NIH $4.75 Million Grant Received for New Approach to Drug-Resistant Malaria
March 6, 2014
Paul Roepe, a Georgetown College chemistry professor, will lead a study to identify drug combinations that work effectively against strains of drug-resistant malaria.
Language and Linguistics Ph.D.s to Get Career Help through MLA Project
January 7, 2014
The Modern Language Association (MLA) supports a pilot project at Georgetown and two other sites to foster career diversity for language and literature doctoral students and graduates.
Exercise Protects Against Aggressive Breast Cancer in African-American Women
December 11, 2013
The Black Women's Health Study, co-led by Georgetown researcher Lucile Adams-Campbel, finds black women who actively exercise every week are more likely to be protected against the most aggressive subtype of breast cancer.
Georgetown Course Sinks Teeth Into D.C. Food, African-American Culture
December 5, 2013
Georgetown history professor Marcia Chatelain provides an intense study of food, race and history in Washington, D.C., through her African American Food Culture course.
Professor's Dolphin Research Becomes Award-Winning Children's Book
November 25, 2013
An award-winning children's book, The Dolphins of Shark Bay (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013) uses Georgetown professor Janet Mann’s extensive research on bottlenose dolphins as its inspiration.
Georgetown Launches New Initiative to Design Future of Higher Education
November 21, 2013
The public good that universities provide is in danger of falling victim to social and technological change, Georgetown President John J. DeGioia said during the launch of a university initiative to explore innovative ways to deliver valued education into the future.
$1.25 Million NSF Grants Explore Media Characters’ Role in Early Learning
November 3, 2013
Georgetown psychology professor Sandra Calvert receives two National Science Foundation grants to examine the influence of media characters such as Elmo and Dora the Explorer on preschoolers.
Infant Cognition Research Includes Program for Incarcerated Terms
October 23, 2013
Georgetown psychology professor Rachel Barr, who researches learning and memory in infants, helped create a program – using the Sesame Street's Baby Elmo – that improves bonds between incarcerated teen fathers and their children.
Vegetable-Derived Compound May Protect Against Radiation
October 22, 2013
A recent Georgetown study finds that a compound formed after cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage are consumed protects rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation.
Current Evidence Enough to Use Probiotics to Protect Premature Babies
August 12, 2013
A recent study led by a Georgetown doctor suggests that probiotics should be considered standard care for protecting premature infants from a severe gastrointestinal disease.