Archive: GUMC Stories

  • Life on the Wards

    “The patient is a 47 year old with metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma locally invading the stomach, pancreas, and left adrenal gland who came to the hospital with dysphagia to liquids and s

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  • Touch, Empower, Encourage, Inspire

    Adeeb Barqawi uses the metaphor of a birdcage to explain why this recent graduate from Georgetown University Medical Center is waiting two years before he attends medical school. Barqawi, with a new M

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  • Stoto Named AcademyHealth Senior Scholar

    In August, Michael Stoto, Ph.D., professor of health systems administration at NHS, begins his work at the 4,300-member organization that seeks to use health services research to improve health care.

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  • Health Economist Joins Georgetown

    A well-known health economist says she wanted to join the faculty of the School of Nursing & Health Studies because of the school’s mission. “The school’s commitment to reflective scholarship and soc

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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