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Using statistics ethically to combat 'a scientific credibility crisis'

Can statistics increase the value of science to society? Georgetown University's Rochelle Tractenberg, PhD, MPH, PhD, chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the American Statistical Association, will discuss "Promoting Ethical...Show More Summary

Using statistics ethically to combat 'a scientific credibility crisis'

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Can statistics increase the value of science to society? Georgetown University's Rochelle Tractenberg, chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the American Statistical Association, will...Show More Summary

Professor Uses Lecture to Defend Islamic Slavery

On February 7, Georgetown University’s Professor Jonathan Brown used his clout as an endowed chair to deliver a defense of the Islamic practice of slavery, which he claimed to be entirely different than slavery in the West. Brown pointed out some interesting facts, such as the high position of “privileged Sultanic slaves” at certain points in Turkey. Show More Summary

Smoking cessation counseling successful when paired with lung cancer screening

(Georgetown University Medical Center) The first successful randomized trial of its kind provides preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling given to smokers shortly after undergoing lung cancer screening can be effective at helping people stop smoking.

A Tale Of Two Talks: The Reality Of Free Speech In America

Submitted by Douglass Murray via The Gatestone Institute, During his talk at Georgetown University, Jonathan A.C. Brown condemned slavery when it took place historically in America and other Western countries, but praised the practise...Show More Summary

Riggs Library in Washington, D.C.

Riggs Library at Georgetown University is one of the United States’ great old book shrines. Dating to 1898, Riggs has four floors of cast iron walkways laid out around a central light court. Sixteen columns divide the hall into smaller alcoves and two spiral staircases connect walkways. Riggs was designed by an architect named Paul J. Show More Summary

Is Slavery Bad? That All Depends

(John Hinderaker) From Rod Dreher comes the story of a left-wing Georgetown University professor who defends slavery. This may sound shocking, but it shouldn’t be surprising. Liberal academics around the world teach that only American (and perhaps some Caribbean and South American) slavery was really bad. Show More Summary

“Voting Advocates Announce a Settlement of ‘Exact Match’ Lawsuit in Georgia”

Release: The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Project Vote, Campaign Legal Center, Voting Rights Institute at the Georgetown University Law Center, along with the New York City office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and Atlanta-based firm of … Continue reading ?

First Ever Real-Time Efficacy Study on Fertility App Launched

In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center's Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) announced today the launch of a year-long study to measure the efficacy of a new app, Dot(tm), for avoiding unintended pregnancy as compared to efficacy rates of other family planning methods.

Michael Eric Dyson: Trump acts like Frederick Douglass ‘is a second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Georgetown University professor and author Michael Eric Dyson said on CNN Thursday that Pres. Donald Trump lacks a deep knowledge of many issues and that American black culture is only one of them. Dyson pointed to Trump’s gaffe at a Wednesday appearance commemorating Black History Month in...

Donald Trump, Frederick Douglass, and the present perfect

The following is a guest post by Paul Portner of Georgetown University. The media (for example here, here) have noticed that there is something strange about Donald Trump’s use of the present perfect in a comment about Frederick Douglass at the start of Black History Month: Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done […]

Understanding when eating soy might help or harm in breast cancer treatment

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have used animal models to reveal new information about the impact -- positive and negative -- that soy consumption could have on a common breast cancer treatment.

D.C. Police searching for suspect wanted for kidnapping

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Police on Saturday were looking for a suspect in the Washington D.C. area wanted for kidnapping a Georgetown University student.

Mindfulness meditation effective in reducing anxiety: Study

New research from Georgetown University Medical Center has shown physiological evidence that mindfulness meditation fights symptoms of anxiety. This form of meditation focuses on awareness and being present, allowing you to act and react...Show More Summary

Scientists describe lab technique with potential to change medicine and research

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Researchers who developed and tested a revolutionary laboratory technique that allows for the endless growth of normal and diseased cells in a laboratory are publicly sharing how the technique works.

Large pre-ACA Medicaid expansion did not level health disparities in cancer surgery

(Georgetown University Medical Center) An analysis of the New York State's Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it comes to access to cancer surgery - a proxy for complex cancer care.

How do we measure well-being?

Denmark is considered the happiest country in the world. Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen/Reuters Henry S. Richardson, Georgetown University and Erik Schokkaert, University of Leuven Opinions differ on the definition of well-being. Yet there's...Show More Summary

Georgetown Clinical Trial of Nilotinib in Alzheimer's Disease Begins

A clinical trial to examine the effect of nilotinib on clinical outcomes and biomarkers in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease has opened at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Xavier ends losing skid with Georgetown win

Welcome to The Enquirer's coverage of Xavier men's basketball versus Georgetown University. Update this story for frequent in-game updates from Enquirer Xavier beat writer, Pat Brennan.         

Dyson Sees 'Terror' in US: 'Vicious Police Forces' 'Have Victimized' Blacks

Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's New Day on CNN, Georgetown University professor and former MSNBC analyst Michael Eric Dyson likened police actions against black Americans to terrorism as CNN's Chris Cuomo argued that many voters were motivated to vote for Donald Trump by non-race-related issues like terrorism from ISIS. Show More Summary

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