The Georgia Cancer Center is advancing public, patient, and professional education and cancer-related training throughout the enterprise and in the community it serves in several important ways.
The Georgia Cancer Center strives to advance the field by training the next generation of physicians and scientists in oncology. The Cancer Center is an active participant in Augusta University training programs, from graduate programs to postdoctoral training in both research and clinical care. Committed to the future workforce of cancer researchers and clinicians, the Georgia Cancer Center is involved in leading two PhD graduate and two medical fellowship programs.
All students and trainees enrolled in these programs are considered to be Emerging Biomedical Professionals (EBPs) and are welcome to participate in various EBP programming.
Cancer is of the most complex, feared and devastating diseases affecting mankind. In the United States alone, about 2 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2016, and about 600,000 are projected to die of cancer (about 1,600 daily).
The best intellectual and technological resources are focused on eliminating cancer through increased understanding, prevention, detection, and treatment. To address this challenge, cancer investigators have learned to work together effectively to form collaborative teams across diverse fields of study (e.g., developmental, biochemical, cell and molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, epidemiology, genetics, and many others).
This multidisciplinary approach provides diverse career opportunities and has made enormous strides in our understanding of cancer biology, but some of the most important discoveries await the next generation of scientists. The Biochemistry and Cancer Biology (BCB) graduate program offers some of the best technological facilities in the world and the innovative training needed to make significant contributions to this important field of discovery. BCB is committed to expanding students’ horizons and nurtures their potential as the next generation of cancer researchers.
Darren Browning, PhD
Balakrishna Lokeshwar, PhD
The Molecular Medicine (MolMed) graduate program combines the resources of basic science and translational medical research and emphasizes the molecular processes underlying human diseases and explores the potentials of translating basic studies at molecular level into novel disease treatment approaches.
The MolMed Graduate Program is designed to prepare students for careers in basic and translational biomedical research in academic environment as well as industries. It requires approximately five years of full-time study, including course work, examinations, and dissertation research. All students complete a PhD dissertation based on original research.
To enter the Molecular Medicine PhD program, prospective students must apply to the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program. After applying through a common admissions process for all of the university’s biomedical sciences Ph.D. programs, matriculating students will complete a series of laboratory rotations before choosing a mentor and joining a specific program, such as the Molecular Medicine PhD Program.
For more than 35 years, Graduate Research Day has allowed students to receive feedback on their work and sharpen their presentation skills before presenting at national meetings. Their research spans a variety of topics ranging from the biomedical sciences to education to psychology. Presentations are judged by faculty and awards are presented by The Graduate School and participating programs and colleges.
The Graduate School provides leadership, vision and oversight for many of the Augusta University graduate programs as well as support for graduate students and faculty. The Graduate School prepares successful and innovative leaders, scholars, researchers, educators and clinicians to advance their field and impact their community and the world. Currently, The Graduate School offers over 45 graduate degree and advanced certificate programs. The wide range of doctoral, specialist and master’s degree programs, as well as graduate certificate programs offered, provide outstanding training, research, clinical and educational opportunities.
With outstanding programs in Allied Health, Biological and Computational Mathematics, Biomedical Sciences, Bimolecular Science, Biostatistics, Business, Computer and Cyber Science, Education, Intelligence and Security Studies, Medical Illustration, Nursing, and Public Administration- earning a graduate degree from Augusta University is time well spent!
The Graduate School aims to provide a rich intellectual, academic and research environment for educating students to become leaders in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge.
To help facilitate this, our graduate faculty members are selected based on experience in research, scholarship and education. They are drawn from the faculties of Augusta University’s College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Hull College of Business, Dental College of Georgia, College of Education, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Nursing, School of Computer & Cyber Sciences and the Medical College of Georgia. Class sizes are small, and the faculty excels in cultivating and modeling supportive, collegial and professional relationships with students.