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Finding Upends Theory about the Cerebellum’s Role in Reading and Dyslexia

New brain imaging research debunks a controversial theory about dyslexia that can impact how it is sometimes treated. The cerebellum, a brain structure traditionally considered to be involved in motor function, has been implicated in the reading...
4-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Georgetown Offers Multiple Clinical Trials for People with Lewy Body Dementia

Georgetown University Medical Center, a Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Association Research Center of Excellence, is now offering three clinical trials to study new treatments for LBD, a disease often confused with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
8-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Georgetown Tobacco Control Expert Outlines Motivations of Altria-Juul Deal and Its Public Health Impact

The pending deal for Altria to purchase 35% of Juul Labs should serve as a “wake-up call” for the careful monitoring of competition in the nicotine delivery market, and for evaluating how regulations and policies impact cigarette and...
29-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Revealing the Molecular Engine That Drives Pancreatic Cancer Provides Ways to Turn It Off

Researchers have decoded a chain of molecules that are critical for the growth and survival of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma—the most common and also the most lethal form of pancreatic cancer.
16-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bacterial Resistance to Two Critical Antibiotics Widespread in Southeast Asia

Resistance to two critical antibiotic types, one a “drug of last resort” when all others fail against some “superbugs,” are widely distributed in Southeast Asia, raising the risk of untreatable infections, say a team of investigators led by...
12-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Facial Plastic Surgery in Men Enhances Perception of Attractiveness, Trustworthiness

In the first of a kind study, plastic surgeons at Georgetown University Medical Center found that when a man chose to have a nip or a tuck on his face, it significantly increased perceptions of attractiveness, likeability, social skills, or...
5-Jul-2019 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nursing Home Care Cost Significantly Outpaces General Inflation and Medical Care Prices

One of the largest studies on out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices, reports a team of health policy researchers.
18-Jun-2019 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Indoor Tanning May Be an Addiction Abetted by Both Genetic and Psychiatric Factors

A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain’s pleasure and reward system, appear to influence an addiction to indoor tanning in young, white...
11-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization, which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.


  • Claire Standley

    Assistant Research Professor

  • Jesse L. Goodman


  • John T. Monahan

    Senior Scholar

  • Julie Fischer

    Co-Director & Associate Research Professor

  • Lawrence O. Gostin


  • Oscar A. Cabrera


  • Rebecca Katz

    Co-Director & Associate Professor

  • Tom Vincent

    Project Manager



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