J.R. Barrett

Assistant Professor

J.R. Barrett

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Emergency Medicine

Bio

An Augusta native, JR Barrett attended Johns Hopkins University for his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience prior to the Medical College of Georgia for his M.D. He went on to complete an Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Pennsylvania. JR currently lives in Evans, GA with his wife, Amanda, and their daughter, Kahlan.

  • (706) 721-4467
  • AF 2039

Education

  • MD, Medicine Augusta University, 2013

  • BA, Neuroscience Johns Hopkins University, 2009

Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support American Heart Association, 2020

  • Basic Life Support American Heart Association, 2020

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support American Heart Association, 2017

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support American College of Surgeon, 2013

  • PHY GA Composite Medical BRD, 2017

  • Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine American Board of Emergency Medicine,

Awards & Honors

  • Exemplary Teaching Award 2019-2020, Graduate Medical Education Medical College of Georgia, 2021

  • Exemplary Teaching Award 2019-2020, Undergraduate Medical Education Medical College of Georgia, 2021

  • Dean's Summer Research Fellow Medical College of Georgia, 2010

  • Division Champion Myrtle Beach Triathlon, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2010

  • Student Training and Research(STAR) program Medical College of Georgia, 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • REMD 5000

    Emergency Medicine
  • EMED 5001

    Emergency Medicine Clkship
  • MEDI 6591

    ECM 2-PD
  • MEDI 6210

    Patient Centered Learning 2

Teaching Interests

Feedback methods, simulation, bedside teaching

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Department, 2016
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • Rapamycin up-regulation of autophagy reduces infarct size and improves outcomes in both permanent MCAL, and embolic MCAO, murine models of stroke., 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Bortezomib blocks the catabolic process of autophagy via a cathepsin-dependent mechanism, affects endoplasmic reticulum stress and induces caspase-dependent cell death in antiestrogen-sensitive and resistant ER+ breast cancer cells., 2010
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

depression in the Emergency Department, antibiotic resistance in sexually transmitted diseases

Department Service

  • Emergency Medicine Lecture Evaluation Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Emergency Medicine Wellness Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • 3+ GME Advisor, Medical College of Georgia 2020 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Faculty Advisor, SAFE(Scrubs addressing the Firearm Academic), Medical College of Georgia 2020 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Program Evaluation and Accreditation Subcommittee(PEAS 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Medical Student Advising and Mentorship, Medical College of Georgia 2019 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • Medical College of Georgia Admissions Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Emergency Medicine Resident Wellness Committee, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 2017

    Role: Committee Chair
  • ALIEM Wellness Think Tank, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 2016 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 2016 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • Medical Student Education Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 2013 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Resident Mentor Program for Medical Students, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 2013 - 2017

    Role: Mentor