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GW to Lead International Research on Maternal, Newborn Health

May 05, 2022

Milken Institute SPH Assistant Professor Emily Smith is the principal investigator on the $4.8 million project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

New Study Sheds Light on Early Human Hair Evolution

April 27, 2022

GW anthropology researchers revealed how wild lemurs hold clues to human hair variations.

Jurassic Bark: Do Dogs Hold Hints to Early Language?

April 26, 2022

Anthropology doctoral candidate Courtney Sexton is studying dogs to determine if puppy dog eyes and raised brows reflect a "ruff" draft of human communication.

Student Research Shines at SEAS R&D Showcase

April 26, 2022

Participating students displayed more than 130 posters at the event, held for the first time since 2019.


Single, Talented and Penalized

March 16, 2022

GWSB Associate Professor Jennifer Merluzzi conducts research showing that single women professionals are even more likely to face leadership penalties in the workforce.

Hearing By Seeing: Lipreading Bridges Conversation Gap

March 13, 2022

CCAS Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences researchers are helping people with hearing loss through an innovative new approach to lipreading.


Researchers to Study Role of the Male Microbiome in HIV Transmission

March 08, 2022

The multi-institution research team, led by GW Associate Professor Cindy Liu, was awarded $3.5 million for the five-year project.

Wells Fargo Renews Commitment to D.C. Entrepreneur Development Network

February 15, 2022

Financial service leader gifted $200,000 to program as part of GW’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship designed to help current and aspiring D.C.-area entrepreneurs.

Study: Corrections on Facebook News Feed Reduce Misinformation

February 15, 2022

New research shows on average, across partisan and ideological lines, people read fact-checks on social media and became better informed about misinformation.

One out of Three People Exposed to Potentially Harmful Pesticide

February 11, 2022

A new study by Milken Institute School of Public Health researchers suggests children are at high risk of exposure to a popular weed killer.


Fantastic Voyage: Physics Student Peers into Protons

February 10, 2022

Junior Gabriel Grauvogel is taking his CCAS Luther Rice Fellowship research to a subatomic level, joining an international effort to unravel the puzzling proton.


GW’s New Venture Competition Earns Top Collegiate Honor

February 04, 2022

Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship program was recently named the top university entrepreneurship competition for 2021.


New Study Calls into Question the Importance of Meat Eating in Shaping Human Evolution

January 31, 2022

Quintessential human traits such as large brains first appeared in Homo erectus nearly 2 million years ago.

GW Participating in the First Human Trial of mRNA-based HIV Vaccine

January 27, 2022

Early study will test the safety of an experimental HIV vaccine using the same mRNA technology as used in the highly effective COVID-19 vaccines.


GW Announces Julie E. Bauman as Director of the GW Cancer Center

January 26, 2022

The George Washington University announced Wednesday that Julie E. Bauman will join its academic medical enterprise to serve as the director of the GW Cancer Center.

GW Launches Project to Combat Burnout among Health Care Workers

January 13, 2022

A $6 million grant will support research aimed at strengthening the nation’s health care workforce, which has been strained by the pandemic and other factors.


Supporting GW's Compliance with Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act

December 20, 2021

In April 2021, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research circulated a message regarding the George Washington University’s (GW) compliance with Section 889(a)(1)(B) of the 2019 National Defense A

$1 Million Gift to SMHS Research Seeks to Accelerate Deployment of Faster, More Accurate COVID-19 Test

December 13, 2021

GW parents Ulvi and Reykhan Kasimov hope philanthropic support will help stem the tide of the pandemic.

NASA Pact Skyrockets Astrophysics Impact

December 07, 2021

An agreement with NASA will propel faculty and students from the GW Astrophysics Group to new heights in space exploration science.


From GW Magazine: Land of Ice and Fire

December 01, 2021

More than 4 million people live in the Arctic, where climate change is progressing faster than on the rest of the planet.

Innovative GW Students Put Heads Together to Solve Real-Life Challenge in Hackathon Competition

November 30, 2021

At the Innovate the Future of Travel Tech: From House to Gate Hackathon in November, George Washington University students had one week to come up with such a concept.

GW Research Team Awarded Funding to Study Impact of Stress, Adversity on Latino/a Adolescents

November 15, 2021

An interdisciplinary team of George Washington University researchers was awarded a more than $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the impact of immigrant- and p

Diverse Perspectives Critical to Meeting Tomorrow’s Engineering Challenge

November 03, 2021

Today’s students will find themselves one day working in jobs that have yet to be thought up, using technologies that ha

GW Researchers Identify Molecule That Blocks Immune Cells from Killing Breast Tumors

November 03, 2021

George Washington University researchers have identified a key molecule in certain kinds of breast cancers that prevent immune cells from entering tumors and killing the cancer cells inside—a findi

Study: Women and Pregnant People Are Underrepresented in Research to Inform Nutrition Reference Values

October 28, 2021

Women and pregnant people are underrepresented in the studies used to draw up the nutritional guidance provided to Ameri

Potentially Harmful Industrial Chemicals Detected in U.S. Fast Foods

October 27, 2021

Chicken nuggets, burritos and other popular items consumers buy from fast food outlets in the United States contain chem

GW Awarded NIH Funding to Build Trauma, Injury Research Capacity Abroad

October 18, 2021

A cross-disciplinary team of George Washington University researchers have received more than $1.65 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help d

GFLEC Celebrates 10 Years of Turning Research to Action

October 13, 2021

The George Washington University’s Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) has evolved from visionary ideas into a worldwide authority in its field in just a decade’s time.

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