A new collaboration established between Georgetown University and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research aims to expand both institutions’ research and training missions in the biomedical sciences.
Representatives from Georgetown University and the Frederick National Laboratory signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for appointments and exchange of scientific staff, sabbatical opportunities, student training, postdoctoral fellowships, and student internships aimed at enhancing the institutions’ quality of science, technology, and education.
Georgetown University is home to more than 550 scientists working on basic and clinical research projects and 300 active clinical trials based at Georgetown University Medical Center. The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and operated in the public interest by -Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc, is the nation’s only federal national laboratory wholly focused on discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, with the aim of improving human health. The laboratory is working at the forefront of basic, translational, and clinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and rapid response to emerging infectious diseases.
A significant aspect of the collaboration will focus on cancer research, as Georgetown is home to Washington’s only National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. ■