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For Many HIV+ Women, Daily Survival Takes Precedence Over Viral Suppression

According to scientists who study women infected with HIV, statistics often paint an impressionist view of the lives of these women that misses the granular detail that tells the real story. The imprecise big picture is that most of this population...
16-May-2019 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Adults At Risk for Huntington’s Disease Choose Not to Learn if They Inherited Deadly Gene

As many as 90 percent of individuals who have a parent with Huntington’s disease (HD) choose not to take a gene test that reveals if they will also develop the fatal disorder — and a new study details the reasons why. Understanding the “why”...
16-May-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Use of Genetic Testing in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Decreases Cost of Care Nationwide

A new study suggests that Oncotype DX-guided treatment could reduce the cost for the first year of breast cancer care in the U.S. by about $50 million (about 2 percent of the overall costs in the first year). The study by Georgetown Lombardi...
19-Apr-2019 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Large Federal Program Aimed at Providing Better Health Care Underfunds Primary Care

Despite a mandate to help patients make better-informed health care decisions, a ten-year research program established under the Affordable Care Act has funded a relatively small number of studies that examine primary care, the setting where the...
14-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Georgetown Welcomes Deus Bazira and Colleagues to Lead New Global Health Center

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) announces the appointment of Deus Bazira, DrPH, MPH, MBA, BPharm, an expert in health systems strengthening and a public health practitioner with decades of in-depth field level practical experience in...
15-Apr-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Rare but Important Gene Target Found in Many Tumor Types, Suggesting New Therapy Possible

A consortium of researchers led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center investigators have completed the largest analysis of a new gene fusion they believe is responsible for development of a wide spectrum of cancer types.
12-Apr-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


A Billion People Will Be Newly Exposed to Diseases Like Dengue Fever as World Temperatures Rise

As many as a billion people could be newly exposed to disease-carrying mosquitoes by the end of the century because of global warming, says a new study that examines temperature changes on a monthly basis across the world.
25-Mar-2019 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Georgetown Researchers Launch “Nari Paila,” Mobile Games to Share Information on Fertility Awareness, Family Planning in Nepal

Georgetown researchers have launched a series of mobile games in Nepal to reach young people with information about fertility awareness and family planning.
24-Mar-2019 3:00 PM 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.


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    Co-Director & Associate Research Professor

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    Project Manager

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    Co-Director & Associate Professor

  • Claire Standley

    Assistant Research Professor

  • Lawrence O. Gostin


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  • John T. Monahan

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