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The Medical College of Georgia Department of Physiology’s focus is the framework of the body's cells, organs and systems, how they work and how abnormal function leads to disease.

The department is dedicated to outstanding research and excellence in education.

Our federally-funded scientists study some of the nation's top killers like cardiovascular disease and hypertension, and train independent, creative, productive scholars and PhD graduates, who publish in top tier journals and who are competitive for positions wherever they choose to go.

The department offers programs leading to the PhD degree. A combined MD/PhD or DMD/PhD degree program is available for students who obtain prior or concurrent admission to the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) or the Dental College of Georgia.

In all programs, extensive experience in the philosophy and performance of basic and biomedical research is stressed. By virtue of their interdisciplinary training, the department's graduates compete successfully for positions in medical schools, universities, government and industry.

 

Physiology News

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Faulkner to be honored by American Heart Association

The award recognizes an early career independent investigator working in hypertension or cardiovascular research who has significantly contributed to the understanding of the causes of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

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Immunology Center of Georgia recruits reflect expertise from immune cells that can smell to better understanding inflammatory bowel disease

The new IMMCG focuses on better understanding the immune system’s seemingly diametric roles in enabling good health and in contributing to major killers.

Eric Belin de Chantemele, right, along with Dr. Jessica Faulkner, left, and Candee Barris pose to be photographed in their lab.

Females of all ages, ethnicities have more salt-sensitive hypertension than males

Faculty at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University were recognized with Exemplary Teaching Awards for their contributions to students and residents at the state’s public medical school.

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Common, usually harmless group of bacteria associated with higher death rates in kidney patients

The findings indicate that early diagnosis and treatment of an infection may improve survival rates.

 

Calendar

Feb 29

Department of Research presents The Twenty-Ninth Robert B. Greenblatt Lectureship
Dr. Ann Marie Schmidt, New York University, will present The Twenty-Ninth Robert B. Greenblatt Lectureship.

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Department of Physiology

Health Sciences Campus

Interdisciplinary Research Center

706-721-7741

1120 15th Street, CA 3126, Augusta, GA 30912

706-721-7299