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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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Biomedical and Health Sciences Research

Georgetown University Medical Center is home to more than 400 scientists and accounts for more than half of Georgetown University’s extramural research funding. Research at the medical center is broad in scope, but has particular focus on priority areas in cancer, the mind and brain, population health, and global health.

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Research Education and Training

As a Catholic and Jesuit university, Georgetown has long understood its responsibility to help meet the world’s most profound needs. Guided by that tradition, the medical center educates and develops generations of researchers, clinicians, and health professionals, equipping them to deploy their expertise in service to the common good.

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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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Faculty Directory

Search for faculty at Georgetown University and view brief profiles that include research information, publications, teaching, media appearances, mentorship and more.

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