Monday, May 6, 2019

One Common Goal: Advancing Health

Below is my monthly message for the May 2019 edition of the MHRI newsletter, Focus. You can view Focus online at

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Why has MedStar’s annual Research Symposium grown each year to become one of the largest gatherings of MedStar associates in one place at one time? On May 30th, the 2019 MedStar Health—Georgetown University Research Symposium will return again to the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference with over 430 abstracts and case reports and over 1,000 attendees. Why has this become such a popular symposium?

Because…we are all dedicated to realizing our vision to advance health through research, educational and innovation.

Because…everyone at MedStar contributes to advancing health, regardless of your position, and we all can take great pride in learning about the wonderful projects that are improving the lives of our patients today and tomorrow.

Because…the Symposium starts off with a system-wide resident research day; we have some of the best residents and fellows in the country and their research demonstrates how they are already becoming life-long learners and will remain ‘on the cutting edge’ of a rapidly changing medical world.

Because…we have stimulating keynote speakers who inspire us (and I am excited to welcome Dr. Holly Humphrey, President of the Macy Foundation, this year).

Because…we have expanded the symposium to include Georgetown’s Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE), where they will host the Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions in the morning. This is just one of many important steps we are taking to further integrate the symposium with our colleagues’ wonderful work at Georgetown.

Because…with our partners at Georgetown University, we are building a world class Academic Health System that will be the role model for others across the nation. We are living at the crossroads of academia and ‘real world’ medicine and we are making a difference!
Afraid you’re going to miss out? Don’t worry! All you need to do is register right now at

I hope to see you there!

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