Study: Obese Mice Lose A Third of Their Fat Using Natural Protein
December 20, 2018
A study led by Georgetown researchers finds that forced expression of a protein previously investigated for its possible role in cancer showed a significant reduction of fat mass in a laboratory strain of obese mice, despite a genetic predisposition to eat all the time.
Internationally Renowned Georgetown Cancer Epidemiologist Named Washingtonian of the Year
December 19, 2018
Lucile Adams-Campbell, associate director for minority health and health disparities research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine.
Global Health Senior Researches Early Childhood Development Services in Australia
December 13, 2018
Michaela Hitchner (NHS’19) recently returned from her semester-long research practicum in Australia, where she executed her own qualitative study on early childhood development services available at the Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service.
Georgetown Lombardi Director Receives High Distinction as Academic Inventor
December 11, 2018
Dr. Louis Weiner, director of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, is among the National Academy of Inventors' 2018 class of fellows selected for one of the “highest" professional distinctions for academic inventors demonstrating "a prolific spirit of innovation."
Georgetown Students, Alumni Entrepreneurs Win Prizes at Second Annual 'Bark Tank' Event
December 6, 2018
Eight students and alumni shared $100,000 in prizes at Georgetown Entrepreneurship’s second annual “Bark Tank” pitch competition at the McDonough School of Business.
Wrongfully Convicted Alumnus Wins Marshall Scholarship to Study Comparative Social Policy at Oxford
December 3, 2018
Georgetown alumnus Brian Ferguson (C’18), once wrongfully incarcerated for homicide and exonerated after serving 11 years of a life sentence, has won a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to pursue a master’s of comparative social policy at the University of Oxford.
Grad Student with Heart, Lung Damage Wins Multiple Prizes to Develop Life-Saving Device
November 29, 2018
Shavini Fernando (G'18), who suffers from life-threatening heart and lung damage, has won multiple prizes to develop a wearable device that would alert people when their vital signs go out of normal range and call 911 for help.
Global Health Major Conducts HIV/AIDS Research in Tanzania
November 27, 2018
Madeline Leonard (NHS’19), a global health major who hopes to become a physician, is researching antiretroviral non-adherence in Tanzania this semester as part of the School of Nursing & Health Studies' 12-credit research practicum experience for seniors.
Report: More Than 100 Elected Officials Out of Office After #MeToo
November 26, 2018
New Georgetown Law research finds that 104 out of 138 elected and appointed officials accused of sexual misconduct will be out of office in January 2019.
Zambian Population Expansion, Language Change Focus of Africa Historian’s NEH Grant
November 14, 2018
Kathryn de Luna, an associate professor of history, is a co-investigator on a collaborative research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study the causes of population expansion and language change between the 6th and 16th centuries in central Africa.