GUMC News

  • Strange Glow by GUMC's Timothy Jorgensen has received rave reviews and been included in several lists of the best books of 2016.
    Georgetown Professor’s Debut Book Among the “Best of” 2016
    December 8, 2016

    Georgetown professor Timothy Jorgensen, PhD, MPH, described as “a scientist with a knack for narrative storytelling” now finds his first book, which aims to dispel the myths and mysteries of radiation, among the top reads for 2016.

  • Recent Georgetown graduate Seamus Caragher (C'16) has been named a 2017 Marshall Scholar and plans to use his scholarship to pur
    New Marshall Scholar Plans to Research Brain Cancer, New Therapies
    December 8, 2016

    Recent Georgetown graduate Seamus Caragher (C'16) has been named a 2017 Marshall Scholar and plans to use his scholarship to pursue one-year master’s degrees in cancer sciences and technology policy in the United Kingdom.

  • At the Ruesch symposium, Craig Lustig spoke on a panel with Paula Rothenberg (right) and Martha Raymond (left). The panel was mo
    Identifying the Unmet Needs of Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients
    December 7, 2016

    More than 400 health professionals, patients and advocates attended the Seventh Annual Ruesch Center Symposium, titled “Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer," in person at the Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center or via a live webcast, on December 3.

  • Eric Tridas, MD, a pediatrician and past-president of International Dyslexia Association, presents the Norman Geschwind Award to
    Guinevere Eden Honored by International Dyslexia Association
    December 1, 2016

    The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) awarded GUMC’s Guinevere Eden, D. Phil., with its Norman Geschwind Award – an honor recognizing her outstanding research in the neural basis of dyslexia and how the brain changes following intervention.

  • Tawara D. Goode, MA, was nominated to serve as a member of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
    Goode Appointed to President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
    December 1, 2016

    Tawara D. Goode, MA, who serves as director of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) and deputy director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, was nominated by President Obama to serve as a member of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

  • Medical students having a discussion between seeing patients at the HOYA Clinic.
    Bringing Together Medical and Law Students to Help Disadvantaged Residents in DC
    November 22, 2016

    Despite their best efforts, Georgetown physicians and students are frequently frustrated when their patients face legal hurdles that interfere with their health and well-being. To help overcome such obstacles, faculty from the Georgetown University Medical Center, including the School of Medicine, and Georgetown University Law Center signed a formal agreement November 8 to form the Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance.

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    Searching for Ancient Life on the Bottom of the World
    November 22, 2016

    David Goerlitz, MS, is on his way to the Antarctic as part of a small Georgetown team led by Sarah Stewart-Johnson, PhD, assistant professor of planetary science in Georgetown’s department of biology and Science, Technology and International Affairs program. Their team will be the first to use next-generation sequencing technology in situ on the seventh continent to extract genetic information from ancient bacteria.

  • GUMC Convocation Colloquium
    Colloquium Explores Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Health
    November 21, 2016

    The global health theme of this year’s Ninth Annual Georgetown University Medical Center Convocation presented a valuable opportunity to bring together faculty from around Georgetown University to examine how the university can make an impact on health at a global scale and to ask what our responsibilities and priorities should be.

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    Ninth Annual GUMC Convocation Celebrates Faculty, Students and a Global Health Expert
    November 21, 2016

    Faculty members, students and staff gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the Georgetown University Medical Center community at the Ninth Annual GUMC Convocation.

  • Claire (left) and Lauren (right) with their father, Jeremy Scott and caregivers in the infusion center at Georgetown Lombardi.
    Yellow Blanket Campaign Brings Warmth and Comfort to Lombardi Patients
    November 21, 2016

    Lauren, 11, and Claire, 9, lost their mom, Laura Scott to cancer on March 3, 2015. To honor Laura, her daughters delivered the blankets to patients at the infusion center, where she was treated.