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    Spring orientation for the incoming class of 2015 is approaching! Click on the learn more link for date and detail.

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    Research Day Gives Graduate Students Priceless Experience

    This year, fifty BGE students showcased their research pursuits in this year’s Student Research Day.

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    Falian Pean

    Meet Falian Pean! Falian recently earned her MS in Physiology and is currently working as a research assistant with the Transplant Surgery Department at Georgetown University Hospital.

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    Ramy Mitwalli

    Meet Ramy Mitwalli, a Pharmacology Master's student who plans to attend medical school where he can further apply his knowledge of neuropharmacology towards understanding the molecular and clinical effects of pharmaceutical drugs on the body.

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    Georgetown Alumnus Honored for Work with Disadvantaged Students

    Georgetown alumnus Adeeb Barqawi has been named Teacher of the Year by the Texas Alternative Certification Association, one of three teachers selected for the 2012-2013 school year.


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News and Announcements
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  • The date and location for the New Student Spring Orientation has been set. The event will be held on January 7, 2013 on the third floor of the Medical and Dental Building: Room NE 3013. Visit the BGE Orientation Page for more information. 

  • Thesis/Dissertation Info for Fall 2012: Will you be applying to graduate this Fall and are working on a thesis or dissertation? Please take note that the Graduate school is asking students to submit their work no later than Sunday, December 16th, in order to give them the time to review the work and the student time to make any required revisions. Students can still submit their work any time up until 11:59pm on December 31st. However, students who submit their work after the 16th may be asked to delay their graduation till January. 

    Students can easily format their theses and dissertations using the templates provided by the Graduate School. Information about the Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation formatting template is available here:

    Guidelines for Dissertation and Thesis Writers outlining all Graduate School policies can be found here

  • Georgetown is pleased to announce the availability of the Bepina Sabalic Kunin Endowed Scholarship. The fund will support Catholic Croatian students pursuing graduate degrees in Biomedical Graduate Education and Medicine. Contact if you are interested in applying. If you would like some historical context on the fund visit:

  • BGE is excited to announce our partnership with the Science Alliance program, which will grant current students free access to their career and network services for the duration of their time at Georgetown. An initiative of the New York Academy of Sciences, Science Alliance is a network of universities, medical institutions and research centers that "provides career advice and opportunities to network and interact with investigators across many institutions and disciplines." Details on how to sign up will be announced on our website in the near future. In the mean time, please check out Science Alliance's website to learn more about the program. 

  • The Georgetown University Library wil be holding an
    orientation session on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) Distribution models and copyright issues. The event will be held in the Murray Room, 5th Floor of Lauinger Library on October 17th, 2012
    from 3-4pm. This is an invaluable resource for graduate thesis and dissertation writers who are looking to learn more about the ProQuest digital publication platform and issues related to copyright and distribution. RSVP to

  • This year, the International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine will be hosting its annual conference at the Georgetown Conference Center. Late registration is still open if you are interested in attending. Registration and agenda details can be found by visiting

  • BGE's might be coming to a campus near you! Check out our recruitment calendar for an updated list of graduate and career fairs our team will be tabling. 

  • The Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) will be holding its 1st Annual Biomedical Informatics Symposium on October 12, 2012. The event will take place at the Georgetown Conference Center and will run from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. Taken from the ICBI website: "This free, one-day event will include a variety of talks by leaders in the field of clinical and translational sciences who will highlight the applications of informatics tools and resources that can help to advance research from bench to bedside." Head on over to the ICBI website To RSVP for the event (registration is required).  
  • The updated 2012-2013 Merit-Based Aid Recipient Obligations Statement is now posted under Forms in the Current Students section. All PhD and master's students who have received a merit-based aid award from the Office of Biomedical Graduate Education must review the statement prior to accepting the offer.
  • Georgetown University's 2012 E-ssentials Guide (PDF) has been released. Published annually by University Information Services (UIS), the guide serves as a comprehensive handbook to web and technology services at Georgetown.
  • The Georgetown University Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science (GU CERSI) and Innovation has announced the establishment of a new course in regulatory science: Introducation to Regulatory Science.  The graduate-level course examines the myriad of issues that arise in the field of regulatory science. Please visit the GU CERSI website.
  • The Office of Biomedical Graduate Education is pleased to announce the launch of the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research. Students of the program will use scientific methods to generate and apply evidence-based knowledge to inform decision-making about the safety and benefits of medical products, with diverse employment opportunities in academia, government, and industry.
  • The Medical Center Graduate Student Organization (MCGSO) has recently launched their new website.  We encourage the student community to learn more about how the MCGSO represents your interests and works to create additional professional, social and academic opportunities. 
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    BGE Announces More Program Site Launches
    September 30, 2014
    Biotechnology, Neuroscience and Health Physics join the roster of overhauled program websites at BGE, bringing the total number of revamped sites up to fourteen.
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    GUMC Launches new EdX course on Genomic Medicine
    June 2, 2014
    On Wednesday June 4, 2014, Georgetown University Medical Center will launch the medical school's first massive open online course (MOOC): Genomic Medicine Gets Personal.
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    Sign up for!
    May 14, 2014
    With graduation looming and the job search begins to pick up pace, we would like to remind you that all BGE students and alums can sign up for a free premium account with (just use your Georgetown email address when signing up). Click on the learn more link below to register now!
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    Designing an Effective Poster in PowerPoint
    Learn how to create an effective research poster using Microsoft PowerPoint. See examples of posters sessions that illustrate both good and poor design.
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  • Don't Lose Hope in Getting a Job with the Federal Government
    May 5, 2014
    We welcomed Kim Scarborough, MBA, Program Manager on the Human Capital Management team in the Strategic Program Division at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to conduct an interactive seminar with us about how to navigate, the main portal to all government job opportunities.
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  • Amy Cuddy
    The Importance of Body Language
    April 21, 2014
    With almost 17 million views, Amy Cuddy's TedTalk, "Your body language shapes who you are," shows us how certain postures and poses can affect our brain and can even impact our chance for success.
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    Navigating USAJOBS for government jobs
    This training is a live-drive, interactive seminar on how to navigate, the main portal to all government job opportunities. Seminar highlights include helpful search tips, an overview of the application process, and clarity on matching majors with job titles will be provided.
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    Network the Right Way to a Job
    April 9, 2014
    We are in full networking steam! Tomorrow, we're hosting a joint MeetUp Biotechnology/Georgetown Biotechnology event where current students and alum will have the opportunity to chat with industry professionals, and meet new people.
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  • Six Important Tips for Getting a Postdoc
    March 24, 2014
    This is a longer post, but it deserves the space it'll take up! Last week, my office hosted the first ever "How to get a post-doc position." Here are my takeaway points from the event.
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    What's the difference between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV)?
    March 17, 2014
    Students frequently ask whether they should use a resume or a CV when applying for jobs, and often they use the words 'resume' and 'CV' interchangeably. Before you start applying for jobs, you will need to determine which one is appropriate for you.
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    Welcome -- 6 quick ‘n easy job search tips
    March 4, 2014
    This is the first post in our BGE Career Services blog series. Today, we talk about six quick and easy tips to get you started on your job search.
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    "Optogenetic approaches to studying synaptic plasticity and substance use disorders"
    Join Us for a talk by Dr.Antonello Bonci on "Optogenetic approaches to studying synaptic plasticity and substance use disorders" On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 1pm. In the New Research Building Neuroscience Library (WP07, Podium). Click on the learn more link below for more information
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    How to get a Post-Doc Position
    Join us on Tuesday, March 18 in Med-Dent SW107 for the first "How to get a Post-Doc" Panel featuring Georgetown faculty members and an NIH postdoctoral fellow that will directly speak on all the most important items related to obtaining a post-doc position upon graduation.
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    Immigrant Health Initiative
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is launching a new initiative to explore the issue of infectious and parasitic diseases amongst immigrant populations.
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  • Aviad Haramati
    Dr. Aviad Haramati Elected to Leadership Board of AAMC
    February 2, 2014
    Aviad Haramati, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular & cellular biology and director of the Contemporary and Alternative Medicine program at Georgetown University was elected to the inaugural administrative board of the newly constituted Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
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  • Nobel Prize Announcement
    December 16, 2013
    Students at Georgetown University Medical Center react to the large number of Nobel prize recipients from the US this year 2013, as reported on SVT by Stefan Asberg
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    Upcoming $Common Sense Workshop on Loan Management
    Worried about how to manage your mounting student debt? A $Common Sense workshop on loan management and repayment will be happening tomorrow on Wednesday, November 6th from 3:30 - 5:30 pm in Healey Hall room 105. An initiative of the office of Student Financial Services, $Common Sense workshops are a fantastic and critical resource for graduate students looking for a primer on budgeting and financial management during- and following- grad school. Check out their website at the link below.
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    New Project Aims to Improve Quality of Life for Latina Breast Cancer Survivors
    November 25, 2013
    WASHINGTON—In an effort to improve the quality of life for Latina women with breast cancer, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded a three-year contract to a researcher at Georgetown University here. The organization notes that quality-of-life issues for Latina breast cancer survivors remain a little-studied area in the United States despite the growth in the nation's Latina population.
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    Crowdsourcing competition allows Georgetown scientists to raise funds
    Call it a wonky version of “American Idol” — or, perhaps more aptly, “Research for a Cause.” Four Georgetown University Medical Center scientists recently delivered 15-minute sales pitches about their work, hoping to win money from an unusual panel of judges: local residents who are not experts on science.
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  •  Dr. Drew Richardson
    The FBIs Science Superman Dr Drew Richardson
    Dr. Richardson, former Special Agent for the FBI as well as a forensic scientist, has been involved in countless major criminal and terrorist investigations, presented research relating to chemistry, toxicology, and polygraphs, worked with brain fingerprinting, and now works as a consultant and professor at James Madison University. Join Futures in Science and Humanities (FISH) Friday, November 8th, 4pm in White-Gravenor 208 for Dr. Richardson's talk. A short reception (with cupcakes!) will follow. For more information click the link below.
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  • STIA Annual Maloy Lecture
    STIA Annual Maloy Lecture Translating HPV and cell reprogramming research into clinical applications
    Dr. Richard Schlegel’s laboratory at Georgetown developed the technology for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the HPV vaccine for use in June 2006. HPV causes almost all incidences of cervical cancer, which is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide, and it is an increasing cause of oral cancers in both men and women. Dr. Schlegel’s laboratory has worked with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop second- and third-generation vaccines that could be used to prevent HPV and decrease the incidence of HPV in the developing world, where almost all deaths from cervical cancer occur. This Event will be held on November 14, 2013 at 4pm ending at 6pm For more information click the link below
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  • Informational Symposium
    U.S. Statistical Agencies to Host Informational Symposium 13-14 November 2013
    The Symposium of U.S. Statistical Agencies will take place 13-14 November 2013 at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a terrific opportunity to gather information about job opportunities and careers in the federal government and to talk with working Statisticians. Click on the Learn More link below for more information.
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    The Core Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Seminar
    The Core Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Seminar is a new, monthly, cross- institutional series aimed at bringing together trainees and investigators to: • Define key issues across the broad range of minority health and health disparities research, • Share issues and challenges in designing and executing research, • Introduce new methods, approaches, and opportunities, • Foster collaborations and partnerships, and • Host presentations by outstanding investigators. The first seminar will be held Next Thursday October 24,2013 For more information on this event click the link listed below.
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    Bio3 Seminar Series for Fall 2013
    The Bio3 Seminar Series meets every second and fourth Friday of the month, during the academic year, from 10:00-11:00 am in Warwick Evans Conference Room, Building D, 4000 Reservoir Rd, Washington, DC 20057-1484. Refreshments are served starting at 9:45 am. Held by the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics, the Bio3 series invites experts to Georgetown University to make presentations on topics of interest in the fields of biostatistics, epidemiology or computational biology. Check out the link below for a complete list of lectures!
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  • Scholarly Uses of the Internet in Science
    November 1, 2013: Scholarly Uses of the Internet in Science
    October 15, 2013
    This is a fantastic event for current and prospective PI's interested in harnessing the power of the web to guide their research projects. Check out the learn more link below for more information and how to RSVP.
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  • Rupa Med Dent Podium
    Rupa Lalchandani
    Meet Rupa Lalchandani, a fourth year Physiology PhD student working on studying the effects of dopamine receptors in the brain.
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  • Science Alliance Logo
    Have you Signed Up for your Free Science Alliance Membership?
    May 10, 2013
    Current students can now take advantage of this great career and networking resource.
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  • CEW Report Banner
    Georgetown Report Finds Graduate Degree Holders in STEM Fields Faring Better in the Labor Market
    June 14, 2013
    A recent report by the Georgetown Public Policy Institutes' Center on Education in the Workforce shows that holding a graduate degree in a STEM field is a significant career booster over degree holders in Non-STEM fields.
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  • Brain Image
    Brain Imaging Study Eliminates Differences in Visual Function as a Cause of Dyslexia
    June 6, 2013
    A new brain imaging study of dyslexia shows that differences in the visual system do not cause the disorder, but instead are likely a consequence.
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