June 27, 2015
An interdisciplinary, city-wide consortium of institutions, including Georgetown University Medical Center, has received a significant National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to establish the District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR).
April 1, 2015
The interim chair of the Department of Nursing at the School of Nursing & Health Studies has been voted in as president-elect of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN). Edilma L. Yearwood, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, associate professor of nursing, will serve in the role for one year before assuming the presidency in 2016. The results of the election were announced at the society’s annual meeting, held last week in Seattle.
“I am deeply honored and humbled,” says Yearwood. “I look forward to working with my colleagues at ISPN to increase the society’s visibility, foster partnerships, and elevate our global presence.”
March 31, 2015
Phyllis Magrab, PhD, vice chair of the U.S. Afghan Women’s Council (USAWC) based at Georgetown University, says the new president of Afghanistan reaffirmed his “continued strong commitment” to women’s issues when the two met recently in Washington.
March 25, 2015
The Susan H. Mayer Professor in Health Equity at the School of Nursing & Health Studies has received a $50,000 grant through a federally funded initiative aimed at ending the HIV epidemic. Jennifer Z. Huang Bouey, PhD, MPH, MBBS, an associate professor of international health, recently earned the award from the District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research (DC D-CFAR), a multi-institution effort funded by the National Institutes of Health (P30AI087714).
February 26, 2015
The latest speaker in the McAuley Lecture Series at the School of Nursing & Health Studies addressed occupational health among immigrant and other disadvantaged populations.
February 19, 2015
Georgetown students, faculty and staff have joined forces with a local outreach organization to help keep Washington, D.C.’s homeless population warm during frigid winter nights.
February 18, 2015
States Agency for International Development (USAID), will join Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service (SFS) faculty as a distinguished fellow, beginning March 1. Shah has championed USAID’s mission to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies for more than four years. He led President Obama’s landmark Feed the Future and Power Africa initiatives and has refocused America’s global health partnerships to end preventable child death.
January 30, 2015
Nearly 350 students, including third-year medical students from Georgetown’s School of Medicine, nursing and health care administration students from the School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) and pharmacy students from Howard University, attended the daylong interdisciplinary event held Jan. 23. The event was highly interactive, with ample opportunity for small-group brainstorming and conversation across the professional disciplines.
January 14, 2015
The Minority Health Initiative Council at the School of Nursing & Health Studies kicked off the third year of its initiative "Mission Nutrition: Good Nutrition is Our Mission."
December 12, 2014
Georgetown Women in Medicine (GWIM) culminated its 20th anniversary year with its annual awards ceremony Dec. 11, honoring achievements of female faculty and supporters.