Thursday, November 20, 2014

Education Specialist in Counseling degree approved

Augusta, Ga. – The Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Special Education at Augusta State University received approval from the University System of Georgia Board of Regents for a new ... Read More »

Publix raises $16,000 for Children’s Medical Center

Area Publix stores have raised $16,302 for the Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center through an annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in-store fundraiser. Funds generated from the May 26 through June 16 campaign will help fund equipment and technology upgrades at Augusta’s only children’s hospital, which treats about 70,000 children annually. Read More »

Medical Center and Health System boards to meet August 23

The Boards of Directors of Georgia Health Sciences Health System and MCG Health, Inc., doing business as Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center, will meet Thursday, August 23, in the first-floor conference room of the GHS Children’s Medical Center. The Medical Center board will meet from 10 a.m. to noon and the Health System board will meet from 1-3 p.m. Read More »

Forums planned to discuss ASU/GHSU consolidation

Augusta, Ga.-  Open forums with Augusta State University Interim President Shirley Kenny and Georgia Health Sciences University President Ricardo Azziz will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, to answer questions about ... Read More »

Internet security expert to speak at ASU

  Augusta, Ga. – Internet security expert Johannes Ullrich will discuss the security dangers of Internet Protocol version 6 or IPv6, the system that governs all communication across the internet, ... Read More »

Studies seek better understanding and treatment of depression

Connecting the dots between two molecules whose levels are decreased in depression and increased by current antidepressants could yield new therapies, researchers say. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that enables brain cells to communicate and brain-derived neurotropic factor, or BDNF, is a brain-nourishing molecule that also aids connectivity. Popular antidepressants such as Prozac, developed to increase levels of serotonin, have recently been found to also increase BDNF levels, said Dr. Anilkumar Pillai, neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University. Read More »

Pollock hosts American Physiological Society research fellow

Dr. Jennifer Pollock, Weiss Professor of Experimental Medicine at Georgia Health Sciences University and Director of the University System of Georgia M.D./Ph.D. Program, is the research host for Sofia Morsing, ... Read More »

Tay named Chair of GHSU Endodontics Department

Augusta, Ga. – Dr. Franklin Tay has been named Chair of the Georgia Health Sciences University Department of Endodontics. Tay succeeds Dr. Norman Weller, who is retiring after chairing the ... Read More »

Azziz to speak at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony

Dr. Ricardo Azziz, President of Georgia Health Sciences University and CEO of Georgia Health Sciences Health System, will be the keynote speaker at the White Coat Ceremony for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University in Miami. The ceremony is planned for Friday, Aug. 10. Read More »

Wikesjö named Interim Chair of GHSU Department of Oral Biology

Augusta, Ga. – Dr. Ulf Wikesjö has been appointed Interim Chair of the Georgia Health Sciences University Department of Oral Biology. He succeeds Dr. Kalu Ogbureke, who had served as ... Read More »