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Released: 26-Jul-2021 12:40 PM EDT
GW Politics Poll Finds Varying Confidence in State and Local Elections
George Washington University

Democratic voters continue to have more faith in state and local elections than Republicans, according to new data from the George Washington University Politics Poll.

Released: 21-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University Partners with Leading Health System Kaiser Permanente to Improve Housing Stability, Prevent Homelessness, and Advance Health Equity
George Washington University

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores what research has long documented — that unjust housing policies and housing instability are at the root of many health inequities across the country. In response to this growing challenge, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) is launching a new project in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and HealthBegins to connect health systems with legal resources for greater housing stability and eviction prevention.

Newswise: COVID-19 Shutdowns Reveal Racial Disparities in Exposure to Air Pollution
Released: 20-Jul-2021 3:20 PM EDT
COVID-19 Shutdowns Reveal Racial Disparities in Exposure to Air Pollution
George Washington University

A new GW study of COVID-19 shutdowns in the United States reveals pronounced disparities in air pollution — with disenfranchised, minority neighborhoods still experiencing more exposure to a harmful air pollutant compared to wealthier, white communities.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
New Report Offers National Blueprint for Strengthening Family Planning Services in Medicaid Managed Care
George Washington University

A new report by researchers at the George Washington University lays out a blueprint for policies that can strengthen family planning for millions of Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled in Medicaid managed care.

Newswise: Researchers Shed Light on the Evolution of Extremist Groups
17-May-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Researchers Shed Light on the Evolution of Extremist Groups
George Washington University

Early online support for the Boogaloos, one of the groups implicated in the January 2021 attack on the United States Capitol, followed the same mathematical pattern as ISIS, despite the stark ideological, geographical and cultural differences between their forms of extremism.

Released: 12-May-2021 7:05 AM EDT
The George Washington University Announces New Director of the Project for Media and National Security
George Washington University

The GW School of Media and Public Affairs has selected longtime Pentagon correspondent and editor for The New York Times Thom Shanker as new director of the Project for Media and National Security beginning June 7, 2021.

Released: 11-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT
RCHN Community Health Foundation Awards $7 Million to George Washington University’s Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy
George Washington University

The RCHN Community Health Foundation has awarded $7 million to the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the nation’s leading academic program focusing on community health centers and the communities and populations they serve.

Newswise: After 17 Years Underground, the Brood X Cicadas are Coming!
Released: 4-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
After 17 Years Underground, the Brood X Cicadas are Coming!
George Washington University

George Washington University researchers are studying the impact of the cicadas on the ecosystem and environment.

Newswise: Large Number of Americans Reported Financial Anxiety and Stress Even Before the Pandemic
28-Apr-2021 9:40 AM EDT
Large Number of Americans Reported Financial Anxiety and Stress Even Before the Pandemic
George Washington University

A substantial number of adults in the United States between the ages of 21 and 62 felt anxiety and stress about their personal finances well before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report published today by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University.

Released: 22-Apr-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Survey Launched to Learn More about Deaths Tied to Hurricane Maria
George Washington University

Researchers at the George Washington University and the University of Puerto Rico will launch a first-of-its-kind survey to investigate the causes of deaths that occurred during the first two weeks after Hurricane Maria. The fact-finding mission will help identify the factors and socio-environmental conditions that led to more than 1,700 deaths in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Arthur S. Flemming Awards Honor Outstanding Federal Employees
George Washington University

Twelve exceptional public servants representing a diverse array of federal agencies will be honored at the 72nd annual Arthur S. Flemming Awards. The winners are recognized for performing outstanding service in the fields of applied science and engineering, basic science, leadership and management, legal achievement, and social science.

Newswise: Norovirus Clusters are Resistant to Environmental Stresses and UV Disinfection, New Study Finds
13-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Norovirus Clusters are Resistant to Environmental Stresses and UV Disinfection, New Study Finds
George Washington University

Clusters of a virus known to cause stomach flu are resistant to detergent and ultraviolet disinfection, according to new research co-led by Danmeng Shuai, Ph.D., an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the George Washington University and Nihal Altan-Bonnet, Ph.D., a senior investigator and the head of the Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Dynamics at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Puerto Rico, Coronavirus Among Top Latino Twitter Topics During 2020 Election
George Washington University

Latinos discussed Puerto Rico and the COVID-19 pandemic more than any other subject on Twitter in the run-up to the 2020 election, according to researchers at the George Washington University. Spanish-language tweets mentioning “freedom” and “socialism” were also popular, while topics such as Obamacare and immigration did not gain much traction.

Released: 31-Mar-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans Severely Underrepresented in Health Workforce, New Study Says
George Washington University

In 2019, Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans were severely underrepresented in the health care workforce, a trend that shows limited signs of improvement, according to a study published today by George Washington University researchers.

Released: 31-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
The George Washington University Partners with American Public Health Association and de Beaumont Foundation to Support Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic.
George Washington University

The George Washington University announced a new partnership today between two of its schools, Milken Institute School of Public Health and the School of Media and Public Affairs, with two world-class organizations, The American Public Health Association and the de Beaumont Foundation. Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic features prominent public health experts, medical professionals, health policy experts, and journalists who discuss their work and experiences on a broad range of topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 29-Mar-2021 10:00 AM EDT
D.C. Entrepreneurial Instruction and Mentorship Network helps Jamaican native catapult her tech-forward beauty brand
George Washington University

The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded the George Washington University a $75,000 grant to launch the Entrepreneurial Development Network DC (EDNDC).

Released: 25-Mar-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Vaccine Hesitancy Poses Threat to Efforts to End Pandemic: New Commentary
George Washington University

Although demand for COVID-19 vaccines currently seems high, vaccine hesitancy could pose a major threat to public health efforts to end the pandemic, according to an editorial published today in the journal Science.

Released: 23-Mar-2021 9:25 AM EDT
Twenty-four States Have Implemented Temporary, Emergency Policies Expanding the COVID-19 Vaccinator Workforce Beyond Traditional Clinical Personnel
George Washington University

The vaccinator workforce is an essential component of the COVID-19 response and recovery. However, since administration of the two FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines began in December 2020, the rollout has encountered several challenges and failed to meet initial targets for total vaccinations provided. The current health workforce has been identified as one possible bottleneck for distributing the vaccine, prompting a general call to authorize as many healthcare professionals to administer the vaccine as possible. To track this fast-moving issue at the state level, researchers at the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity have created an interactive tool that displays temporary, emergency state policies authorizing specific professions to provide the COVID-19 vaccine.

Released: 17-Mar-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Aspirin Use May Decrease Ventilation, ICU admission and Death in COVID-19 Patients
George Washington University

George Washington University researchers found low dose aspirin may reduce the need for mechanical ventilation, ICU admission and in-hospital mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Final results indicating the lung protective effects of aspirin were published today in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Released: 10-Mar-2021 10:55 AM EST
Medicaid Compelled Work Experiments Represent an Abuse of Research Authority, Have Stripped Thousands of Eligible People of Coverage
George Washington University

A public health “friend of the court” brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court urges the highest court of the land to uphold lower court decisions that blocked Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and New Hampshire.

Released: 4-Mar-2021 10:15 AM EST
209 US Counties Face a Crisis in Staffing ICUs that Care for COVID-19 Patients
George Washington University

Over the next month, 209 U.S. counties in the United States will need to implement crisis workforce strategies to deal with potentially dangerous shortfalls of intensive care unit doctors, according to a new analysis published today. The analysis draws on data from a just launched county-level hospital workforce estimator, one that takes into account the strain on staffing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1-Mar-2021 1:50 PM EST
New Report Offers Detailed Analysis of Capitol Hill Siege
George Washington University

A report released today by the George Washington University Program on Extremism reveals new information about the 257 people charged in federal court for playing a role in the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol.

Newswise: George Washington University Helps Digitize Popular COVID-19 Memorial
26-Feb-2021 12:05 PM EST
George Washington University Helps Digitize Popular COVID-19 Memorial
George Washington University

Artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg, with help from the George Washington University and University of Maryland, has launched a digital version of ‘IN AMERICA How Could This Happen…’ in an effort to continue honoring those who have died and the deaths yet to come.

Released: 24-Feb-2021 9:45 AM EST
George Washington University to Participate in Sanofi COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
George Washington University

The George Washington University is a site for a phase 2 clinical trial for Sanofi's adjuvanted recombinant protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

Released: 19-Feb-2021 12:10 PM EST
The US Must Address the Rising Rates of HIV infections among Latinx Sexual and Gender Minorities, Says New Analysis
George Washington University

In 2019, the U.S. rolled out a new initiative aimed at ending the HIV epidemic by the year 2030. In a new analysis published in The Lancet, Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz, an Associate Professor at the George Washington University, suggests that initiative will fail unless the U.S. addresses the rising rates of HIV infection in Latinx sexual and gender minority populations.

Released: 18-Feb-2021 9:55 AM EST
Community Health Centers Move to the COVID-19 Immunization Frontline
George Washington University

A new analysis from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative provides current information on the number of community health center staff members and patients who have received COVID-19 vaccines, using data from the latest published Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Center COVID-19 Survey. The Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative is based at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GW Milken Institute SPH).

Newswise: GW Receives Funding to Develop Artificial Intelligence Systems Aimed at Helping People with Health Problems Drive Safely
Released: 18-Feb-2021 9:00 AM EST
GW Receives Funding to Develop Artificial Intelligence Systems Aimed at Helping People with Health Problems Drive Safely
George Washington University

Samer Hamdar, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the George Washington University, is partnering with Moment AI to launch a project aimed at developing AI systems that could one day prevent health-induced traffic accidents, including those linked to stress.

Newswise: New Insights for Effective Financial Education Using Intuit’s Mint
Released: 10-Feb-2021 10:40 AM EST
New Insights for Effective Financial Education Using Intuit’s Mint
George Washington University

A new report from the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University School of Business and Intuit, the global financial management platform, offers findings that can help educators better create effective financial education programs.

Newswise: Updated Numbers: GW’s Program on Extremism Tracking Criminal Cases Linked to the Attack on Capitol Hill
Released: 4-Feb-2021 2:40 PM EST
Updated Numbers: GW’s Program on Extremism Tracking Criminal Cases Linked to the Attack on Capitol Hill
George Washington University

The George Washington University Program on Extremism has continued to update a project that is tracking individuals charged with crimes related to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Released: 26-Jan-2021 9:00 AM EST
Groups Denounce Misleading “One Health CertifiedTM” Label Scheme
George Washington University

Today, a coalition of animal welfare, consumer, public health, and environmental organizations called on grocery stores, restaurants and meat producers to reject the use of a misleading label scheme known as One Health CertifiedTM (OHC) and the standards behind it. The label was approved for use on chicken and turkey products earlier this year and is now being used by a handful of grocery store chains, including Aldi and BJ’s, and at least one restaurant chain. Consumer Reports recently assigned the OHC label its second poorest rating because the standards behind the label essentially reflect current problematic industry practices related to antibiotic use, animal production, and environmental impact.

Released: 25-Jan-2021 3:35 PM EST
Most Patients Find Teledermatology Appointments Suitable Alternative to Office Visits
George Washington University

The majority of dermatology patients surveyed find telehealth appointments to be a suitable alternative to in-person office visits, according to a survey study published in Journal of Drugs in Dermatology from researchers at the George Washington University.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 5:30 PM EST
GW’s Program on Extremism Tracking Criminal Cases Linked to the Attack on Capitol Hill
George Washington University

The George Washington University Program on Extremism has launched a project that is tracking individuals charged with crimes related to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Released: 13-Jan-2021 10:45 AM EST
New Report Estimates 10,000 People 65 and Older Living with Dementia in the Nation’s Capital
George Washington University

A report released today estimates that about 10,000 Washington, D.C. residents 65 and older are living with dementia, a general term for a range of memory loss disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.


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