News & Announcements

AU/UGA Medical Partnership campus dean search committee named

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby has announced the formation of a search committee for the next campus dean of the Augusta University (AU) University of Georgia (UGA) Medical Partnership in Athens.

  • Athens

Dr. Charles Wiener to speak at the Medical Partnership

Dr. Charles Wiener, Professor of Medicine in the Physiology and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine departments at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will be speaking at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership on Thursday, February 19.

  • Athens

Former CDC executive to speak about communication and public health

The University of Georgia’s Voices from the Vanguard series continues Feb. 17 as Glen Nowak, director of the Center for Health and Risk Communication, gives his perspective on communication as a public health tool. The presentation, “Communication as a Public Health Tool: Difficulties, Realities, Possibilities,” takes place at 5:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

  • Augusta

Physicians explore why children with sickle cell disease are experiencing mixed results

Electronic medication monitoring caps may help physicians put together the puzzle of why children taking a medicine that promises to curb sickle cell disease are showing mixed, confusing results.

  • Athens

Francis Named as Campus Associate Dean for Student and Multicultural Affairs

John S. Francis, MD, PhD, has been named Campus Associate Dean for Student and Multicultural Affairs at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership. Prior to accepting his position at the Medical Partnership, Dr. Francis served as a Medical Student Academic Advisor in the Office of Student Affairs at the Yale University School of Medicine for five years. In addition, Dr. Francis was Chief of Infection Control at the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, and an Assistant Professor in the section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University.

  • Athens

Roundtable Discussion on Medical Marijuana

The AU/UGA Medical Partnership will be hosting a presentation and discussion on Tuesday, February 2 on the UGA Health Sciences Campus. Funded by a generous donor, the Medical Partnership works with the UGA Honors Program to host four roundtable discussions each academic year on healthcare topics of interest to both medical students and undergraduate honors students.

  • Athens

New model predicts Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be ended by June

The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University.

  • Augusta

Too much gas, too little food appear major factors in injury, disease-related memory loss

Inflammation plays a role in learning and memory loss that can result from brain Injury or disease, and researchers now have evidence that neurons may be suffering from too much gas and too little food.

  • Athens

UGA School of Law to host Ebola panel covering domestic and international issues

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy will host a panel discussion on domestic and international issues relating to the Ebola virus on Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on North Campus.

  • Athens

CDC scientist to speak about early AIDS investigations

“CDC, Hollywood and the early days of AIDS in the U.S.,” will be the topic of the next Voices from the Vanguard lecture at the University of Georgia. To be held Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the UGA Chapel, the lecture will feature Harold Jaffe, associate director of science at the Centers for Disease Control. He will give a personal account of the dawn of the AIDS epidemic and share his perspective as a CDC scientist investigating the early days of the AIDS epidemic.