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August 28, 2012
GW’s pharmacogenomics program explores fashioning individualized drug therapies. It wasn’t long ago when the idea of tailoring drug therapy based on a patient’s genetic makeup or distinguishing which drug might be most effective in battling a person’s cancer would be relegated to the pages of a science fiction novel. But today, it’s called science. Pharmacogenomics (PGx) to be exact. The marriage of pharmacology and genetics is a union that spawns research aimed at personalizing drug therapies and being able to predict drug responses based on a patient’s genetic makeup. MORE
August 27, 2012
The origin of Cerataspis monstrosa has been a mystery as deep as the ocean waters it hails from for more than 180 years. For nearly two centuries, researchers have tried to track down the larva that has shown up in the guts of other fish over time but found no adult counterpart. Until now. GW Biology Professor Keith Crandall cracked the code to the elusive crustacean's DNA this summer.
August 27, 2012
The George Washington University continues its investment in its Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) through expansion of both its academic programs and its physical presence.
August 15, 2012
Professor Stephen Hsu launches a pilot education program designed for professionals from a wide range of industries and sectors who are interested in organizational sustainability and energy efficiency. For registration and more information visit www.EnergyEfficiencyCourses.org.
July 23, 2012
GW’s Teachers in Industry Project participants learned skills from area business leaders to bring back to their classrooms. Although George Washington’s Teachers in Industry Project occurred during the month of July, the knowledge participants have gained is just about to start its journey through area middle and high school classrooms.
July 09, 2012
A new blended-learning format gives more flexibility to students. It takes GW nursing student Brittany Wilson about an hour to drive from her home in Manassas, Va. to GW’s School of Nursing (SON) on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. Now, thanks to a $655,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, Ms. Wilson gets to stay home once a month in her pajamas and watch a recorded lecture online instead of driving to campus and attending class in-person.
June 25, 2012
Keith Crandall, a renowned biologist and population geneticist, has been named founding director of the George Washington University Computational Biology Institute. This newly created position will further strengthen GW’s role as a leader in science and research in the region and nationally.
June 25, 2012
Computational biology is a field that brings together elements of computer science and biology. It is where big data intersects with science and where much of biology can be described by mathematical equations. Computational biologists conduct bench research and develop tools to effectively analyze the huge volumes of data generated in researching genetics and genomics, including genetic mapping and DNA sequencing.
June 25, 2012
Started in fall 2012, the Computational Biology Institute (CBI) focuses on computational and bioinformatic approaches to biological questions in the genomics era. Focus areas include biodiversity informatics, translational medicine, and systems biology. MORE
June 18, 2012
The George Washington University's Division of Information Technology has been selected as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals by IDG's Computerworld. This honor is part of the bi-weekly IT publication's 19th annual "Best Places to Work in IT" survey. MORE
June 16, 2012
The Loudoun Times reports on GW's Go Girl June 2012 camp, other wise known as Genomic Opportunities for Girls in Research Labs.
June 11, 2012
GO GIRL (Genomic Opportunities for Girls In Research Labs) is an educational outreach program designed to provide a unique opportunity for young women interested in gaining hands-on laboratory experience in molecular biology and genomics. It is an annual program designed for rising 10th, 11th, and 12 grade young women from Loudoun County Public Schools. This one-week summer program ran June 11-14 and was free of charge for participants.
June 08, 2012
Faculty will study the effects earthquakes have on nuclear reactor cores by devising a model for simulating the impact of fuel rod vibrations inside a nuclear reactor. The findings of the research iwll have implications for nuclear reactor construction and analysis well into the future. MORE
GW Announces Nursing School—New school to draw on existent resources on Foggy Bottom and Virginia Campuses
May 14, 2012
The GW Board of Trustees voted to approve the formation of the GW School of Nursing. The new school, which has 30 faculty members already in place and expects to hire more top-level professionals in the field, will be housed on both GW's Foggy Bottom Campus and on its Virginia Science and Technology Campus. All of the school's classroom exercises and a newly built 3,000-square-foot simulation lab are located in Virginia. View PRESS RELEASE or FULL STORY.
April 30, 2012
"SafetyMan," starring Professor Azim Eskandarian, SEAS Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, develops intelligent systems to help improve the safety of our nation's highways. Although SafetyMan is depicted with a bit of exaggeration and humor, he, and the other "superheros," call attention to the important contributions engineering faculty make to critical research across a wide variety of sectors.