Thursday, April 17, 2014

GHSU researcher assesses driving capability in MS patients

A simple, accurate testing protocol to determine driving fitness in individuals with multiple sclerosis is the aim of a three-year study at Georgia Health Sciences University. Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan, Interim Associate Dean for Research in the GHSU College of Allied Health Sciences, has received a $360,000 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for phase one of a double-site study. Recruitment is underway for 90 participants at the GHSU Multiple Sclerosis Clinic in Augusta and an equal number at the Andrew C. Carlos MS Institute at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. Read More »

Campus closed for Thanksgiving

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Campus offices at Georgia Health Sciences University will be closed Nov. 22-23, in observance of Thanksgiving. Campus will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26. Read More »

Medical Associates Board of Trustees to meet

The Board of Trustees of the Physicians Practice Group, doing business as Georgia Health Sciences Medical Associates, will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, in the Murphy Building, Pathology Conference Room, room 103. Read More »

Kutlar appointed to American Society of Hematology scientific committee

Dr. Abdullah Kutlar, Director of the Sickle Cell Center at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University, has been appointed to the American Society of Hematology Scientific Committee on Red Cell Biology. Read More »

Heger named MCG Pediatric Neurosurgery Chief

Dr. Ian M. Heger, a pediatric neurosurgeon with expertise in minimally invasive approaches to repairing the premature fusion of a baby’s skull, has been named Chief of the Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University. Read More »

J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons groundbreaking slated Nov. 28

Georgia Health Sciences University will break ground for the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons building at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 on the site adjacent to the College of Dental Medicine. Speakers will include University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank M. Huckaby and Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver. Read More »

Protein tug of war points toward better therapies for cardiovascular disease

Two proteins are in a tug of war that determines how much the body makes of superoxide, a highly reactive and potentially destructive product of oxygen that’s dramatically elevated in cardiovascular disease, researchers report. Their finding indicates an antiulcer drug just may help the body reduce excessive levels. Read More »

College of Dental Medicine building earns silver LEED certification

The College of Dental Medicine’s new building has earned Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, becoming the first building on Georgia Health Sciences University’s campus to become LEED-certified. Read More »

Thomasville psychiatrist honored for teaching MCG students

Dr. A. Kenneth Fuller, a Thomasville, Ga., psychiatrist, has been selected the 2012 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Member for the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University. Read More »

GHS Children’s Medical Center opens NICU milk lab

In order to optimize nutrition for its most vulnerable newborns, the Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center has opened a Milk Lab in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to process and store breast milk for premature babies. Read More »