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About the Medical Center

As one of approximately 140 academic health and science centers in the United States, Georgetown University Medical Center seeks to provide, in a synergistic fashion, excellence in education — training physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, as well as biomedical scientists — and cutting-edge interdisciplinary research collaboration, enhancing our basic science and translational biomedical research capacity in order to improve human health. We have identified several areas of focus for our research

Emphasizing service, we are dedicated to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis — “care of the whole person.” Our partnerships with organizations in the region strengthen our work and expand its reach.

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Education and Research at GUMC

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Georgetown University School of Medicine

Guided by the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, Georgetown University School of Medicine educates a diverse student body, in an integrated way, to become knowledgeable, ethical, skillful and compassionate physicians and biomedical scientists dedicated to the care of others and health needs of our society.

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Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

The School of Nursing & Health Studies works to advance the health and well-being of individuals and communities and seeks to be a catalyst for health and social justice in local, national and global communities through education, scholarship and social action.

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Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Georgetown Lombardi seeks to prevent, treat and cure cancers by linking scientific discovery, expert and compassionate patient care, quality education and partnership with the community — guided by the principle of cura personalis.

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Biomedical Research & Graduate Education

Biomedical research at Georgetown University Medical Center fosters cutting-edge interdisciplinary collaboration and enhances non-cancer basic science and translational research. Biomedical Graduate Education offers 33 certificate and degree-granting programs to graduate-level students.

Our Clinical and Research Partners

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MedStar Health

Georgetown University and MedStar Health enjoy a clinical and academic partnership first established in 2000. The MedStar Health System is a 10-hospital network, including MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and a very large and diverse ambulatory network. MedStar Health also is responsible for continuing medical education and graduate medical education (the education of residents, interns and fellows).

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National Laboratories

We maintain research partnerships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory for an NIH funded Clinical Translational Science Award, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for a biotechnology master’s program and research, and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

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John Theurer Cancer Center

John Theurer Cancer Center/Hackensack Meridian Health in Bergen County, New Jersey, is part of a National Cancer Institute-recognized consortium with Georgetown Lombardi.


Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science

GHUCCTS is a multi-institutional consortium of medical research institutions forged from a desire to promote clinical research and translational science. Consortium members are: Georgetown UniversityHoward UniversityMedStar Health Research InstituteOak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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