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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GR Health increasing university support

Georgia Regents Health System is ahead of budget halfway through its fiscal year but needs to avoid a repeat of a slump in the next quarter that strained its finances last year, officials said.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Augusta weighs in on new GRU president

The suggestions range from someone who is able to connect with the community to someone who may not be a medical doctor like Azziz, who resigned Thursday.
By Tom Corwin, Tracey McManus and Meg Mirshak | Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Azziz leave plan $1.1 million

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz will get a paid year of leave plus a $470,000 one-time payment after he leaves the presidency, a package worth more than $1.1 million.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Azziz: Resignation is 'positive moment'

Saying he has finished “a very specific mission,” Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz resigned Thursday after nearly five years at the university.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Azziz expected to resign today

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz is expected to announce his resignation Thursday morning, according to a highly placed official at the university.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

New education doctorate started at GRU

The new Doctor of Education in Educational Innovation program at GRU is also part of a national movement to redefine what they enable graduates to do.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Augusta boy is first to partake of marijuana oil drug in trials

Preston Weaver, who has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and experiences 60 to 100 seizures a day, is the first child to receive Epidiolex in a clinical trial.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Marijuana oil trials about to start at GRU

The school has the green light to begin a two-patient compassionate access trial of Epidiolex, a drug made from purified cannabidiol oil, an active ingredient in marijuana.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

GRU researching liver cancer target

A new clue in a centuries-old debate about the role of inflammation in cancer could provide a unique target for deadly liver cancer and potentially other cancers as well.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

MCG students educated on ultrasound

Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University is joining about a dozen other schools in adding ultrasound instruction across all four years of medical school.
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Flu is here with unusual symptoms

Flu is definitely widespread in Georgia, which means it has appeared in more than half the counties in the state. On the scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest level of intensity for ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

More than 600 graduate from GRU

Georgia Regents University graduated more than 600 students in its fall commencment ceremony at the James Brown Arena on Saturday.
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

MCG students join nationwide protest

As she lay in an eerily silent protest for more than 15 minutes, with only the humming of electricity and gurgling from a nearby storm drain, Ijeoma Okoro teared up as she thought of those who ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Foundation jump starts GRU's child cancer trials

GRU researcher Theodore Johnson hopes his immunotherapy approach could become the beginning of what might be a unique program for children with cancer.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Man with Ménière's disease inspires clinical trial

A fledgling clinical trial could provide data about the impact stress has on people with salt-sensitive hypertension.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Many college students don't finish in 4 years

While Georgia is one of 34 states recognized by Complete College America for adopting innovative support programs, on-time completion is still stark.
By Tracey McManus | Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

GRU urges smokers to quit

Georgia Regents University observed the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke­out campaign Thursday with "commit to quit" stations to encourage students, staff and community members ...
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Azziz speaks of his 'gratitude' to GRU

A day after he was turned down for a post at another university, Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz shared a message with employees that was entitled "Gratitude."
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Azziz not favored for UNLV job

A search committee will not recommend Georgia Regents Uni­ver­sity President Ri­cardo Azziz to lead the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Cannabis oil study could cost $8 million

The Joint Study Committee on the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions met at GRU to hear about progress in getting clinical trials started on a drug from GW ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
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