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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Student tests part of World AIDS Day

As part of the university's observation of World AIDS Day, the Ryan White Outreach Team at AU provided dozens of students with the rapid test, which can deliver results in about 20 minutes.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Delivery options dwindle

For many women in Georgia, the options for where to give birth have been dwindling rapidly as more hospitals close labor and delivery units or shut down altogether, particularly in rural areas.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Care could be hurt by doctor shortage

The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts there will be a shortage of 46,000 to 90,000 physicians in 2025.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

Georgia, Texas try to retain new doctors

Georgia and Texas have greatly increased their medical school enrollments and are looking at creative strategies to increase residencies as a way of keeping those newly minted doctors to practice ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

MCG hears from big public health advocate

Dr. J. Michael McGinnis, now Senior Scholar at the National Academy of Medicine, spoke Thursday at the strategic planning retreat for Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Smokeout encourages quitting

With the Great American Smokeout, smokers are encouraged to quit, even just for the day, and organizations like Augusta University are offering ways to help smokers break the habit for good.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Rare donation helps man save brother

Johnny Lambert became the second person to receive a half-match transplant at the center last March and has been the most successful so far.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Green tea compound fights cold sores

An active ingredient in green tea appears to work on the virus that causes most cold sores and shortened their duration in a clinic trial, an Augusta University researcher said.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Augusta University stops tougher admissions

Plans to keep raising admissions standards at Augusta University ground to a halt after administrators decided it was hurting enrollment growth, President Brooks Keel told the Board of Regents.
By Walter C. Jones | Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Augusta University enrollment down but tuition up

Enrollment at Augusta University has fallen 12.8 percent since Fall 2012, according to figures obtained from the University System of Georgia.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

First Harrison chair at MCG has had diverse career

A former punter and kicker in the NFL, Dr. Alan Herline is now a minimally invasive colorectal surgeon and a clinical researcher with an engineering background and mindset.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Documents name university police chief candidates

The candidates, all with at least 19 years of law enforcement experience, are seeking to replace former public safety director and police chief William McBride, who retired in June amid an ...
By Travis Highfield | Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

State will be in dentistry school name

The new name - the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University - addresses concerns raised by dental students that the university's new name would not accurately reflect the college's ...
By Lisa Kaylor | Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Having fun with Halloween

Angela Zhou carves her first-ever pumpkin at the Augusta University Summervillle campus in Augusta Tuesday afternoon October 20, 2015.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Flu already hits Georgia, South Carolina

While it is still too early to say if this will be a severe flu season, getting vaccinated now against it is a good idea, officials said.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

U.S. senator, FBI official discuss cybersecurity

Government, military, education and law enforcement officials gathered to discuss the importance of effective cybersecurity training during Augusta University's Cyber Education Summit Wednesday.
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Augusta University gains most Post-9/11 GI Bill students, dollars in 2014

According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill at Augusta University increased by 175 students and $3.2 million in 2014.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Officer resigned amid sexual harassment allegations

An Augusta University officer who resigned last week had been accused of sexually harassing female employees in the College of Dental Medicine as recently as last month.
By Travis Highfield | Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Retired Army major general speaks about cybersecurity

The "human element" has caused more security breaches and computer network damages than any technology failure, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Davis said Thursday night.
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Loss of state name concerns dental school

Soon after the name change to Augusta University, College of Dental Medicine Dean Carol Lefebvre said she heard from students concerned that the name Georgia no longer graces the state's only ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
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