Archive: GUMC Stories

  • Transforming Medical Education

    At the inaugural Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) - MedStar Georgetown University Hospital medical education ground rounds on February 9, 2012, Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., president and CEO of

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  • Students Teach Anatomy

    Last spring, Carlos Suarez-Quian, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, received an e-mail from Deepak Kumar, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the

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  • Some Men Lack Receptor for Snuggling, Scientists Say

    If your husband doesn’t want to snuggle with you on Valentine’s Day, blame science – a Georgetown researcher says many men have a brain receptor that doesn’t bind well to the “snuggling hormone.” “For

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  • Newborn Welcoming Committee

    Week 7, Third Year. Time to transition from a pediatric outpatient experience to Labor and Delivery (L&D). Of all the clerkships awaiting me during my third year of medical school, OB/GYN is probably

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  • A Novel Approach to Addiction Treatment

    Heroin addicts will seek treatment if the process is accessible, convenient, affordable, welcoming, and efficient, says Richard Schottenfeld, M.D., professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.

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  • Community Partners in Discovery

    What happens when you partner a group of caring, curious, public spirited women—none of them scientists or doctors—with researchers tackling some of today’s most challenging health problems? You creat

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  • Gene Therapy Researcher Writes Novel

    Fred Ledley (M’78) combines his love of writing and work as a gene therapy researcher in his first published novel, Sputnik’s Child. He says the book shows how baby boomers growing up with the startli

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  • Proof of "Right Stuff" for Med School

    Priscilla Tu lost her self-confidence after more than one medical school turned down her application to attend. So she decided to step back and apply to the Georgetown University School of Medicine Sp

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  • A Student Perspective: Just Listen

    I knew it would happen sooner or later. I knew I would meet my grandfather. My grandfather passed away in June of 2010, several years after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Everyone joked th

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  • The Doctor, Patient – And Computer

    Instead of the relationship of trust between a patient and physician, a third player, if effectively introduced and incorporated in the discussion, can create a “triangle of trust” that might even lea

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