Georgetown University Medical Center Convocation Colloquium To Focus On Global Health

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WASHINGTON (Nov. 11, 2016) – What is academia’s role and responsibility in addressing global health priorities?  That is the central theme to be discussed at Georgetown University Medical Center’s (GUMC) Ninth Annual Convocation Colloquium titled Building Global Health Capacity at Georgetown: Responsibilities and Priorities on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD, director of the NIH’s Fogarty International Center and recipient of GUMC’s Cura Personalis Award, will be the featured panelist.

Building Global Health Capacity at Georgetown: Responsibilities and Priorities

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016; 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Georgetown University Medical Center
Research Building Auditorium
4000 Reservoir Rd., NW
Washington, DC

Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD, director, Fogarty International Center
Julie E. Fischer, PhD, co-director, Center for Global Health Science and Security, GUMC
Jesse L. Goodman, MD, MPH, director, Center on Medical Product Access, Safety and Stewardship, GUMC
Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, faculty director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center
James Habyarimana, PhD, associate professor of public policy, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Emily Mendenhall, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of global health, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Moderated by: John T. Monahan, JD, senior advisor for global health and engagement to Georgetown University President John DeGioia

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The hashtag for this event is #GUMCconvocation.

About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis — or “care of the whole person.” The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization, which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. Connect with GUMC on Facebook (new window) (, Twitter (new window) (@gumedcenter) and Instagram (new window) (@gumedcenter).