GUMC Update

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

August 18, 2019
Highlights Include:
– For the inaugural Edward M. Kovach Cura Personalis Lecture, the award-winning journalist and Stand Up to Cancer co-founder Katie Couric spoke with John Marshall, MD, about “The Healing Power of Communication.”
– After spending the summer learning about careers in medicine, students from two pipeline programs run by the School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion shared their research on a range of topics.
– When a local family visited a Georgetown physician, they also received a referral to the Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic, where a law student helped them access the education services they need.

August 4, 2019
Highlights Include:
– The annual White Coat Ceremony, held Friday for the 203 members of this year’s entering class of medical students, caps orientation week.
– As the basic medical sciences learning facilitator for the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) program, Christopher Kaingo, MD, is called to “coat” several mentees at the White Coat Ceremony.
– School of Medicine students led campers in basketball, soccer, jump rope, roller skating and more at the HoyaMed Summer Sports Camp.
– With a focus on humanitarian challenges around the world, NHS students met with Jesuit leaders to learn more about service and career programs and “create positive change” at the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network Conference.

July 21, 2019
Highlights Include:
– Three years ago, Family Nurse Practitioner Melody Wilkinson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, started taking graduate nursing students to the town of Clay, West Virginia, to do community service and health education.
– As a native Washingtonian, Christopher King, PhD, Health Systems Administration chair, said it was an honor to be appointed by the Council of the District of Columbia to serve on the DC Commission on Health Equity.
– Georgetown Lombardi researchers Fung Lung Chung, PhD, and Aiwu Ruth He, MD, PhD, are studying whether a green tea extract can prevent the development of liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis.


2019 GUMC Update Archive