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The Medical College of Georgia, the founding school of Augusta University, offers clinical training at approximately 100 sites across the state enabling students to experience the full spectrum of medicine, from tertiary/ quaternary care hospitals to small-town solo practices. Inappropriate, offensive, injurious and illegal content may be removed by MCG employees identified as account administrators or at the direction of MCG Communications. As a state agency, we cannot endorse a product or service.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of ...
05/18/2019
MM 051819 - Diagnosing Glaucoma

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how proteins from our tears may soon be used to accurately diagnose glaucoma.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia. For more Medical Minute episodes, visit the GPB Augusta SoundCloud page.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how proteins from our tears may soon b

Here is what you should know about Goss Lane and parking.
05/17/2019
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Here is what you should know about Goss Lane and parking.

PARKING: Have you noticed that Goss Lane has become a one-way? Here's why:

Dr. Doug Patten, associate dean of the Medical College of Georgia’s Southwest Campus, along with third-year medical st...
05/13/2019
Medical student recognizes faculty; Phoebe board reviews radiology advancements

Dr. Doug Patten, associate dean of the Medical College of Georgia’s Southwest Campus, along with third-year medical student Jennifer Nwokocha, presented teaching excellence awards to members of the Phobe Putney medical staff selected by students for their expertise and passion for training the next generation of physicians.

“I take seriously your responsibility as the guardians of the sacred trust between this facility and the community,” Patten told the board. “I want to take this opportunity to thank you for creating an environment where the next generation of health care providers can train to become great providers who will help sustain the mission of this hospital.”

We simply could not educate the next generation of physicians without the help of our clinical volunteer faculty across the state!

Dr. Bernardo Rebeil, an interventional radiologist at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, said his field is a new approach there even though he has focused on interventional radiology with a special

Augusta University
05/13/2019
Augusta University

Augusta University

#ParkingUpdate: In addition to Lot 10 closure, brief sewer work will limit traffic through Goss Lane.

It starts at home. MCG researchers are hoping strengthening families will be key to preventing substance abuse in teens.
05/13/2019
Program takes on alcohol, e-cigarette use by children

It starts at home. MCG researchers are hoping strengthening families will be key to preventing substance abuse in teens.

Strengthening families is key to preventing kids from substance abuse, MCG researchers say.

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05/11/2019
Augusta University

Augusta University

Feeling displaced by Lot 10 Closure? Take these 3 steps. #parking

05/11/2019
The Medical Minute 051119 (Kidney Inflamation)

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how a synthetic peptide, can halt destructive inflammation in the kidneys and help them better recover.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how a synthetic peptide, can halt dest

Medical College of Georgia's cover photo
05/10/2019

Medical College of Georgia's cover photo

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05/10/2019

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Congratulations Dr. Crowe! This is only the second time in MCG's history that a student has received the Excellence in P...
05/10/2019
MCG student honored for public health service

Congratulations Dr. Crowe! This is only the second time in MCG's history that a student has received the Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service!

He hasn't left medical school yet but Medical College of Georgia student Jonathan Reid Crowe is receiving a prestigious public health award.

Today is the day all your hard work pays off! Congrats to our newest physicians - the Class of 2019!
05/09/2019

Today is the day all your hard work pays off! Congrats to our newest physicians - the Class of 2019!

The Remote Evaluation for Acute Ischemic Stroke (REACH) program, developed at MCG and known today as the Augusta Univers...
05/09/2019
Do rural areas benefit from on-call stroke experts?

The Remote Evaluation for Acute Ischemic Stroke (REACH) program, developed at MCG and known today as the Augusta University Stroke/Telestroke Network, is a telemedicine service that connects rural hospitals with the Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center at Augusta University where consulting stroke specialists are on call around the clock.

Dennis Hall gets up most days around 5 in the morning. As a carpenter and all-around handyman in his hometown of Swainsboro, Georgia, he likes to get an early start to his day. But one morning in November 2018, when Hall decided to take a mid-morning nap, he woke up feeling nauseous and dizzy, and ....

More great news about MCG’s proposed 3+ Track!
05/05/2019
Medical College of Georgia changes aim to get more doctors to rural areas

More great news about MCG’s proposed 3+ Track!

In order to get more doctors to rural underserved areas of Georgia, the Medical College of Georgia is looking to shorten their time in school, get them into primary care and offer tuition forgiveness if they practice at least six years in one of those areas.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of ...
05/04/2019
The Medical Minute 050419 (Depression)

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how, at least in men, activating a specific gene can turn around classic symptoms of depression.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how, at least in men, activating a spe

Investigators hope the tests will one day improve patient outcomes and reduce costs for a cancer that has both high mort...
05/01/2019
New urine tests for bladder cancer may improve patient outcomes, reduce procedures, costs

Investigators hope the tests will one day improve patient outcomes and reduce costs for a cancer that has both high mortality and treatment costs, says Dr. Vinata Lokeshwar, chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

MCG scientists hope non-invasive and better tests that measure a gene variant commonly found in bladder cancer could help improve patient outcomes.

Don't forget to come out and enjoy some Blues music this Saturday while supporting the recently opened free mental healt...
04/30/2019

Don't forget to come out and enjoy some Blues music this Saturday while supporting the recently opened free mental health clinic! Ticket prices are "suggested donations" so any amount is appreciated!

Here are the ticket purchasing options:
1) Contribute the ticket amount to the clinic’s GoFundMe page and comment the amount of tickets you want reserved:
https://www.gofundme.com/alas-free-mental-health-clinic
2) Send payment to PayPal: [email protected] or Venmo @NorahEssali and comment the amount of tickets you want reserved

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of ...
04/28/2019
The Medical Minute 042719 (Optic Nerves)

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses an enzyme that can help reduce damage to the optic nerve caused by trauma.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses an enzyme that can help reduce damage

Agreed, Dr. Nuss! Thanks for sharing! And congrats to our amazing alums!
04/27/2019

Agreed, Dr. Nuss! Thanks for sharing! And congrats to our amazing alums!

Congratulations to our amazing faculty awardees!
04/26/2019

Congratulations to our amazing faculty awardees!

We were glad to welcome Dr. Barbara Castleberry Carlton, '57, back to her alma mater to tour the beautiful Harrison Comm...
04/26/2019

We were glad to welcome Dr. Barbara Castleberry Carlton, '57, back to her alma mater to tour the beautiful Harrison Commons for the first time yesterday.
Dr. Carlton's philanthropic spirit helped us remodel the university's Gross Anatomy Lab a few years back. Fitting, since her most memorable time at MCG was watching her cadaver being hoisted up an elevator shaft.
She's pictured here with Dean Hess and current students on the Boardman Patio of the Harrison Commons - two more great examples of how philanthropy is changing the state's public medical school!
Read more about Dr. Carlton: https://magazines.augusta.edu/2015/11/06/giving-back/

2019 Raft Debate
04/25/2019

2019 Raft Debate

More than half the population will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime, accor...
04/25/2019
Free mental health clinic now offered on final Thursday of each month

More than half the population will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime, according to the CDC. There is also a shortage of mental healthcare professionals so doctors and students sat the Medical College of Georgia are working to bridge the gap between those seeking treatment and those providing it.

Psychiatry resident Dr. Norah Essali looked for a free mental health clinic where she could volunteer ad she found resources in our community, but she says she did not find a free clinic dedicated specifically to mental health so she decided to start one.

Thanks WJBF NewsChannel 6 for the coverage!

More than half the population will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime, according to the CDC. There is also a shortage of mental healthcare professionals so doctors and students sat the Medical College of Georgia are working to bridge the gap between those...

Research by MCG neuroscientist Dr. Alexis Stranahan details how obesity can erode some patients’ brain function and po...
04/23/2019
Georgia researchers reverse mental decline in diabetic mice

Research by MCG neuroscientist Dr. Alexis Stranahan details how obesity can erode some patients’ brain function and possibly lead to dementia. Thanks AJC for the coverage!

Using genetically engineered mice, scientists at the Medical College of Georgia were able to reverse mental decline linked to obesity.

Dear Colleagues,Dr. Lois Ellison, medical historian in residence and provost emeritus, died on Saturday at the age of 95...
04/22/2019

Dear Colleagues,
Dr. Lois Ellison, medical historian in residence and provost emeritus, died on Saturday at the age of 95. As one of the longest serving faculty members in university history, Dr. Ellison devoted more than a half-century of service to our medical school and her beloved alma mater.
Her reputation as a tireless advocate for education and research excellence often preceded her, but for those who knew her, it was her compassionate and altruistic spirit that made her remarkable. Her devotion to the Medical College of Georgia and her steadfast commitment to medical students and faculty ensured that her influence was felt well beyond her tenure as faculty member and administrator.
Dr. Ellison is owed a great debt of gratitude – for it was her bold determination that helped shape the institution we know today. As a 1950 graduate of MCG, Dr. Ellison established the institution’s first Cardiopulmonary Laboratory in 1956 and served as its first director. It was at this lab that the university’s first heart catheterizations and blood gases were performed. Later, Dr. Ellison would serve as provost and hospital administrator, where she championed a vision for world-class health sciences education in Augusta and later, the construction of new clinical facilities and a children’s hospital.
Her influence, however, reaches beyond geography and into the fabric of our history. Blazing a trail for women interested in science and medicine, Dr. Ellison was the first female president of the Georgia Thoracic Society and the first woman elected president of the School of Medicine Alumni Association and the Faculty Senate of the Medical College of Georgia. She was also the first woman to serve as an at-large member of Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a 15-member board of nationally recognized scientists.
Her passion for medicine was a powerful force in her marriage to Dr. Robert G. Ellison, a 1943 MCG graduate who served as chief of cardiothoracic surgery here for 32 years, and will live on in her family, which includes five sons, three of whom are physicians, and nine grandchildren.
Please join me in remembering Dr. Ellison and all of her many contributions.
Sincerely,
Brooks A. Keel, PhD
President, Augusta University
CEO, AU Health System

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of ...
04/20/2019
The Medical Minute 042019 (Y - Shaped Antibodies)

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses advances in a technique doctors are using to diagnose the cancer, multiple myeloma.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses advances in a technique doctors are us

Congrats to our own Dr. Lee Ann Merchen on being named MCG's assistant dean for clinical curriculum!
04/18/2019
Merchen named MCG assistant dean for clinical curriculum

Congrats to our own Dr. Lee Ann Merchen on being named MCG's assistant dean for clinical curriculum!

Dr. Lee Ann Merchen, director of MCG's internal medicine residency, has been named to new role to help streamline the medical school's clinical curriculum.

The award, which was presented at the AAMC Group on Regional Medical Campuses annual meeting this week in Spokane, Washi...
04/17/2019
MCG Southeast Campus receives STAR Award

The award, which was presented at the AAMC Group on Regional Medical Campuses annual meeting this week in Spokane, Washington, recognizes significant efforts of regional campuses to develop programs that help students and strengthen ties with the communities they serve.

MCG’s Southeast Campus is the recipient of the AAMC STAR Award for their joint efforts with the Medical Association of Georgia to train medical students to respond to disaster situations.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of ...
04/13/2019
The Medical Minute 041319 (Transplants)

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses new discoveries in the battle against organ rejection in transplant patients.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses new discoveries in the battle against

So what's so great about Augusta-- other than the world's most prestigious golf tournament?One thing, according to WJBF ...
04/12/2019
Augusta in the top 100 Best Places to Live

So what's so great about Augusta-- other than the world's most prestigious golf tournament?
One thing, according to WJBF NewsChannel 6? The draw of people to Ft. Gordon as well as Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia, which helps add to its well rounded culture as a mid-size town with a big town feel.

Augusta, (WJBF) So what's so great about Augusta-- other than the world's most prestigious golf tournament?

Humans of MCG
04/11/2019

Humans of MCG

Raymundo Bustos, 2021, Rome, GA

“One of my favorite parts about MCG is Clínica Latina. Every patient that walks in through those doors reminds me of the reason I wanted to go into medicine. Having to interpret as a child to immigrant parents who were learning English and getting used to the culture definitely makes me feel honored that I am able to offer my services to other families that perhaps would not have access to healthcare any other way. I hope to continue helping the Augusta community and to show others that language or cultural barriers should not discourage anyone from reaching their goals.”

If you know someone who has a good story to tell, send us a DM or email us at [email protected] and we’ll reach out.
#celebratehumanity #rememberwhywerehere

Georgia Cancer Center
04/10/2019
Georgia Cancer Center

Georgia Cancer Center

Medical College of Georgia cancer researchers making breakthroughs in breast cancer.

A PhD student and a cancer biologist, right here in Augusta, are making breakthroughs in breast cancer research. Over the course of two years, they found a reason why successfully removing a tumor links with less patients seeing the disease spread. https://go.augusta.edu/2InSugd

#beacatalyst #GeorgiaCancerCenter #fightcancer

Congrats to our docs who were named to America's Top Doctors!
04/10/2019
13 physicians named America's Top Doctors for 2019

Congrats to our docs who were named to America's Top Doctors!

From developing some of the first oral contraceptives to pioneering telemedicine technologies for faster stroke intervention, doctors at Augusta University and its historic Medical College of Georgia have long been recognized as leaders in discovery, innovation and patient care.

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