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News Releases

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GW Experts Available to Discuss Topics Related to the Holidays

November 16, 2021

George Washington University has experts available to discuss the best ways to get together with family and friends this holiday season, how to manage stress and how to enjoy some good cheer without blowing your diet and fitness plan. GW also has experts who can talk about sustainable holiday shopping and the history of holiday traditions.

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George Washington University Launches First-Of-A-Kind Tool Providing Health Workforce Racial and Ethnic Diversity Data for 10 Professions

November 10, 2021

The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at the George Washington University announced the launch today of the Health Workforce Diversity Tracker, an interactive online tool that provides extensive data on the diversity of recent graduates and the existing workforce across ten critical health professions.

Dr. Rong Li, the Ross Professor of Basic Science Research at GW

Researchers Identify Molecule That Blocks Immune Cells from Entering and 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. The paper and its findings, published today in Nature, could pave the way toward a new treatment for certain kinds of aggressive breast cancer.

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Potentially Harmful Industrial Chemicals Detected in US Fast Foods

October 26, 2021

Chicken nuggets, burritos and other popular items consumers buy from fast food outlets in the United States contain chemicals that are linked to a long list of serious health problems, according to a first-of-its-kind study published today.

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

October 22, 2021

WASHINGTON (Oct.22, 2021)—Women and pregnant people are underrepresented in the studies used to draw up the nutritional guidance provided to Americans and Canadians, according to a

Pediatricians and public health officials should present a united front against controversial state masking bans for schools

October 20, 2021

To keep in-person learning and protect students in schools, pediatricians and public health officials must advocate for evidence-based mitigation strategies that can reduce COVID-19 transmission — especially the Delta variant, which overwhelmed pediatric emergency rooms and hospitals, argued Yang et al. in a Perspective published in the journal Pediatrics.

Financial literacy across five generations

Gen Z has the lowest financial literacy, study reveals

October 19, 2021

WASHINGTON (October 19, 2021) – Financial literacy is low within each of the five generations—the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z—but is the lowest among Ge

George Washington University Experts Available for Media Interviews on Social Media and the Spread of Harmful Content

October 07, 2021

George Washington University has experts that can discuss recent research findings on how harmful content spreads on social media and what can be done to stop the spread or regulate the industry.

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GW Wins Contract to Develop Antidote-Bearing Organisms to Protect Against Biological, Chemical Threats

September 10, 2021

The George Washington University has been awarded a $3.6 million contract to genetically modify commensal organisms to produce antidotes for harmful biological and chemical agents, such as anthrax, Ebola, and even COVID-19.

Zoning Policies That Boost Affordable Housing: Good for the Heart?

Zoning Policies That Boost Affordable Housing: Good for the Heart?

September 08, 2021

Inclusionary zoning policies that increase the supply of affordable housing may be good for the heart. So says a first-of-a-kind study published today by researchers at the George Washington University. The study notes that such zoning programs were associated with lower rates of heart disease.

New Study Shows How Engineered Nanomaterials Degrade, Persist in Environment

September 01, 2021

A new study published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology finds that exposing certain nanomaterials to light can influence their environmental transformation, fate and, ultimately, their toxicity.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Deliver George Washington University October Commencement Address

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Deliver George Washington University October Commencement Address

August 12, 2021

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), an attorney and former George Washington University student, will deliver the keynote address at the Commencement celebration of the classes of 2020 and 2021 on Oct. 2.