Patient Narrative, Endangered Coral Projects Win Undergraduate Bioethics Showcase
April 13, 2018
Projects by Maddy Rice (C’20) and Sam Lee (C’18) win this year’s Bioethics Research Showcase, a juried exhibition of Georgetown undergraduate research and scholarship sponsored by the university’s Kennedy Institute for Ethics (KIE).
Are Childhood Reading and Math Disabilities Related? Researcher Studies Potential Connection
March 27, 2018
Georgetown researcher Guinevere Eden has embarked on a study to determine if childhood dyscalculia, a math disability, and dyslexia, a reading disability, are linked.
NSF Grants Fund Butterfly, Birds, Plants and Climate Change Study
March 14, 2018
Biology professor Leslie Ries holds three NSF grants to research how monarch butterfly habitats have changed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, as well as the impacts of climate change and natural disasters on the springtime emergence of plant, bird and insect species.
New Masters in Aging & Health Takes Broad Look at Issues Facing Seniors
February 8, 2018
Georgetown launches a new Masters in Aging & Health Program this fall that looks at a wide range of issues facing senior Americans through the lens of ethics, psychology, sociality, finance, economics, law and public policy.
Three Women in STEM Fields Receive Teaching Award at Faculty Convocation
January 29, 2018
Amy Liu, Sarah Stoll and Jennifer Fox, who teach in the STEM fields at Georgetown, each receives the College Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at this year's Faculty Convocation.
Physics Major Presents Research on Autonomous Vehicles
January 19, 2018
Georgetown College physics major Isabel Binamira (C’18) presents a research project on the impact of autonomous vehicles at the 2018 annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board.
International Research Team Advocates New Strategy to Explore Life on Mars
December 18, 2017
A paper published today in Nature Geoscience by an international research team that includes Georgetown's Sarah Stewart Johnson recommends an unconventional strategy to look for the possibility of life on Mars.
Surgery to Reduce Weight May Reverse Negative Cognitive Effects in Obese Teens
November 17, 2017
Georgetown psychology chair Chandan Vaidya and her research team discover that weight-loss surgery may reverse the negative effects of teenage obesity on cognitive functioning.
Smell Receptors in Kidneys Subject of NIH-Funded Study
November 10, 2017
Blythe Shepard, assistant professor at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, holds an NIH grant to study a smell receptor in the kidneys and its potential involvement in disease development.
NIH Study to Determine if Childhood Disease Rates Higher in Vaccine Refusal Areas
November 9, 2017
The National Institutes of Health awards a $1.7 million grant to Georgetown biology professor Shweta Bansal to lead a study on vaccine refusal and how that may relate to the emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases in America.