NIH Grant to Ethics Institute Aimed at Helping Pregnant Women with HIV
September 28, 2015
A $3.6 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to Georgetown and three other universities will fund a project aimed at improving the health of one of the most vulnerable patient groups in the world – pregnant women with HIV.
International Conference Looks at Gaps, Challenges in Human Development
September 25, 2015
A week before Pope Francis made his first visit to America, hundreds of philosophers, economists, social scientists and development practitioners from nearly 50 countries gathered at Georgetown to address how to enable the world’s most poor and vulnerable to live better lives.
Neuroscientists Find Brain Malady Responsible for Tinnitus, Pain
September 23, 2015
Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and a university in Germany uncover the brain abnormalities for tinnitus and for chronic pain — the uncomfortable, sometimes agonizing sensations that persist long after an initial injury.
Law Professor Receives Pro Bono Legal Service Award
September 22, 2015
Law professor Frances DeLaurentis receives an Archdiocese of Washington award for helping to meet the legal needs of the those living in poverty through the Catholic Charities Legal Network.
Massive Data Institute Awards New Grants
September 21, 2015
Delaying or refusing vaccinations and examining the financial effects of Alzheimer’s Disease before diagnosis are among the faculty projects receiving support from the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute (MDI).
Georgetown Joins Network as Part of White House Smart Cities Initiative
September 18, 2015
Georgetown partners with the District of Columbia and two area universities to create a network as part of the White House's Smart Cities Initiative, which is designed to help local communities face challenges such as traffic congestion and crime, manage the effects of climate change and improve the delivery of city services.
Hagel, Former Defense Secretary, Senator Returns to Georgetown
September 17, 2015
Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who previously taught at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service (SFS), returns as a Distinguished Executive in Residence at Georgetown.
King and Queen of Spain Visit Georgetown
September 17, 2015
King Felipe VI (G'95) and Queen Letizia of Spain's four-day U.S. visit brings them to Georgetown, where the alumnus addresses the opening of the Joint Meeting of Spanish Scientists in the United States.
Bank of America Empowers Women, Social Enterprises With $1M Gift
September 16, 2015
A $1 million gift from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will support corporate responsibility programming and the work of two fellowships, one in Georgetown’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) and the other in the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS).
Smithsonian Secretary Joins Georgetown as Distinguished Professor
September 15, 2015
Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution David Skorton and molecular physiologist Robin Davisson join the Georgetown community – Skorton as a Distinguished Professor and Davisson as a research track faculty member at Georgetown University Medical Center.