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Have questions about the safety of the vaccine? Check out our video on frequently asked questions about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety, videos created by the JAMA Network

FAQ COVID-19 Vaccine

Augusta University faculty, staff, and students answer some of the most common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in this short video.

We are excited to announce that this summer several of our faculty have received grant funding! Congratulations to all!

Dr. Tiwari received funding for a 5yr project through SAMHSA titled Serving Underserved Populations in Rural Settings: Targeting Treatment and Adolescent Resilience Together (SUPRSTART) Project. The goal of this 5yr project is to expand the availability of evidence-based trauma treatment for youth victims of child maltreatment across seven rural GA counties.

Dr. Vahe Heboyan received funding for a 3yr project through HRSA titled Comprehensive Opioid Program in Northeast Georgia (COPiNG). This project extends our current HRSA network to 9 counties in Northeast Georgia. 

Dr. Teal Benevides is a Co-Investigator on two separate teams that have received funding. The first is a PCORI funded comparative effectiveness study comparing two suicide prevention interventions for adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum (PIs Maddox and Jager-Hyman). She will lead the Engagement Core to support autistic adults in playing key roles on the project. This project is an extension of Teal’s 2017 PCORI funded project, AASET. Second, is a statewide disability and health program cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University (PI Vinoski Thomas). She will participate with the project team to contribute to data mapping to implement and evaluate several activities aimed to improve the health of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and adults with mobility limitations in Georgia.

Recent News

Dr. Vitacco was published; Limitations Using Neuroimaging to Reconstruct Mental State after a Crime in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. Congratulations!

We are hiring! Job opening for an Associate / Assistant Professor within CBHP, application deadline November 1st, 2021. Job ID: 217334

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Dr. Webster was published; Through the Looking Glass: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Evidence, Providing New Insight for Motor Competence and Health in Sports Medicine. Congratulations!

Dr. Moore was featured in the Jagwire to discuss his work on the factors that influence vaccine hesitancy in African American communities

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