Augusta University

The system’s Board of Regents voted Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2015, to rename the school from Georgia Regents University to Augusta University, changing a name that angered residents and alumni alike, replacing it with one of the top choices from a $45,500 survey the school paid for before the original vote in 2012. The vote was unanimous with no discussion, and the name change was effective immediately.

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Big , small babies at greater risk for belly fat later

Birth weight at the extreme ends has long been considered associated with health problems later in life, particularly for those with very low birthweights and large babies, according to an Augusta ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, May 20, 2016

Sleep disorders, post-traumatic stress raise suicide risk

Rare clinical trials at AU for suicidal patients are looking for ways to treat underlying problems that could help lower that risk, Dr. Vaughn McCall told a conference at the Charlie Norwood VA ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, May 20, 2016

New Army officer gets special ceremony at Augusta University graduation

Jake Padgett was among 1,200 getting a degree this semester and among seven ROTC members who received a commission.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, May 13, 2016

Speaker at MCG ceremony celebrates success of medical research

Dr. Claire Pomeroy, president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, was the speaker Thursday for the Hooding Ceremony of Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ovarian Cancer Academy looks to fund new research

The academy has a $2 million budget this fiscal year, part of $20 million Congress directed toward ovarian cancer research, to fund five-year grants for young investigators to go into the field.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Augusta University gives man posthumous degree

Death will not keep Charles Davis from receiving a degree from his beloved Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Georgia Cancer Center renovation underway

A 72,000-square-foot renovation will extend out five floors of the M. Bert Storey Cancer Research Building up Laney-Walker Boulevard. Another three-story piece will connect the research building ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, May 9, 2016

New residencies open in state

New doctors will have 72 new residency training slots opening this year in Georgia. Many of those new slot are outside the traditional training centers in Atlanta and Augusta and are in more rural ...
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, May 7, 2016

New name for cancer center at AU

Although the university officially changed its name in January, the center waited until Monday to announce that its name would change from GRU Cancer Center to Georgia Cancer Center at AU.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Gov. Deal signs state budget with local benefits

Libraries, juvenile centers, a hospital and university research in the Augusta area will all benefit from provisions of the state budget Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones | Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Study finds antibiotics overused, ADHD kids don't get therapy first

In unrelated studies released Tuesday, the CDC found that nearly a third of antibiotics were prescribed needlessly, potentially feeding resistance to those drugs, and that very young children with ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Speaker urges doctors to reach out on social media

Physicians should use social media more often because patients are already on it gathering medical information, a cardiologist and social media expert said Thursday at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, April 28, 2016

Keel formally recognized as AU president

Dr. Brooks A. Keel received a prolonged standing ovation Wednesday during his formal investiture as president of Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Baseball clinic for kids part of My Brother's Keeper initiative

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis is taking the My Brother's Keeper initiative to Jaguar Field. Davis and the Augusta University Jaguars are holding a free baseball clinic and game day activities for ...
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

AU part of stem-cell study for heart failure

More than 100 patients took part in the largest clinical trial to look at using the cells as a potential treatment for heart failure patients.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, April 24, 2016

Defense budget calls for cybersecurity training funds

House budget writers have tucked a potential opportunity in their version of the defense authorization for next year that Augusta and Augusta University could eventually benefit from.
By Walter C. Jones | Friday, April 22, 2016

University holds Take Back the Night Rally

Dozens of white T-shirts swayed from clotheslines Thursday at Au­gusta University as reminders to sexual assault victims that rape should never be tolerated.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, April 21, 2016

Augusta needs to embrace cyber growth, AU president says

The relocation of the U.S. Army Cyber Command to Fort Gordon will create spinoff companies and jobs, but Augusta has to be ready to take advantage of that, Augusta University President Brooks Keel ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gut bacteria could silence sweet tooth, AU researcher says

Preliminary research at Augusta University shows a way to silence the sweet tooth by manipulating the bacterial environment in the gut. And it could potentially have implications for obesity down ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, April 17, 2016

AU, Cyber Center sign new partnership

The agreement to work together is the result of 18 months of talks between the center and the university.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, April 15, 2016
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