CHA Co-Director and Musculoskeletal Research Director (Clinical)
Dr. Carlos M. Isales, Regents’ Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, and chief of the department’s Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
Isales, a physician-scientist specializing in bone health, regenerative medicine and healthy aging, also is vice chair of the MCG Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine.
He and Dr. Mark Hamrick, bone biologist in the MCG Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, are co-directors of MCG’s new Center for Healthy Aging, which is working to provide a comprehensive approach to patient care and science that enables aging Americans to maintain or regain their independence.
CHA Co-Director and Musculoskeletal Research Director (Research)
Dr. Mark Hamrick’s research on improving bone strength has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of the Army. Before returning to the lab, Hamrick served as Augusta University’s senior vice president for research from 2011-14.
Hamrick received the university’s 2009 Innovation in Teaching Award, 2009 and 2010 Exemplary Teaching Awards and 2005 Outstanding Young Faculty Award in Basic Sciences. He earned his PhD in cellular and integrative biology from Northwestern University and completed postdoctoral studies at Duke. His research focuses on musculoskeletal aging and tissue regeneration.
He and Dr. Carlos Isales were recently named co-directors of MCG’s new Center for Healthy Aging, which is working to provide a comprehensive approach to patient care and science that enables aging Americans to maintain or regain their independence.