Archive: GUMC Stories

  • The Perfect Storm of Allergies

    An expectant mother does everything she can to ensure the health of her unborn baby. She will eat a healthy balanced diet, exercise, and stops using medications that could harm the baby. Later, she br

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  • A Backyard of Resources Without a Fence

    Students gather and a hum of excitement builds over rustling notes and handouts. Eagerly, men and women settle in their favorite unassigned seats, flip-up the writing desks and get down to work. It&#x

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  • Alumna Keynotes NHS Values Lecture

    Providing education, health care, and social services is essential in eliminating health disparities, said Maria Gomez (NHS’77), MPH, RN, president and CEO of Mary’s Center. “One

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  • Focused on the Future While Looking Back

    David Solomon’s eight years of training at Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM) has prepared him to practice at the ideal nexus between clinical medicine and biomedical research. So

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  • Going Native – In Language Learning

    How does a person learn to speak French like a Frenchman or Spanish like a Spaniard? Most people think the best way would be just to live in those countries, immersed in the native tongue. But studies

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  • AcademyHealth President and CEO Speaks on Health Policy

    A nationally recognized health policy researcher came to Georgetown University Feb. 29 to address students, faculty, and staff. Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, president and CEO of AcademyHealth, sp

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  • Gene With A Thousand Faces

    Can a single human gene be responsible for some forms of human obesity and mental retardation, not to mention mood disorders and, possibly, the brain devastation seen in Huntington’s and Fragil

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  • Research: An Antidote to GI Cancers

    Crucial to life but also a hideout for deadly cancers, the gastrointestinal system includes vital organs such as the stomach, colon, pancreas, liver, bile ducts and gall bladder. Georgetown researcher

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  • Gaining Human Insight Via A Book Club

    Few doctors in the middle of a fellowship make time to read any book besides a textbook. Which is why Bruce Cheson, M.D., suggests they set aside their usual reading material and join his new “

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  • NHS Student Wins AAHD Scholarship

    A Georgetown undergraduate recently won a competitive American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) scholarship. Nancy Oduro (NHS’13), a health care management & policy major at the

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