GUMC News

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    Suffering Silently: Addressing Parasitic Infections in Immigrant Populations
    April 5, 2017

    As director of the Immigrant Health Initiative at Georgetown University Medical Center, Graciela Ostera, PhD, has studied the prevalence of strongyloidiasis in immigrant populations.

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    Autism Initiative With New Muppet “Remarkably Positive,” Georgetown Study Shows
    April 4, 2017

    A Sesame Workshop initiative, which includes a new Muppet called Julia, invokes “remarkably positive changes” for parents of children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to preliminary study results released today by Georgetown’s Bruno Anthony.

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    Health Justice Scholars Take Advocacy Efforts to Capitol Hill
    March 26, 2017

    As part of Health Justice Week 2017, 35 Health Justice Scholars from Georgetown University School of Medicine went to Capitol Hill March 21 to advocate for a wide range of legislative proposals including bills to fight chronic homelessness, increase HIV/AIDS testing and improve access to maternity care.

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    39th Annual Golden Apple Awards Presented
    March 25, 2017

    Georgetown University School of Medicine students and faculty members were honored at the 39th Annual Golden Apple Awards. This year's event was held on Saturday, March 25 at the Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, D.C.

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    School of Medicine Class of 2017 Celebrates Match Day with Blue, Gray and Green
    March 17, 2017

    Held on the third Friday in March, Match Day 2017 fell on St. Patrick’s Day, making the celebration even more festive than usual for the 194 members of Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Class of 2017, as well as the thousands of medical students and graduates taking part in the match process.

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    Conference Kicks Off Conversation on the Health Care Needs of Transnational Patients
    March 12, 2017

    A recent conference at Georgetown brought together an international team of scholars with expertise in transnational science, health promotions, medical anthropology, ethics and international health law to address the needs of transnational patients - a diverse group that includes refugees, migrants, expatriates and medical tourists.

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    Novel Course Cluster Explores "Challenges in Childhood and Society"
    March 10, 2017

    The course cluster is among the first offerings from the Provost’s Designing the Future(s) Initiative, which features a bold new set of educational and research opportunities for both students and faculty as a way to explore emerging educational models.

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    New MS in Integrative Neuroscience to Focus on Research, Science Policy
    March 10, 2017

    This fall, a new master’s degree program at Georgetown will give students the opportunity to pursue advanced study in neuroscience while gaining experience in research or science policy.

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    Researcher Focused on Reversing Stroke-Induced Brain Damage Wins Neurology Prize
    March 10, 2017

    Peter Turkeltaub, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology and rehabilitation medicine, and director of the Cognitive Recovery Lab, has been chosen by an international society of neurologists to receive its annual award for excellence in behavioral neurology research.

  • Kelly Smith, M'17, speaking at "I, Too, am Georgetown University Medical Center."
    “I, too, am GUMC” Encourages Reflection, Empathy in Action
    February 16, 2017

    How does being a member of the GUMC community affect your identity? How do you relate to others with different identities? And how do issues of race, poverty and other social and economic factors affect people’s health? These are some of the questions explored during “I, too, am Georgetown University Medical Center,” an evening event organized around the theme of “empathy in action.”