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Medical Center leadership will discuss priority areas of focus and long-term facilities planning process. Join us at 4 p.m. in the Research Building Auditorium on Monday, June 20. 
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Georgetown University Medical Center and the Brookings Institution co-hosted "Desert Storm after 25 years: Confronting the Exposures of Modern Warfare" on June 17 to examine the history of GWI and discuss a way forward. 
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The path to developing targeted therapies for a variety of cancers is clearer today than ever before because of a revolutionary laboratory advance made by Georgetown researchers, says Anton Wellstein.

What novel idea earned Xiong Jiang a grant from the BrightFocus Foundation?


This week, the School of Nursing & Health Studies announced the launch of its second doctoral degree - the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program. 
"Being chosen as a Tillman scholar brings everything full circle," says Jeremy Marx, and he tells us why. 


President Obama has tapped Lawrence O. Gostin to serve as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB).  

  • Georgetown has published its draft 2017 Georgetown Campus Plan, which can be found here. You can submit questions or comments until 6:00 p.m. on July 6. Questions, comments and responses will be posted weekly in the public comments section.
  • Georgetown School of Medicine faculty participated in the Obama Administration's Organ Summit on June 13. The summit was aimed at identifying new strategies to increase access to organ transplants and shortening the organ waiting list. Read More 
  • CURE Connections, a video series that provides important cancer education and support, won a top award from the magazine industry for its videos, many of which feature Georgetown Lombardi physicians. 
  • Hungry? Stop by Leo O'Donovan Hall from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, for all-you-can-eat $8.88 breakfast and $9.99 lunch. Offer ends August 15. More info here

WASHINGTON (June 16, 2016) - What if private companies could obtain some coverage to protect their foreign investments in developing countries against crippling infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola? The possible path to offering disease outbreak guarantees is an idea being posed by two global health researchers at GUMC. 
WASHINGTON (June 16, 2016) - The first clinical trial to compare standard of care chemotherapy with molecularly tailored therapy (also known as precision medicine) for metastatic pancreatic cancer is now enrolling patients at Georgetown Lombardi.
WASHINGTON (June 14, 2016) - The manner in which pharmaceutical companies market their products to people who have hemophilia appears unprecedented and direct-to-consumer marketing should be examined by regulators, say researchers who reviewed documents, including consumer-oriented materials, produced by the makers of hemophilia treatment products.

In the brain, one area sees familiar words as pictures, another sounds out words
WASHINGTON (June 9, 2016) - Skilled readers can quickly recognize words when they read because the word has been placed in a visual dictionary of sorts which functions separately from an area that processes the sounds of written words, say GUMC neuroscientists. The visual dictionary idea rebuts a common theory that our brain needs to "sound out" words each time we see them.

Georgetown Opens Six-Week Camp for Children With Math and Reading Difficulties
WASHINGTON (June 8, 2016) - Does your child struggle with math and reading? If so, consider a special camp this summer hosted by GUMC. 

GI Cancers Alliance Launches to Elevate Patients' Voices Against Gastrointestinal Cancers
CHICAGO (June 7, 2016) - Twenty cancer advocacy groups from around the United States announced the formation of the GI Cancers Alliance, committed to the fight against gastrointestinal cancers, which include many of the leading cancer killers. 

Georgetown Data Scientist Comments on Biden's Announcement on Open Genomics Database
CHICAGO (June 6, 2016) - Vice President Joe Biden will reportedly announce the launch of a cancer database with genomic data and other patient information called "Genomic Data Commons" that will be open to researchers.


The Military Times Research provides clues to effective treatments for Gulf War illness with James Baraniuk, June 17, 2016
BBC The people who can't stop eating dirt with Ranit Mishori, June 16, 2016
The Los Angeles Times Can coffee cause cancer? Probably not, but make sure it isn't very hot, WHO says with Thomas Sherman, June 16, 2016
The Washington Post How drug companies use gifts and internships to buddy up to their most valuable patients with Adriane Fugh-Berman, June 14, 2016
WGBH Innovation Hub Unraveling The Mysteries of Radiation with Timothy Jorgensen, June 16, 2016
Reuters via Scientific American U.S. project launched to promote data sharing by cancer researchers with Subha Madhavan, June 6, 2016
Minnesota Public Radio Zika Virus: What we know with Paul Roepe, June 7, 2016

HealthDay Electroacupuncture Helped Ease Carpal Tunnel in Study with Ladan Eshkevari, June 7, 2016

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Think ahead to November 2016--What changes should be made to the food regulation system, and what policy initiatives should be launched to ensure public health and food safety? 
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Monday, June 20, 4:00 pm
Research Building Auditorium
To discuss priority areas of focus and long-term facilities planning process.

Monday, June 20
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Warwick Evans, Building D 
Ray-Chang Wu, PhD
Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
George Washington University

Monday, June 20
5:30 p.m. Prostate Cancer Briefing 
6:00 p.m. cocktails
7:00 p.m. dinner
Morton's Steakhouse, 1050 Connecticut Ave

Wednesday, June 22
 4:00-7:00 p.m.

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