Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dr. Harris named to two journal editorial boards

Dr. Ryan A. Harris, clinical exercise physiologist at the Institute for Public and Preventive Health at Georgia Health Sciences University, has been named to the editorial boards of the journals Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and Journal of Sports Sciences. Read More »

Clark receives Robert ‘Bob’ Majors Scholarship

Adam Clark, a buyer in Materials Management at Georgia Health Sciences Health System, has received the 2012 Robert “Bob” Majors Scholarship from Novation, the leading supply contracting company for University HealthSystem Consortium member organizations. The scholarship provides $2,500 toward continuing education fees in materials management. Clark was selected based on his educational pursuits, service group involvement and knowledge of and dedication to his field. Read More »

Lewis honored by International Society for Sexual Medicine

Dr. Ronald Lewis, a sexual medicine expert at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University, has received the 2012 Special Service Award from the International Society for Sexual Medicine. He was honored at the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine 2012 in Chicago. Read More »

GHSU students partner with Kroc Center for obesity intervention program

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Health Sciences University medical students are suiting up alongside the Salvation Army Kroc Center to combat an epidemic. GHSU’s Medicine-Pediatrics Interest Group is partnering with the ... Read More »

GHSU Cancer Center launches brain tumor clinic

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dr. Olivier Rixe considers his calling a legacy. In overseeing the brain tumor clinic at the Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center, the medical oncologist draws on ... Read More »

Life Skills training helps teens manage anger, lower blood pressure

A 10-week program that fits easily into the high school curriculum could give students a lifetime of less anger and lower blood pressure, researchers report. Health and physical education teachers taught anger and stress management to 86 ninth graders in Augusta, Ga., and found their ability to control anger increased, their anxiety decreased and their blood pressures were generally lower over the course of a day compared to 73 of their peers who received no intervention, according to a study published in the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine. Read More »

Drisko and Heimlich receive GHS Diversity Awards

Dr. Connie Drisko, Dean of the Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine, and Brett Heimlich, an M.D./Ph.D. student, are recipients of Georgia Health Sciences 2012 Diversity Awards. The awards recognize sustained commitment to diversity and inclusiveness at GHS. Drisko and Heimlich will receive the awards at GHSU’s second annual Diversity Summit Sept. 14. Read More »

Medical Associates Executive Committee to meet

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Executive Committee of the Physicians Practice Group, doing business as Georgia Health Sciences Medical Associates, will meet at 7 a.m., Monday, Sept. 10, in Room 1491 of the GHSU Annex Building. Read More »

Stress prompts some to retain as much salt as eating fries

When stressed, about 30 percent of blacks hold onto too much sodium, the equivalent of eating a small order of fast food French fries or a small bag of potato chips, researchers say. “This response pattern puts you under a greater blood pressure load over the course of the day and probably throughout the night as well, increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Gregory Harshfield, hypertension researcher at the Institute of Public and Preventive Health at Georgia Health Sciences University. Read More »

GHSU cancer clinician helped develop new FDA-approved drug that prolongs survival in patients with metastatic colon cancer

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a drug effective in starving cancer growth, which was first studied in humans by a Georgia Health Sciences University ... Read More »