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Law Center, Medical Center Formalize Legal Resource Partnership

The Georgetown University Law Center and the Georgetown University Medical Center formally launched the Health Justice Alliance, a partnership to share legal resources and medical research focused on low-income communities in Washington, D.C., at a panel on Wednesday. The Health Justice Alliance, which began research work in 2016, works to[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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GUMC researchers have developed a new method for autism spectrum disorder screening,

GUMC Proposes New Autism Screening Method

A new method for autism spectrum disorder screening in children of Latinx families, developed by Georgetown University Medical Center autism specialists, was presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research in San Francisco from May 10 to 13. The new screening method includes conducting interviews with families of children who[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Medical Center Evaluates Sesame Street and Autism

Medical Center Evaluates Sesame Street and Autism

The results of a collaborative study between the Children’s National Health System and a researcher at the Georgetown University Medical Center, focused on evaluating the effectiveness of an initiative on autism in the children’s show Sesame Street, will be released Wednesday. Bruno Anthony, the deputy director of the Georgetown Center[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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GUMC researchers have developed a new method for autism spectrum disorder screening,

Med Center Trials to Focus on Neurologic Diseases

Georgetown University Medical Center has begun two trials to test a cancer drug’s ability to modify the progression of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, potentially creating the first drug to successfully combat these two diseases. Nilotinib is currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a drug treatment[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Georgetown Medical Student Club Promotes Awareness for Students Without Documentation

Georgetown University Medical Center students launched a group last fall to raise awareness among medical students and administrators about the experiences of students without documentation. The group, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Undocumented Student Awareness Club, plans to educate medical students about the DACA program and[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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A student-led initiative, Smoke Free Georgetown has launched a Facebook page and petition to ask for a studentwide referendum on banning smoking on campus.

Group Seeks Smoke-Free Referendum

A new student-led group advocating for a smoke-free campus is petitioning the Georgetown University Student Association to hold a studentwide referendum on banning smoking on campus. Smoke Free Georgetown, which is led by Mac Williams (NHS ’17) and GUSA Senator Henry Callander (COL ’18), launched its petition and Facebook page[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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President of the American Public Health Association Camara Jones discussed racism in health care.

Health Disparities Examined

To ensure health equity, there needs to be a united response to the prevalence of racism in health care, according to President of the American Public Health Association Camara Jones at a talk at the Georgetown University Medical Center on Monday. According to Jones, racism has three levels — institutionalized,[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Georgetown Professors Criticize Congress

Two Georgetown University professors published a commentary on Jan. 18 criticizing a section of Congress’ recent spending bill that outlines mammography screening recommendations for women. Under the Affordable Care Act, private insurers are required to follow the recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force, which is comprised of[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GUMC Debuts $10M Classroom Renovation

GUMC Debuts $10M Classroom Renovation

The new W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater at the Georgetown University Medical Center, a space that will host courses with more hands-on, clinical curricula, officially opened Oct. 23. The School of Medicine will share the space with the hospital’s training program, and a set schedule for class use is[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GUMC Appoints Dean of Diversity, Inclusion

The Georgetown University Medical Center named Susan Cheng the first senior associate dean of diversity and inclusion in August. She is heading a new office focusing on fostering diversity across the institution. Formerly called the Office of Minority Student Development, Cheng’s office is now called the Office of Diversity and[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top