GUMC News

  • Kelly Smith, M'17, speaking at "I, Too, am Georgetown University Medical Center."
    “I, too, am GUMC” Encourages Reflection, Empathy in Action
    February 16, 2017

    How does being a member of the GUMC community affect your identity? How do you relate to others with different identities? And how do issues of race, poverty and other social and economic factors affect people’s health? These are some of the questions explored during “I, too, am Georgetown University Medical Center,” an evening event organized around the theme of “empathy in action.”

  • What A Doc Looks Like Panel
    “What A Doc Looks Like” Explores Identity Challenges In Medical Careers
    February 12, 2017

    What A Doc Looks Like addressed barriers that marginalized people encounter within the medical community, and proposed ways forward.

  • Rochelle Tractenberg, PhD, will speak about responsible research and statistics at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston on February
    Using Statistics Ethically to Combat “A Scientific Credibility Crisis”
    February 10, 2017

    A recent survey suggests that many researchers have tried and failed to reproduce other scientists’ experiments as well as their own. GUMC’s Rochelle Tractenberg is on a mission to change that through promoting ethical statistical practices.

  • Lindsey Hastings-Spaine (M'19) shakes hands with Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, at the White Coat Ceremony in August 2015.
    Roth Scholarship Honors Alum Known for Commitment to Cura Personalis
    February 10, 2017

    The inaugural Dr. Katy Roth Scholarship at Georgetown University School of Medicine was recently awarded to Lindsey Hastings-Spaine (SOM’19), a first-generation medical student whose parents immigrated to Langley Park, Maryland from Sierra Leone prior to its civil war.

  • David Goerlitz with a computer and mountains in the background
    Survival On the Seventh Continent
    January 29, 2017

    Before a team of Georgetown researchers could start sequencing the DNA of ancient microbes collected on Antarctica, they spent three days learning how to survive in one of the world's most hostile environments.

  • Marnie Klein (NHS'17), Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, and John Guzzi (SOM'19), Credit: Georgetown Arts & Medicine.
    Exploring Identity Through Monologues, Poetry, Music and More at “What Makes You … ?”
    January 27, 2017

    At “What Makes You … ?,” a celebration of the artistic and diverse perspectives of the Georgetown University School of Medicine community, students, faculty and staff shared the ways in which their rich backgrounds shaped their identities.

  • The members of the GHUCCTS Participant Advisory Board met for the first time January 24 at Howard University Hospital.
    Giving a Voice to Research Participants and Their Caretakers
    January 27, 2017

    A new effort by the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) will help those participating in research studies and their caretakers learn about the clinical research process, offer feedback on participant recruitment strategies and ultimately serve as ambassadors for research in their communities.

  • Arts & Medicine members hold up paintings they made
    Arts & Medicine Club Showcases Diverse Student Talent
    January 16, 2017

    The Arts & Medicine Club was founded by students who wanted to foster their peers' creativity, and give back to the community at the same time.

  • H. Anna Han, PhD, senior behavioral scientist and senior policy advisor at NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity.
    Overcoming Unconscious Bias: What Works and What Doesn’t
    January 13, 2017

    “The question is not about whether you have biases, it’s a question of what is your bias,” H. Anna Han, PhD, said at “Great Minds Think Differently: The Science of Diversity and the Impact of Unconscious Bias” on January 12 in Proctor Harvey Amphitheater. “We’re all biased, we’re all flawed, we’re not perfect and we’re going to work to overcome that.”

  • Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) speaks at Pandemic Preparedness
    Global Health Experts Advise Advance Planning for Inevitable Pandemic
    January 12, 2017

    Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), speaks at Georgetown University Medical Center and urges the incoming Trump administration to plan ahead for infectious disease outbreaks.