2005 Archives

 

UNICEF Offers Aid to Grenada’s Children 1/07/05


UNICEF has made a generous donation of $240,000 (US) to the WINDREF/SGU Relief for Grenada Fund to continue its valuable Return to Happiness program, begun in Grenada after Hurricane Ivan devastated much of Grenada and rendered the children unsettled and afraid.

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Grenada’s Nutmeg Industry Gets Boost from Windward Island Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) - SPICE Research Program 1/11/05


Grenada’s devastated nutmeg industry will be helped by the appointment of Dr. Matthias Lorenz as the Director of the SPICE Research Program of the Windward Island Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF).

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Hundreds Benefit from Windward Island Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF)/St. George’s University Relief for Grenada Fund 1/19/05


Over four hundred Grenadian families have been targeted to benefit from the WINDREF/SGU Relief Fund, which was created following the devastation of Grenada by Hurricane Ivan. The Fund, a collaborative effort between St. George’s University and Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation has received almost a half of a million dollars to date which will aid in the rebuilding process in Grenada.

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Heal, Protect, In War or Peace 1/28/05


The face of medicine is changing as the practice and the teaching of medicine broadens to incorporate the best practices globally in the best possible way regionally.

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Drs. Arnold and Sandra Gold Guest Speakers at St. George’s University School of Medicine 1/31/05


Dr. Arnold P. Gold and Dr. Sandra Gold are the guest speakers at the White Coat Ceremony for the School of Medicine’s Spring 2005 entering class. The School of Medicine is honored to have two of the founders of the White Coat Ceremony to speak to the medical students as they are initiated into the medical profession.

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UK Registration Eased for St. George’s University Medical Graduates 03/07/05


The General Medical Council in the United Kingdom recently agreed to allow overseas doctors, including students from St. George’s University School of Medicine, sit Part I of the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board after they complete their medical program requirements rather than after graduation.

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St. George’s University Grad Honored for Spinal Cord Research 03/07/05


Vidya Jayawardena, MD, SGU ’93, received the Ernest Bors Award for Scientific Development last fall, for her work on Bacteriuria in Neurogenic Bladder and its significance in spinal cord injury.

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Record Enrollment for St. George’s University 03/07/05


Enrollment at St. George’s University is at an all time high. The campus is bustling with students from all over the world studying medicine, veterinary medicine, business, information technology, and in many other undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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First Non-U.S. Phi-Zeta Honor Society Chapter Installed At St. George’s University 03/07/05


The US veterinary honor society, Phi-Zeta, installed a new chapter this month at Saint George’s University, the first chapter ever installed outside of the United States.

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First Cornea Transplants Performed in Grenada 04/21/05


Grenadians will receive corneal transplants through an initiative made possible by the Minister of Health, Mrs. Ann David-Antoine, and two graduates of SGUSOM, Robert Fucigna, MD, and Orazio Giliberti, MD.

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Princeton Review: Rewriting the Rules 05/19/05


He’s written the textbooks; he’s lectured across the world and is a recognized leader in the complex field of rheumatology.

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St. George’s University Grad Wins Emergency Medicine Award 05/25/05


J. Matthew Sasser, SGU 2005, received the 2005 Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award, a prestigious honor awarded by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. SGU is the only non US or Canadian medical school whose graduates have received this award.

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St. George’s University Student Receives Award from the American Society for Clinical Pathology 06/21/05


Colby Halsey, an SGU clinical student, received the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Academic Excellence Award. Only Amita Dharawat, another SGU graduate, joins Colby Halsey on the list of students from a non-US or Canadian school to have received this honor. The ASCP Award for Academic Achievement and Promise is an annual award given to only 30-50 second year medical students.

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St. George’s University Grad First to Use RFID Microchip Technology in Humans 10/14/05


Dr. Joseph Feldman, a graduate of the St. George’s University School of Medicine (’89), was involved with the initial use of Radio Frequency Implantable Devices (RFID) in human patients in hospitals.

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St. George’s University Veterinary Student Elected Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) President 11/07/05


On October 26th, SGU’s Kara Tassone, received recognition for her election as the upcoming President of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA). The University sponsored an awards ceremony and reception in Kara’s honor on True Blue Campus to celebrate her success. Dr. Kevin Dajka, AVMA co-advisor to SAVMA, presented a plaque to Kara.

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University of the West Indies's (UWI) Vice Chancellor Visits SGU 11/14/05


Professor E. Nigel Harris, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), made his first official visit to St. George’s University last week, a significant step in cultivating a stronger alliance between the two institutions.

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Public Health: Medical Attention on the Now 11/30/05


The world is one. The death of distance on our dynamically changing planet impacts the intricate interplay between people, between people and animals, and between all living creatures and the environment we inhabit.

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Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 12/01/05


Richard H. Schwarz, MD, SGUSOM’s Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on October 28th.

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