The Medical College of Georgia Today, was a campus publication for alumni, faculty and friends. Produced quarterly by the Division of Communications and Marketing. This publication changed its name to Georgia Health Sciences University Today to reflect the institution name change in 2011. This publication is no longer in production.

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Recent Submissions

  • MCG Today [2008 Vol.35 No.3]

    Deriso, Christine Hurley; Connell, Amy; Baker, Toni; Hilliard, Jennifer; Walls, Sharron C.; Miller, Kimberly; Simmons, Susan J.; Division of University Advancement; Division of Strategic Support (Medical College of Georgia, 2008)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 6 A Statewide Initiative: Medical Education Expansion Proposal Unveiled; 8 Brain Gain; MCG's Human Brain Lab Enables Studies of Living Tissue; 12 Patient as Teacher: A grant advances a mental-health push to partner with patients; 15 Taking Charge: Electronic health records aim to put patients in the driver's seat; 16 Clarion Call for Kids: A grant aims to help children stay tobacco-free; 20 Easy as 1-2-3: Three-dose vaccine declares war on HPV; 22 Honoring the Legacy: School of Allied Health Sciences celebrates 40th anniversary; 24 Gut Feeling: Probiotics research indicates good bacteria can conquer the bad; 26 They've Got Your Number: Biomedical students tackle a maze of math and medicine; 29 Specialized Delivery: Residency enables general dentists to broaden services; 32 Man on a Mission: Altruism leads to an indigent-care hospital in India;34 Glitz, Glamour and Gratitude: MCG's President's Dinner honors its most dedicated supporters; 36 Vessel of Life: Dr. Emile Fisher is honored for 40-plus years of support; 38 Profile in Giving; 39 Gift Planning: Where there's a will, there's a way; 40 Homecoming 2008: Activities are scheduled for Alumni, Faculty and Students in all five schools; 42 Class Notes; 46 Newmakers; 48 New Faces; 49 Reflections: Champions of Health Care excellence.
  • MCG Today [2007 Vol.35 No.2]

    Deriso, Christine Hurley; Hilliard, Jennifer; Baker, Toni; Miller, Kimberly; Walls, Sharron C.; Duva, Tony; Hoggard, Stephen; Division of University Advancement; Division of Strategic Support (Medical College of Georgia, 2007)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 5 Rising to the Challenge; 6 Back On Her Feet: A School of Nursing grant helps establish an indigent care network; 8 Making it Work: MCG's Kinship Care Program help non-parent caregivers; 12 Wiping the Slate Clean: 15 Foul!: Scientists uncover sickening properties of undercooked beans and rice; 20 Skin Signal: A lipid hold promise for skin diseases and age-related damage; 22 Currency of Kindness: MCG's Resident of the Year draws on her Peace Corps and nursing experience; 24 Innovation in Education: Full Circle: A Preemie returns to MCG as an aspiring medical student; 26 Profile in Giving: The promise of possibilities; 27 Gift Planning: A Three-step approach to giving; 28 Newsmakers; 29 Class Notes; 33 Reflections: 'I'm helping more people than I ever thought possible'
  • MCG Today [2007 Vol.35 No.1]

    Baker, Toni; Miller, Kimberly; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Humphrey, Deborah; Hilliard, Jennifer; Walls, Sharron C.; Duva, Tony; Rahn, Daniel W.; Division of University Advancement; Division of Strategic Support (Medical College of Georgia, 2007)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 16 Sowing a Seed: A satellite campus in Albany extends MCG's reach; 19 Expanding the Infrastructure: A new partnership opens doors to medical students in the Savannah area; 20 STAT!: MCG leaders propose solutions to the statewide trauma crisis; 23 Walking Tall: A felled tree is no match for the MCG trauma team; 24 When the Going Gets Tough; Cryopreservation techniques offer new hope for pregnancy; 27 Freeze-Frame: Research targets infertility and tissue regeneration; 30 Commencement 2007: MCG graduates embark on their careers with a sense of purpose; 32 Innovation in Education: The school of nursing speaks out about health literacy; 34 Welcome Home!: Hundreds of alumni visit campus during homecoming 2007; 36 Building for the Future: MCG cuts the ribbon on its health sciences building; 40 Profiles in Giving: The school of Allied Health Sciences' tradition of giving is a 'Family' affair; 41 Gift Planning: Supporting today's students and residents; 42 Newsmakers; 44 New Faces; 45 Class Notes; 48 Reflections: President reflects on his journey from the North Carolina mountains to MCG health system
  • MCG Today [2007 Vol.34 No.3]

    Deriso, Christine Hurley; Baker, Toni; Hilliard, Jennifer; Miller, Kimberly; Walls, Sharron C.; Duva, Tony; Owen, Mary Ann; Division of University Advancement; Division of Strategic Support (Medical College of Georgia, 2007)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 6 Triumph: An alumnus topples racial barriers to make a lasting mark on public health; 15 Nano Brainer: A new center brings an engineering perspective to the body's building block; 18 The Making of a Mouse: A $15 Million grant marries bioinformatics with animal models; 20 Practice Makes Perfect: Inaugural graduates of a new nursing program make their mark in the field; 24 Innovation in Education: Curricula emphasize patient- and family-centered care; 26 Clearing the Air: Support is key in enacting a campuswide tobacco-free policy; 31 'Gadget Geek' Extraordinaire: Dr. Lloyd Schnuck receives MCG's vessel of life award; 32 Profile in Giving: GDA President Michael B. Rogers pledges statewide support for the dental school; 33 Gift Planning: Financial resolutions for the new year; 34 Newsmakers and New Faces; 36 Homecoming 2007: Reconnect and Rediscover while enjoying springtime in Augusta; 38 Class Notes; 40 Reflections: 'I've Come A Long Way, Baby.'
  • MCG Today [2006 Vol.34 No.2]

    Brown, Caryl C.; Baker, Toni; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Humphrey, Deborah; Miller, Kimberly; Hilliard, Jennifer; Walls, Sharron C.; Duva, Tony; Division of University Advancement; Division of Strategic Support (Medical College of Georgia, 2006)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 7 The Results Are In...:Market research verified MCG's excellent reputation; 8 2006 State of the University Address: President Rahn cites MCG's growing role in the statewide landscape; 16 Speaking the Same Language: An NIH planning grant will expedite translational research; 19 A Jumpstart for Business: The MCG incubator ramps up biomedical business in the community and state; 22 Double Whammy?: A study explores schizophrenics risk of diabetes; 24 Giving Voice to Schizophrenia: Brian's story reflects the human toll of a devastating disease; 27 Back in Control: A bladder pacemaker improved quality of life; 28 Out and About: A web site brings accessibility information to the disabled; 30 Innovation in Education: A nobel biocare contract will strengthen the dental school's mission; 32 Something to Smile About: A new dental implant induces bone regeneration; 34 Profile in Giving: Col. Gwendolyn Fryer: 'The Faculty Challenged me to Excel.'; 35 Gift Planning: Your IRA can help optimize MCG's mission; 36 Newsmakers and New Faces; 38 Class Notes; 41 Reflections: Who will care for us?
  • MCG Today [2006 Vol.34 No.1]

    Rahn, Daniel W.; Snell, Don; Baker, Toni; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Humphrey, Deborah; Miller, Kimberly; Jones, Ellen Gladden; Duva, Tony; Danneman, Ilana M.; Division of University Advancement; et al. (Medical College of Georgia, 2006)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 8 A Go-Forward Blueprint: The School of Medicine; 12 A Symbol of Preeminence: MCG unveils its Cancer Research Center; 13 Harnessing Knowledge: MCG's Cancer Center director shares his vision for success; 16 Faces of Cancer: MCG helps patients live full, healthy lives; 19 Leadership is a Privilege: CDC Director Julie Gerberding urges graduates to make wise choices; 23 Patient Advocate: The Board Award honors a medical student's compassion; 24 Passing the Torch: A retiring chair reflects on his tenure as his successor plans for the future; 27 Blazing New Trails: New chair cites faculty's depth and breadth of knowledge; 28 Her Light in Life: A nursing student and longtime educator is honored posthumously; 30 Innovations in Education: Digital recording technology makes coursework portable; 32 Profiles in Giving: Dr. Lamar Batts Peacock: 'I give MCG all the credit.'; 33 Gift Planning: Charitable gifts help donors save for retirement.; 34 Newsmakers; 36 Welcome, New Faculty; 37 Class Notes; 41 Reflectons: An alumna discovers her 'abilitations' are limitless
  • MCG Today [2006 Vol.33 No.4]

    Rahn, Daniel W.; Snell, Don; Baker, Toni; Humphrey, Deborah; Moores, Danielle Wong; Miller, Kimberly; Hilliard, Jennifer; Jones, Ellen Gladden; Duva, Tony; Bushnell, Brandon; et al. (Medical College of Georgia, 2006)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 8 Ready, Set...STOP: Groundbreaking sickle cell research continues to shape treatment; Ironing Out the Problem: A new pill eases treatment of iron overload; Breathing Easier: Nitric oxide may help sickle cell patients; 'Like a New Life': Advances in sickle cell treatment open the door to happy childhoods; 16 Minimal Disruption, Maximal Satisfaction: Surgical techniques put surgeons on the cutting edge; 18 'Please, Just Come': An MCG physician organizes a trip to Pakistan to treat earthquake victims; 20 V or Valor: An MCG resident receives a Bronze Star for Heroism in Iraq; 22 A Perfect Mix: An MCG oral surgeon helps future generations bone up on implants; 24 A Group Effort: 'Sisterhood' breaths life into a smoking-cessation program; 26 Clearing the Smokescreen: A program works with schools and parents to prevent tobacco use; 28 Willing and Able: Encouragement and adaptation help a student overcome her disability; 30 Innovation in Education: Technology puts information in the palms of students' hands; 32 Homecoming Honorees: MCG will honor distinguished alumni in April; 34 Profiles in Giving: Dr. and Mrs. Quentin T. Lawson Sr.; 35 Gift Planning: The Society of 1828; 36 Newsmakers; 37 Welcome, New Faculty; 38 Class Notes; 41 Reflections: The Way My Pop Did It
  • MCG Today [2006 Vol.33 No.3]

    Rahn, Daniel W.; Snell, Don; Jones, Ellen Gladden; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Miller, Kimberly; Baker, Toni; Humphrey, Deborah; Hilliard, Jennifer; Marion, Lucy; Bannan, Mary; et al. (Medical College of Georgia, 2006)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 6 A Stronger Institution: MCG President Daniel W. Rahn cites extraordinary progress in the face of unprecedented challenges; 8 Branching Out: MCG's educational reach extends well beyond Augusta; 14 At The Ready: Two new grants put Georgia on the cutting edge of disaster preparedness; 16 The Big Picture: An MCG physician puts his classroom training to work for hurricane victims; 18 Home Away From Home: Hurricane-displaced students find a welcome mat at MCG; 20 The Longest Three Hours: The REACH program brings MCG expertise to rural stroke patients; 23 A Worthy Endeavor: Mission work brings an MCG alumnus and his family to Central Asia; 25 Pipeline Power: A federal grant expands programs aimed at interesting minorities in health careers; 27 Profiles in Giving: Drs. Martha Bradshaw and Betty Pond; 28 Gift Planning; 29 School News: School-by-school news for faculty, students and alumni; 53 Reflections: A flood of emotions
  • MCG Today [2005 Vol.33 No.2]

    Rahn, Daniel W.; Snell, Don; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Baker, Toni; Moores, Danielle Wong; Jones, Ellen Gladden; Division of External Affairs; Division of Strategic Support; Division of Visual and Instructional Design (Medical College of Georgia, 2005)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 6 Directing the Energy: The president's planning process ensures a collective effort and optimal results; 10 TEDDY Snare: Researchers cast a wide net to identify diabetes triggers; 14 Innovation in Education: A new program is the brainchild of MCG;s neuroscience focus; 19 A Winning Hand: MCG's Movement Disorders Program puts a golfer back in the game; 22 Flea-ing the Scene: School of Dentistry volunteers tap a new market; 26 Politics (Not) as Usual: Three MCG alumni make their mark on the Georgia Legislature; 29 Profile in Giving: Dr. Geraldine Rinker; 30 Plan Your Giving: Gifts of life insurance can benefit MCG; 31 School News: School-by-school news for faculty, students and alumni; 49 Reflections: Going the distance
  • MCG Today [2005 Vol.33 No.1]

    Rahn, Daniel W.; Snell, Don; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Baker, Toni; Gladden, Ellen; Marion, Lucy; Division of External Affairs; Division of Visual and Instructional Design; Division of Strategic Support (Medical College of Georgia, 2005)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 6 Fat Chance: The health toll of childhood obesity carries lifelong implications; 10 Stepping it Up: Experts recommend an hour a day of vigorous activity for children; 11 Assistance, Por Favor: An MCG researcher helps Spain address its growing obesity problem; 12 Innovation in Education: A new course scours headlines to teach legal/medical issues; 14 Steadying the Course: Advances lead to lifesaving heart arrhythmia treatments: 16 A Shot in the Arm: MCG students organize lifesaving bone marrow drives; 18 The Art of the Matter: The MCG Arts Council brings visual and performing arts to campus; 22 Horse Sense: Hippotherapy optimizes the abilities of special-needs children; 25 Profile in Giving: Dr. Mims Aultman; 26 Plan Your Giving: Specificity is vital in fulfilling testamentary wishes; 27 School News: School-by-school news for faculty, students and alumni; 49 Reflections: 'Death is staring us in the face'
  • MCG Today [2005 Vol.32 No.4]

    Rahn, Daniel W.; Snell, Don; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Humphrey, Deborah; Baker, Toni; Gladden, Ellen; Marion, Lucy; Collins, Marie; Division of External Affairs; Division of Strategic Support; et al. (Medical College of Georgia, 2005)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 6 Getting Down to Business: The MCG Life Sciences Business Development Center merges the corporate and research worlds; 10 Rising to the Challenge: A jeep wreck brings out the best in medical missionaries; 14 Unforgotten: The MCG Memory Disorders Clinic addresses the physical and emotional needs of Alzheimer's familiar; 16 A Good Fit: MCG's international students bring a fresh perspective to campus; 20 CSI: Kentucky: An MCG eduction launches the career of a forensic anthropologist; 23 Profile in Giving: Dr. E. Dan DeLoach's cancer diagnosis changed his perspective dramatically; 24 Plan Your Giving: The Charitable Lead Trust; 25 School News: News about each of MCG's five schools; 41 Reflections: Laying out the welcome mat.
  • MCG Today [2005 Vol.32 No.3]

    Rahn, Daniel W.; Snell, Don; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Baker, Toni; Humphrey, Deborah; Gladden, Ellen; Marion, Lucy; Roberts, Alan; Division of External Affairs; Division of Strategic Support (Medical College of Georgia, 2005)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 6 Medicine at the Crossroads: President Daniel W. Rahn says MCG is helping to usher in a new era of health care; 8 Bullish About the Future: MCG leaders explore the university's role in the future of health care; 11 HPV Breakthrough: A new vaccine protects against cancer-causing infections; 12 A Part of the Solution: The new School of Nursing dean nurtures the potential of every member of the team; 14 Inducing Tolerance: An MCG researcher strives to bolster transplant success; 16 Breaking Down Barriers: A generous donation ensures statewide transplant access; 18 Confusionectomy: A student initative enhances communication with low-literate patients; 21 A Family Affair: MCG broadens its commitment to patient- and family-centered care; 23 Profile in Giving: The importance of testamentary gifts; 25 School News: School-by-school news for faculty, students and alumni; 49 Reflections
  • MCG Today [2004 Vol.32 No.2]

    Rahn, Daniel W.; Snell, Don; Moores, Danielle Wong; Baker, Toni; Gladden, Ellen; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Morgan, Bruce; Division of External Affairs; Division of Strategic Support; Division of Visual and Instructional Design (Medical College of Georgia, 2004)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 10 Precision Work; 17 Hi Brother's Keeper; 19 Found in Translation; 20 Pressing Forward; 22 For the Records; 25 Profile in Giving; 26 Plan Your Giving; 27 School News; 45 Reflections
  • MCG Today [2004 Vol.32 No.1]

    Ginn, Bryan; Baker, Toni; Moores, Danielle Wong; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Gladden, Ellen; Hawk, Cheryl; Division of Institutional Relations; Division of Health Communications (Medical College of Georgia, 2004)
    Table of Contents: 2 Newsbriefs; 10 Building Momentum; 12 Under Pressure; 15 Ready for Action; 20 A Shot in the Arm for Cancer Treatment; 22 Resting Easy; 24 A Voice and a Vote; 26 Wellspring of Support; 28 Supporting the Vision; 30 Margin of Excellence; 30 Looking to the Future; 32 "My Home and My Life"; 33 Plan Your Giving; 34 A Gift from the Heart; 36 AlumNews; 65 Reflections
  • MCG Today [2003 Vol.31 No.3]

    Rahn, Daniel W.; Kelley, James; Baker, Toni; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Gladden, Ellen; Division of Institutional Relations s; Division of Health Communication (Medical College of Georgia, 2003)
    Table of Contents: 2 At a Glance; 5 Reflections; 6 Mending a Dysfunctional Relationship; 10 Becca's Legacy; 12 Larger than Life; 16 Asking the Questions; 18 Getting Real; 20 Plan Your Giving; 21 AlumNews
  • MCG Today [2003 Vol.31 No.2]

    Rahn, Daniel W.; Gladden, Ellen; Baker, Toni; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Division of Institutional Relations; Division of Health Communications (Medical College of Georgia, 2003)
    Table of Contents: 2 At a Glance; 4 Reflections; 5 'Becoming Better Than What We Are'; 6 Glimpses of the Page; 10 Fire in the Belly; 14 Unleashing the Power; 16 Rock Solid; 18 Pulling Curtains Open; 20 A Chink in the Armor; 23 Plan Your Giving; 24 AlumNews
  • MCG Today [2002 Vol.31 No.1]

    Rahn, Daniel W.; Division of Institutional Relations; Division of Health Communications (Medical College of Georgia, 2002)
    Table of Contents: 4 Education; 6 Research; 8 Service; 10 Diversity; 12 Facilities; 14 Development; 16 Thank You, Donors
  • MCG Today [2002 Vol.30 No.4]

    Rahn, Daniel W.; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Baker, Toni; Gladden, Ellen; Division of Institutional Relations; Division of Health Communications (Medical College of Georgia, 2002)
    Table of Contents: 2 Reflections; 4 Embracing the Future; 8 Let's Get Started; 10 Help Within Reach; 12 Growing Strong; 14 Face Value; 18 Lasting Bonds; 20 AlumNews
  • MCG Today [2002 Vol.30 No.3]

    Baker, Toni; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Gladden, Ellen; Division of Institutional Relations; Division of Health Communications (Medical College of Georgia, 2002)
    Table of Contents: 2 At a Glance; 5 Hard-Wired; 8 Secret Worlds; 11 Plan Your Giving; 12 Torchbearer; 14 More than Skin Deep; 16 On the Fast Track; 18 Taking Flight; 20 AlumNews
  • MCG Today [2002 Vol.30 No.2]

    Baker, Toni; Deriso, Christine Hurley; Division of Institutional Relations; Division of Health Communications (Medical College of Georgia, 2002)
    Table of Contents: 2 At a Glance; 4 Brain Power; 8 No Time to Lose; 10 Defining Difference; 12 Mystery Compounds; 14 SAGE Advice; 16 Like Father, Like Son; 19 Plan Your Giving; 20 AlumNews

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