White Papers


RURAL HEALTH STRATEGY FOR AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Information on strategies that Augusta University Medical Center is suggesting for rural hospitals.

Use of Cannabidiol for Treatment of Children with Medication Resistant Epilepsy

Information on the Memorandum of Understanding between Governor Deal, Augusta University and GW Pharmaceuticals signed in June 2014 regarding a research program to develop rigorous data that will inform and expand the scientific community's understanding of potential treatments for children with medication-resistant epilepsies.

Georgia Cannabidiol Study: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding the Georgia Cannabidiol Study including medical marijuana and artisanal cannabidiol.

Augusta University Cancer Center's c-Care Initiative

Georgians are diagnosed with lung cancer 9 percent more often than all Americans and die of lung cancer 7 percent more often. The c-Care (cancer-Community Awareness Access Research and Education) Initiative seeks to reduce the burden of cancer among minority and underserved populations.

Results of the 2017 Georgia Legislative Session

In 2017, there were numerous pieces of legislation introduced and debated that impact healthcare, higher education, and Augusta University areas of interest. This list of bills have been given to the Governor for his signature.

the 2017 Georgia Legislative STUDY COMMITTEES

Legislative Study Committees are an opportunity for the Legislature to review an issue during the interim. The Speaker of the House will appoint the House Study Committee members and the Lt. Governor will appoint the Senate Study Committee members.

Augusta University's Cyber Education Summit

Information on the Cyber Education Summit hosted by Augusta University on October 23, 2014.

Augusta University's Office of Military and Veteran Services

Helping military and veteran students to graduate using the benefits offered by the Department of Defense.

Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation and Specialty Hospitals

This white paper discusses the history and current status of the Roosevelt Warm Springs Hospital.

Public Health Benefits of Biomedical Innovation

Innovative biomedical research has repeatedly shown its immense value by finding cures for devastating diseases, improving public health, and generating economic prosperity. For Georgia to push to the front line of biomedical research, the state must cultivate supportive communities that take advantage of developing health technology and innovation.

Augusta University's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

The Augusta University ROTC program provides graduate and undergraduate students with unrivaled leadership training success in any field. The ROTC program partners closely with Fort Gordon and military units in the area, to include local recruiting stations, to enhance the learning and leadership experiences of enrolled students.

The Role of Allied Health Professionals in Providing High-Quality Care

As the need for health care workers in the United States continues to grow, Augusta University is poised to train our students in the allied health care field.

Medical Resistant Epilepsy in Children

Children living with medication-resistant epilepsy urgently need more effective medical therapy. Augusta University working in collaboration with the State of Georgia and other care providers in Georgia are initiating a clinical trial to determine the efficacy of artisanal cannabidiol preparations in children with intractable epilepsy syndromes.

Augusta University's Contribution to Primary Care in Georgia

Primary care is recognized internationally as central to health care; strong primary care is associated with better population health, improved patient outcomes, and lower-cost care. Augusta University provides Primary Care Education throughout the enterprise through a vision that involves a care model that focuses on the complex disease platform for medicine and full spectrum for dental medicine.

Academic Health Center Points of Pride

As an integrated academic health center, Augusta University (Augusta University) is focused on a tripartite mission of health professionals education, biomedical research, and clinical care with a unique and collaborative relationship to the Augusta University Medical Center (AUMC). This white paper lists our superlatives as Georgia's only public academic health center.

Augusta University's Literacy Center: Past, Present, and Future

Following the belief that learning is a lifelong experience, the Augusta University's Literacy Center provides highly individualized, one-on-one tutoring sessions under the auspices of certified teachers. It is designed to provide literacy assessment and instruction using research-based strategies to learners of all ages.

AHEC's Recommendation to Provide Tax Credits for Primary Care Community Based Faculty Precepting 3rd and 4th year Georgia MedicAL / OSTEOPATHIC STUDENTS, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDENTS, AND NURSE PRACTITIONER STUDENTS.

A partnership coordinated by Augusta University, the Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network is a complex, multi-disciplinary effort which responds to the problems of health professionals supply and distribution in rural and underserved areas of the state. This White Paper summarizes their recommendation to provide tax credits in the 2015 state budget.

AHEC's Recommendation to Increase Funding to Support the Needs of 3rd and 4th Year Medical Students on Rotations in Community Based Training Sites.

A partnership coordinated by Augusta University, the Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network is a complex, multi-disciplinary effort which responds to the problems of health professionals supply and distribution in rural and underserved areas of the state. This White Paper summarizes their recommendation to provide housing for health professional students in sites remote from their host campus.

AHEC's Recommendation to Increase State Funded GME Loan Forgiveness Awards to Levels Competitive with the National Health Service Corps

A partnership coordinated by Augusta University, the Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network is a complex, multi-disciplinary effort which responds to the problems of health professionals supply and distribution in rural and underserved areas of the state. This White Paper summarizes their concerns about losing Georgia medical students to out of state residency programs. By increasing the loan repayments amount, the State of Georgia will retain Georgia residency graduates in the state to meet its needs.

AHEC's Recommendation to Increase the Total Number of Georgia Graduate Medical Education Slots in Primary Care Disciplines

A partnership coordinated by Augusta University, the Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network is a complex, multi-disciplinary effort which responds to the problems of health professionals supply and distribution in rural and underserved areas of the state. This White Paper summarizes their recommendation to increase the total number of Georgia GME slots in primary care disciplines.

The Confucius Institute at Augusta University

Augusta University has been awarded a Confucius Institute, in partnership with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, by the Hanban in Beijing, China. The Augusta University Confucius Institute is an international, one of a kind resource center linked with an academic health center. The SUTCM-Augusta University partnership will also develop a museum showcasing TCM exhibits.

Building Georgia's Second NCI-Designated Cancer Center

Almost 42,000 Georgians are diagnosed with cancer each year. Georgia averages approximately 15,000 cancer deaths a year with an annual death rate of approximately 187 for every 100,000 Georgians, which exceeds the national average. Additionally, more than 80 percent of Georgia's counties exceed the national cancer death rate, with some of the state's small, rural counties posting annual rates in excess of 250 deaths per 100,000 people. Despite high incidence of cancer among its rapidly growing and largely rural population, Georgia is home to only one of the nation's 67 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, 41 of which are designated as "comprehensive" centers.

Establishing the Northwest Georgia Clinical Campus

Georgia faces significant challenges in meeting physician workforce needs. The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University is committed to medical education expansion through collaborative partnerships across the state.

Graduate Medical Education: Strategy for Addressing Physician Shortages in Georgia

Augusta University's effort to expand undergraduate and graduate medical education in Georgia is focused on providing more physicians in a time where there is a national shortage. Augusta University is working with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents on increasing residency slots and creating new residency positions, while focusing on the development of primary care specialties.

Childhood Obesity

37 percent of children ages 10 to 17 in Georgia are overweight or obese. Augusta University is a statewide and nationwide leader in the battle against childhood obesity and its consequences.

Institute of Public and Preventive Health

The state of Georgia faces crucial public health issues. The Institute of Public and Preventive Health addresses the issues of public and preventive health using the research expertise of our faculty in partnership with other University System of Georgia institutions.

Leveraging the Outsider: New Solutions to Old Programs

How do organizations ensure that they develop new approaches to old problems, modern solutions to age-old challenges, and new strategies to overcome solutions they have yet to face, or needs they have yet to even identify?

A University Education: How Much Is It Worth?

A perspective on the economic, social and intellectual impact a university education has on a graduate.

Leading in Patient and Family Centered Care: Making a Difference

As an academic health center, Augusta University has many missions—and none is more important than providing care to local communities, making the unique expertise of expert faculty available to all Georgians and the citizens of neighboring states. GRHS, which includes Augusta University Medical center and Augusta University Medical Associates, is an intimate partner with the University in providing this care and has well recognized areas of excellence. One that stands out is its reputation for nationally and internationally recognized work in Patient and Family Centered Care.

Clinical and Translational Research: What Is It, And Why Should We Care?

Clinical and translational research is a new and evolving paradigm in biomedical that improves patient and community health by accelerating basic science discoveries in the laboratory to their application in clinical practice.

Growing 'Small Business' Through 'Big Business': Fostering the Growth of Academic Health Centers and Universities

Succeeding in the current economic situation will require leveraging the entirety of our employer portfolio—small businesses, big businesses, including our academic health centers and universities.

 Public Health at the medical college of georgia

The Medical College of Georgia has promoted public health as a curricular focus through a focus on Georgia's major public health issues, the creation of public health intersessions in the first two years, the creation of a public health elective, participation in clinics addressing public health issues, and implementation of the Health of the Population and Environment (H.O.P.E.) certificate program.

The Augusta University Neuroscience Center - Stroke Program

Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in Georgia and Augusta University combines our strong foundation and tradition for high quality clinical stroke care to develop novel treatments.

Institutional Licensure in Support of Exemplary Physicians Ineligible by Regular Criteria for Licensure in Georgia

Augusta University supports the revision to Georgia law regarding institutional licensure authorizing physicians to practice at academic health centers.

Where are our Future Students?

Augusta University needs an aggressive strategy to attract students from throughout the state of Georgia and beyond to become a top-tier university that is a destination of choice for education, healthcare, discovery, creativity and innovation.