Club Event Spotlights: Doctors Speak Out Houston

Dr. Robert Clarke
  • Name of club: Georgetown Club of Houston
  • Leader Name: Kimberly Albright
  • School/Class Year: N'95
  • Position within club board: President, Club of Houston
  • Programming Category: Intellectual, Philanthropy
  • Event headline: Doctors Speak Out Houston
  • Event description: Dr. Robert Clarke, dean for research at the Georgetown University Medical Center, traveled to Houston for the inaugural Doctors Speak Out event outside Washington, D.C. He shared exciting highlights through the years of the Research Enterprise at GUMC including his own research on chemotherapy-resistant breast cancer. Additionally, he shared information about the Partners in Research program which helps young investigators develop groundbreaking ideas and seed their research program.
  • Event outcomes: Alumni across the spectrum of careers and interests welcomed Dean Clarke and engaged in lively discussion about the highlights of the GUMC. The event provided an opportunity to add unique programming for the club with a fresh perspective on medical innovation and the impressive cadre of GUMC discoveries in everyday life.
  • Tips for clubs planning this type of event: Engage the medical community in your area. Also, inviting professors or GU administrators always leads to thoughtful discussion and fosters an atmosphere that truly brings the Hilltop to your city.