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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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 | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Regents approve tuition installment plan statewide

The Board of Regents voted Tuesday to extend its three-year test of the pay plan beyond Georgia Tech to all of the public schools in the University System of Georgia.
By Walter C. Jones | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GRU renovations approved

ATLANTA - The construction of a new operating room and renovation of the health-sciences student center at Georgia Regents University each got a green light.
By Walter C. Jones | Tuesday, May 19, 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 | Monday, May 18, 2015

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 | Friday, May 15, 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 | Monday, May 11, 2015

Laney-Walker roadwork inside GRU starts Monday

The heart of Georgia Re­gents University's health sciences campus will become a construction zone Monday as work begins to narrow Laney-Walker Boulevard.
By Meg Mirshak | Saturday, May 9, 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 | Friday, May 8, 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 | Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Raises vary widely for GRU administrators

While there has been an overall 6 percent increase in administrative pay at Georgia Regents University since it was created by consolidation, raises and promotions have caused vastly different ...
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson | Saturday, May 2, 2015

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 | Friday, May 1, 2015

GRU to hold groundbreaking ceremony for dorm

University officials, students, and developers will host a groundbreaking for a new 724-bed dormitory complex Friday, the opening move in GRU's decade long plan to integrate the university's ...
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, April 29, 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 | Monday, April 27, 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 | 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
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