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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Shiva Ranganathans (SOH 27) third column of The Policy Prognosis highlights the ways in which private equity firms exacerbate health inequity.

THE POLICY PROGNOSIS | The Inequity of Private Equity

By Shiva Ranganathan, Science Columnist April 18, 2024

Private equity firms, which invest in other private firms rather than purchase shares of public companies, pose a significant concern in the health care industry. They offer investors the opportunity to...

ILLUSTRATION BY: KATHRYN SCHWEICKERT/The Hoya | A pharmacology lecture hosted by the GU Medical Center explores the history of how GABA, an important brain molecule, was discovered, and looking forward, how we can apply our understanding of it to therapeutics.

Annual Pharmacology Lecture Delves into ‘The World of GABA’

By Sahana Arumani, Deputy Science Editor April 17, 2024

A Georgetown University pharmacology and physiology professor gave an overview of “The World of GABA” in the annual Stephen and Mary Krop Lectureship in Pharmacology April 12.  Dr. Paul Krop (CAS...

Georgetown University School of Medicine| A group of GUSOM students led an event encouraging students to donate hair to St. Baldricks Foundation, a charity that raises money for childhood cancer research, marking the 13th annual fundraiser for the organization in the DC area.

GUSOM Students Donate Hair to Fundraise for Childhood Cancer Research

By Riya Sanghavi, Science Writer April 11, 2024

A group of Georgetown University School of Medicine students organized a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity that raises money for childhood cancer research, April 5. St. Baldrick’s...

Georgetown Universitys Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs welcomed Roberto Morrozzo Della Rocca, author of Sant’Egidio’s Dream, published in response to the battle against AIDS in Africa.

Panel Discusses Lessons From African AIDS Response Program, Future of Global Health

By Jessica Morlock April 4, 2024

Three speakers analyzed the Community of Sant’Egidio, a Rome-based Catholic organization, and its approach to battling acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Africa at a March 25 event. Georgetown...

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Student founders pitched their health-related startups during the inaugural Innovation in Healthcare Challenge, sponsored by Georgetown University’s Entrepreneurship program within the McDonough School of Business.

Innovation in Health Care Challenge Awards Promising GU Startups

By Lily Coulter April 3, 2024

On March 26, several student-founded health-related startups pitched their ideas during the inaugural Innovation in Health Care Challenge, created by the Georgetown University Entrepreneurship program...

@IMPOSSIBLETOWN/INSTAGRAM | As an installment in the DC Environmental Film Festival, Georgetown screened Impossible Town, a documentary that highlights environmental justice work in Minden, W.Va.

Georgetown Screens ‘Impossible Town’ Documentary, Hosts DC Environmental Film Festival

By Megan McVeigh April 3, 2024

The Earth Commons, Georgetown University’s institute for environment and sustainability, and the Film and Media Studies Program jointly presented the 2023 documentary “Impossible Town,” a film about...

Center For Neuroengineering Hosts Seminar on Ethics Integration in Neuroscience Research

Center For Neuroengineering Hosts Seminar on Ethics Integration in Neuroscience Research

By Henry Ren February 29, 2024

A philosophy professor from the University of Washington (UW) discussed her efforts to integrate ethics into neurotechnology research. The Feb. 21 seminar in Riggs Library, presented by Georgetown University...

Maloy Lecture: USAID Administrator Talks Promoting Longevity

Maloy Lecture: USAID Administrator Talks Promoting Longevity

By Lily Coulter February 29, 2024

A surgeon and global health administrator delivered the annual Maloy Distinguished Lecture in Global Health, hosted Feb. 20 by the Georgetown University Science, Technology and International Affairs program. The...

ECO-HEALTH AND EQUITY | D.C. Metro Stations: Pollution Hubs or Paths to a Sustainable Future?

ECO-HEALTH AND EQUITY | D.C. Metro Stations: Pollution Hubs or Paths to a Sustainable Future?

By Naya Karam February 22, 2024

The Washington, D.C. Metro trains are seen by many as a sustainable alternative to driving when it comes to reducing carbon emissions, decreasing the amount of carbon-emitting vehicles on the road. According...

GUMC Hosts Talk on Brain Circuitry for Application to Parkinson’s Disease

GUMC Hosts Talk on Brain Circuitry for Application to Parkinson’s Disease

By Sahana Arumani February 21, 2024

A Georgetown University neuroscience professor discussed her research on motor pathways at the Georgetown University Medical Center on Feb. 20.  The department of biochemistry hosted the talk on neuroscience...

FROM FIELD TO FUTURE | Wastewater Treatment and the Path to Water Security

FROM FIELD TO FUTURE | Wastewater Treatment and the Path to Water Security

By Shivali Vora February 16, 2024

It is an unfortunate reality that the nations contributing the most to climate change are not the nations feeling its effects most intensely. The unprecedented population growth of the Anthropocene, the...

School of Health Inaugurates New Mental Health and Well-Being Initiative

School of Health Inaugurates New Mental Health and Well-Being Initiative

By Lucia Lavallee February 15, 2024

A new initiative, which plans to unite Georgetown University students, faculty and the local community around mental health research, held its inaugural event on Feb. 8.  The Global Mental Health and...

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