GRU and UGA have a long history of collaboration on research that aims to improve the health of Georgians and people around the country. In addition to educating physicians for Georgia, the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership will strengthen preexisting collaborations while opening new avenues for research to improve human health. Below are a few timely research collaborations.
The nation’s shortage of primary care physicians has been linked to a host of poor health outcomes, and a study by associate professor of epidemiology Dr. Mark Ebell published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that salary disparities play a major role in the shortage.
A team of researchers from GHSU, UGA and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta have revealed a direct relationship between two specific antibodies and the severity of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms, raising hopes that a diagnostic blood test for the devastating disorder is within reach.
Some public schools are reducing or eliminating time for recess and physical education, but a study conducted by a partnership of researchers at UGA, GHSU and George Mason University has found that exercise has a positive effect on children’s cognitive functioning.
A lipid that helps destroy potentially harmful cells during brain development shows promise for improving the safety and efficacy of stem cell transplants, say researchers at GHSU and UGA.
A new GHSU/UGA study suggests that commonly prescribed drugs used to lower blood pressure may help reduce brain damage when given within 24 hours of a stroke.