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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Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences at AU stresses teamwork

The dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences at Augusta University gave his annual State of the College address Tuesday with AU President Brooks Keel, Provost Gretchen Caughman and College of ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

AU discovers immune cells in mouth

Dr. Jack Yu and Dr. Barak Baban are part of a team that published a study that for the first time shows evidence of an innate class of immune cells in the tissues of the mouth and lips that ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

Patient advocate returns to Augusta for talk

Walking down a hallway at Chil­dren's Hospital of Georgia past a room that used to be her office and past decorations and features that she and her late son Daniel advocated for, the memories ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

Cancer therapy trial draws children from across nation

A clinical trial at Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University featuring a homegrown discovery is drawing kids from other prestigious cancer centers across the country.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Vitamin could affect diabetes, cholesterol

Dr. Norman Pollock, an associate professor of pediatrics at the Georgia Prevention Institute at AU, has three clinical trials to look at the effectiveness of vitamin K supplements in adults, and ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Former AU vice provost arrested on theft charges

A former vice provost at Augusta University was arrested today on a grand jury arrest warrant that accuses him of theft.
By Sandy Hodson | Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Stroke therapy targeted in stem cell trial

Dr. David Hess, chairman of the Department of Neurology at AU, will head up a Phase III international clinical trial for stroke patients using the MultiStem cell therapy to treat ischemic stroke, ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

New mom fought to get her breast cancer diagnosed

This year nearly 250,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, including more than 7,000 women in Georgia, and nearly 41,000 will die from it.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Supplements studied for anti-aging

Researchers Yanbin Dong and Haidong Zhu of the Georgia Prevention Institute at AU have a $2.5 million study to tack on to the national Vitamin D and Omega 3 Trial (known as VITAL) being run out of ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

AU pay changes ease, add to employee burden

The changes at AU are coming about through new rules in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act that must be enacted by Dec. 1.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

MCG students delve into dialysis diseases

The second-year medical students took part in the Eighth Annual Medical Scholars Research Day.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

ALS Walk benefits clinic, patients

The Beat Feet for ALS walk begins with registration at 8 a.m. and an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at Riverwalk Augusta.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

AU on path to getting new building

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved $4.5 million as part of its Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Request for design of a College of Science and Math Building.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Obscure gene could point to kidney cancer

A rarely studied gene could point to why black men have higher rates of kidney cancer and might provide a way of identifying a cancer for which there are no current screenings, researchers at ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

AUMC ER doc finalist for 'Ultimate Guy'

Dr. Jedidiah Ballard, an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Augusta University, is one of three finalists for the annual "Ultimate Guy Search" by Men's Health magazine.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

AU pay change will be 'tough'

A federally mandated change in pay will switch about 800 employees at Augusta University and its health system from salary to hourly employees and will result in only a partial paycheck for them ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Less salt could mean less inflammation

Reducing sodium intake can reduce blood pressure and is at the heart of public health campaigns to get people to reduce salt in their diets.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Turning old cells younger could aid transplants

Getting older stem cells to behave like younger ones could aid survival and placement in stem cell transplants and increase benefits for patients, and a drug already being used to treat cancer ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

Sanitizer draws power from green tea extract

The new hand sanitizers called ProtecTeaV, which is already on the market and available through the company web site, and at area drug stores, is the 14th product developed by Hsu and ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

'Brake' could be key to burning fat

A key gene that acts as a "brake" on an energy-burning type of fat could be key to understanding how to activate fat burning and potentially how to encourage fat burning in the body. An Augusta ...
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, Aug 27, 2016
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