Alumna Who Discovered Evidence of Dark Matter Inspires Global Symposium
June 28, 2019
A symposium honoring Vera Rubin (G’54), one of the most important American astrophysicists of the 20th century, took place this week at Georgetown, where she received a Ph.D. and began her career as a researcher and professor.
Aging Population Faces Nursing Home Costs Rising Faster Than General Inflation
June 20, 2019
A team of health policy researchers, including two from Georgetown, reports on one of the largest studies of out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care and finds that prices are rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices.
Mammal Viruses Harmful to Humans Nearly 98% Lower Than Previous Estimates
June 10, 2019
New research published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution estimates that there are only 10,000 to 12,000 viruses in mammals that are potentially harmful to humans, compared to previous estimates of 500,000 to 700,000.
Scholarship Winner Hopes to Help Improve Health, Well-Being For Native Americans
May 2, 2019
Yasmin Zuch (NHS’20), who is majoring in human science at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, wins a Udall Undergraduate Scholarship, which she will use to pursue her interest in improving health and well-being for Native Americans.
New Monarch Butterfly Migration Paper Helps Explain Population Decline
March 29, 2019
Biology professors Leslie Ries and Naresh Neupane co-author a paper published in PNAS that helps explain why the monarch butterfly’s winter population in Mexico has continued to decline.
Importance of Diversity in Medicine Focus of Recent Georgetown Event
March 15, 2019
The university's chapter of the Student National Medical Association recognizes the contributions and legacy of African-Americans in medicine and works toward the creation of culturally competent and socially conscious medical professionals at a Georgetown University Medical Center event.
Human Habitats: Alumna Wins Scholarship to Study Eco-Cities, Moral Licensing
March 4, 2019
Yu “Angela” Bai (C’17) plans to pursue a career in sustainable urban planning after using a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Alumna Conducts Research on Vietnamese C-Section Rates With Fulbright
February 25, 2019
Thu Dao (NHS’17), who majored in international health at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, was selected for a grant through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to conduct research on C-section rates in Vietnam.
Genetic Testing of Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Could Be 'Impactful'
February 14, 2019
A Georgetown doctor says implementing today's American Society of Breast Surgeons recommendation that women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing could be "impactful."
Reducing U.S. Bioterrorism Vulnerability Goal of Biomedical Grad Student
February 11, 2019
Sally Huang (G’19), a student in the Biomedical Graduate Education program at Georgetown, studies biological agents and bioterrorism, and effective ways to detect, monitor and prevent future disasters from occurring.