Monday, April 2, 2018

Quality of Time Over Quantity of Time

Below is my monthly message for the April 2018 edition of the MHRI newsletter, Focus. You can view Focus online at

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Happy holiday weekend everyone! I hope you are all NOT reading this right now but rather used the holiday weekend to spend quality time with your family and friends. Life is so busy and filled with so many things we need to do, that it is during holidays that we are reminded to make sure the quality of how we spend our time prevails, even when we cannot have the desired quantity.

As you settle back into work this first week of April, I want to give you an opportunity for  ‘quality’ time later this month. Those of us in the MedStar-Georgetown research community know how exciting, fulfilling and rewarding science can be. However, we also recognize that the majority of associates at MedStar are not personally involved in research. We want to share that excitement with you – for a few hours on April 30th, we have our annual system-wide MedStar Health Research Symposium. While you may not have the ‘quantity’ of time participating in research every day, you can certainly have the ‘quality’ time during the Symposium by attending and learning how we are advancing health for our community through research.

Since the Symposium also serves as the system-wide Resident Research Day and we will have full representation from MI2, you will also see firsthand how we are advancing health through education and innovation too! With over 300 scientific poster presentations (from 4 pm to 6 pm), top resident research presentations (from 3 pm to 4 pm) and pre-symposium workshops (on topics such as Georgetown faculty appointments, biostats bootcamp, and philanthropic support for research, all from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm), there is something for everyone. And of course, there will be a post-symposium reception to network over a glass of wine!

Now doesn’t that sound just perfect? Quality time maximized! Now go ahead, block out that time on your schedule and register today (and see the agenda) at

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