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2010-11-04 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, named for the legendary National Football League coach Vincent T. Lombardi. In honor of this milestone, Vincent T. Lombardi II, grandson of this beloved figure, will join friends and supporters at the annual Lombardi Gala, "Color the Cure," on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW....

2010-10-14 12:35:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Salinas, a group of dynamic, fast-growing and technologically advanced companies deeply committed to the modernization of the countries in which they operate, is pleased to announce the appointment of its Founder and Chairman Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego (www.ricardosalinas.com) to the Visitors Board of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. The Board of Visitors is composed of high-profile individuals who advise the Dean of the School of...

2010-09-29 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) announced today its launch of a Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHV) demonstration program at Georgetown University. Two vehicles will be loaned to the university as part of a global plug-in hybrid study with TMS and the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program managing the long-term evaluation of the vehicles. During the study, more than 150 PHVs are being delivered to demonstration program...

2010-09-02 12:29:29

Commentary calls for coordinated leadership at the highest levels to ensure America's position as a world leader in biomedical research Bold and coordinated leadership at the federal level is essential to create secure, long-term, sustainable biomedical research funding policies based on strategic priorities, say the authors of a commentary about America's fledgling biomedical research framework published in this week's The Journal of the American Medical Association. In "A New Research and...

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2010-08-26 10:38:28

Scientists at Georgetown University, the National Aquarium and the University of Queensland are the first to extract DNA from dolphin blow (breath exhalations). The researchers found that blow-sampling, which involves collecting exhalations from the blowholes of whales, dolphins and porpoises, could be developed as a less invasive method for DNA collection. Their findings are explained in the Aug. 25 edition of the online journal PLoS ONE in an article titled "Thar She Blows! A Novel Method...

2010-07-14 10:45:00

Center to be named Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical & Translational Science WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In support of a critical partnership between Georgetown University Medical Center and Howard University, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $38 million Clinical and Translational Sciences Award to aid the universities' effort to transform health care and preventive practices in communities through medical discoveries made in...

2010-06-24 07:20:00

HILLSIDE, N.J., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Students on two separate continents, almost 7,000 miles apart, now study together live via high-definition (HD), immersive Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) telepresence suites managed by Glowpoint (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOW), a carrier-grade provider of managed services for telepresence and video conferencing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100420/GLOWPOINTLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100420/GLOWPOINTLOGO)...

2010-06-22 11:46:00

Panel discussion with Georgetown experts to address biotechnology, science, policy and ethical issues WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration outlined a "path" to accelerate and help ensure the safety of personalized medicine -- treatments tailored to match a person's genetic make-up. Significant progress in this rapidly developing field will hinge on biotechnology and will be impacted by the...

2010-05-28 15:58:00

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two iconic Washington institutions, Georgetown University and the National Press Club, today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which Press Club members can enroll and receive a scholarship to take classes at the University's School of Continuing Studies. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) "We are delighted to have this agreement with a prestigious university like Georgetown," said...

2010-05-18 10:51:00

Reed V. Tuckson, MD, executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group, to deliver keynote address WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a time-honored tradition, 195 students from Georgetown University School of Medicine, class of 2010, will officially become medical doctors during the 158th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Reed V. Tuckson, MD, executive vice president and chief of...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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