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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Speaker urges doctors to reach out on social media

Physicians should use social media more often because patients are already on it gathering medical information, a cardiologist and social media expert said Thursday at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, April 28, 2016

Keel formally recognized as AU president

Dr. Brooks A. Keel received a prolonged standing ovation Wednesday during his formal investiture as president of Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Baseball clinic for kids part of My Brother's Keeper initiative

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis is taking the My Brother's Keeper initiative to Jaguar Field. Davis and the Augusta University Jaguars are holding a free baseball clinic and game day activities for ...
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

AU part of stem-cell study for heart failure

More than 100 patients took part in the largest clinical trial to look at using the cells as a potential treatment for heart failure patients.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, April 24, 2016

Defense budget calls for cybersecurity training funds

House budget writers have tucked a potential opportunity in their version of the defense authorization for next year that Augusta and Augusta University could eventually benefit from.
By Walter C. Jones | Friday, April 22, 2016

University holds Take Back the Night Rally

Dozens of white T-shirts swayed from clotheslines Thursday at Au­gusta University as reminders to sexual assault victims that rape should never be tolerated.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, April 21, 2016

Augusta needs to embrace cyber growth, AU president says

The relocation of the U.S. Army Cyber Command to Fort Gordon will create spinoff companies and jobs, but Augusta has to be ready to take advantage of that, Augusta University President Brooks Keel ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gut bacteria could silence sweet tooth, AU researcher says

Preliminary research at Augusta University shows a way to silence the sweet tooth by manipulating the bacterial environment in the gut. And it could potentially have implications for obesity down ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, April 17, 2016

AU, Cyber Center sign new partnership

The agreement to work together is the result of 18 months of talks between the center and the university.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, April 15, 2016

MCG Foundation head retiring

James B. "Jim" Osborne, the foundation's president and CEO for 26 years, will retire in June, at which time the No. 2 executive, Ian Mercier, assumes the role.
By Damon Cline | Friday, April 15, 2016

Groups promote sexual assault awareness

Augusta University is working with Paine College, Fort Gordon and Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services to expand their awareness efforts.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, April 11, 2016

New antibodies could solve muscle weakness mystery

The Augusta University team and others have focused on two potential antibodies that target two proteins in a pathway needed to maintain a proper connection between nerves and muscle in their ...
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, April 2, 2016

AU student recognized for cancer research

Amy Paschall was recently awarded the Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award for her work on immunotherapy.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

AU conference looks at disability desire disorder

Augusta University held one of the first conferences in the country Wednesday to address the condition known as body integrity identity disorder in which a person desires to be disabled and some ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

LGBT in Augusta applaud Deal veto

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's decision Monday to veto the "religious freedoms" bill many had feared would lead to discrimination against gay or transgender persons was applauded at a panel convened ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, March 28, 2016

Augusta University looks to expand brand statewide

Students originating from Columbia and Richmond counties are well represented in the undergraduate student body at Augusta University, but officials are looking to tap into other population ...
By Travis Highfield | Sunday, March 27, 2016

AU event pushes for greater LGBT awareness

Better educating health care providers about transgender, gay and lesbian patients is part of Augusta University's Come Out for Health Week beginning Monday.
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, March 26, 2016

New Arsenal Oak planted at Augusta University

Located in the front yard of Benet House, a new Arsenal Oak - and descendant of the original tree - was planted Wednesday, not far from where its ancestor towered for generations.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, March 24, 2016

Augusta-area officers trained to stop bleeding

Using a concept that has saved lives on the battlefield, a number of area law enforcement agencies got training and free kits Thursday that could help stanch bleeding wounds and potentially save ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, March 24, 2016

Allergies flaring during early season

Tree pollens are still hanging around and now other pollen producers like grasses are beginning to crank up, said Dr. William Dolen, interim division chief of allergy and immunology at Augusta ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, March 23, 2016
 
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