Surgery to Reduce Weight May Reverse Negative Cognitive Effects in Obese Teens
November 17, 2017
Georgetown psychology chair Chandan Vaidya and her research team discover that weight-loss surgery may reverse the negative effects of teenage obesity on cognitive functioning.
Smell Receptors in Kidneys Subject of NIH-Funded Study
November 10, 2017
Blythe Shepard, assistant professor at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, holds an NIH grant to study a smell receptor in the kidneys and its potential involvement in disease development.
NIH Study to Determine if Childhood Disease Rates Higher in Vaccine Refusal Areas
November 9, 2017
The National Institutes of Health awards a $1.7 million grant to Georgetown biology professor Shweta Bansal to lead a study on vaccine refusal and how that may relate to the emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases in America.
A Psychopath’s Brain Versus Yours: New Book Reveals the Differences
November 2, 2017
Georgetown psychology professor Abigail Marsh explains how a so-called "ordinary" brain differs from that of a psychopath or an altruist n her new book.
Sewing Hope: Living Wage Apparel Factory a Lesson for Larger Companies
October 23, 2017
A new book co-authored by international affairs professor John Kline says large apparel firms should take a lesson from Alta Gracia, a Dominican Republic factory that provides safe conditions and a living wage.
Global Health Leader Mark Dybul Elected to National Academy of Medicine
October 16, 2017
The National Academy of Medicine elects as a new member Dr. Mark Dybul (C'85, M'92), professor of medicine at Georgetown's School of Medicine and faculty co-director of the Center for Global Health and Quality at the university's Medical Center.
Co-Inventor of HPV Vaccine Technology Now Researching Virus Treatment
October 13, 2017
Dr. Richard Schlegel, co-inventor of the Georgetown-owned technology that led to a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, is now working on research that may lead to a treatment for women already infected with the virus.
Complex Reasons Spur Women to Change STEM Majors, New Georgetown Study Finds
October 11, 2017
The triple threat of low grades, gender composition of a major and gender stereotypes are what compel undergraduate women to switch from a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) major to another field, according to a new Georgetown study.
School of Nursing & Health Studies Students Study Abroad in Australia
September 28, 2017
Anna Feiner and Elizabeth Schnolis, both junior nursing majors at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, take courses in acute care, mental health and other topics while refining their skills in laboratory and clinical settings at Australian Catholic University.
D.C. Education Leader, Alumna Kaya Henderson Joins Georgetown as Distinguished Scholar in Residence
September 22, 2017
Alumna Kaya Henderson becomes Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Georgetown, where she will work with the university's president and provost to conduct research and advise on issues such as affordable higher education models, racial justice, college access and success.