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Program points medical students toward aging research, clinical care

Summer research program aims to encourage more medical students to consider a career in aging research and clinical care — especially important with the world's rapidly aging population.

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Psoriasis treatment reduces infections, death in patients on dialysis with the skin condition

Psoriasis treatment, which likely helps restore the natural frontline barrier protection of the skin, reduces infection rates and improves survival for people on dialysis, indicating its potentially important role in better managing kidney failure

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Plant-based diet protects from hypertension, preeclampsia

A plant-based diet appears to afford significant protection to rats bred to become hypertensive on a high-salt diet, scientists report. When the rats become pregnant, the whole grain diet also protects the mothers and their offspring from deadly preeclampsia.

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Renowned cardiovascular scientist selected for Lois T. Ellison MD Lectureship in Physiology

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak will be the special guest speaker for the Lois T. Ellison MD Lectureship in Physiology on May 24.

 

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Upcoming Seminars

Jul 29

Department of Physiology Research Summer Seminar Series
KatieAnne Fopiano and Yonghong Luo, Graduate Students in the Department of Physiology will present a seminar.

Additional Seminars



July 2021

Dr. Filosa received a R56 grant from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke entitled "The impact of blood pressure variability on neurovascular function."

Elinor Mannon, a graduate student in Dr. O'Connor's lab, received a KidneyCure Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the American Society of Nephrology.

Congratulations to Drs. O'Connor and Yoon who were both promoted to Professor!

Welcome to Dr. Ilatovskaya and her lab personnel to the Department of Physiology!

June 2021

Dr. Filosa received an Intramural Grants Program Award entitled "The Impact of Blood Pressure Variability on Neurovascular Function."

Dr. Filosa received a collaborative Augusta University and Georgia State University Seed Award entitled "Inverse neurovascular coupling in the hypothalamus contributes to neurohumoral activation in heart failure."

Drs. Mattson and Abais-Battad were featured in an Augusta Chronicle article, "Augusta University research: Switching to plant-based diet protects against heart disease."

Welcome to Dr. Faulkner and her lab personnel to the Department of Physiology!

April 2021

Lindsey Ramirez, graduate student in Dr. Sullivan's lab, and Dr. Jessica Faulkner took top honors for the Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis (WEH) section at American Physiological Society as the winners of the pre- and post-doctoral excellence in research.

Katie Anne Fopiano, a graduate student in Dr. Bagi's lab, received an Excellence in Research award from The Graduate School. 

Dr. John Henry Dasinger, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Mattson's lab, won first place for the Excellence in Research Award for a poster presentation by a Postdoctoral Fellow from The Graduate School. 

Dr. Ellen Gillis, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Sullivan's lab, won second place for the Excellence in Research Award competition for an oral presentation by a Postdoctoral Fellow from The Graduate School. 

Emily Burns, a graduate student in Dr. Mattson's lab, received the Award for Excellence in Research Award in Physiology from The Graduate School. 

Shinjini Spaulding, a graduate student in Dr. Bollag's lab, was a finalist in the 5th Annual Three-Minute Thesis Finals Competition.

Kasey Belanger, a graduate student in Dr. Sullivan's lab, received the Virendra B. Mahesh Award for research excellence in Endocrinology by a graduate student from Augusta University Research Administration.

Dr. Riyaz Mohamed, an Assistant Research Scientist in Dr. Sullivan’s lab, has been selected to receive the 2021 Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis Research Recognition Award.

March 2021 

Casey Derella, a graduate students in the Dr. Ryan Harris lab, was awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship.

Elinor Mannon and Sarah Ray, both graduate students in Dr. O'Connor's lab, were awarded American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowships. 

Sarah Ray, a graduate student in Dr. O'Connor's lab, received a National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases F31 entitled "Red blood cell congestion in AKI to CKD transition."

The Physiology Department won the American Heart Association Heart Walk 2021 competition by raising the most money for the Graduate School team.

Elinor Mannon, a graduate student in Dr. O'Connor's lab, received the American Physiological Society Predoctoral Translational Research Award and the American Physiological Society Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Research Recognition Award.

Dr. O'Herron received an R03 grant from the National Institute on Aging entitled "The impact of reduced blood flow early in Alzheimer's disease on neuronal function."

January 2021

Dr. Mohamed received a Career Development Award from American Heart Association entitled "Role of established hypertension in impaired renal recovery and function post-AKI in hypertensive males and females."

 

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