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A collage of a photograph of Isayah Henry posing with a book in front of a window and the cover of his book "Innovator's Clinic"

Health Care Management & Policy Major Writes Forthcoming Book on Innovation

April 14th, 2021

Isayah Henry (NHS’21), a senior health care management & policy major, has authored the forthcoming book, “Innovator’s Clinic: How Small Innovators Are Positioned Best to Address Healthcare’s Longest-Standing Challenges.” “Many of the venture founders I interviewed for the book are students and young professionals like many of my peers,” he said. “I want my readers to dare to think big.”

Georgetown FNP Alumna Manages COVID-19 Vaccine Site in Maryland

April 8th, 2021

Jessica Landau (G’20), a recent graduate of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, is managing a COVID-19 vaccine site in Maryland. The Georgetown alumna, who hopes to continue focusing on health promotion and disease prevention, says, “People are so grateful to be vaccinated. We have a great team, and it is an exciting mission to be a part of,” she says.

A photo collage of, left to right, Sister Rosella Delaney, Sister Rosaline Doyle, and Sister Mary Baptisa Klein

Rediscovering Georgetown’s Women Graduates of the First Decades of the 20th Century

March 29th, 2021

As Women’s History Month comes to a close this week, learn about the religious sisters who were receiving their Georgetown degrees in the first decades of the 20th century. One of them, Sister Flavia Egan, who earned a bachelor’s degree in 1925, may be the first person to have received a degree in nursing from the university.

Dr. Debbie Barrington in a portrait style photograph.

Human Science Professor Develops New Course on Social Determinants of COVID-19

March 24th, 2021

This semester, Dr. Debbie Barrington, assistant professor of human science, is teaching a new course she developed on the social determinants of COVID-19. As a social epidemiologist, Barrington conceptualized the class last year as the world and the United States were learning more about SARS-CoV-2 and the disproportionate impact the virus would have on the most vulnerable.

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