Study: Brain’s Right Side Can Recover Stroke-related Speech Loss
November 6, 2015
The right side of the brain can take on speech duties when a stroke damages that function on the left side, according to a new study by Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers.
U.S. Airlines Learning From Close Calls But Need to Try for Better Safety
November 4, 2015
Georgetown risk analysis experts Robin Dillon and Catherine Tinsley find that large U.S. commercial airlines may be lulled into a false confidence when they interpret averted collisions and other near-misses as proof that their safety systems are satisfactory.
Doctor: Blood Test May Be Next Step in Exploring Gulf War Illness
November 3, 2015
Dr. James Baraniuk, a Georgetown University Medical Center researcher who discovered the first physical evidence of Gulf War Illness, says the next step may be to develop a blood test for the illness.
Professor: ISIS Attacks on U.S. Homeland Less Likely Than School Shootings
November 3, 2015
Americans should worry more about school shootings than terrorist attacks on the U.S. homeland, says School of Foreign Service professor Daniel Byman, the recent author of Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone Needs to Know.
O’Neill Institute Leader Honored for Lifetime Public Health Law Achievement
November 2, 2015
Lawrence Gostin, faculty director of Georgetown’s O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, is honored by the American Public Health Association (APHA) Law Section for “Lifetime Achievement in Public Health Law.”
Mateys: Research Shows Pirates Were Democratic, Visited Mom
October 27, 2015
If you’re dressing up as a pirate for Halloween, keep in mind that the traditional walk-the-plank, eye-patched, alligator-fighting Captain Hook-type is just a myth, according to a Georgetown doctoral thesis by a School of Continuing Studies graduate.
Symposium to Explore Career Diversity for Doctoral Students
October 19, 2015
A national discussion will take place at Georgetown Oct. 23-24 on how to foster career diversity for language and literature doctoral students and graduates.
Researchers Report First Therapy Appearing to Reverse Decline in Parkinson's
October 17, 2015
An FDA-approved drug for leukemia improved cognition, motor skills and non-motor function in patients with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia in a small clinical trial, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).
Research and Teaching Honored at Fall Faculty Convocation
October 15, 2015
Members of the university community gather to recognize the teaching and scholarship of two distinguished professors representing the fields of performing arts and chemistry, as well as the research achievements of more than 45 faculty members during Fall Faculty Convocation.
More Hispanics in College, But Most Choose Lower-Paying Majors
October 14, 2015
New research by Georgetown's Center on Education and the Workforce shows that while more Hispanics are going to college, most of them are not majoring in subjects that will result in high-paying jobs.