Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found distinct molecular signatures in two brain disorders long thought to be psychological in origin—chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Illness.
Why are children with dyslexia more likely to also struggle with dyscalculia—the understanding and manipulation of numbers?
“People diagnosed with cancer are living much longer now than they did 20 years ago. Advances in specific therapeutic trials and treatments, and surgery discoveries, have led to new opportunities for improving cancer survivorship.”
Kristi Graves, PhD, associate professor of oncology and director of the new Survivorship Research Initiative at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Amid the Chaos
When a doctor arrives at the world’s largest refugee site, where does she begin? “The first thing you do when you get there is make friends. Who is the local imam? Who is the local midwife? Who are the community health workers? The first day, you want to talk to those people.” —Ranit Mishori (M’02)
Last fall, the family medicine doctor, professor, and journalist spent time in Bangladesh at the world’s largest refugee site, working with Physicians for Human Rights to document medical evidence of trauma. Upon her return to campus, Mishori shared insights with Georgetown medical students.
Flu 100 Years Later
A century since the 1918 Spanish flu raged through the nation’s capital, Georgetown is hosting a series of interdisciplinary events and lectures to mark the occasion. Supported by the university’s Global Health Initiative, the programs aim to promote greater dialogue regarding pandemic preparedness across the university, the Washington, D.C. community, and beyond.
Goodbye, Kober Cogan (1959-2018)
Demolition of the former medical and dental student residence hall is underway to make room for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s new 477,000-square-foot medical/surgical pavilion, which will feature 156 private patient rooms, a new emergency department, larger operating rooms, a rooftop helipad with direct access to the emergency room, and three levels of underground parking. Above ground, a pedestrian-friendly green space is planned to enhance connectivity with the university’s main campus. For plan details, visit www.buildingmedicalexcellence.com.