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Author says solutions more broad than focus on health care. 
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Creating a "life vision" could promote resilience among medical students. 
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Dr. Dretchen may be retired from GUMC, but find out why he's not really leaving. 
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"Health care is changing dramatically, and as the youngest member of the AMA's Board of Trustees I am excited to bring a unique perspective," says Omar Maniya. 

Georgetown University's Center for Child and Human Development is a founding partner of this international effort to help girls succeed.


Students create and implement a hematology-related research project over the summer, encouraging their interest in the field.  
The 52 students selected for this year-long program are described by the NIH as "innovative" and "research oriented." 



At the June 20 GUMC Community Meeting, Dr. Ed Healton and other GUMC leaders presented information on the facilities planning process and fundraising, and provided an engagement update. The slides used and Dr. Healton's comments related to the engagement update are posted here.  

  • The comment period deadline for the 2017 Georgetown Campus Plan has been extended to Friday, July 15 at 6:00 p.m. Feedback can be submitted through the comments portal

  • Rochelle E. Tractenberg, PhD, MPH, has been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Fellows are recognized for their professional contributions to the field of statistical science.

  • Dr. Milton Brown has been appointed as a member of the NIH Drug Discovery for the Nervous System Study Section. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline. Study sections review NIH grant applications and make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board.

WASHINGTON (June 30, 2016) - You might not want to depend on your smartphone app alone to help you avoid or achieve pregnancy, say the authors of a new study. A review of nearly 100 fertility awareness apps finds that most don't employ evidence-based methodology.
WASHINGTON (June 26, 2016) - In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers at GUMC's Institute for Reproductive Health are recruiting as many as 1,200 women to study, in real time, a smartphone app that calculates a woman's chance for pregnancy on a daily basis.
WASHINGTON (June 24, 2016) - Obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth through childhood, and have delayed development of their breast tissue as well as increased rates of breast cancer. 


The New York Times Reading Novels at Medical School with Daniel Marchalik, June 23, 2016
NBC News Channel (story aired on TV affiliates nationwide)  Smartphone Apps Not So Smart at Helping Users Avoid or Achieve Pregnancy with Marguerite Duane, June 30, 2016
Bloomberg This Game-Changing Cancer Treatment Could Change the Global Economy with Louis Weiner,  June 30, 2016
US News & World Report Bikini Islanders Still Deal With Fallout of U.S. Nuclear Tests, 70 Years Later by Timothy Jorgensen, June 29, 2016
Huffington Post When It Comes to Rape Myths, The U.S. Is No Better Than Conflict Zones by Ranit Mishori, June 28, 2016
Suggests with Sonia de Assis, June 27, 2016
Black Enterprise  Promoting the Mental Health Needs of College Students of Color with Alfiee Breland Noble, June 27, 201
McClatchy News via Miami Herald Will Democrats finally win on gun sales by being less ambitious? With Liza Gold, June 27, 2016
Science First proposed human test of CRISPR passes initial safety review with Michael Atkins, June 21, 2016
GW Hatchet More than 45 faculty contribute to anesthesiology review book with Brian Freeman, June 20, 2016
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Biology professor Peter Armbruster is studying the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) to, among other research avenues, discover how it manages a process called diapause. 
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Tuesday, July 12
12:00 - 1:30 
Virtual Session, Zoom 
Clinical Nurse Leader Online Information Session Webinar 
Friday, July 22 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 

Save the Dates! 

SOM White Coat Ceremony 
Friday, August 5 

BGE Student Research Day
Tuesday, September 27 
All day event 

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