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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.