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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Azziz says size helps GRU compete

Bigger is better, and that is why the consolidation that Georgia Regents University underwent is really part of a larger trend, President Ricardo Azziz said.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, July 24, 2014

GRU officials resign for different reasons

Two top officials at Georgia Regents University are stepping down from their duties in unrelated cases.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GRU green tea lozenge helps dry mouth

In a randomized control trial of the MighTeaFlow lozenge versus a placebo with just a sugar substitute, the green-tea extract lozenge increased saliva flow.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GRU to vaccinate more with grant

GRU's residency program was one of 16 chosen to receive a $10,000 grant to help provide more flu and pneumococcal vaccines to the elderly.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New science, medical MBAs at GRU

The James M. Hull College of Business at GRU will start its first MD/MBA classes this fall with about eight students. 
By Tom Corwin | Monday, July 21, 2014

Marijuana-based drug works differently

Georgia Regents University and the state of Georgia have worked for months to land a marijuana-derived drug clinical trial for children with difficult seizure disorders. 
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, July 12, 2014

Science, art teach kids about cells

Some youths are learning this week about a unique combination of science and art called "Living Clay - Exploring and Sculpting Cells." It is a collaboration between GRU and Tire City Potters.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, July 10, 2014

Deal pushes for marijuana drug trials at GRU

Georgia children with difficult to treat seizures will get access to a marijuana-derived oil in a clinical trial through Georgia Regents University perhaps as soon as this month, or at least by ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Marijuana drugmaker to meet at GRU

Gov. Deal and the British manufacturer of a marijuana-derived drug will meet Tuesday at Georgia Regents University to discuss the possibility of clinical trials.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, July 7, 2014

Deep in thought? No, thanks, some say

Just sitting and thinking was not enjoyable for many people and some would rather give themselves an electric shock than sit idly by, a new study found.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, July 3, 2014

Third burglary in month reported at GRU fieldhouse

The latest burglary was reported about 12:50 a.m. Friday, when campus police discovered during a routine building check that the sliding entrance had been pried open.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, June 27, 2014

Students study along researchers at GRU camp

For Academy of Richmond County science teacher Judy Ward and four current and recently high school grads, summer vacation entails biomedical research, empiricisms and lab safety.
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Health expert to 'coach' community

Stephanie Johnson, an associate researcher with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, will be speak on how to make Augusta healthier.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Medical students produce at event

The Veggie Truck Market is held Tuesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.. through October and is sponsored by students from Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Augusta Locally Grown and ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burglary at Christenberry reported

Richmond County police are investigating a second burglary at Georgia Regents University's Christenberry Fieldhouse in less than a month.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Former dean at GRU leaves behind legacy

Former College of Dental Medicine dean Connie Drisko leaves behind a very tangible legacy at Georgia Regents University. Drisko, 73, died Sunday after battling leukemia.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, June 23, 2014

GRU students check up on nursery workers

To help reach the underserved Hispanic community, Georgia Regents University students provided free health screenings to more than 300 farm workers at Costa Layman Nurseries in Trenton, S.C.
By Tracey McManus | Friday, June 20, 2014

Stem cell trial could heal hearts

A clinical trial at Georgia Regents Medical Center is testing whether dosing the heart with specially manipulated stem cells can help heal the damage from heart failure and improve function.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, June 19, 2014

Immunotherapy promising for cancer

While clinical trials are still ongoing, using the immune system to target cancer and block the "checkpoints" that halt the immune response are already showing results, a researcher at Georgia ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Barrow working on ROTC amendment

The elimination of ROTC at Georgia Regents University and 12 other colleges was postponed this year and two U.S. congressmen are working to make sure the programs are given a fair shot before ...
By Tracey McManus | Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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