From Nasal Swab to Results: COVID-19 Testing Explained

February 07, 2022
A step-by-step guide to what’s happening behind the scenes at the GW Public Health Lab.
Left, Dr. Timothy McCaffrey, and Ulvi M. Kasimov

$1 Million Gift to SMHS Research Seeks to Accelerate Deployment of Faster, More Accurate COVID-19 Test

December 13, 2021
GW parents Ulvi and Reykhan Kasimov hope philanthropic support will help stem the tide of the pandemic.
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In Photos: COVID-19 Deaths Captured in Visual Installation

September 28, 2021
CCAS Professor Sarah Wagner leads the effort to digitize personalized flags memorializing those who died during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Community-Based Project Aims to Increase Local COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

August 17, 2021

GW’s Y. Tony Yang received $1 million for an initiative to connect minority communities with culturally relevant vaccination information and resources. 

Students and teacher wearing masks.

Iowa School Districts with Strong Teachers Unions More Likely to Adopt Mask Mandates

August 03, 2021

School districts in Iowa were more likely to adopt COVID-19 mask mandates if they had a strong teachers union,

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COVID-19 Shutdowns Reveal Racial Disparities in Exposure to Air Pollution

July 28, 2021

Disenfranchised, minority neighborhoods still exposed to disproportionately high levels of health harming nitrogen dioxide.

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A Long Road to Recovery after COVID Illness

July 19, 2021

GW’s COVID-19 Recovery Clinic works to put patients on the path toward normal.

Lab technician handles COVID-19 test sample in a bag.

Identifying COVID-19 Testing Bottlenecks

April 07, 2021

A SEAS professor used systems engineering principles to discover how a Maryland COVID-19 testing site could deliver quicker results. 

Aspirin Use May Decrease Ventilation, ICU Admission and Death in COVID-19 Patients

March 25, 2021

GW researchers found that aspirin may have lung-protective effects and reduce in-hospital mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

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COVID-19 Memorial Finds Digital Home

March 08, 2021

CCAS anthropology researchers teamed with a Washington, D.C., artist to digitize a popular COVID-19 memorial.

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Vaccine 101: The Best COVID-19 Vaccine Is the First One You Can Get

March 04, 2021

GW experts discussed the various COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use and how to chip away at vaccine hesitancy among your friends and family. 

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GW to Participate in Sanofi COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

February 24, 2021

GW will be a clinical trial site for Sanofi and GSK’s adjuvanted recombinant protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

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Milken Institute SPH Students Participate in National COVID-19 Research Project

February 19, 2021

Public health students document adherence to mask wearing and physical distancing guidelines in their communities.

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Uncovering COVID’s Hidden Tolls

February 01, 2021

In a pair of research initiatives, Sociology professor Antwan Jones is shining a spotlight on the pandemic’s impact on psychological health and housing inequalities.

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GW Researchers Explore COVID-19 Impact through Intramural Funding

January 06, 2021

The COVID-19 Research Fund is helping launch research projects to study COVID-19 across various disciplines.