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

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.

Researchers Develop Novel Analog Processor for High Performance Computing

Analog photonic solutions offer unique opportunities to address complex computational tasks with unprecedented performance in terms of energy dissipation and speeds, overcoming current limitations of modern computing architectures based on electron flows and digital approaches.  In a new study published…

New Report Analyzes American Families’ Financial Resilience Since the Great Recession

WASHINGTON (Aug. 12, 2021)—The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University (GFLEC) and the Center on Longevity at Stanford University today released a new report and policy brief titled “Financial Resilience in America.” In the report, the…

COVID-19 Shutdowns Reveal Racial Disparities in Exposure to Air Pollution

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.

GW Expert Available to Discuss the Importance of Sunscreen after J&J Recall

Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled several of its aerosol sunscreen products recently after discovering trace amounts of a potential carcinogen in samples. While the levels detected were low, the company suggests consumers should stop using the products and throw them…

RCHN Community Health Foundation Awards $7 Million to George Washington University’s Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy

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.

Large Number of Americans Reported Financial Anxiety and Stress Even Before the Pandemic

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.

Aspirin Use May Decrease Ventilation, ICU admission and Death in COVID-19 Patients

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.

GW Receives Funding to Develop Artificial Intelligence Systems Aimed at Helping People with Health Problems Drive Safely

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.

New Insights for Effective Financial Education Using Intuit’s Mint

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.

George Washington University Experts Available for Media Interviews on Former President Trump’s Impeachment Trial

The second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump, who is charged with incitement of insurrection, will commence on Feb. 9, 2021. The George Washington University has the following experts available to discuss impeachment, including the constitutionality of the trial,…

New Report Estimates 10,000 People 65 and Older Living with Dementia in the Nation’s Capital

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.

Why Older Adults Use (And Do Not Use) Password Managers

Password managers are considered highly effective tools for increasing online security. A study presented at the 2019 Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security surveyed a predominately young population about their use of password managers, finding several barriers to adoption and effective usage.…

Developing Smarter, Faster Machine Intelligence with Light

SUMMARYResearchers at the George Washington University, together with researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the deep-tech venture startup Optelligence LLC, have developed an optical convolutional neural network accelerator capable of processing large amounts of information, on the…

George Washington University Public Health/Medical Experts Available for Media Interviews on COVID-19 Vaccine

On Dec. 17, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel is expected to review the data on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, paving the way for approval. Researchers at the George Washington University led one of the 100 clinical sites testing…

Study Finds Little Progress in Addressing Racial Disparities for Dementia Risk

While rates of dementia for the U.S. population have been relatively stable or in decline since 2000, rates for Black Americans remain disproportionately high, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology. Melinda C. Power, ScD, director of the…

George Washington University Public Health/Medical Experts Available for Media Interviews on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Public health experts predict the United States may be headed for thousands of new COVID-19 cases and deaths this winter, a surge that is already straining health care systems around the country. The George Washington University has the following experts…

Nearly Half of Community Health Center Patients Qualify for Phase One COVID-19 Vaccinations

Nearly half of all patients served by community health centers (CHCs) qualify for phase one COVID-19 immunizations under priority guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new analysis produced by researchers at the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative.

First Report Card on Biosimilars in Oncology

SUMMARY Researchers have developed the first report card on biosimilars for three blockbuster cancer drugs marketed by Genentech/Roche: Rituxan, Avastin and Herceptin. In a Policy Review in The Lancet Oncology, Y. Tony Yang, a professor at the George Washington University…

Breaking the Power & Speed Limit of Lasers

SUMMARYResearchers at the George Washington University have developed a new design of vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) that demonstrates record-fast temporal bandwidth. This was possible by combining multiple transverse coupled cavities, which enhances optical feedback of the laser. VCSELs have emerged…

The George Washington University to Designate $22.5 Million in Gifts to Create Scholarships for Students in Financial Need

As the George Washington University stands on the threshold of its third century in 2021, the university today reached a significant philanthropic milestone as it announced more than $22.5 million in gifts that will be used to create need-based student scholarships.

Photon-Based Processing Units Enable More Complex Machine Learning

Machine learning performed by neural networks is a popular approach to developing artificial intelligence, as researchers aim to replicate brain functionalities for a variety of applications. A paper in the journal Applied Physics Reviews proposes a new approach to perform computations required by a neural network, using light instead of electricity. In this approach, a photonic tensor core performs multiplications of matrices in parallel, improving speed and efficiency of current deep learning paradigms.

GW Launches Tech-Focused MBA Program with DHS

The George Washington University School of Business will launch a new Master of Business Administration degree focused on security technology transition, under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. GW will offer the degree to 75 DHS-affiliated students, grouped in three cohorts, as well as students from other federal and state agencies and the private sector. The program is part of a new DHS Center of Excellence, which the GW School of Business will lead.

GW Experts Available to Speak for Holiday Stories

WASHINGTON (Nov. 20, 2019) — The George Washington University (GW) has various experts available to speak on topics related to the holidays, such as managing depression, handling physical and emotional stress, and maintaining a healthy diet. To set up an…