Georgia Regents University

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents gave final approval on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 to the merger and new name for the former Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities, one of four mergers it voted to begin last year.

Consolidation has seen its share of controversy through a drawn out merger process, particularly over the choice of the name Georgia Regents over the much more popular University of Augusta. It prompted a pending lawsuit from Regent University in Virginia that claims the name violates its trademark.

The next big steps are finishing a needs assessment that takes into account future research and student growth along with current student, faculty and staff needs. That includes integrating the former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame property on Reynolds Street, and what programs might be created or shifted there.

Updates to a master facilities plan that takes into account important new pieces, such as creating the state’s second National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center will also be completed. The Board of Regents voted in 2012 to include $45 million in bond funding for the project in its fiscal year 2014 budget request.

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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 | Saturday, April 25, 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 | Friday, April 24, 2015

GRU students rally to support grieving Georgia Southern

About 300 other students from GRU's College of Nursing gathered Friday to pay their respects to five Georgia Southern students who were killed in a crash.
By Travis Highfield | Friday, April 24, 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 | Thursday, April 23, 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 | Wednesday, April 22, 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 | Monday, April 20, 2015

Tuition increases tough on students

Along with the higher costs of providing services and a push to create new academic programs, higher tuition at Georgia's state colleges and universities is a result of years of the state ...
By Tracey McManus | Saturday, April 18, 2015

President vacancy at GRU draws interest

The search for a new president for Georgia Regents University has drawn interest from numerous applicants, University System of Georgia officials said.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Beet juice might make breathing easier

As Carole Davies sits ready to pedal on an exercise bike while hooked up to machines that will measure her breathing, bottles of juice sit on a nearby table. Beet juice might help patients like ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, April 13, 2015

Right environment leads to living well

What happens early on to children can affect how well-adjusted and successful they are later on in life, which is why Georgia is striving for better quality in child care centers.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, April 6, 2015

GRU plan integrates health science, liberal arts campuses

The health science and liberal arts divide of Georgia Regents University could be history by 2025, according to a 10-year master plan unveiled by consultants at a town hall meeting Wednesday.
By Tracey McManus | Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MCG students max out the Match

Welcome to Match Day, when senior medical students get an envelope that informs them where their top choices of residency programs lined up with the preferred list from the programs themselves to ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, March 20, 2015

GRU violates Animal Welfare Act

Georgia Regents University was found this year to have committed five violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act in its research labs, several of which are repeat offenses from previous U.S. ...
By Tracey McManus | Friday, March 20, 2015

Medical marijuana research presents opportunity to regents

While the legislature and media dwell on the emotional and controversial aspects of marijuana as medicine, research by Georgia Regents University is taking a scientific approach to sort through ...
By Walter C. Jones | Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Surgeons, specialist in short supply by 2025

Despite a modest increase in the number of physicians trained each year, the country still faces a looming shortage of physicians, particularly in areas like surgery or cancer care.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GRU search committee seeks leader

The committee held its initial meeting to receive its charge from University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby to find a replacement for Ricardo Azziz. 
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

First meeting Thursday for GRU president search

The committee, led by Regent James Hull, of Augusta, will receive its formal charge that will outline its roles and responsibilities during this initial meeting.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

GRU community outreach initiative targets lung cancer

Using a $1.74 million, three-year grant, GRU's Cancer Center and partners are launching the c-CARE initiative in an effort to target lung cancer and then other preventable cancers.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Azziz replacement panel named

Regent Jim Hull of Augusta will lead the search committee to find the next president of Georgia Regents University.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Plan for safety narrows street at GRU

A long anticipated renovation to the section of Laney-Walker Boulevard that runs through Georgia Regents University could finally be moving closer to getting underway.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
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