GUMC News

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    Researcher Analyzes Potential Connection Between Reading and Math Disabilities
    February 16, 2018

    Guinevere Eden, D.Phil., director of the Center for the Study of Learning at Georgetown University Medical Center, will start a four-year study to investigate a potential link between the reading disability dyslexia and math disability dyscalculia.

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    Helping First-Year Medical Students Get Cooking
    February 16, 2018

    As a part of an intensive weeklong class on nutrition and patient health, members of the School of Medicine Class of 2021 completed a range of projects, including submitting recipes for a cookbook, that encouraged them to think about the many connections between diet and health.

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    Panelists Discuss Diversity in Medicine at 'The Voice'
    February 14, 2018

    Diversity in medicine, microaggressions and the state of immigration in the U.S. were among the topics discussed at “The Voice: Medical Edition - Candid Consciousness versus Silent Protests,” an event held on February 7 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and reaffirm the university’s dedication to cura personalis.

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    From DC to Zambia and Back, Infectious Disease Expert Keeps Eye on 'Big Questions'
    January 31, 2018

    For Charles Holmes, MD, MPH, the inaugural faculty co-director for the new Center for Global Health and Quality at Georgetown University Medical Center and visiting associate professor of medicine at its School of Medicine, the common denominator and driving force in his career has been tackling the big questions facing the local and global health communities.

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    Taking a Broad Look at Aging
    January 30, 2018

    With collaboration from teaching faculty across the campus, Georgetown University will launch the new master’s in aging & health program in this fall. The new program goes beyond geriatrics to the study of aging well in today’s society.

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    Documenting Human Rights Abuses Against Rohingya Refugees
    January 21, 2018

    Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, FAAFP, professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, spoke to students on January 11 about her journey on behalf of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) to camps in Bangladesh housing Rohingya refugees.

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    Fitness Instructor and Former Felon Shares His Story With Medical Students
    January 21, 2018

    At a lunchtime talk hosted by the Inmate Wellness Interest Group (IWIG) on January 17, Dontrell “Trell” Britton spoke about his journey from prison to a career as a personal trainer and some of the challenges former felons face.

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    Creating Space for Self-Expression at “What Makes You?”
    January 21, 2018

    For the second year in a row, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion partnered with Georgetown Arts and Medicine to host “What Makes You?”, a celebration of the diverse perspectives, identities and artistic talents of the Georgetown University School of Medicine community — faculty, students and staff alike.

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    Georgetown Researchers Weigh Lessons from Ebola Response in Guinea
    January 4, 2018

    Georgetown researchers awarded a cooperative agreement for post-Ebola outbreak recovery and rebuilding efforts in the West African nation of Guinea assess their successes and lessons learned.

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    ICBI Symposium Convenes Experts to Spark Collaborations and Address Challenges
    December 11, 2017

    More than 300 registrants from academia, government and industry attended the 6th Annual Big Data in Biomedicine Symposium, which was hosted by the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics.