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healthylivingaprilCheck out Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb's April events calendar to find activities to revive and renew.  This month's activities include meditation and music activities, plus only-in-DC events like the National Cherry Blossom PETALPALOOZA and Japanese Street Festival.  And, as a finale both to the list and the month, check out the Georgetown French Market!


Next-generation genomic data will affect prenatal testing decisions and the quality of information communicated to patients. Existing and emerging reproductive technologies shape societal attitudes and norms about reproductive decision-making, reproductive autonomy, disability, and diversity. Reproductive decision-making and autonomy
are also hindered by existing health disparities, particularly when they limit access to reliable genetic and genomic testing services, resources for counseling, and sufficient medical follow-up care. Finally, epigenetic changes play a role in reproductive health disparities. This seminar will explore ways to engage the public in discussions that can
lead to policy and research initiatives to address these challenges.

When: April 8, 2019 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Ross Hall 117
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required by April 5:


  • Barbara Harrison, MS, CGC, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics, Howard University
  • Mark W. Leach, JD, MA, Attorney, Bioethics Specialist for the National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Resources at University of Kentucky
  • Charles J. Macri, MD, FACOG, FACMGG, Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine; Director of the Wilson Genetics Center; The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Sonia M. Suter, JD, MS, John R. and Inge P. Stafford Research Professor of Law, GW Law School



Shawneequa Callier, JD, MA
Associate Professor, Director, Doctoral Research, Translational Health Sciences, PhD program, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

mededportalMEDedPORTAL is now available via PubMed!  MedEdPORTAL is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that promotes educational scholarship and dissemination of teaching and assessment.  MEDedPORTAL publishes teaching and learning modules which have been implemented and evaluated with medical and dental trainees or practitioners.
Whereas previously, users need to search MEDedPORTAL to identify modules,  MEDedPORTAL  resources are fully indexed in MEDLINE (PubMed's primary data source) beginning with the 2018/Volume 14, and prior years will be added to PubMed Central which will also provide findability via PubMed.


Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb will host Kate Sherwood's  talk about the The Five Habits of the Healthy Cook:

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenter: Kate Sherwood
Location: Himmelfarb Library, Room 202
About Kate Sherwood: I'm a chef on a mission: teaching people how to make the healthy stuff into the tastiest dishes. You know what you should be eating but how do you make great tasting vegetables, quick and satisfying whole grains, savory bean and lentil dishes? How do you know the right amount of healthy protein? Finally, tips on how to eat less of the bad stuff - less sugar, lower sodium, and fewer refined carbs - while still loving every meal.


Please register to attend to hear more from Kate Sherwood and sample food!

March_healthlivingHealth Living @ Himmelfarb's March Study Break Calendar is now available online!  Reset your brain by exploring DC and checking out one or more of these events including the Sound Health: Community yoga at the Kennedy Center, free admission to the National Museum of Women in Arts, free concerts, the National Geographic's Film Festival, the Blossom Kite Festival, and of course, SHAMROCKFEST!

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