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  • ARCS Awards top $1 million to UGA students

    ARCS Foundation is a national, volunteer organization of women dedicated to advancing science through scholarship. The Atlanta Chapter began partnering with UGA in 2000 through the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute. Since then, 145 awards surpassing $1 million total have...

  • New mouse model reveals extensive postnatal brain damage caused by Zika infection

    A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Georgia has developed a new mouse model that closely mimics fetal brain abnormalities caused by the Zika virus in humans. This model, described in a paper published recently in...

  • ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter honors twelve UGA graduate students with 2016-2017 ARCS Scholars Award

    Twelve University of Georgia graduate students have received Achievement Rewards for College Scientists from the ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter, which provides financial awards to academically outstanding U.S. citizens working towards degrees in science, engineering or medicine. The 2016-2017 recipients of...

  • Global Women in STEM Leadership Summit sparks ‘critical’ conversations

    More than 250 people from across the United States and abroad recently gathered in Atlanta for a summit on women’s leadership in STEM organized by UGA professor Takoi Hamrita. The Global Women in STEM Leadership Summit was supported by the...

  • MBB Program now accepting applications for Fall 2017

    The MBB program is now accepting applications. The University of Georgia’s Master of Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing (MBB) Program trains science and technology graduates for leadership roles in the rapidly expanding and vitally important biomanufacturing field by equipping them with the necessary science,...

  • New leadership, support programs to help graduate students thrive, develop critical skills

    LEADing the Way  Two years after she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, Rachael Hart Earls was excited to return to her alma mater to begin her doctoral studies. But as she prepared for life in a...

  • Discovery finds a drug that can be given orally for a tropical disease

    Researchers at the University of Georgia, including Dr. Kojo Mensa-Wilmot, chair of the Division of Basic & Translational Biomedical Sciences within the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, are working to find the fastest way possible to treat and cure human African trypanosomiasis,...

  • UGA Science Learning Center opens for student instruction

    The University of Georgia’s Science Learning Center is now open for student instruction. The three-story, 122,500-square-foot building was tailor-made for teaching undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics with the goal of increasing the number of students who pursue careers in...

  • Research surge continues: UGA’s external funding jumps 14 percent in one year

    A key indicator of research productivity at the University of Georgia has surged for a second consecutive year to reach a record level. In fiscal year 2016, research expenditures at UGA increased by 14 percent to reach $175.3 million. UGA’s...

  • UGA MBB student Samia Ansari selected to intern with DataStart

    Samia Ansari, a current student in the University of Georgia’s Master of Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing program was one of eight graduate students selected for the Southern Startup Internship Program in Data Science (DataStart). Full Article

  • Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute’s Division of Neuroscience faculty highlighted in “Brain Trust” article

    Brain trust: Unlocking the mysteries of the mind was the feature article in the Spring 2016 issue of the University of Georgia Research, the online and print magazine published by the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Georgia. Dr....

  • Nu Rho Psi UGA Chapter welcomed new members

    Nu Rho Psi UGA Chapter welcomed eight new members, Elizabeth Bogue, Leah Caplan, Branson Byers, Lillie Tien, Michelle Sequeira, Camila Ortiz, Lauren Noblitt, and Olivia Treston, on May 4, 2016.  Nu Rho Psi membership provides recognition of verified academic excellence in...

  • Final #Throwback Therapies seminar videos now available

    Dr. Ralph Tripp’s presentation “The Endgame: Eradicating Polio and other Vaccine Preventable Diseases” and Dr. Susan Mattern’s presentation “Structure and Meaning in the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital (New England Journal of Medicine)” are now available on the BHSI Youtube...

  • First MD/PhD student from the Medical Partnership to complete his PhD

    Joseph S. Burch, current Ph.D. candidate in the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences (IBS) Doctoral Program successfully defended his dissertation titled “A Metabolomics Analysis to Define the Sources of Heme Precursors During Erythropoiesis” this past Wednesday, April 27th. As a member of the...

  • ARCS Foundation Award applications now being accepted through June 22

    UGA and BHSI have been invited to select six new doctoral students for funding in the 2016-17 academic year. These awards, four in the amount of $7,500 per student, one special $10,000 in honor of the ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter’s 25th Anniversary, and one...

  • Final #Throwback Therapies lecture to be presented by Susan Mattern on March 30

    Susan Mattern will speak on “Structure and Meaning in the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital (New England Journal of Medicine)” at 2pm Wednesday, March 30 in Room 250 of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center. A reception will follow the...

  • Ralph Tripp to speak at #Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science lecture series

    Ralph Tripp, PhD will speak on “The Endgame: Eradicating Polio and other Vaccine Preventable Diseases” as part of the #Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science lecture series on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 2:00pm in room 250 Miller Learning Center....

  • GSPS Research Day set for March 28

    Attention! Do you have research or projects that you are ready to show off to UGA? Then join the Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science (GSPS) for their upcoming sixth annual Research Day. Research Day is an opportunity for students to present...

  • ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter honors twelve UGA Graduate Students with 2015-2016 ARCS Scholars Award

    Twelve University of Georgia graduate students have received the ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter’s 2015-2016 ARCS Scholars Award, which provides financial awards to academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering, and medical research. The following are the...

  • Video Presentation- Vivian Nutton

    Dr. Vivian Nutton presented “Reading Outside the Canon: Some New Thoughts on Medicine in the Time of Galen” on November 2, 2015 as part of the #Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science lecture series. Here is the video of his presentation: BHSI –...

  • Dr. Graeme Mason to speak to UGA Neuroscience Community

    Graeme Mason will speak on “Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Brain Metabolism of Glucose, Acetate, and Ethanol” at 3:30pm Thursday, December 3 in Room 175 of the Paul D. Coverdell Center. Dr. Graeme Mason develops experimental models and methods for studies of brain...

  • Video Presentation – Civil War Historian Stephen Berry

    Dr. Stephen Berry presented “CSI Dixie: Medical Science and Death Investigation in the Nineteenth Century South”” on October 7, 2015 as part of the #Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science lecture series. Here is the video of his presentation: BHSI – YouTube Dr. Berry is Gregory...

  • MBB Students Attend Networking Opportunity

    Students from the UGA Master of Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing (MBB) Professional Science degree program attended the 2015 Georgia Bio Innovation Summit in Atlanta on November 2, 2015. The annual Georgia Bio Innovation Summit (previously the Life Sciences Summit) provides a...

  • Medical historian Vivian Nutton to speak in ‪#‎ThrowbackTherapies‬ series Nov 2

    Vivian Nutton will speak on “Reading Outside the Canon: Some New Thoughts on Medicine in the Time of Galen” at 2 p.m. Monday, November 2 in Room 250 of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center. A reception will follow the talk at...

  • Neuroscience Seminar: Dr. Shannon Gourley

    Shannon Gourley, PhD presents “Toggling between actions and habits: Cortical regulators and the influence of cocaine” on November 5, 2015 at 3:30pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175. Dr. Gourley’s research team focuses on issues of depression and addiction. Within social contexts,...

  • One Health Fall Seminar: Dr. Krzysztof Czaja

    Dr. Krzysztof Czaja presents “Bariatric Surgeries Induce Brain Plasticity” on November 18, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175 (Reception to follow). Krzysztof Czaja is an associate professor of veterinary biosciences and diagnostic imaging at UGA. He received his D.V.M....

  • Neuroscience Seminar: Dr. Alvin Terry

    Dr. Alvin Terry presents “Organophosphate Exposure and Cognitive Deficits: Elucidating the Mechanisms and Identifying Therapeutic Targets“ on October 1, 2015 at 3:30pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175. Dr. Alvin Terry is a Regents’ Professor and Chair as well as the Associate Vice...

  • One Health Fall Seminar: Dr. Liz Kramer

    Dr. Kramer presents “Sustainable Food System Initiative: Feeding the World without Eating the World “ on October 14, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175 (Reception to follow). Dr. Liz Kramer is the founding director of UGA’s Natural Resources Spatial Analysis...

  • Newly Formed One Health Club

    The first monthly meeting of the newly formed One Health Club will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 pm in room H237 of the Vet Med building. This student founded, student run organization facilitates open discussion and collaboration...

  • One Health Seminar video: Jessica Kissinger

    Jessica Kissinger is a UGA professor of genetics, director of UGA's Institute of Bioinformatics and a member of UGA's Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.