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The Center's research efforts focus on two main areas:

First, discovery and validation of biomarkers for disease prediction and diagnosis, secondly, pharmacomics and drug discovery for personalized medicine.

Established in the summer of 2002, the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine (CBGM) at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) was developed to promote interdisciplinary and translational research in Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine with the ultimate goal of promoting predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory (4P) medicine.

The Center's research efforts focus on two main areas: 1) discovery and validation of biomarkers for disease prediction and diagnosis, 2) pharmacomics and drug discovery for personalized medicine.  CBGM is home of four internationally renowned programs in diabetes research: The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY), the Prospective Assessment in Newborns of Diabetes Autoimmunity (PANDA), the Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) and the Mouse Metabolic Phenotype Consortium (MMPC). Additional research programs include autoimmune diseases, transplantation, and cancer. These research programs are supported by an annual extramural funding of approximately $12 million.

The center houses several state-of-the-art high throughput and high content facilities for genetics, genomics, proteomics, drug screening and bioinformatics. The center continues to recruit independent investigators with expertise in diverse disciplines such as genomics, proteomics, immunology, medicinal chemistry, drug development, biostatistics and computational biology. This multidisciplinary approach provides an avenue for investigators to interact and stimulate novel ideas. 

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Sarah Gross
Office Specialist : 706-721-3410
Debbie Ellison
Dept. Admin. : 706-721-3433

dellison@augusta.edu

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1462 Laney Walker Blvd. Augusta, GA 30912

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Antibodies against sugars, internal radiation: powerful package against cervical cancer

The sugar coating on cancer cells helps them thrive, and a new study indicates patients with cervical cancer who make antibodies to those sugars appear to do better when they also receive internal radiation therapy.

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Augusta University doctors using $1.54 million grant to aid research for diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a major neurovascular complication of diabetes that affects 7.7 million working-age adults in the United States.

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Gene signature found for poor response to standard chemotherapy in rare uterine cancer

Women who don’t survive this rare and aggressive uterine cancer have high expression of a group of 73 genes, a score scientists say can help identify these women and improve their outcome.

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More predictive genetic risk score sought for type 1 diabetes

Paul Tran is working to develop a highly predictive genetic risk score that will tell parents whether their baby is at significant risk for type 1 diabetes.

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