Stories by Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

New CEO of AUMC focusing on improving patient safety and satisfaction

New AU Medical Center CEO Lee Ann Liska has "truly hit the ground running" in her first two months and is already planning sweeping changes to improve patient safety and satisfaction, Augusta ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences at AU stresses teamwork

The dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences at Augusta University gave his annual State of the College address Tuesday with AU President Brooks Keel, Provost Gretchen Caughman and College of ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

AU team tries to alter genes to fight disease

Using cutting-edge technologies not available even a few years ago, researchers at Augusta University are looking to take on a muscle-wasting disease at "the root" by altering genes and providing ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

Augusta VA supervisor sentenced to prison

In what the judge called a "tragic case," a former Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center supervisor was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in federal prison for making false statements in medical files.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Plaque honoring Charbonnier family unveiled at Augusta University

He never taught at Medical College of Georgia but Prof. Leon Henri Charbonnier has had a long and ongoing legacy there that received additional recognition Tuesday night from Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

Walton holds adaptive golf tournament

At the driving range at Forest Hills Golf Club, G.C. Gordy is strapped to a seat in his special golf cart that elevates and pushes forward to hold him in a standing position over the ball, which ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

Paine student wins chemistry scholarship

Ever since she first took chemistry at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School, Valerie Hollimon has been fascinated with the science. Now it is paying off for her.
By Tom Corwin

AU discovers immune cells in mouth

Dr. Jack Yu and Dr. Barak Baban are part of a team that published a study that for the first time shows evidence of an innate class of immune cells in the tissues of the mouth and lips that ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

Patient advocate returns to Augusta for talk

Walking down a hallway at Chil­dren's Hospital of Georgia past a room that used to be her office and past decorations and features that she and her late son Daniel advocated for, the memories ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

Evacuee patients remain at Augusta hospitals

Dozens of evacuees from coastal areas were still in Augusta hospitals Monday, in some cases because the areas they came from still aren't back to normal, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Cancer therapy trial draws children from across nation

A clinical trial at Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University featuring a homegrown discovery is drawing kids from other prestigious cancer centers across the country.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Newborn among medical evacuees to Augusta

A day after he was born in Brunswick, Foster Grey Bishop and his mother were transported in the middle of the night to Trinity Hospital of Augusta just ahead of Hurricane Matthew.
By Tom Corwin

Evacuees head to University, AUMC at shelters

Most of the patients who were going to be evacuated to Augusta are here or are en route, said Shawn Vincent, interim Chief Operating Officer for AU Medical Center. 
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Coastal hospital patients evacuated to Augusta

AU Medical Center has received 25 patients from areas likely to be affected by Hurricane Matthew and 30 more were on the way Thursday night, mostly from the Brunswick and St. Marys areas, said the ...
By Tom Corwin

Haitian native moved to help Hilton Head evacuees

Elize Joseph, the administrator of the University Extended Care Kentwood nursing facility, is a native of Haiti and has seen the devastation of hurricanes firsthand. 
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Vitamin could affect diabetes, cholesterol

Dr. Norman Pollock, an associate professor of pediatrics at the Georgia Prevention Institute at AU, has three clinical trials to look at the effectiveness of vitamin K supplements in adults, and ...
By Tom Corwin

Stroke therapy targeted in stem cell trial

Dr. David Hess, chairman of the Department of Neurology at AU, will head up a Phase III international clinical trial for stroke patients using the MultiStem cell therapy to treat ischemic stroke, ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

New mom fought to get her breast cancer diagnosed

This year nearly 250,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, including more than 7,000 women in Georgia, and nearly 41,000 will die from it.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Supplements studied for anti-aging

Researchers Yanbin Dong and Haidong Zhu of the Georgia Prevention Institute at AU have a $2.5 million study to tack on to the national Vitamin D and Omega 3 Trial (known as VITAL) being run out of ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

AU pay changes ease, add to employee burden

The changes at AU are coming about through new rules in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act that must be enacted by Dec. 1.
By Tom Corwin
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