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.
Professor: McDonald’s Franchises Mixed Blessing for Black Communities
January 23, 2017
African Americans benefitted and suffered from fast food’s infiltration into their communities since the late 1960s, according to Georgetown history professor Marcia Chatelain, who holds an NEH grant for a book project on the topic.
Research Shows Sunlight Energizes Infection-Fighting T-Cells
January 19, 2017
Georgetown University Medical Center researchers find that sunlight, through a mechanism separate than vitamin D production, energizes T-cells that play a central role in human immunity.
Professor to Research Unemployment Insurance Effects
January 6, 2017
McCourt School professor Adriana Kugler receives a grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth to study the effect of unemployment insurance benefits on match quality and job mobility.
Georgetown Student Helps Bolivians With Affordable Housing
January 4, 2017
Georgetown student Carlos Aramayo combines his academic work at the university's School of Continuing Studies with running a Bolivian nonprofit affordable housing program.
Radiation Expert's Debut Book Ranked Among Best of 2016
December 19, 2016
Timothy Jorgensen, an associate professor of radiation medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center, finds his first book, Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation (Princeton University Press, 2016) among the top reads for 2016.
Psychology Professor Finds Rapid Decline in Spanking, Other Corporal Punishment
December 16, 2016
Psychology professor Rebecca Ryan finds that American parents employed spanking or other forms of corporal punishment for children at a rapidly declining rate from 1988 to 2011 during her research, which has appeared in the journal Pediatrics.
Faith Organizations Gather in Rome to Discuss Ways to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
December 15, 2016
Georgetown co-sponsors a four-day workshop with the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See and the U.S. Department of State that examines ways faith-based organizations might address the global health threat of antimicrobial resistance.