Category: Medicine

Cardiovascular Medicine

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is committed to bringing the highest standard of cardiovascular care to our community, while also promoting scientific discovery and training the next generation of leaders in cardiovascular medicine.

Our patient care enterprise consists of physicians and staff that are dedicated to comprehensively addressing our patients’ needs in acute cardiovascular medical care, disease prevention, and education. We have embraced a team-based approach involving physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, critical care nurses and nurse educators, as well as nutritionists and behavioral counselors to provide the best possible outcomes to our patient population.

As an academic division, we also are committed to bringing cutting-edge technology and treatment to our patient community. Therefore, we have specialists in critical care, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, prevention, and heart failure available at all times. We are a national leader in heart attack care and have the most advanced catheterization laboratory in the Commonwealth.

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Department of Family Medicine | Georgetown University


Welcome to the Georgetown University Department of Family Medicine. Our department is comprised of a diverse group of faculty and staff working on a wide variety of teaching, research, primary care, and direct service programs in and around Washington, D.C. The Department is deeply committed to the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or “care of the whole person. Our vision is “Community Health, One Family at a Time”. To learn about our mission, goals and different programs, please explore the menu above.

Michelle A. Roett, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CPE
Professor and Chair, Family Medicine Department

Welcome to our new 2020 MedStar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center Family Medicine Intern Class:

Jorge (Danny) Flautero Arcos, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Nolan Patel, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jasmine Skinner, The Brody School of Medicine at East Caroline University

Arianne Wilson, State University of New York Upstate Medical University

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Frontiers in Medicine

Frontiers in Medicine publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research linking basic research to clinical practice and patient care, as well as translating scientific advances into new therapies and diagnostic tools. Led by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts, this multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, clinicians and the public worldwide.

In addition to papers that provide a link between basic research and clinical practice, a particular emphasis is given to studies that are directly relevant to patient care. In this spirit, the journal publishes the latest research results and medical knowledge that facilitate the translation of scientific advances into new therapies or diagnostic tools. The full listing of the Specialty Sections represented by Frontiers in Medicine is as listed below. As well as the established medical disciplines, Frontiers in Medicine is launching new sections that together will facilitate

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Disaster Lit: Database for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Disaster Lit: Database for Disaster Medicine and Public Health is the National Library of Medicine (NLM) database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents available on the Internet at no cost. Documents include expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and similar materials for a professional audience. NLM selects materials from over 1,400 non-commercial publishing sources and supplements disaster-related resources from PubMed (biomedical journal literature) and MedlinePlus (health information for the public).

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Disaster Lit: Database for Disaster Medicine and Public Health is the National Library of Medicine (NLM) database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents available on the Internet at no cost. Documents include expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and similar materials for a professional audience. NLM selects

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FACT SHEET: President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative

Building on President Obama’s announcement in his State of the Union Address, today the Administration is unveiling details about the Precision Medicine Initiative, a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease.  Launched with a $215 million investment in the President’s 2016 Budget, the Precision Medicine Initiative will pioneer a new model of patient-powered research that promises to accelerate biomedical discoveries and provide clinicians with new tools, knowledge, and therapies to select which treatments will work best for which patients.

Most medical treatments have been designed for the “average patient.” As a result of this “one-size-fits-all-approach,” treatments can be very successful for some patients but not for others.  This is changing with the emergence of precision medicine, an innovative approach to disease prevention and treatment that takes into account individual differences in people’s genes, environments, and lifestyles.  Precision medicine gives clinicians tools to better understand

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DrugFacts: Marijuana as Medicine | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

What is medical marijuana?

The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant as medicine.

However, scientific study of the chemicals in marijuana, called cannabinoids, has led to two FDA-approved medications that contain cannabinoid chemicals in pill form. Continued research may lead to more medications.

Because the marijuana plant contains chemicals that may help treat a range of illnesses and symptoms, many people argue that it should be legal for medical purposes. In fact, a growing number of states have legalized marijuana for medical use.

Why isn’t the marijuana plant an FDA-approved medicine?

The FDA requires carefully conducted studies (clinical trials) in hundreds to thousands of human subjects to determine the benefits and risks of a possible medication. So

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Pulmonary Medicine | Hindawi

Research Article

30 Jan 2020

High Serum Level of IL-17 in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin PiZ Allele

Margarita Y. Pervakova  |  Alexandra V. Mazing  |  …  |  Olga N. Titova

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is multifactorial disease, which is characterized by airflow limitation and can be provoked by genetic factors, including carriage of the PiZ allele of the protease inhibitor (Pi) gene, encoding alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT). Both homozygous and heterozygous PiZ allele carriers can develop COPD. It was found recently that normal A1AT regulates cytokine levels, including IL-17, which is involved in COPD progression. The aim of this study was to determine whether homozygous or heterozygous PiZ allele carriage leads to elevated level of IL-17 and other proinflammatory cytokines in COPD patients. Materials and Methods. Serum samples and clinical data were obtained from 44 COPD patients, who included 6 PiZZ, 8 PiMZ,

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Summer Pathway Programs | Pritzker School of Medicine

Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER) is an eight-week residential research, education, and mentoring experience at the University of Chicago. Participants in the program are rising college seniors or students rising into a post baccalaureate program. 

Eligibility and Prerequisites
Applicants must be US citizens or have Permanent Resident status. The program seeks students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are known to be underrepresented in health related sciences and medicine. Due to the nature of the NIH grant that supports PSOMER, participants cannot be appointed to another NIH training award (such as a T32 or an individual F series fellowship) or supported by a federal research grant during the program period. Unfortunately, students with F1 student visa status are not eligible for PSOMER. 

Ideal candidates should –

  1. Be a junior, senior, or rising post-baccalaureate student
  2. Have successfully completed intermediate- or advanced-level biology, chemistry, and/or
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Volcano Hazards Program CalVO Medicine Lake volcano

Medicine Lake Volcano from a distant northern view.

Medicine Lake volcano is situated just east of the Cascade Volcanic Arc axis in northern California’s high desert 55 km (35 mi), northeast of Mount Shasta. Also known as the Medicine Lake Highlands, this volcanic region covers a total area of about 2,200 km2 (850 mi2), extending approximately 80 km (50 mi) north-south and 50 km (30 mi) east-west. A shallow, but wide (7×12 km, 4.3×7.5 mi) caldera basin containing its namesake lake is located at the summit of the volcano. Intermittent, mostly effusive (non-explosive) eruptions over the last half-million years produced this large, shield-shaped volcano. In the last 13,000 years, effusive flank eruptions created expansive lava flows with single flows covering as much as 195 km2 (75 mi2). Two-thirds of Lava Beds National Monument, on the north flank of the volcano, is covered by one such flow. Seven of the nine eruptions of
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is a revolutionary approach to healing people —
not just treating diseases — using the unique tool called person-centered

recognizes that the outcome of all health care is
strongly dependent upon four powerful influences in the lives of each
person. These four pillars of healing are:

Relationship. The social support network: family, friends, involvement in community,
and a strong-patient alliance.
Diet and
Nutrition, habits, and the daily pattern
of rest and exercise.
A healthy
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