GUMC Update

GUMC Update is a biweekly online newsletter highlighting recent events, news stories and more from the Georgetown University Medical Center community.

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October, 7, 2019
Highlights Include:
– Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza, PhD, developed a telenovela to promote genetic cancer risk assessment for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer among at-risk Latina women.
– Former CMS Administrator Donald M. Berwick, MD, joins the NHS faculty during the 2019-2020 academic year.
– At their fall reception, Georgetown Women in Medicine welcomed new and returning female faculty and celebrated several high-profile promotions.
– With colleagues at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Georgetown HIV expert Charles Holmes, MD, MPH, wrote about potential ways to advance the nation’s HIV response.
– Ethicist and NHS educator Carol Taylor, PhD, will be inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing later this month.

September 23, 2019
Highlights Include:
– As National Postdoc Appreciation Week comes to a close, learn how some of Georgetown’s postdocs are advancing biomedical and health care research.
– More than 150 attendees participated in the First International Systems and Network Medicine Conference.
– Leaders in direct-to-consumer genetic testing met at Georgetown to discuss complex issues related to consent, ethics, privacy and more.
– Having the opportunity to spend a semester abroad convinced aspiring physician Julian Marable (NHS’20) to major in global health.

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September 9, 2019
Highlights Include:
– Carole Roan Gresenz, PhD, an economist with a strong track record of research and leadership, has been appointed interim dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies.
– As senior associate dean for Biomedical Graduate Education, research oncologist Anna Riegel, PhD, will oversee PhD, master’s and graduate certificate programs.
– In his new role as chair of Health Systems Administration, Christopher J. King, PhD, MHSc, FACHE, will build upon the department’s capacity so that it can excel as an academic leader in health equity and health system innovation.
– Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss, PhD, has been named new chair of the Department of Neuroscience.

2019 GUMC Update Archive