Stories by Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Finalists for GRU president could be named mid-June, chairman says

Finalists to be the next president of Georgia Regents University could be named by mid-June, the chair of the search committee said.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, May 18, 2015

University, MCG to partner for residencies

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on $800,000 to establish 12 family medicine slots at University Hospital in partnership with the Medical College of Georgia.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Preston's Journey

Preston is the first child with uncontrollable seizures who was enrolled in a clinical trial at Georgia Regents University to receive the marijuana oil drug Epidiolex. The Augusta ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, May 15, 2015

Christ Community clinics expand childhood reading efforts

Christ Community Health Services Augusta will give books to young children beginning at 6 months when they come in for well-child appointments and encourage parents to read to them. The books will ...
By Tom Corwin

Expert: Parkinson's disease 'tsunami' for US

There is a “tsunami” of new Parkinson’s disease cases that will hit the U.S. in coming years as the population ages overall, an expert told the audience at a Georgia Regents Health System forum on ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, May 11, 2015

Graduate receives Beard Award

It is service to patients, whatever they need, that GRU graudate Jenny Dickson wants to carry on in her career.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, May 8, 2015

Speaker urges GRU grads to follow passions

It wasn't what she envisioned doing, but by following her passions Jane Chen and her company are on the road to saving a million premature babies around the world, a path she would recommend to ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

GRU educator's Nepal trip now includes aid mission

Jessica Schwind's mission to teach basic epidemiology in Nepal and help build up public health capacity just got more urgent. after the recent earthquake in that country.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, May 4, 2015

Doctors Hospital sues state

Doctors Hospital of Augusta is suing the state over its decision to award a license to build a hospital in Columbia County using a rare exception to the license standards.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, May 1, 2015

Hospital puts nurse pay cut on hold

Calling it a "good faith error," the interim CEO of Georgia Regents Medical Center said that eliminating some pay incentives, which were loudly protested Wednes­day, is on hold for now.
By Tom Corwin

New MCG, University ties possible, dean says

Medical College of Georgia Dean Peter Buckley revisited the school's strategic plan and checked in on satellite campuses across the state.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Activists to approach leaders on tougher smoking ordinance

At a meeting of Healthy Augusta, members of the BreathEasy Coa­lition showed off new ads promoting clean air and talked about approaching the Augusta Commission.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GRMC nurses oppose pay cuts

In two months veteran senior staff nurse Amie Powell will have her pay cut by Georgia Regents Medical Center and she is not happy about it.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chinese physicians exchange ideas at GRU

A handful of physicians from Jiangsu Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine are spending three months at GRU as part of an exchange between institutions that is being facilitated by ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Growth factors, immune response key for stem cells

The real power of these cells comes from their ability to regulate the immune response and spark the body's own regenerative machinery, leading researchers said. 
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 24, 2015

MCG Foundation gives $1 million

The foundation is donating $1 million to the J. Harold Harrison MD Edu­cation Commons building, which will be used to help retire some of the debt the building still carries.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spending of reserves questioned at GRU

While it helped solve problems working together years ago, Georgia Regents University and its health systems and faculty practices should re-evaluate whether that integrated governance is still ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Azziz to next GRU President: 'Take the time' to know community

Ricardo Azziz, who resigned earlier this year and will step down as president July 1 to begin a year-long "education leave with pay," also had some advice for his successor in an interview afterward.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, April 20, 2015

Former doctor's book awaits word on movie deal

The book "On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story" by retired Navy Commander Richard Jadick has been optioned to be made into a movie.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 17, 2015

Survey: Families satisfied with state care

A survey by the advocacy group VOR finds that families with loved ones in state developmental centers and hospitals are much happier with the care than those with relatives in non-institutional ...
By Tom Corwin
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