Archive: GUMC Stories

  • Student Wins Health Policy Essay Contest

    A School of Nursing & Health Studies undergraduate earned first prize in a national essay contest held by KaiserEDU.org – a Web site of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Colleen Tapen (NHS’13) won in the

    Category: GUMC Stories

  • Giving People with Dementia a Voice

    It’s a common question that physicians ask patients suspected of having dementia. “Who is the president of the U.S.?” the doctor says. “He is a forgettable fellow,” the patient answers, with a laugh.

    Category: GUMC Stories

  • Cardiologist with a Heart

    On any given day, Allen J. Taylor, M.D., FACC, FAHA, can be found wearing his trademark bowtie and white coat, moving purposefully through Medstar Georgetown University Hospital from patient consultat

    Category: GUMC Stories

  • Putting the Patient First

    Health care providers must work in teams to improve patient safety and support quality health care, several experts said at a major lecture at Georgetown University on Tuesday, June 5. The Inaugural D

    Category: GUMC Stories

  • How to Prevent Nation’s Leading Killer

    America’s leading cause of death is also the most preventable: high blood pressure kills silently and slowly. Heart disease, the result of high blood pressure stealthily eroding vital organs and the b

    Category: GUMC Stories

  • Incubator for Growing Scientific Minds

    Paul Roepe, Ph.D., likes to pay it forward. Just as his teachers gave him time and attention, Roepe likes to mentor students who want to work with him. And it isn’t just a few. Over the last two decad

    Category: GUMC Stories

  • Graduate to Share Love of Science

    Von’Travis Dejanaro Crawford (NHS’12), a senior human science major at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, plans to teach high school science for Teach for America in Dallas-Fort Worth after gradu

    Category: GUMC Stories

  • Study On Anti-Epilepsy Drugs in Newborns

    Long after Karen Gale, Ph.D., a professor of pharmacology at Georgetown University Medical Center, began studying epilepsy, she gave birth to a daughter who experienced seizures as an infant. Gale kne

    Category: GUMC Stories

  • In Their Own Words

    On May 20, 193 medical students will graduate from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Of the group, nine have chosen to become family medicine practitioners, and will soon be off to residen

    Category: GUMC Stories

  • Going Forth

    As anxious as I am about graduation, I realize how fortunate I am to have received my college degree at Georgetown. The late night paper writing and the early morning rush to internships have given me

    Category: GUMC Stories