Study: Use of Mobile Money Lifts Nearly 200,000 Kenyans Out of Poverty
December 8, 2016
A study by a Georgetown economics professor and a colleague at MIT shows that expanding a mobile money system in Kenya helped bring hundreds of thousands of households out of poverty, especially those headed by women.
Rhodes Finalist Researches and Advocates for Mental Health Issues
December 2, 2016
Rhodes Scholarship finalist Benjamin Johnson (NHS'17) is interested in the intersection between neuroscience and global health and researches how isolation and mental health connect with physical health.
New Marshall Scholar Plans to Research Brain Cancer, New Therapies
November 29, 2016
Recent Georgetown graduate Seamus Caragher (C’16) becomes Georgetown's most recent Marshall Scholar who will study for the next two years in the United Kingdom.
Undergraduate Among Those Working on D.C. Health Disparities Report
November 15, 2016
Stefanie Kurgatt (NHS’17) was among a team of NHS faculty and students who developed the recent report on "The Health of the African American Community in the District of Columbia: Disparities and Recommendations."
Professor Studies Human Resilience to Past Climate Changes
October 28, 2016
Georgetown professor Dagomar Degroot, author of a new book about how the Dutch dealt with extreme 17th-century climate changes, reflects on the lessons the past has for today’s global warming crisis.
National Academy of Medicine Elects Georgetown Doctor
October 21, 2016
Dr. Andrew William Bazemore, an assistant professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, has been elected as a lifetime member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Alumna Co-Authors Groundbreaking Police Face Recognition Report
October 19, 2016
Clare Garvie (L'15) co-authors a groundbreaking report issued by Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology that examines the impact of unregulated police face recognition databases in America.
Senior Deepens Research Experience at World Health Organization
October 5, 2016
Senior international health major Ogechi Nwodim (NHS’17) uses her clinical and public health knowledge to conduct research at the World Health Organization office in the Philippines this fall.
Nobel Prize-Winning Science is Key to Georgetown Neurotherapeutic Research
October 3, 2016
Nobel Prize-winning science is key to research led by Georgetown's Dr. Charbel Moussa as he and his colleagues examine ways to develop therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Resveratrol Appears to Restore Blood-Brain Barrier Integrity in Alzheimer’s Patients
September 29, 2016
Georgetown Medical Center researchers find that Resveratrol, when given to Alzheimer’s patients, appears to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier – reducing the neuronal inflammation that can slow cognitive decline.