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Rebecca Katz and her research colleagues join GUMC's global health cadre. 
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A complex moral problem: what is a physician's responsibility to women who have undergone female genital mutilation?
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GUMC's Phyllis Magrab joined the Afghan First Lady in discussing peace and security as well as support for Afghan women and their families.


Join Medical Center leadership on Monday, June 20 at 4:00 p.m. in the New Research Bldg. auditorium for a discussion on priority areas of focus and long-term facilities planning process.



  • Read about the three School of Nursing & Health Studies Professors who took part in recent events at the White House and U.S. House of Representatives.

WASHINGTON (June 1, 2016) - Georgetown University Medical Center announced today that Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH, a specialist in global health science and security, has joined its faculty.  Katz, her research partner, Julie Fischer, PhD, and four other members of her research team, were recruited to Georgetown from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University.

WASHINGTON and NEW YORK (June 1, 2016) - Georgetown University Medical Center and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research announce a fellowship in regulatory science that will promote postgraduate training in the Parkinson's research field to optimize clinical trial design and support approval of novel therapies.

Readmissions After Complex Cancer Operations Vary with Institution Type and Patient Cohort

CHICAGO (May 31, 2016) Payment penalties tied to readmissions currently do not reflect socioeconomic variables and may create unintended consequences on already financially strained institutions


The Guardian (podcast) The truth about radiation with Timothy Jorgensen, June 3, 2016

Science Magazine Leading science fair expands efforts to attract minority students with Paul Roepe, June 2, 2016

National Geographic Africa's Yellow Fever Outbreak is a Glimpse of Our Connected Future 
with Daniel Lucey, May 23, 2016

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists The neuroweapons threat with James Giordano, June 2, 2016

Gut Microbiota Research & Practice Evidence-Based Guidelines for Probiotic Products Now Available to US Doctors with Daniel Merenstein, May 30, 2016

Treating Pain Inside the Opioid Epidemic with James Giordano, May 27, 2016

New York Post
Dad's drinking can harm a fetus, too with Joanna Kitlinska, May 24, 2016

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


There is a little-known tax subsidy for junk food advertising to children. Sarah Roache of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law argues that it should be removed. 
More events >

"Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Follow the Science"
Thursday, June 9, 8:00 am 
Anthony S. Fauci, MD
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Goldberg Auditorium

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

June 7-11, 2016
Georgetown's Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Course is 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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