In this group of videos, GUMC faculty and experts present insights into some of the many research initiatives at Georgetown University Medical Center.
- Cancer Systems Biology and Estrogen Receptors
Dr. Robert Clarke explains how Georgetown's new Center for Cancer Systems Biology plans to tease apart and map the molecular pathways of estrogen receptors in search of new targets against breast cancer.
- Pharmacogenetics and Individualized Drug Therapy
Medical oncologist and cancer researcher, Dr. John Deeken, discusses his research to develop individualized cancer drug therapy according to genetic variation among patients.
- When Will We Find a Cure for Cancer?
Dr. John Marshall, Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, on unlocking the key to cancer.
- Sex Differences Research
Dr. Kathryn Sandberg, Director of the Center for Sex Differences at Georgetown University Medical Center, on how a person's sex can affect the instance or manifestation of disease.
- Blood Tests for Brain Disorders
Dr. Timothy Mhyre, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, discusses Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease and blood tests for brain disorders.
- How the Brain Sees Words
Dr. Maximilian Riesenhuber, Associate Professor, discusses how current brain imaging techniques are revealing how the brain learns language and recognizes patterns such as facial expressions.
- Systems Medicine
Dr. Howard J. Federoff, executive vice president for health science and executive dean for the School of Medicine, discusses his vision for systems medicine, an approach that utilizes breakthroughs in genetics, biochemistry and other areas to focus on prediction, prevention and empowering the individual patient rather than reacting to the cause of a patient's problem.
- Under Pressure
The Center for Hypertension, Kidney, & Vascular Research Under Pressure Event: Understanding How High Blood Pressure Affects Your Health.
A group of less formal videos with quick little bursts of information about things going on at Georgetown University Medical Center.
- Dr. Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, on studying the different aspects of Parkinson's Disease and how working at Georgetown has helped her interact with students and start her own research portfolio.
- Dr. Bill Rebeck, Professor of Neuroscience, on how he interacts with his students and what brought him to Georgetown University.
- Dr. Donald Knowlan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, on working with the next generation of medical students today.
- Dr. Joseph A. Bellanti, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics, discusses the latest edition of his textbook, Immunology IV: Clinical Applications in Health and Disease.
- Bridget Kaufman, Georgetown University School of Medicine Class of 2015, on how she made her way to becoming a medical student at Georgetown University.
- Ben Capper, Georgetown University School of Medicine Class of 2015, sharing what motivated him to study at Georgetown University.
Ruesch Symposium 2011: Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer: Linking Policy to the Patient
Since 2009, the Ruesch Center has hosted a series of multidisciplinary symposia to engage the public in a discussion of the future of cancer research and the use of personalized medicine as the key to a cure. While the earlier events focused mainly on the science behind personalized medicine, the 2011 symposium, "Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer: Linking Policy to the Patient," sought to drive the conversation around the impact of health care reform and the concept of value in medicine.
Health Care Reform: Opportunity or Sacrifice?
- Welcome and Introductory Remarks
John L. Marshall, MD, Director, Ruesch Center for the Cure of GI Cancers, Georgetown University
- Keynote Address
The Hon. Representative Steny H. Hoyer (D-Maryland)
- GI Cancer Research Science into Policy
Louis M. Weiner, MD, Director, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Schafer Memorial Lecture
David Kerr, MD, Professor of Cancer Medicine, University of Oxford
Defining Value in Cancer Care
- Cancer Care 2011: The Cost of Care in the U.S. and its Impact
M. Gregg Bloche, MD, JD, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
- The Impact of Guideline Based Medicine: The NCCN Process and Perspective
Jordan Berlin, MD, Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
- Safety and Efficacy vs. Value
Gregory H. Reaman, MD, Associate Director, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Bending the Cost Curve in Cancer
Thomas Smith, MD, FACP, Director of Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions