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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2013


CONTACT:

Karen Mallet
(media only)
km463@georgetown.edu


Media Advisory: Georgetown University Medical Center Announces 2013 Convocation


WASHINGTONGeorgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) will present its highest honor, the 2013 Cura Personalis Award, to Ronald M. Harden, OBE, MD, FRCP, FRCS, FRCPC, a global leader in medical education. The Cura Personalis medal and citation will be presented during the medical center’s Sixth Annual GUMC Convocation on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
WHAT:Georgetown University Medical Center Convocation, Colloquium on Interprofessional Health Education and awarding of the Cura PersonalisAward.

WHEN:Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
10-11:30 a.m. Colloquium on Interprofessional Health Education 
3-4 p.m.  Convocation Ceremony; Cura Personalis Award presentation
4-5 p.m.  Reception

WHERE:Georgetown University Medical Center, 4000 Reservoir Rd., NW, Washington

WHO (Colloquium): Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD, executive vice president for health sciences at GUMC and executive dean of Georgetown’s School of Medicine, moderator;
Ronald M. Harden, OBE, MD, FRCP, FRCS, FRCPC; Cura Personalis Award recipient;
John Prescott, MD, chief academic officer,Association of American Medical Colleges;
Geraldine “Polly” Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN, executive director, American Association of Colleges of Nursing;
David P. Sklar, MD, editor in chief, Academic Medicine

About Georgetown University Medical Center
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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