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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2011


CONTACT:

Tressa Kirby
202-687-8865
tk275@georgetown.edu


MEDIA ADVISORY: George Squared Signing Ceremony


MEDIA ADVISORY

Georgetown University will host a signing ceremony between GU and George Mason University (GMU) for the new special master’s degree in biomedical sciences to be offered in Fall 2011. This master’s program is part of an evolving joint educational initiative between the two academic institutions known as GeorgeSquared. GU President John DeGioia and GMU President Alan G. Merten will make remarks.

This latest collaboration builds on the joint Advanced Biomedical Sciences Certificate launched in last Fall.

WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 1:30 pm

WHERE: Riggs Library
Healy Hall
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, N.W.
Washington, DC

About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center 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 (BGRO), which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical Translation and Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. In fiscal year 2009-2010, GUMC accounted for nearly 80 percent of Georgetown University's extramural research funding.

About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University—Where Innovation Is Tradition.

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