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Aging & Transformation

In the following pages, read about Georgetown’s continuing contributions in the field of aging: long-term brain research, expanding knowledge about health and aging in society, and ethics and patient care for life’s beginnings and ends. Pause for three personal reflections on the process of growing older—for teenagers, for retirees, for all those seeking balance.

Read Editor Jane Varner Malhotra’s full letter »

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A Moment of Gratitude

As a way to honor their first patients—the anatomical donors— first-year medical students began gross anatomy in January with the cadaver blessing, led by Georgetown chaplain Tom Buckley, S.J.

Check Up: News & Research

The student-driven HOYA Clinic reopened last fall in a new location in the nation’s capital after the DC General Family Shelter shuttered its doors in 2018. …

Including smoking cessation with existing lung cancer screening efforts would reduce lung cancer mortality by 14% and increase life-years gained by 81% compared with screening alone, according to a study…

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Portrait Unveiled

In honor of her trailblazing career and unwavering commitment to patient care and medical education, Princy Kumar, MD (R’90), was celebrated with a painted portrait as the latest addition to the school’s “Women on the Walls” campaign. Kumar, senior associate dean of students, professor of medicine, and chief of infectious diseases and travel medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, is the fourth recognized in the collaborative effort to increase visibility for women’s contributions to the Medical Center.

On Campus

New director offers support for growing diversity at medical school…

The world offers plenty of advice on how to live a healthier, safer, and fuller lifestyle. So why are we still riddled with diseases and health disparities?…

A Testimonial

“Individuals find people to blame based on their prejudices, or make themselves feel less at risk by finding points of discrimination between themselves and others.”

—Alexandra Phelan, member of the Center for Global Health Science and Security and assistant professor in the department of microbiology and immunology, addressed the perils of misinformation fueling xenophobia amid the COVID-19 global pandemic in The Atlantic in February 2020.

Alumni Connections

In late March, Georgetown Medicine magazine caught up with Yalda Jabbarpour, MD (M’08), a Washington, DC, family medicine physician, about changes taking place in the early phase of response to…

edmund duthie

Division Chief, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Medical College of Wisconsin; Clinician Educator…

infirmary garden
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From the Archives: Healing in Nature

In the 1870s, Georgetown established a landscaped sanctuary on campus, next to the college infirmary. The tranquil pleasure ground overlooking the Potomac River offered a place of retreat and healing. For more photos and history of the Infirmary Garden, visit the university archives.

A Testimonial

“The most important thing in public health is not to drive the population underground and make them fearful. You want them to cooperate. You want them to report their symptoms. You want them to believe that the government is there to help them and not to violate their rights. It’s very, very difficult to control an epidemic once you’ve lost the trust of the population.”

—Lawrence Gostin, Founding Linda D. & Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law, told NPR in January 2020 after China’s decision to begin COVID-19 shutdown procedures in Wuhan.

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