Scott Barman, PhD, FAHA
Dr. Barman currently holds the rank of Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and is the Assistant Dean for Admissions for the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. His research area involves studying mechanisms of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). He received his doctorate from the University of North Dakota in Physiology and completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of South Alabama in the area of pulmonary pathophysiology. He is the recipient of a Parker B. Francis Pulmonary Fellowship Award, American Heart Training Fellowship, and an NIH Training Fellowship as well as numerous extramural grants from the NIH and AHA. His professional memberships include the North Dakota Academy of Science, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, American Physiological Society, New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Heart Association Council for Blood Pressure Research. He has served on American Heart Association, NIH, and Department of Defense American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) review panels. He has also served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Physiology and the Open Nitric Oxide Journal, and currently is an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Systems and Integrative Pharmacology. He reviews manuscripts for 18 scientific journals and has published 66 articles and 15 book chapters.
Macy Rice, MPA
Macy is the Director of Admissions and Recruitment Operations at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. She is a two time alumna of Augusta University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in History, Minor in Gendered Studies in 2014 and her Master of Public Administration in 2021. She began her professional career as an Admissions Counselor and Dual Enrollment Coordinator in the Office of Academic Admissions. In 2017, she became the Program Manager for the College of Education where she managed the application process for all incoming students. In 2020, she added Certification Officer to her responsibilities. With that, she was responsible for awarding Georgia certification to initial certification candidates. Prior to becoming the Director of Admissions & Recruitment Operations, she was the Associate Director of Admissions for the Medical College of Georgia. Macy is passionate about medical admissions and looks forward to working with prospective and incoming MCG students!
Lacey White, BS
Lacey White is an alumni of Augusta University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She joined the AU staff in 2019 as an Academic Coordinator and later transitioned to the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University as an Admissions Counselor. In 2023, Lacey was promoted to her current role as Senior Admissions Counselor and has been promoting excellence throughout the Office of Admissions. Lacey is self-motivated, driven, and is enthusiastic about connecting with prospective and current MCG students. Her goal is to see all students excel academically and professionally.
Christina Shorter, BA
Christina Prophet Shorter is a determined and driven professional with over 15 years of experience in customer service, leadership, and administrative work. She is an Augusta native who received her BA in Organizational Management from the University of Arizona. In 2023, Christina joined Augusta University as an Admissions Counselor for the Medical College of Georgia. She has a passion for people and loves seeing everyone win. Christina welcomes the opportunity to connect with aspiring MCG students and is enthusiastic about guiding them towards their academic and professional goals.
Katie Hornbuckle, BS
Katie is originally from Dallas, Texas, and received her Bachelor of Science in Applied Management from Grand Canyon University in 2021. She has an outgoing personality and is eager to meet new people and truly devoted to helping everyone pursue their dreams. As an Admissions Counselor for the Medical College of Georgia, Katie is dedicated to learning about all the prospective and current MCG students. When she is not working, Katie spends all her time with her three-year-old son. “My son grounds me and has really helped me understand my life’s purpose. The tenderness and admiration I have for him are so infectious that I cannot help but radiate that onto everyone I meet. I sincerely want us all to succeed and I will do whatever it takes to make that happen.” Katie also has a passion for health and fitness and believes that she can conquer any goal she sets for herself.
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