Passengers in an airport terminal traveling during COVID-19 pandemic.

Holiday Travel during COVID-19

November 12, 2020

GW experts discuss how to decide whether visiting family and friends during the upcoming holiday season is a good idea.

GW Covid lab

The Lab Behind GW’s COVID Testing Program

November 12, 2020

A team of Milken Institute School of Public Health researchers, led by Professor Cindy Liu, ensure GW’s COVID-19 testing provides rapid, consistent and accurate results.

Photo of a syringe drawing flu vaccine

Q & A: How and Why to Get Your Flu Shot

October 16, 2020

Amita Vyas of the Milken Institute SPH lays out the reasons GW and the CDC are encouraging flu vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic

stock image laptop

Cross-Disciplinary Research to Quantify Evolution, Spread of Misinformation

October 02, 2020

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences researchers were awarded $1.86 million to study how misinformation spreads between groups and across social media platforms.

GW Banner

Online Guide Connects Greater DC Community to Pandemic Resources

July 30, 2020

SMHS students created D.C. COVID Connect, an online guide that offers accurate COVID-19 information to the D.C. community.

GW to Conduct Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Experimental Vaccine

July 27, 2020

The university is one of approximately 90 sites in the United States selected to participate in clinical trials.


GW Biostatistics Center Launches Three COVID-19 Projects

July 24, 2020

University researchers will lead projects that could help pave the way toward better prevention and treatment for the deadly disease.

Dr. Mona Zaghloul developed the device with her then-student Yangyang Zhao. (William Atkins/GW Today)

Miniature Device Could Instantly Diagnose COVID-19

July 23, 2020

Researchers from SEAS and the Milken Institute SPH received a $50,000 COVID-19 Technology Maturation Grant to bring their sensor to market faster.

COVID-19 Research

SEAS Team Graphs a COVID-19 Search Engine

June 25, 2020

Professor Howie Huang led the development of a novel visual search engine for COVID-19 research papers.


Milken Professor Calls for Urgent Research on COVID-19 and Sperm

June 07, 2020

Melissa J. Perry is urging more research on the impact of the virus on male fertility and sexual transmission.

Sunghwan Yoon/Flickr

Family Violence Increases during Pandemic

May 29, 2020

GW Law professor Joan S. Meier is documenting how COVID-19 is affecting families around the country. 

Ali Rahnavard.

Milken Institute SPH Researcher Combats COVID-19 By Developing New Computational Tools to Analyze Genetic Data

May 28, 2020

Ali Rahnavard received a RAPID grant for his work creating computational platforms that can compare the genetic sequences of different coronaviruses.

healthcare workers

Milken Institute SPH Launches COVID-19 Study to Protect Healthcare Workers

May 18, 2020

A new project aims to test George Washington University healthcare workers for signs of infection, immunity and to answer critical questions about the virus.

A microscopic (left) and true-to-size view of the nanofibers. (Courtesy Danmeng Shuai)

SEAS Researcher Developing Air Filters That Could Trap COVID-19 Virus

May 14, 2020

Danmeng Shuai received a RAPID grant for his work using electrospinning techniques to create microscopically fine mesh for use in PPE and other filtration systems.

image of coronavirus

Milken Institute SPH Tool Helps Public Health Officials Estimate Need for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

May 12, 2020

The Contact Tracing Workforce Estimator will help identify how many workers should be employed to trace the contacts of new COVID-19 cases.