Georgetown Launches Global Health Initiative to Advance Research, Solutions
May 1, 2017
A new university-wide Global Health Initiative designed to advance research, teaching and solutions on pressing global health issues launched this week with a forum that included more than 50 faculty members.
People Who Donate Kidneys to Strangers Value Them as Much as Family, Friends
April 28, 2017
Abigail Marsh, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and Georgetown Ph.D. candidate Kruti Vekaria publish a new study in Nature Human Behavior.
Washington’s First Census Research Data Center Opens at Georgetown
April 26, 2017
Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy yesterday opens the first Research Data Center (RDC) in Washington, a joint project of the U.S. Census Bureau and the school’s Massive Data Institute.
Doctor, Alumnus Keynotes NHS Undergraduate Research Conference
April 24, 2017
Rear Adm. Richard W. Childs (C’87, M’91), assistant surgeon general in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service, delivers the keynote address at the School of Nursing & Health Studies' annual event celebrating undergraduate research and faculty mentorship.
Giving Permission to Fail Motivates Increased Sales and Productivity
April 10, 2017
McDonough Business School professors Catherine Tinsley and Jason Schloetzer along with a research team find that giving employees permission to fail can increase confidence and lead to increased sales and productivity in the workplace.
Autism Initiative With New Muppet 'Remarkably Positive,' Georgetown Study Shows
April 4, 2017
A Sesame Workshop initiative that includes a new Muppet called Julia invokes “remarkably positive changes” for parents of children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to preliminary study results released today by Georgetown’s Bruno Anthony.
New Animal Infectious Disease Modeling Study Has Implications for Humans
April 3, 2017
Community formation does not universally protect animal populations from infectious disease outbreaks, according to a study published today by Georgetown biology professor Shweta Bansal and her research team in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Law Students, Professors Play Big Role in Supreme Court Win on Behalf of Children With Disabilities
March 29, 2017
Law students celebrate the role they played with Georgetown professor Brian Wolfman in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that public schools must provide children with disabilities an educational program that is “appropriately ambitious.”
Georgetown Continues Engagement with Descendants, Historical Relationship to Slavery
March 24, 2017
Georgetown's steady engagement with its historical ties to slavery has included teach-ins, forums and meetings that involve descendants, university leaders and faculty members.
Georgetown's Global Health Center Receives $3.5 Grant for Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness
March 23, 2017
The Open Philanthropy Project awards a $3.5 million grant to the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center to support research focused on improving U.S. and international biosecurity and pandemic preparedness policies.