Press Releases

  • Salt and High Blood Pressure – Comments from Georgetown Cardiologist
    July 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON -- According to a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, “People who gradually increase the amount of salt in their diet and people who habitually eat a higher salt diet both face an increased risk of developing high blood pressure.” Georgetown cardiologist Allen J. Taylor, MD, FACC FAHA, warns “You might never touch a salt shaker, yet still be eating a high salt diet!”

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  • Georgetown Physician Leads National Melanoma Study
    July 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON — A Georgetown University Medical Center physician renowned for his research in melanoma will lead a new national clinical trial involving novel treatments for the disease. The study compares the sequencing of two groups of drugs — both effective in treating melanoma.

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  • USAID Awards $30M Grant to Georgetown’s Institute for Reproductive Health
    July 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded $30 million to Georgetown University Medical Center’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) to fund its Passages Project, which aims to improve healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies among youth and first-time parents in developing countries.

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  • Acupuncture Impacts Same Biologic Pathways in Rats that Pain Drugs Target in Humans
    July 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON — In animal models, acupuncture appears to impact the same biologic pathways ramped up by pain and stress, analogous to what drugs do in humans. Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers say their animal study, published online in Endocrinology, provides the strongest evidence to date on the mechanism of this ancient Chinese therapy in chronic stress.

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  • Georgetown’s Todd Waldman Awarded Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Innovation Grant
    July 20, 2015

    WASHINGTON – Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding better treatments and ultimately cures for all children with cancer, has awarded a 2015 Innovation Grant to Todd Waldman, MD, PhD, a professor of oncology at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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  • Bilinguals of Two Spoken Languages Have More Gray Matter Than Monolinguals
    July 16, 2015

    WASHINGTON — A new study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex suggests people who speak two languages have more gray matter in the executive control region of the brain.

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  • Georgetown Lombardi and John Theurer Cancer Center Launch Transformational Collaboration to Advance Cancer Research
    July 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON and HACKENSACK, N.J. — Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, and John Theurer Cancer Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J., today announced that they have developed a joint cancer research agenda as part of a multi-year plan to form a National Cancer Institute (NCI) recognized cancer consortium. This recognition would support the scientific excellence of the two centers along with their capability to integrate multi-disciplinary, collaborative research approaches to focus on all the aspects of cancer.

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  • The Arts Improve Medical Care Through Learned Observation
    July 8, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The visual and narrative arts can help physicians hone their observational skills — a critical expertise increasingly needed in today’s medicine, contends a Georgetown University Medical Center family medicine professor.

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  • Protein Implicated in Osteosarcoma’s Spread Acts As Air Traffic Controller
    July 6, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The investigation of a simple protein has uncovered its uniquely complicated role in the spread of the childhood cancer, osteosarcoma. It turns out the protein, called ezrin, acts like an air traffic controller, coordinating multiple functions within a cancer cell and allowing it to endure stress conditions encountered during metastasis.

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  • Macy Foundation President’s Grant Supports Refugee Health Education at Georgetown
    June 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has awarded a President’s Grant to Georgetown family medicine physician Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, FAAFP, to create a comprehensive curriculum to educate health professions students, residents and clinicians about the health needs of immigrants, migrants, torture survivors, asylum seekers and refugees.

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