Mason Momentum

  • April 21, 2022

    Researchers from the Schar School of Policy and Government’s Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence! and the College of Health and Human Services are translating research into actionable guidelines to help probation officers support their clients to achieve better outcomes. 

  • January 26, 2022

    The Schar School’s Naoru Koizumi leads a team of researchers working on a little-known public policy medical problem: racial disparity among live-donor kidney transplants.

  • July 30, 2021

    The devastation by extreme weather events caused by climate change is having an impact on more than the environment: It’s a major national security concern. The Schar School is addressing it as such.

  • April 28, 2021

    Illegal goods can have deadly consequences. Whether it’s a counterfeit face mask that doesn’t provide a frontline worker adequate protection from COVID-19, or a counterfeit pill laced with fentanyl (a synthetic painkiller 50-100 times more potent than morphine), millions of lives can be at risk.

    A multidisciplinary team of researchers and students at George Mason University is working to stop such criminal activity. Thanks to a nearly $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)—and a $16,000 grant supplement awarded to two undergraduates on the team—they will be investigating how to disrupt illicit supply chains, influence policy, and ultimately save lives.