science Foundation Electrical brain stimulation enhances creativity, researchers say with Peter Turkeltaub and Adam Green, April 14, 2016

Live Science Zap! Sparking the Brain Stimulates Creativity with Peter Turkeltaub and Adam Green, April 21, 2016

Medpage Today Dementia in HIV -- HAND or Alzheimer's? with Scott Turner, April 27, 2016

Click here to read more "GUMC in the News."


Seven top international tobacco control experts are prompting regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to have a broad "open-minded" perspective when it comes to regulating vaporized nicotine products, especially e-cigarettes.

A diverse group of Georgetown experts, including GUMC's Jesse Goodman, MD, MPH, explored the complex scientific, legal and ethical questions raised by the Zika crisis at a conference on campus on April 22.
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Congrats to our Lab Rat 5K race winners! Thanks everyone for braving the rain to have a fun run with us. This year, we raised over $350 for YWCA Empower Girls STEM!
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.@Georgetown @NSNAinc chapter enjoyed helping at teen fair @MarysCenter!

Congratulations to the finishers of the 2016 IronMed Triathlon & 5k race this weekend! Thank you for raising over $2200 for HOYA!

More events >

Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 24 & 31 
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
MedStar Georgetown, Podium A 

In Search of Joy in Practice: Innovations in Patient-Centered Care 
Guest Speaker: Christine A. Sinsky, MD, FACP
Thursday, May 5
8:00 a.m. 
Building D, Warwick Evans

Leica Microscope Training 
Monday, May 9 - Thursday, May 12
New Research Building, W407 

Thursday, May 12 
3:15 p.m.
New Research Building, W302

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