Welcome to the Georgia Prevention Institute (GPI) where it is our mission to improve health and healthcare across the lifespan through research, education, and service. Augusta University (AU) is noted for its excellence in basic science research programs. In the GPI, AU is noted for its support of the community, as well as innovative research in both the community setting and in improving patient care through laboratory studies.
Our research on mechanisms related to disease has also transitioned from observational
studies to clinical trials based on our initial findings. These studies have the potential of
changing patient care in high risk populations. Our research focuses on hypertension,
diabetes, obesity, lung disease, kidney disease, osteoporosis, diet, inflammation,
alcohol intake, music, stress reduction, and early life stress to name a few. These
changes have increased our total funding to $100 million since our inception. Our
continued growth and development will allow us to continue serving the community in
disease prevention and treatment.
The Georgia Prevention Institute offers a variety of opportunities for members of our community and the surrounding area to partner with us in research. Our clinical research studies, all of which are compensated, take place at our facility on the Health Sciences Campus of Augusta University. These studies offer the opportunity to impact the health and lives of our generation and those to come. If you are interested in learning more about the research studies available at the GPI, follow the Ongoing Clinical Research tile where you can learn about active studies and how you can become involved!