Bioethics pioneer and Georgetown professor Dr. Edmund Pellegrino dies at 92

Last Thursday, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics at Georgetown’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics Dr. Edmund Pellegrino passed away at the age of 92. Pellegrino is revered for his founding work in the field of medical ethics and taught… Read More

Former DC United defender Robbie Russell goes back to school

On May 15, former DC United defender Robbie Russell announced his retirement and that he’d be taking a very different post-career path than most athletes. Russell is coming to Georgetown to pursue a career in medicine. “I’m really… Read More

New MCAT to include sections on psychology and sociology

Last week, the Association of American Medical Colleges announced dramatic changes to the Medical College Admissions Test. These changes, which will be implemented in 2015, plan to test aspects of psychology and sociology in addition to the exam’s… Read More

Georgetown pediatrician selected as federal health policy fellow

Dr. Matthew Levy, an associate professor of general pediatrics at Georgetown’s School of Medicine, was recently chosen to join a federal health policy program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and supported by the Institute of Medicine…. Read More

GU Med School cadavers force closure of Maryland funeral home

On Tuesday, the Baltimore Sun reported that a Maryland inspector found 40 body bags—and their occupants—illegally stored in the garage of a Prince George’s County funeral home. The shocking part of the story? Many of the bodies came… Read More