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2016 Archives

 

Saint George’s University to Award $50,000 to Saint Barnabas Medical Center for its Simulation Center 1/5/16

Saint George’s University is awarding a grant of $50,000 to Saint Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, NJ, to enhance the Center’s Regional Perinatal Simulation Center.

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NYC Health + Hospitals, St. George's University Award Nearly $2 Million in "CityDoctors" Scholarships to NYC Students Committed to Practicing Primary Care in Public Health System 1/7/16

NYC Health + Hospitals President Dr. Ram Raju today announced 17 students who under the CityDoctors scholarship program will receive scholarships worth $1.8 million to attend St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Newest Class of Students Takes Oath at St. George's University School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony 2/2/16

Each step in an individual’s journey as a physician is taken while wearing a white laboratory coat, the symbol for scientific medicine.

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An Amazing Profession
Spring 2016 DVM Class Begins Its Journey 2/4/16

The newest class of veterinary students at St. George’s University donned the emblematic White Coat and recited the Oath of Professional Commitment, signifying their entry into the profession of veterinary medicine on January 30.

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CARPHA/NIH Grant Enables Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Research Across Region 2/4/16

St. George’s University Public Health Professors to Lead Research on Four Caribbean Islands

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Dr. Daniel Flynn Appointed New Director of Faculty Development 2/5/16

Continuing its mission of developing the teaching and learning skills of its faculty, St. George’s University recently appointed Dr. Daniel Flynn as its new Director of Faculty Development.

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Scholars celebrate at Mahidol 3/3/16

A dual degree affiliation agreement between one of Thailand’s leading universities, Mahidol University, and St George’s University in the Caribbean island of Grenada, has been marked by the award of scholarships, by St George’s University, to two Mahidol students.

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Chancellor Charles Modica Awarded Commander of The Most Distinguished Order of the Nation 3/7/16

St. George’s University Chancellor Charles R. Modica was awarded The Most Distinguished Order of the Nation – Commander 2015 by the Government of Grenada at the 42nd Anniversary of Independence Celebrations at the National Stadium on February 7.

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Keith B. Taylor Global Scholar Students Receive Higher Education Diploma in Medical Sciences from Northumbria University 3/8/16

The 2016 graduands of St. George’s University’s Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program (KBTGSP) took the next step toward obtaining their medical degrees, receiving  their Higher Education Diploma in Medical Sciences from University of Northumbria (NU) on February 13.

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Newly Matched SGU Students Prepared to Strengthen Canadian Health Care 3/20/16

St. George’s University has long provided a pipeline for Canadian students to return to their home country to practice, and 2016 was no exception.

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St. George's University Students and Graduates Flourish on Match Day 3/22/16

On March 18, Match Day has once again yielded tremendous results for St. George’s University School of Medicine. 831 students and graduates secured highly competitive first-year residency positions at institutions across the US, many at their top-choice of programs, through the 2016 National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

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St. George's University and University of Delaware Launch Medical, Veterinary Partnership 3/28/16

St. George's University and the University of Delaware announced a new partnership which will enable qualified University of Delaware undergraduates to pursue advanced medical and veterinary degrees at St. George's University in Grenada.

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St. George's University Mourns Loss of Co-Founder Louis J. Modica 4/6/16

It is with deep sadness that St. George’s University announces the passing of one of its founders, Louis J. Modica. Mr. Modica is the father of Chancellor Charles R. Modica, and a founding member of the University’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Modica was 92.

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Brandon University and Saint George's University Sign Education Agreement for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine 4/21/16

Students will have new options to get a degree in medicine or veterinary medicine, thanks to a new agreement between Brandon University (BU) and Saint George’s University.

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St. George's University Students Record 96 Percent Pass Rate on USMLE 1 in 2015 4/27/16

St. George’s University students continue to make the grade on the first major step on the way to becoming a practicing physician in the US – the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1.

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St. George's University Mourns Loss of Lord Walton of Detchant 4/29/16

John Walton, Lord Walton of Detchant, sadly passed away on Thursday, 21st April, 2016 after a brilliant career during which he made enormous contributions to many fields in medicine.

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From SGU to WashU SGU Alumnus Wins PhD Scholarship at Top Science Program 5/19/16

St. George’s University School of Arts and Sciences graduate Gervette Penny has been awarded a full PhD scholarship to Washington University, one of the top science and research institutions in the US.

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Order of the British Empire Recognizes St. George’s University Clinical Skills Professor 6/1/16


At Buckingham Palace this spring, Dr. Chamarthy Subbarao, Professor of Clinical Skills at St. George’s University, was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his outstanding service to health care in Grenada.

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Future Leaders Celebrate at Annual Grenada Commencement Ceremony 6/8/16


Nearly 400 students from 32 countries congregated at Patrick Adams Hall on May 14 for the annual Commencement Ceremony in Grenada.

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SGU Medical Student Helps Drive General Surgery Legislation in Washington 6/8/16


When Mohammad “Moody” Kassem, a third-year clinical student at St. George’s University, went to Washington, DC, for the American Clinical Congress’ Leadership and Advocacy Summit in April, he expected to play a supporting role in lobbying for the organization’s objectives.

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Physician Class of 2016 Sets Sights on Next Step 6/14/16


Their paths, and their dreams, led them to Grenada not long ago, and on Sunday, the St. George’s University 2016 graduating class convened once again at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City to celebrate the end of one journey and the beginning of another.

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School of Veterinary Medicine Confers Degrees to 2016 Class 6/20/16


The energy and excitement was palpable in Alice Tully Hall as the graduating class reunited after spending their final year across five countries.

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St. George's University Hosts 48th Ten-Day International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease7/18/16


The International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP) partnered with St. George’s University for the second time in five years to host the 48th Ten-Day International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in Grenada.

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St. George's University Hosts Paris Agreement Article 6 Climate Summit 7/19/16


Signed into action at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), the historic Paris Agreement was just one step in helping curb greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and limiting temperature increase.

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Thermocycler Device Allows SGU and WINDREF to Administer Zika Testing in Grenada 8/5/16


St. George’s University and Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, have partnered with Tetracore to build capacity towards diagnostics and surveillance for Zika virus and other vector-borne infections in Grenada.

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IFMSA Exchange Students Gain Global Clinical and Research Experience at SGU8/17/16


St. George’s University welcomed eight medical students from six countries this summer as part of the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA) Medical Research Exchange Program. The students from Catalonia, Italy, Spain, Canada, Romania, and Poland spent four weeks conducting research and gaining clinical experience while immersing themselves in Grenadian culture.

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St. George's University's WHO Collaborating Center for Environmental and Occupational Health Re-Designated For Additional Four Years 8/18/16


The World Health Organization has re-designated St. George’s University Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM) as a Collaborating Center on Environmental and Occupational Health through 2020.

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St. George's University Veterinarians-in-Training Welcomed at Fall 2016 White Coat Ceremony 9/1/16


The School of Veterinary Medicine welcomed its newest class of future veterinarians at St. George’s University’s Fall 2016 White Coat Ceremony on August 27 at Patrick F. Adams Hall.

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School of Medicine Class of 2020 Takes Oath at Fall 2016 White Coat Ceremony 9/1/16


The St. George’s University School of Medicine’s Class of 2020 took another step toward their future profession by taking part in the school’s 40th White Coat Ceremony on August 26.

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St. George's University Awards Legacy of Excellence Scholarships to 159 Students Over US$2 Million Awarded to Future Doctors 9/7/16


Today, St. George's University awarded over $1 million in Legacy of Excellence scholarships to 159 students in the School of Medicine's incoming class of 2020.

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St. George's University Links With Pre-Med Program at Erasmus University College in Netherlands 9/15/16


St George’s University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Erasmus University College (EUC), paving the way for EUC students to receive world-leading medical training.

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St. George's University Celebrates 12th Beyond Spice Family Weekend 9/123/16


Satya and Vijaya Pothamsetti made the trip from Toronto, Canada to attend St. George’s University’s 12th Beyond Spice Family Weekend for two reasons.

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St. George’s University Alumnus Awarded Full-Tuition Commonwealth Scholarship10/6/16


Kishon Francis, a 2015 graduate of St. George’s University’s School of Arts and Sciences, has received a full-tuition Commonwealth scholarship to pursue a Master of Science in computer communication networks at Brunel University in London.

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SGU Alumnus Raises the Standard for Radiology in Grenada 10/12/16


As part of the St. George’s University 12 Degrees North program, Dr. Randy Becker, MD SGU ’00, has returned to his alma mater each of the past seven years to offer free clinics and radiology training at the General Hospital.

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St. George’s University Small Animal Clinic Obtains AAHA Accreditation10/18/16


For more than 15 years, the St. George’s University Small Animal Clinic (SAC) has provided quality care for animals throughout Grenada.

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St. George's University Remembers Paul Slinger, OBE 10/24/16


St. George’s University mourns the loss of Paul John Vere Slinger, OBE, who passed away at the age of 82 after a long illness on Friday, October 21, 2016, surrounded by his family at his home in St. Paul’s.

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St. George's University Provost Feels Right at Home 11/14/16


The new Provost at St. George’s University, Dr. Joseph Childers has received a warm Grenadian welcome upon his arrival. Although he is new to the island, the feeling he has is a familiar one.

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Professor Ian McConnell Delivers Annual Keith B. Taylor Memorial/WINDREF Lecture at St. George's University 11/15/16


Professor Ian McConnell, most recognized for his fundamental discoveries on the immune system, drew upon his distinguished career in research while delivering the Keith B. Taylor Memorial/WINDREF Lecture at Bourne Hall on November 8.

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St. George's University and Botswana Demonstrate Commitment to Reducing the Medical Brain Drain 11/18/16


Medical Doctors, Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health Graduates Celebrated at Gabarone Ceremony.

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St. George's University SVM Dean Named to AAVMC Board 11/29/16


The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has named Dr. Timothy Ogilvie, St. George’s University’s Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, to its Board of Directors and Governance.

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SAS Alum Outlines Coral Reef Restoration Program During Prince Harry Visit to Grenada 12/6/16


An alumnus of St. George’s University School of Arts and Sciences was part of a day-long welcoming party for Prince Henry of Wales – Prince Harry – during his visit to Grenada on November 28.

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