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Advancing Research Excellence

Inspiring Innovation in the Biomedical and Health Sciences

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Georgetown University Medical Center’s biomedical and health sciences research fosters interdisciplinary collaboration, enhances basic science and translational research capacity, and develops the next generation of researchers.

Our Areas of Focus in Research

Biomedical and health sciences research at Georgetown University Medical Center places special emphasis on four areas.

Cancer Research

Cancer-focused work takes place at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Washington area.

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Population Health

Our work within the population health arena has a focus on health disparities and achieving health equity.

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Global Health

Our focus on global health centers on achieving health equity for the most vulnerable populations of the world and ensuring global health security.

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Mind and Brain Research

Georgetown links the promise of our ever-deepening understanding and scientific knowledge of the mind and brain to prevention, new treatments and restorative therapies, while providing advanced training and education opportunities.

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Training the Next Generation of Researchers

As a Catholic and Jesuit university, Georgetown understands its responsibility to help meet the world’s most profound needs. Guided by that tradition, Georgetown University Medical Center educates and develops generations of researchers, clinicians, and health professionals, equipping them to deploy their expertise in service to the common good.

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