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Georgetown University Hospital Receives $75K Award

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jul 10, 2013

Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a non-profit organization of Hyundai dealers in Washington, D.C., has awarded MedStar Georgetown University Hospital a $75,000 Hyundai Clinical Award. In 2013, Hope On Wheels will give a total of $14 million to children’s hospitals and expects to surpass $72 million in donations since 1998. According to WUSA 9, the award will go to Dr. Aziza T. Shad for developing the Clinical Psychosocial Distress Screening Initiative for pediatric cancer patients and their families.

"We are thrilled to have received funding from 'Hyundai Hope on Wheels' for our Psychosocial Distress Screening Program. The importance of early identification of distress and psychosocial stressors in the lives of young cancer patients and their families cannot be overemphasized as these stressors can escalate over time and potentially complicate medical care," said Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Dr. Aziza Shad, MD. "In keeping with the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine, this screening initiative will allow us to identify psychosocial problems early in children who are currently being treated for cancer as well as in our cancer survivors and their families. The Hyundai Programmatic Clinical Award will enable us to do research and use the insights of our cancer survivors and their families to develop appropriate interventions to improve coping and quality of life for patients and their families."


Georgetown University Hospital

Georgetown University Hospital

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Georgetown University has a richly funded life science sales market that lab suppliers interested in marketing university lab equipment and life science solutions may want to learn more about. According to recent NSF and NIH research funding statistics, Georgetown University received $59.5 million in 2012. The university was awarded $53.5 million in research funding by the NIH in 2012. Of some of the best funded life science departments at Georgetown University, the money was distributed to the departments of biochemistry, biology, family medicine, internal medicine, microbiology, neurosciences and pharmacology. For a full list of all NIH-funded departments at Georgetown University organized by department, number of awards received and total funding granted, please visit the NIH website.

In addition to receiving NIH funding, Georgetown University also received $6 million from the NSF in 2012. The NSF funding was awarded to a number of projects in the life science field in disciplines including population and behavioral systems, community ecology and evolutionary processes.

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites all lab suppliers interested in marketing life science solutions and university lab equipment at Georgetown life science marketing events to attend our annual Georgetown BioResearch Product Faire™ Event held on October 17, 2013. Last year, the Georgetown BioResearch Product Faire™ Event attracted 223 attendees. Of those came, 59 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 24 were lab managers. The visitors came from 13 different research buildings and 21 departments around campus.

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and events-planning company that organizes life science marketing events at top research universities nationwide. For more funding statistics for Georgetown University, or to learn more about our Georgetown BioResearch Product Faire™ Event, click on the button below. If you’d like to market your life science solutions and university lab equipment at life science marketing events closer to home, we encourage you to view our 2013 calendar of events.


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