Animal Study Shows High-Fat Diet Increases Breast Cancer Risk Over Generations
July 10, 2017
A team of researchers led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists find that feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer risk in three generations of female offspring.
Black Girls Viewed As Less Innocent Than White Girls, Georgetown Research Finds
July 3, 2017
A study by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality finds that adults view black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than white girls, especially in the age range of 5 to 14.
Pregnant Women Should be Included in Zika Virus Vaccine Research
June 29, 2017
A new guidance published today by Georgetown’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) and two other universities concludes that the inclusion of pregnant women in Zika virus vaccine research is crucial to solving the international health crisis.
Global Health Expert, Alumnus Mark Dybul Returns to Georgetown to Lead New Center
June 28, 2017
Dr. Mark Dybul (C’85, M’92), the well-recognized global health expert and humanitarian, returns to his alma mater this summer to lead a new global health center at the Medical Center.
Goldwater Scholarship Winner Applies Computer Science to Medical Problems
June 15, 2017
Neurobiology major Ayan Mandal (C’18) receives the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of the country’s most prestigious awards for students studying mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences.
New Cases of Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Those Under 50
June 13, 2017
Georgetown's Dr. John Marshall says colorectal cancer rates are rising in people under age 50 and this year will represent one in 10 new cases of the disease expected to be diagnosed this year.
New MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Pavilion Approved by City’s Zoning Commission
June 9, 2017
The new medical/surgical pavilion at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital approved by the District of Columbia Zoning Commission will provide state-of-the-art facilities for Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) faculty and students pursuing cutting-edge research and education.
Professor, Team Wins Prize for Privacy Concept Used by Google
May 26, 2017
Kobbi Nissim, the McDevitt Chair in Computer Science at Georgetown, and his colleagues at Harvard and Penn State won the 2017 Gödel Prize for creating a new privacy concept now used by Google and Apple.
Researchers Find Kate Spade Business Model Empowers Rwandan Women
May 26, 2017
Professors in the McDonough School of Business research Kate Spade & Company’s on purpose initiative and find the business model empowers female artisans in Rwanda both economically and psychologically.
Law Center Report Finds Yoga Helps At-Risk Girls Cope with Trauma
May 15, 2017
A report released by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality calls for specialized yoga programs to be offered widely to girls in the juvenile justice system, citing growing evidence such programs help them overcome the harmful effects of childhood trauma.