News & Announcements


GW Researchers Find Geographic Location of Physicians Affects Antibiotic Prescribing Practices

May 18, 2022
New research from the George Washington University found that physicians in the Northeast and South are significantly more likely than physicians in the West to prescribe antibiotics for upper respiratory infection and bronchitis, two conditions for which antibiotics are not needed.

Public Health Experts Available to Comment on the Buffalo Tragedy

May 18, 2022
The gun violence carried out by an 18-year-old in Buffalo, New York on May 14 represents one of many mass shootings carried out in the United States recently. Public health experts say that gun violence in the US has been rising during the pandemic and that the rise can be linked to racism/hateful ideology, mental health issues, the gun industry’s marketing tactics and many other factors. 

Media Tip Sheet: The Great Replacement Theory's Threat to Democracy

May 18, 2022
Last weekend's massacre in Buffalo cast a spotlight on the Great Replacement theory that drove the shooter to target a supermarket predominantly Black neighborhood. Right-wing media stars and Republican politicians have amplified the hateful idea for some time, influencing the views of some conservatives on the nation's demographic evolution and on democracy itself.

Media Tip Sheet: Impact of Potential NATO Expansion on International Business, Affairs and Trade

May 17, 2022
Sweden has announced it’s joining Finland in their request to join the Western military alliance NATO. Dr. Scheherazade Rehman can speak on the impact the possible NATO expansion may have on international business, trade and international affairs.

Media Tip Sheet: Sweden and Finland Ask to Join NATO

May 16, 2022
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced an intention to seek NATO membership, ending more than two centuries of military nonalignment in a historic shift prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Sweden follows Finland’s announcement that it will also seek NATO membership.
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Media Tip Sheet: GW Experts Available to Comment as the US reaches 1 Million Deaths from COVID-19

May 16, 2022
The United States has reached 1 million reported deaths from COVID-19 and that number is likely an undercount, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The George Washington University has a number of experts to comment on the death toll in the U.S., how to reduce the risk and what to expect in the future. Additionally, GW experts can discuss how we memorialize the loss of so many of our loved ones.

Media Tip Sheet: Jan. 6 committee subpoenas five House Republicans, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

May 12, 2022
The committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob has subpoenaed five Republican members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), after they refused to cooperate with the panel’s inquiry. George Washington University has experts available to discuss various aspects of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Media Tip Sheet: Generational drought is here, says UN

May 11, 2022
The world has hit a “crossroads” when it comes to managing droughts — which have increased 29 percent in a generation and are only getting worse, according to the United Nations. If you are looking for context on this environmental issue or would like to speak with an expert, Prof. Jonathan Deason and colleagues in GW's Environmental and Energy Management Institute are available for interviews.

Media Tip Sheet: The 'Great Resignation’ Continues

May 05, 2022
Approximately 47 million people left their jobs in 2021 in what has become known as the “Great Resignation.” If you are looking for an expert to speak specifically about this issue, please consider D. Christopher Kayes, a professor of management at the George Washington University School of Business.

GW Experts Available to Discuss Leaked Supreme Court Abortion Decision

May 03, 2022
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked majority opinion indicating that the Court is prepared to overturn landmark abortion rights cases is sending shockwaves across the country.
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Researchers Discover New Species of Salamander From Gulf Coastal Plains Hotspot

May 03, 2022
There are approximately 750 species of salamander known to science, a third of which reside in North America. Now, a team of researchers led by R. Alexander Pyron, the Robert F. Griggs Associate Professor of Biology at the George Washington University, has discovered a new species of swamp-dwelling dusky salamander from the Gulf Coastal Plain of southeastern Mississippi and southwestern Alabama.

Media Tip Sheet: Powering through Wildfires: An Integrated Solution for Enhanced Safety and Resilience in Power Grids

May 02, 2022
Safeguarding the nations electrical infrastructure and personnel against natural and man-made disasters – and ensuring a continuous, reliable, and resilient supply of energy – are among the top priorities for the electric industry. In recent years, wildfires have been remarkably threatening the safety and security of electric power grids demanding innovative frameworks for ensured resilience. If you are looking for an expert to speak specifically on this issue, please consider Dr. Payman Dehghanian.
Mental health awareness month

GW Experts Available for Interviews During Mental Health Awareness Month

April 28, 2022
May is Mental Health Awareness month in the United States. The George Washington University has leading experts available for interviews on a wide range of mental health topics, including the mental health of marginalized communities, the shortage of providers able to treat mental health issues and more.

New Study Shows How Historical Redlining Policies Impacts Access to Behavioral Health Services 

April 28, 2022
Researchers at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health found that the structurally racist policy of redlining in the past, is associated with current disparities in the availability of behavioral health clinicians in those same areas. 
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Experts in Occupational Safety and Health Call for Stronger Standard to Protect Healthcare Workers from COVID-19

April 26, 2022
In response to OSHA’s request for public comment related to the declaration of a final occupational exposure to COVID-19 in healthcare settings, more than a hundred leaders in public health filed comments supporting the establishment of a strong and permanent standard to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19, one that fully acknowledges and finally addresses aerosol transmission of the virus.