International Conference Looks at Gaps, Challenges in Human Development
September 25, 2015
A week before Pope Francis made his first visit to America, hundreds of philosophers, economists, social scientists and development practitioners from nearly 50 countries gathered at Georgetown to address how to enable the world’s most poor and vulnerable to live better lives.
Neuroscientists Find Brain Malady Responsible for Tinnitus, Pain
September 23, 2015
Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and a university in Germany uncover the brain abnormalities for tinnitus and for chronic pain — the uncomfortable, sometimes agonizing sensations that persist long after an initial injury.
Massive Data Institute Awards New Grants
September 21, 2015
Delaying or refusing vaccinations and examining the financial effects of Alzheimer’s Disease before diagnosis are among the faculty projects receiving support from the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute (MDI).
Compound in Chocolate, Grapes Impacts Alzheimer's Disease Biomarker
September 14, 2015
Georgetown researchers find that a biomarker that declines when Alzheimer's disease progresses was stabilized in people who took a purified form of a compound found in red grapes, raspberries, dark chocolate and some red wines.
Georgetown, Howard Universities Receive $27M Award for Clinical Research
September 3, 2015
A large clinical research program led by Georgetown and Howard universities receives a $27 million grant from the National Institutes of Health .
Georgetown Scientist Receives Innovation Grant for Pediatric Cancer Research
September 2, 2015
A grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) will support the groundbreaking pediatric cancer research of Dr. Todd Waldman, a professor of oncology at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Papal Visit Spurs Georgetown Events, Scholarly Commentary
September 1, 2015
Georgetown marks the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States with activities and events while scholars share their expertise on the pontiff, his visit and the future of the papacy.
Georgetown Cancer and Aging Study Funded by $6.4 Million NCI Grant
August 24, 2015
A $6.4 million National Cancer Institute (NCI) goes to Georgetown Lombardi scientist Dr. Jeanne Mandelblatt to conduct population science research involving older cohorts of breast cancer survivors.
Study: Brain Sees Pictures After Learning New Words
August 21, 2015
The brain sees words as pictures instead of as a group of letters needing to be processed, according to a Georgetown Medical Center study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
New Report Shows 'Good' Jobs for College Graduates Are Back
August 17, 2015
Georgetown's Center on Education and the Workforce releases a report showing that "good jobs" for college graduates – those that pay over $53,000 and include benefits – are on the rise.