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  • Tom Sherman, PhD, discusses stress and the body with Wheaton High School students during a recent campus visit.
    Science Comes Alive for Visiting High School Students
    December 11, 2014

    In an effort to make biomedical education more accessible to diverse populations, School of Medicine faculty and students hosted some 70 local high school students recently under the auspices of the Project Lead the Way program.

  • George Jones
    Georgetown Recognizes Bread for the City Leader and His Fight Against Poverty in D.C.
    December 2, 2014

    Georgetown names George Jones, chief executive officer of Bread for the City and longtime advocate for the fight against poverty in Washington, D.C., as its 2015 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award.

  • International Conference on Systems and Complexity Sciences for Healthcare
    Inaugural Conference Advances New Health Care Paradigm
    November 25, 2014

    Researchers, clinicians and educators came together at Georgetown for the First International Conference on Systems and Complexity Sciences for Healthcare held Nov. 13-14. The thematic areas were grounded in an emerging cross-disciplinary way of thinking about wellness, disease, and care.

  • The O’Neill Institute Welcomes Dainius Pūras as a Distinguished Visitor
    November 24, 2014

    The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University welcomes Mr. Dainius Pūras as a Distinguished Visitor. The United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Mr. Pūras as Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health at its twenty-sixth session in June 2014.

  • Maurice Jackson, a professor of history in Georgetown College
    Georgetown, History Professor honored for Campus, Civic Engagement
    November 21, 2014

    The Maryland-DC Campus Compact awarded Georgetown its Engaged Campus Award and Georgetown Professor Maurice Jackson received the nonprofit’s Civic Engagement Award. Jackson helps commission members understand inequality issues in the city, as well as affordable housing and health disparities issues members of that population face.

  • Debbie S. Barrington
    NIH-Funded Researcher Focuses on Health Disparities
    November 18, 2014

    Debbie S. Barrington, PhD, MPH, who began as an assistant professor in NHS' Department of Human Science this fall, is principal investigator of a three-year $625,000 K22 award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

  • Washington Confidential
    Politics and Prose: New Course Looks at Washington, D.C.
    November 4, 2014

    How politics in the District of Columbia is depicted in novels, journalism and film is the subject of Washington Confidential, a new Georgetown course co-taught by NPR’s book critic and a ghostwriter/researcher for prominent city movers and shakers.

  • Sharsheret and Georgetown Join Forces To Enhance Support Programs For Young Women With Breast Cancer
    October 25, 2014

    Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and families of all Jewish backgrounds facing breast cancer, has teamed up with Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of Sharsheret’s culturally relevant breast cancer support programs.

  • Newest Awardees of Partners In Research Grants Announced
    October 24, 2014

    Research projects in pancreatic cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular risk were selected for funding this round through Georgetown University Medical Center’s (GUMC) Partners in Research program, a novel community-driven philanthropy initiative.

  • Georgetown University in DC 2014 Annual Report
    Health Disparities Initiatives Highlighted in the Georgetown University in the District of Columbia Annual Report
    October 22, 2014

    Georgetown University has released our 2014 annual report, Georgetown University in the District of Columbia, showcasing the university's contributions to the common good in the District, including community based research, outreach and commitment to reduce health disparities in the Washington Community.