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Late researcher honored with scholarship fund

The late Dr. Tapan Chatterjee of Augusta University didn't quite live long enough to see a dream fulfilled but his legacy survives.
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, July 23, 2016

United Methodists give Paine $250,000

The United Methodist Church stepped forward Friday with $250,000 for Paine College to help the struggling school in its fight for financial stability.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, July 22, 2016

Grants help AU train nurses

Registered nurses who want to provide advanced care can get help with going back to school full time through two federal grants to the College of Nursing at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, July 21, 2016

MCG gets full eight-year accreditation

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting agency for U.S. and Canadian medical schools, gave the school its full accreditation for meeting the 12 standards the agency has for ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Area ranks near bottom in national dental care report

The Augusta area ranked among the worst for the number of adults who went without seeing a dentist in the past year.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, July 14, 2016

Whole Foods to help Paine in fundraising goal

Paine is in the midst of a continuing fundraising program as it awaits a decision next month on its appeal of a recommendation to discontinue the school's accreditation by the Southern Association ...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Aiken Technical College announces new scholarship opportunities

Aiken Technical College is now accepting applications for more than $64,000 worth of scholarships.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, July 12, 2016

AU student named Tillman Scholar

Cody Ward is one of 60 Tillman Scholars selected this year from among thousands of post-9/11 military, veterans and their spouses who applied for the awards, which this year totaled more than $1.8 ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, July 11, 2016

Fat gone bad could lead to Alzheiemer's

A type of fat that turns bad could be the seed for damaging plaques in the brain that form in Alzheimer's disease, and could provide not only a target for potential therapy but also an early test ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, July 4, 2016

Obesity puts stress on fat cells, AU research finds

One of the main problems with obesity could be too few new fat cells for storage, forcing existing fat cells to engorge and become diseased, research at Au­gus­ta University has found. The ...
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, July 2, 2016

Paine College gets $1 million, but more needed

Declaring it a “historical moment,” the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church College of Bishops donated $1 million to Paine College to help it solidify its finances as it battles to keep ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Paine to announce big donation

The college has scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference Wednesday to announce a $1 million donation from the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, one of two churches that founded and support the ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Augusta University redeveloping former Golf & Gardens site

The university has controlled the riverfront property since it was deeded to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents in 2012.
By Damon Cline | Monday, June 27, 2016

Augusta cancer director taking part in 'moonshot'

The director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University is taking part in the Cancer Moonshot Summit this week, where he believes the center is well-positioned to be part of a surge of ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, June 27, 2016

Doctor part of effort to improve response to mass casualties

Dr. Gina Piazza is helping to lead a task force to suggest better ways for emergency departments to respond to events like the nightclub shooting in Orlando but says it still doesn't have the ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, June 26, 2016

Students learn from summer camp at MCG

Before spending a week on the campus of Augusta University, Caitlin Vinson wanted to become a nurse who might then go on to medical school.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, June 24, 2016

AU symposium looks at Alzheimer efforts

Augusta University will host a daylong symposium Saturday to help educate people about the disease and what work is being done to combat it in the Augusta region.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, June 23, 2016

Paine fate decided in August

According to the official decision posted Thursday, Paine was removed from membership because it failed to meet financial standards that it "has a sound financial base and financial stability to ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, June 23, 2016

Paine wants to earn trust back

As Paine College fights to keep its accreditation, it knows it needs to earn back the trust of some donors with sound fiscal management, and that has already begun, the chairman-elect of the board ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, June 19, 2016

Researcher looks at diabetes in pregnancy

Dr. Jennifer Thompson has received a five-year, $1 million Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health to look at gestational diabetes and its effect on offspring.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, June 17, 2016
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