Archive: GUMC Stories

  • Lessons from 1,000 Year-old Medicine

    Physicians searching for state-of-the-art treatments for their patients reach for their smart phones, tablets and computers to search databases of recent clinical trials and evidence-based medicine. T

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  • Embracing the “Angelina Jolie Effect”

    Celebrities are, well, celebrated in American culture, and when they talk about cancer prevention, people respond. Such a reaction has been called the “effect” as in the “Katie Couric Effect,” after t

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  • A Modern Day Virus Hunter

    The plotline seems worthy of a blockbuster flick like Outbreak or Contagion. A slowly emerging infection gathers steam in Saudi Arabia, killing 60 percent of those who come in contact with it. Cases s

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  • Solving the Mystery of Gulf War illness

    For more than two decades, Ronald Brown has been trying to tell his story — one that likely mirrors the experience of as many as 250,000 veterans of Operation Desert Storm, the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Bro

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  • Edmund D. Pellegrino 1920-2013

    One of the most prominent founders of the field of bioethics and a longtime professor and professor emeritus at Georgetown passed away June 13 at the age of 92. Dr. Edmund D. Pellegrino, who would ha

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  • Questioning Assumptions about Dyslexia

    Guinevere Eden, PhD, learns a lot about dyslexia by proving what it isn’t. Two recent studies she led challenge popular notions about the reading disorder, underscoring the complexity of what is belie

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  • UV Abuse as an Addictive Habit

    Darren Mays hesitates and laughs, a bit sheepishly, in admitting that he has partaken in the addictive behavior he is now set to study. No, it’s not drug or alcohol or tobacco use — subjects that he s

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  • A Profound Commitment to Students

    There is a reason why Aykut Üren, MD, has won a teaching award every year since 2008, the year after he began teaching gross anatomy to first-year medical students at the Georgetown School of Medicine

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  • Students Come Back Changed

    Steven Andelman never expected to be so wowed by the medicine he saw practiced in Ecuador. Physicians at the Hospital Eugenio Espejo in Quito — a large tertiary care center that cares for Ecuador’s po

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  • A Medical Career Providing for Others

    Given his resume, one would think that Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, MD, carefully planned his meteoric career. He rose from a consultant physician in Newcastle, England, to chairman of the National

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