African-American Girls in High-Risk Neighborhoods Experience Threats and Objectification, Study Finds

ATLANTA—African-American girls in low-income, high-risk neighborhoods report encounters with aggression and sexual objectification, according to Georgia State University researchers.

In a recent study published in the journal School Psychology Forum, African-American girls in the fifth, sixth and seventh grades shared their experiences with strained relationships, recurring violence, internalized stereotypes and objectifying sexual activities.

“We’ve… more »

Georgia State to Lead Training for Protecting Healthcare Providers from Ebola, Other Viral Threats

ATLANTA—Georgia State University will train some of the nation’s leading infectious disease control researchers on healthcare-associated prevention strategies against Ebola and other threats at its School of Public Health laboratory in the Petit Science Center, May 23 – 27.

The training workshop will allow researchers to gain practical experience and learn techniques for handling surrogate… more »