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Research Ecosystem Report Highlights Need for Communication, Strategic Investment

May 26, 2020

A new faculty-led report identifying how to strengthen George Washington University’s research ecosystem has been released, ma

Milken Institute SPH Launches COVID-19 Study to Protect Healthcare Workers

May 18, 2020

The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health launched a new study that will begin testing for signs of infection and immunit

SEAS Researcher Developing Air Filters That Could Trap COVID-19 Virus

May 14, 2020

A researcher at the George Washington University is developing nanofiber fabrics for masks and air filters that might not only filter out the COVID-19 virus more effectively, but also could prevent

GW Honors Distinguished Faculty

May 04, 2020

The George Washington University announced the winners of its 10th annual Faculty Honors awards last week, celebrating faculty for teaching, research and service to the university.

In the Lion’s Mouth: Site Equips Health Care Providers to Respond to COVID-19

May 01, 2020

Emergency physician Jordan Selzer, a fellow of disaster and operational medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has long been interested in how health c

Q & A: How Does COVID-19 Highlight Health Disparities?

April 30, 2020

About one third of people hospitalized from COVID-19 in March were African American, according to recent data from the 

Obesity May Impact Mortality in COVID-19 Patients

April 24, 2020

Reports coming in from COVID-19 patients in Italy and China, as well as data from the H1N1 influenza pandemic, suggest that obesity is likely a pre-existing condition that can exacerbate COVID-19,

New GW Study: Violence against Women and Girls Is Preventable

April 24, 2020

Across the globe 35 percent of woman will experience sexual or physical intimate partner violence, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Using Satellite Data to Improve Climate Models

April 21, 2020

Leila Farhadi, an assistant professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is researching a ne

How Does Twitter Shape the Conversation around Covid-19?

April 06, 2020

Researchers at the George Washington University are part of a multi-institutional initiative to create an open database tracking online attitudes toward COVID-19, an essential tool for researchers

SEAS Professor Developing Medical Equipment Decontamination System to Battle COVID-19

March 27, 2020

As caregivers struggle with medical equipment shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, George Washington University Professor Michael Keidar is helping develop a “plasma brush” that could help them

CCAS Researcher Sheds Light on ‘Bizarre’ Turtle Ant Evolution

March 09, 2020

A new paper by Scott Powell, associate professor of biology in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, reveals that turtle ant evolu

Using Chemistry to Understand Ancient Asian Art

March 06, 2020

The black ink used in Asian art was chosen by each artist with particular care.

Powerful Sequencing Technology Sheds Light on D.C.’s HIV Epidemic

March 06, 2020

Despite significant progress against HIV/AIDS, the nation’s capital is still battling an HIV epidemic with rates that are five times higher than the national average.

Using Social Media to Understand the Vaccine Debate in China

February 26, 2020

Vaccine acceptance is a crucial public health issue that has been exacerbated by the use of social media to spread content expressing vaccine hesitancy, according to a 

Using Advanced Materials to Solve an Age-Old Problem

February 26, 2020

When resources like coal, natural gas and the sun’s rays are converted to energy, you can never transform 100% of that input into electricity.

Unifying Human Conflict using Data Science

February 11, 2020

A new paper by CCAS professor Neil Johnson finds a mathematical pattern in human conflict using data science.

Negative Encounters with Police Have Mental Health Consequences for Black Men

February 07, 2020

Adversarial encounters with police have a powerful negative effect on black men’s mental health, as do efforts to avoid such encounters, according to a study from a team at the George Washington Un

Collections Website Offers Research Opportunities

February 03, 2020

The George Washington University has launched its pilot collections website, a work in progress presenting high-resolution photographs of and information

Student Researcher Examines Genetics Variation and Personality

January 30, 2020

Cassandra White, a senior majoring in biology and public health, is researching what kind of impact genetic and environmental factors have on primates’ personality—a key question in the debate on h

George Hacks Hosts Third Annual Medical Solutions Hackathon

January 27, 2020

George Washington University student-innovators came together this weekend to cultivate innovation in medical technology and solutions as part of the third annual George Hacks Medical Solutions Hac

Race: The New Critical Idiom

January 24, 2020

Race is not just skin color but is actually a collection of other elements, such as language, access to resources and life experiences, that come together to form what people think of as race, said

Fins and Limbs Tell Evolutionary Tale

January 16, 2020

About 400 million years ago, our early ancestors took their first hesitant steps out of the primordial seas on to land.

But did they really step? Or did they crawl? Or wiggle?

High-Impact Research Strategic Planning Committee Holds Third Public Forum

December 18, 2019

The third High-Impact Research Strategic Planning Committee public forum was held on Tuesday, giving the George Washington Univ

Battery-Free Pacemakers Could Transform Cardiac Care

December 17, 2019

Researchers have developed and tested for the first time in vivo a miniaturized, battery-free pacemaker that supports optical and

GW Undergraduate Review Provides Support System for Student Researchers

December 05, 2019

The GW Undergraduate Review (GWUR), a student organization that promotes research done by George Washington University undergraduates, is focused on building a st

New Film Highlights Environmental, Social Costs of Belo Monte Dam

December 03, 2019

A new film produced by a faculty member in the Milken Institute School of Public Health sheds light on the steep environmental and social costs of Brazil’s Belo Monte dam.

Mobile Device Security Is Key to Digital Future

December 02, 2019

Most savvy tech users know they should be using strong passwords to protect their online accounts and update them if they become compromised—but have you ever changed the PIN to unlock your phone?

New Program Accelerates Women-led Student Businesses

December 02, 2019

Evelyn Ramirez, a senior majoring in American studies, conceptualized an app last spring  in her entrepreneurship course that would help women who experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

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