Join Us Today! MedStar-Georgetown Research Symposium


We looking forward to seeing you!

Don't miss out on our keynote speaker kickoff for the 2021 Research Symposium & Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions, May 10 at 1 pm!

Please visit the website below and access the Attendee Hub to join the event.

Build your own agenda!  You can "add" sessions to your personal schedule, which you can find in the "My Agenda" tab in the Attendee Hub. All sessions will be accessed from the Attendee Hub and you may change sessions at any time.

On the event website, click on “Join the Attendee Hub Now”. You will be prompted to enter your name and email address associated with your registration; there is a link to register on the event website if you have no already done so. A verification code will be sent to your email to enter the event.

Note: If you are using your MedStar Health email, please check your AntiSpam_Quarantine filtered emails. If you have issues with your verification code, email


View all the submitted posters on the Attendee Hub on the Posters tab. Click on "Filter" and the "Poster Topic" to filter posters by research area.

Register Today for The MedStar Health - Georgetown University Research Symposium and Colloquium!

Below is my monthly message for the May 2021 edition of the MHRI newsletter, Focus. You can view Focus online at

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing – the annual Research Symposium is just around the corner!  Yes, we are back and have adapted to our unprecedented times with a fully virtual symposium that is bigger and better than ever before.  The Symposium is now a truly joint event with our academic partners at Georgetown University, spanning three days with a full spectrum of research and education. 

The MedStar Health - Georgetown University Research Symposium and Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions starts in just one week so it's now time to register

We are excited to open our event at 1 pm on Monday, May 10th, with remarks by both Kenneth Samet (President and Chief Executive Officer, MedStar Health) and Jack DeGioia (President, Georgetown University).  Our keynote address will be delivered by Dr. David J. Skorton, President of the Association of American Medical Colleges and past president of the Smithsonian Institutes. The first day will also include the highest-scoring resident and oral presentations followed by a moderated research poster session and networking. 

On Day 2, the Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions will take place in the morning followed by educational plenary speakers (including our new Dean of the Medical School Lee Jones), workshops, and networking.  

The Symposium will wrap up Wednesday, May 12, with research plenary speakers Jay Khanna, MD, MBA, and Aviram M. Giladi, MD, MS, followed by additional research posters and educational sessions. 

So don't delay!  Register now and block out time to be part of advancing health at MedStar Health and Georgetown University!

If this doesn't entice you to join us, check out this short one minute video now! 

Following registration, you’ll gain access to the virtual platform where we are hosting all our poster submissions and the live-streaming event. It can all be accessed from your desk in the office or from your laptop at home.

I look forward to "seeing" you soon to celebrate research and academics!


Read Focus online at



Our First Virtual "Join The Fight" Partnership Study Town Hall

Last week, over 300 participants joined us for the very first virtual MedStar COVID-19 Community Partnership Town Hall. I’m happy to share that  our study “Join the Fight” has now surpassed 14,000 participant signups  in under 6 months. The opportunity to engage with the research participants and research team was a very exciting time for us at the study’s town hall. 

During the Town Hall, we heard from our Principal Investigators, Dr. William Weintraub and Dr. Kristen Miller, Research Scientist Dr. Naheed Ahmed and COVID-19 Community Research Partnership Project Manager Christopher Washington.  We discussed study progress updates, the vaccine rollout in our community, and addressed our most frequently asked study questions. 

If you missed it, you may view our Town Hall recording and Town Hall Presentation slides

Check out more information at 

If you would like to contact the study team, please call MedStar’s contact center at 800-808-5759 or email us at