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Georgetown University

37th and O Street, NW
Washington D.C., DC 20007, USA

Category: University/College

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Georgetown University is an international research university that embodies its founding principles in the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. It was founded in 1789.

Georgetown consists of several national research centers, including: the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), the Center for the Study of Learning, the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE), and the Center for Trauma and the Community. The University provides opportunities for students to participate in research and scholarly endeavors, through programs including the Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Carroll Fellows Initiative, and Hughes Scholars.

Georgetown's research programs include: Alzheimer's disease (Memory Disorders Program), Advanced Research Computing, Advanced Vehicle Development Program (Fuel Cell Bus Program), Aging (Center on an Aging Society), American culture (Center for Electronic Projects in American Culture Studies), Apostolate (Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate), Biomedical research (National Biomedical Research Foundation), etc; Its Memory Disorders Program is dedicated to provide state-of-the-art clinical services for individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and to conducting research aimed at improving treatment options for Alzheimer's disease. Its oncology department is engaged in discovering cancer risk factors, designing effective prevention strategies, and learning how to detect cancers earlier. The university's Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) is focused on critical needs in reproductive health, and its research-to-practice strategy that includes working with partners to build capacity for sustainable services.

Georgetown's partners include: Samaritan Pharmaceuticals Inc, MedImmune, Inc. (formerly Cambridge Antibody Technology), AstraZeneca Plc, Cypress Bioscience Incorporated, NeoPharm Inc, etc.