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2016 School of Nursing & Health Studies commencement speaker also told graduates to keep their North Star in view.

"The field of medicine has never had a greater need for people like you," commencement speaker Kelley Skeff, MD, PhD told the graduates. 

They have been described as the "backbone" of the medical profession.

Michael M. Karch's (SOM'95) rousing speech about selflessness captivated students and families at the annual Warwick Evans Ceremony. 

Georgetown's newest physician-officers talk about the challenges and benefits of military service.

The Magis Society of Master Teachers welcomed two faculty "passionately committed" to guiding students.

Commencement week brings surprises! 

Save the date! Dr. Healton's next GUMC Community Meeting is on Monday, June 20 at 4:00 p.m. in the Research Building Auditorium. 

If you missed the April meeting, read about it here:


Patricia Cloonan is Named Dean of The School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Which Georgetown Lombardi nurse was honored during National Nurses Week and described as "virtuous, caring, advocating and dedicated?" Find out here

Review Finds Fathers's Age, Lifestyle Associated With Birth Defects
WASHINGTON - A growing body of research is revealing associations between birth defects and a father's age, alcohol use and environmental factors, say researchers at GUMC. They say these defects result from epigenetic alterations that can potentially affect multiple generations.

GUMC IN THE NEWS Why we shouldn't single out moms-to-be for children's health with Joanna Kitlinska, May 17, 2016

Fox Father's lifestyle, age affects future generations, study finds with Joanna Kitlinska, May 18, 2016

WebMD Dad's Role in Baby's Health Larger Than Thought? with Joanna Kitlinska, May 17, 2016

Genetic Literacy Project Fathers' lifestyle, age affect children's epigenomewith Joanna Kitlinska, May 17, 2016

Voice of America Painkiller addiction with Peggy Compton, May 17, 2016

Bloomberg When Your Doctor is Your Chef with Thomas Sherman, May 18, 2016

The Diane Rehm Show Mindfulness And Transcendental Meditation: Why These Practices Are Having A Moment with Norman Rosenthal, May 18, 2016

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


Here's a look at commencement activities around Georgetown.
More events >

Monday, June 20, 4:00 pm
Research Building Auditorium
To discuss priority areas of focus and long-term facilities planning process.

Examining Issues in the U.S. food system
causing health issues
Friday, June 3
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
McDonough Hall, Hart Auditorium 
$125 registration fee ($55 student rate) 
Register here 

June 7-10, 2016
Georgetown's Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Course designed for health care practitioners, policy makers, and clinical researchers.

Thursday, June 16, 3:00 pm
Hospital Chapel
All invited to submit works on healing, comfort, empowerment and transformation

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