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March 10, 2014
GW’s Computational Biology Institute (CBI) has been awarded a grant by the Virginia Innovation Partnership to accelerate innovation and economic growth in Virginia for their proposal “Next Generation Diagnostics.” CBI plans to commercialize new methods of pathogen diagnostics using a novel combination of genomics and informatics.
March 08, 2014
Young and inexperienced drivers are at higher risk for collisions. Dr. Samer H. Hamdar, an assistant professor in GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and director of the Traffic and Networks Research Laboratory, hopes to create a safer driving environment, especially for these young and inexperienced drivers, by applying his research in collision prediction and vehicular control to develop a hazard-based driving behavioral model.
March 04, 2014
The GW Board of Trustees charged Chair Nelson Carbonell to form a committee of Board members, faculty, and administrators, to engage with the
February 27, 2014
Hatem ElBidweihy, a graduate research assistant in VSTC's Institute for Magnetics Research, and a doctoral candidate in the School of Engineering & Applied Science's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, successfully defended his dissertation about magnetic properties of high-strength steel.
February 26, 2014
GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus will soon house a cybersecurity academy as well as an expanded number of health sciences programs, thanks to the work of the university’s Innovation Task Force.
February 15, 2014
One of the fastest growing segments in the Northern Virginia job market is the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry cluster, which includes such areas of specialization as cyber security, data analytics and health information technology. Loudoun County alone is predicting that this cluster will require 45,000 positions by 2022. In order to support the workforce demand, GW’s College of Professional Studies will be expanding its bachelor’s degree completion program in Integrated Information, Science and Technology (IIST) to the Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) in fall 2014.
February 07, 2014
The Computational Biology Institute, located at the Virginia Science & Technology Campus, as well as the university’s Global Women’s Institute and the newly-announced Sustainability Institute, were showcased at the February Board of Trustees meeting.
January 29, 2014
Prof. Samer Hamdar appeared on CNN on January 29, giving his insights on the Atlanta traffic breakdown that was caused by a major snow storm.
January 12, 2014
The Weight Management & Human Performance Laboratory is now open for business at GW’s VSTC in Ashburn, Virginia. Whether your goal is to lose weight or improve athletic performance, the lab offers a comprehensive array of testing and programmatic services to meet your needs using a broad spectrum of top-of-the line equipment. The services are open to the public, in addition to the GW community.
January 11, 2014
“It’s like going back 100 years in healthcare,” said Dr. Joyce Pulcini upon her returning from a medical mission trip to Haiti with eight GW SON students and three other faculty members. The group spent Jan. 5-11 in Haiti, providing care to patients in a women’s health center, mobile clinics and patients’ homes. They also made health education presentations to both patients and healthcare providers.
January 08, 2014
GW online MSN ranks 4th nationwide by US News & World Report. There are more than 130 programs nationwide.
December 21, 2013
Tarek El-Ghazai, GW professor, and principal investigator of the High Performance Computing Laboratory, was recently interviewed by The Washington Post in the Dec. 21, 2013 story, "Americans uneasy about surveillance but often use snooping tools, Post poll finds."
December 04, 2013
GW's Innovation Task Force, now in its seventh phase and heading into its fifth full year of operation, presented six of its best new revenue and cost-saving proposals to the university community for review and discussion in early December. The Virginia Science and Technology Campus had three ideas presented in this phase, including a cyber security academy, expansion of health sciences programs, and high performance computing support.
November 26, 2013
Keith Crandall, director of George Washington University’s Computational Biology Institute, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his contributions to phylogenetics and evolutionary biology.