Nobody Walked the Plank: Book Debunks Pirate Stereotypes
March 3, 2017
Alumna Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos pens a book that shows pirates are not as bad as history makes them out to be, and that only Johnny Depp looked like Jack Sparrow.
Georgetown Professor Questions Claims About Prehistory in New Book
February 28, 2017
Professor Karl Widerquist co-authors a book debunking the myth about prehistory that everyone is now better off because of the existence of government and property rights.
Childhood Media Exposure Explored in New Book
February 24, 2017
Georgetown College psychology professor Rachel Barr co-edits a new book that examines the latest research in childhood media exposure.
Dark Matter Discoverer Vera Rubin Blazed New Trails for Women, Astronomy
February 23, 2017
The late Vera Rubin (G'54), who discovered the first evidence of dark matter, blazed new trails for women and astronomy.
Researchers: Lives Saved As More Countries Embrace Tobacco Control Measures
February 22, 2017
More than 53 million people stopped smoking and 22 million deaths were averted due to tobacco control measures in 88 countries between 2008 and 2014, say researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Chemistry Professor's Research Looks at Reducing Foodborne Illness
February 21, 2017
Using a recently received $ 1 million NIH grant, Georgetown chemistry professor Toshiko Ichiye is conducting research that could contribute to the fight against foodborne illness.
Smoking Cessation Counseling Successful With Lung Cancer Screening
February 15, 2017
Georgetown University Medical School researchers find preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling for smokers provided shortly after they undergo lung cancer screening can be effective at helping them stop smoking.
Study: Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Stress in Anxiety Disorders
February 14, 2017
A study by a Georgetown psychiatrist shows that learning mindfulness meditation results in a lower stress response in people with generalized anxiety disorder.
Senior Develops D.C. Mental Health Community Needs Assessment
January 31, 2017
Working with Joan Burggraf Riley, assistant dean for educational innovation at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, Christina Johnson (NHS’17) completes a community health needs assessment focused on mental health and youth in the District of Columbia.
Dogfish Shark Steroid Attacks Parkinson’s-Related Toxin in Animal Model
January 27, 2017
Georgetown University Medical Center researchers find that in animal studies, a synthesized steroid mirroring one made by the dogfish shark prevents buildup of a lethal protein implicated in some neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's.