News Archives

November 11, 2010

Pneumonia is the single leading killer of young children in the world, more than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor, Walter G.

November 10, 2010

David G. Borenstein, M.D., clinical professor of medicine in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, was appointed president of the American College of Rheumatology during the ACR's annual business meeting, held Wednesday, November 10 in Atlanta.

November 07, 2010

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) announced that Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor, Walter G. Ross Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has assumed his role of president of the Society, a worldwide organization of scientists, clinicians and program professionals whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor.

November 03, 2010

New research predicts that the U.S. obesity rate won't level off until it reaches at least 42 percent, in 2050.

November 03, 2010

A new study on Alzheimer's disease shows that women end up bearing most of the burden. Ted Rothstein, M.D., associate professor of Neurology, says women are more affected because men have shorter lifespans.

November 02, 2010

The Transportation Security Administration recently announced plans to overhaul passenger and cargo screening methods in the wake of the bomb plot from Yemen.

October 29, 2010

Improvised explosives are the weapon of choice for terrorists and will continue to be a threat because they are so difficult to detect.

October 25, 2010

There is one thing in which each of us is an expert: ourselves. But when it comes to perception of HIV risk, we only think we know ourselves, said Jeremy Brown, M.D., assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.