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Georgetown University is consistently classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an institution with “very high research activity.” Georgetown University Medical Center is home to the university’s most robust research enterprise, consistently securing approximately $100 million annually in externally sponsored funding supporting a broad continuum or research from basic to applied translational science. The Medical Center research community includes specialists in a wide array of disciplines and is recognized internationally for its work, most particularly in the areas of cancer, the neurosciences and global health. It is home to a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a Clinical and Translational Science Award, one of a few select institutions in the country to hold both of these federal grants.

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Medical Center Departments

Georgetown University Medical Center is home to basic science, clinical science, and health studies departments.

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Biomedical Research

Georgetown University Medical Center’s biomedical research fosters cutting-edge interdisciplinary collaboration and enhances basic science and translational research capacity. It is supported by a robust Biomedical Graduate Education program.

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Our Clinical and Research Partners

Innovative partnerships with private and public research entities, such as our participation in the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science, expand the reach and potential impact of our research programs.

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Student Research Opportunities

Georgetown University Medical Center provides opportunities for students to conduct research at all levels of their education, from high school to undergraduate and graduate to postdoctoral.

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