News & Announcements

  • Augusta

Protecting student athletes from skin cancer

While some students are enjoying summer vacation, others are getting ready to start practices for fall sports. Dr. Jigarkumar Parikh, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, wants to share five ways to protect your child from the dangers of the sun while they’re training.

  • Athens

Community Internal Medicine of Athens expands

Community Internal Medicine of Athens is growing. CIMA offers comprehensive outpatient care for adults from resident physicians and faculty.

  • Augusta

Spread of breast cancer reduced by targeting acid metabolite

It’s a metabolite found in essentially all our cells that, like so many things, cancer overexpresses. Now scientists have shown that when they inhibit 20-HETE, it reduces both the size of a breast cancer tumor and its ability to spread to the lungs.

  • Augusta

Age and obesity conspire to damage the tiny blood vessels that feed the heart, causing heart failure

Age and obesity appear to create a perfect storm that can reduce blood flow through the tiny blood vessels that directly feed our heart muscle and put us at risk for heart failure, scientists report.

  • Augusta

Protective fluid in the knee holds clues for why osteoarthritis is more common in females

Researchers have more evidence that males and females are different, this time in the fluid that helps protect the cartilage in their knee joints.

  • Athens

Recent grant awards for two Medical Partnership faculty

This spring, Hardman and Medlock, received grants for future funding in ongoing research involving skin cancer and mitochondrial heme biosynthesis, respectively.

  • Athens

Researcher developing coatings that help medical implants resist infection, clotting

Infections acquired in hospitals kill thousands of people in the U.S. each year, and sticky colonies of bacteria known as biofilm that form on medical implants are one of the leading causes of these infections.

  • Athens

St. Mary’s, Medical Partnership welcome 12 new residents

The Internal Medicine Residency Program, a joint effort of the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership and St. Mary’s Health Care System, welcomed its third group of Internal Medicine residents today – filling all openings in Northeast Georgia's first graduate medical education program.

  • Athens

Primary care decisions often made without the best evidence

As medicine continues to shift toward evidence-based practice, some primary care providers may have a difficult time finding quality evidence to support their clinical decisions, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

  • Augusta

Major research initiative explores how our bones and muscles age

With age, the form and function of our bones and muscles drop off, putting us as increased risk for frailty and falls.