Animal Study Shows High-Fat Diet Increases Breast Cancer Risk Over Generations
July 10, 2017
A team of researchers led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists find that feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer risk in three generations of female offspring.
Track Team Trio Receives All-America Honors
July 7, 2017
Three student-athletes from Georgetown's track and field team receive First Team All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association after the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Black Girls Viewed As Less Innocent Than White Girls, Georgetown Research Finds
July 3, 2017
A study by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality finds that adults view black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than white girls, especially in the age range of 5 to 14.
Pregnant Women Should be Included in Zika Virus Vaccine Research
June 29, 2017
A new guidance published today by Georgetown’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) and two other universities concludes that the inclusion of pregnant women in Zika virus vaccine research is crucial to solving the international health crisis.
Global Health Expert, Alumnus Mark Dybul Returns to Georgetown to Lead New Center
June 28, 2017
Dr. Mark Dybul (C’85, M’92), the well-recognized global health expert and humanitarian, returns to his alma mater this summer to lead a new global health center at the Medical Center.
Islamic Thought Expert to Become Georgetown University in Qatar’s New Dean
June 27, 2017
Ahmad S. Dallal, who previously served as an associate professor and chair of Georgetown’s Arabic and Islamic Studies Department from 2003 to 2009, will become the next dean of Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) on Sept. 1.
Georgetown’s Iron Cross to Become Part of Smithsonian Exhibition
June 23, 2017
What is believed to be a 17th-century iron cross, owned by Georgetown and used by Pope Francis in his first United States Mass two years ago, will become part of a one-year Smithsonian exhibition on “Religion in Early America” beginning June 28.
Georgetown Global Health Expert Talks on Capitol Hill About Pandemic Threat
June 22, 2017
Infectious disease experts believe an influenza outbreak with the potential to kill 30 million people in a single year could occur within the next 10 years, said Georgetown's Rebecca Katz during a panel discussion on pandemic preparedness on Capitol Hill Tuesday.
Georgetown to Help Build New Generation of Women's Labor Leadership
June 20, 2017
Georgetown’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor plans to identify, nurture, train and convene a new generation of diverse, female labor leaders in a collaborative effort with Rutgers University.
Goldwater Scholarship Winner Applies Computer Science to Medical Problems
June 15, 2017
Neurobiology major Ayan Mandal (C’18) receives the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of the country’s most prestigious awards for students studying mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences.