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2013 Archives

 

Deputy Mayor Gibbs Announces CityDoctors Medical School Scholarships Awards $2.4 Million to 20 New York City Students 1/7/13


Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Health and Hospitals Corporation President Al Aviles today announced that 20 New York City students will receive scholarships totaling $2.4 million to attend St. George’s University School of Medicine under the first year of the CityDoctors scholarship program.

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MBA Degree Has Helped Grenadian Develop Charcoals Caribbean Grill 1/14/13


Brigitte Assing and her colleagues shared a moment of joy this past spring.  Having worked tirelessly to complete St. George’s Master of Business Administration program, the charter class graduated with their MBA in International Business. 

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“Sea Grapes” Named Best In Show For SGU Photo Contest 1/15/13


Hundreds of images were sent in from all over the world, and once again, the fifth annual “Focus: An SGU Perspective” Photo Contest has, in one way or another, captured the spectacular and international flavor of the St. George’s University experience.

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Aspiring Rider Turned Horse Vet Relishes Role1/16/13


Growing up in Colorado, Dr. Kirsten Traul, DVM ’04, admits she had similar dreams to her fellow horse-crazy classmates, she wanted to be a professional rider.

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4 Countries, 1 Dream: New St. George’s University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Class Welcomed with theme of One Health, One Medicine1/29/13


The energy in the Bourne Hall was palpable as the speakers began the 28th  School of Veterinary Medicine White Coat Ceremony, which ushered in the entering class of veterinary medicine students to St. George's University.

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St. George’s University Welcomes 560 Students at Spring 2013 School of Medicine White Coat Ceremonies 1/29/13


Students in St. George’s University School of Medicine and the University’s Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program waited with excitement, exuberance, and a bit of apprehension.

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World-Renowned Physician-Scientist Dr. Robert C. Gallo to Speak at St. George's University 2/7/13


On February 12, 2013, Robert C. Gallo, MD, who for the past 30 years has been one of the most influential scientists in the world, will visit St. George’s University to deliver the 5th Keith B. Taylor Memorial/13th Annual WINDREF Lecture.

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Grenada General Hospital Receives over US $12,000 in Equipment from IEA2/7/13


Fast, accurate, reliable. When it comes to patient testing, health care professionals rely on devices with these qualities.

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Louis Guida, SGU MD ’84, Making a Difference One Patient at a Time 2/12/13


Time and again, the patients of Dr. Louis Guida, president and CEO of Bay Shore Allergy and Asthma Specialty Practice on Long Island, thank him for the care he provides – which consistently goes above and beyond.

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St. George's University Catapulted Brownrigg, SGU MD '07, to Anesthesiology Career in Midwest 2/12/13


When Tanner Brownrigg set off from his home state of Kansas to enroll at St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2003, he had a vision of where the path would lead him.

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St. George’s University Grads To Match Wits With Top Business Schools at Boston Regional 3/1/13


For the second consecutive year, a group of St. George’s University graduates will go head to head with the most renowned business schools in the world.

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St. Georges University Medical Students in India 3/4/13


Fifth-term medical student Anne Walker described the latest step in her journey to becoming an MD as “simply exhilarating.”

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Public Health Department and High Commission of Canada Team Up to Help Revitalize Grenada’s Nutmeg Industry 3/4/13


St. George’s University’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine has long been committed to building up and supporting Grenada’s nutmeg industry destroyed by Hurricane Ivan, and its efforts have now been joined by the High Commission of Canada, which announced a donation of CDN $20,000 – approximately EC $54,000 – through its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives at a press conference at the Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station.

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Dr. Robert C. Gallo presents 2013 Keith B. Taylor Memorial/WINDREF Lecture at St. George’s University 3/5/13


An overflowing audience in Patrick F. Adams Hall hung on the every word of world-renowned physician and scientist Dr. Robert C. Gallo at the fifth annual Keith B. Taylor Memorial Lecture/13th Annual WINDREF Lecture.  

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St. George’s University Welcomes First International Veterinary Student Association Exchange Students 3/11/13


After a ten-day visit to St. George’s University, 10 veterinary students from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, spoke fondly of their hands-on educational experience and the University’s True Blue Campus.

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St. George’s University Alumnus Performs Grenada’s First Angiograms 3/12/13


The tension was palpable in the operating room. For Dr. Mark Lanzieri, MD SGU ’85, it should have been a routine procedure – he had performed it more than a thousand times over his 22-year medical career. But this was different.

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St. George’s University USMLE Step 1 First-Time Test Takers Achieve 97% Pass Rate 3/12/13


St. George’s University students who took the USMLE 1 for the first time in 2012 achieved a 97 percent pass rate, marking the fourth consecutive year that SGU’s overall first-time pass rate on the examination surpassed 90 percent.

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SGU Students, Faculty and Staff Raise over EC$70,000 for Women’s Rights 3/19/13


In a conservative society like Grenada, a play titled ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is bound to raise eyebrows, which is precisely its point.

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St. George’s University Grads To Match Wits With Top Business Schools at Boston Regional 4/8/13

Clinical endocrinologist and SGU Alumnus Dwight Matthias, MD, SGU ’92 captivated an audience of medical practitioners, allied healthcare providers and pharmacists with a riveting presentation over a two-day workshop on diabetic prevention, diagnosis and care.

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SGU Grad Leads Nationally Renowned Emergency Medicine Department at Hackensack University Medical Center 4/11/13

As chairman of the emergency trauma department at Hackensack University Medical Center, Dr. Joseph Feldman, SGUSOM ’89, is responsible not only for the health of the patients who require immediate assistance but also for the caliber of treatment which the department’s physicians provide.

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St. George’s University Mourns the Loss of Dame Hilda Bynoe 4/11/13

Dame Hilda Bynoe was the first woman governor of a Commonwealth of Nations country. She was the governor of Grenada from 1968 to 1974, and she was, thus far, the only woman to have been governor of one of the British Dependencies.

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MacLeese, DVM SGU '10, Enjoying Rare Veterinary Ophthalmology Residency4/22/13

Jill MacLeese was certainly not thinking of ophthalmology when she enrolled in veterinary school.

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St. George’s University Hosts First Caribbean Bee College 4/23/13

This January, Grenada was abuzz with beekeepers from around the region who attended the first Caribbean Bee College (CBC).

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Eighty-Six Alumni Recognized on Annual List of Top Doctors 4/23/13

No case is the same for Louis Guida, MD, president and CEO of Bay Shore Allergy and Asthma Specialty Practice in New York.

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Bioethics and Public Health Research Project Awarded Wellcome Trust Grant 4/24/13

Two St. George’s University faculty members, Dr. Cheryl Cox-Macpherson and Dr. Muge Akpinar-Elci, have been awarded a US $8,000 Wellcome Trust Grant for their research project “Bioethics and Health in the Caribbean: Climate Change” which will investigate perceptions of Caribbean health professionals on the  impact climate change is having on the health of residents in the region.

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St. George’s University’s State-of-the-Art Facility a Haven for Fresh- and Salt-Water Aquariums 4/29/13

Surrounded by water, Grenada has a deep appreciation for the sea, its inhabitants and the joy it can bring to the community. St. George’s University is doing its part to preserve the livelihood offshore and throughout the region with its state-of-the-art aquatic laboratory and marine center, which supports fresh- and salt-water aquariums and also houses equipment for lab work in microbiology.

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SGU Doctors Say Increased Mobility is the Primary Cause of Global Disease 4/30/13

More than half of doctors, veterinarians, and public health specialists responding to the first “One World, One Health, One Medicine” poll from St. George’s University believe that a shrinking world is more at risk for a pandemic caused by emerging diseases, as more people travel, and no city is now more than 24 hours distance from each other.

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St. George’s University Medical Student Prospering after Leaving Home at Age 15 5/3/13

There were times that Therese Jeter had hopped a train with no particular destination in mind. She’d run away from home at age 15, living off the street and without boundaries for a while.

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SVM Student Appointed Global Public Health Officer-Elect to SAVMA National Board 5/8/13

Fourth-term St. George’s University veterinary student Ashley Bredenberg has been appointed Global Public Health Officer-Elect for the national Student AVMA (SAVMA) executive board.

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Huge Turnout at SGU’s 2013 Career Day 5/20/13

Career Day on St. George’s University’s True Blue campus was the largest ever this March 23rd. SGU partnered with the Rotaract Club of Grenada to provide career guidance and motivation to over 1,300 students from secondary schools around Grenada.

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St. George’s University Announces Partnership with Tung Wah College in Hong Kong 5/28/13

St. George’s University and Tung Wah College (TWC) in Hong Kong S.A.R., China, have signed a memorandum of understanding that opens the door for graduates of TWC’s Bachelor of Medical Science or Bachelor of Health Science programs to enter graduate programs at SGU.

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SGU Faculty Member Joins Leading Bioethicists at Hastings Center 5/31/13

Dr. Cheryl Cox-Macpherson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioethics, St. George’s University, recently spent two weeks as a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center in Garrison, New York.

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SGU’s DPHPM Commissions Occupational Health and Safety Committee for Grenada Nutmeg Processing Plants 6/4/13

A committee has been put in place to monitor and address issues relating to occupational health and safety (OHS) at Grenada’s Gouyave nutmeg processing plant by St. George’s University’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM).

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Dr. Gerry Rayman Shares Ideas that could Limit Diabetic Leg Amputations 6/6/13

Is enough being done to prevent and reduce diabetic amputations in Grenada? At a graduate seminar held at St. George’s University, Dr. Gerry Rayman, a consultant physician and Head of Service at the Diabetes and Endocrine Centre at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, UK, spoke on the topic “a national programme to reduce the variation in amputations in the UK.”

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$250,000 Research Grant Opens Door for WINDREF Team to Target Obesity
6/7/13

Obesity isn’t just a United States problem or a high-income problem; it’s a problem that’s growing worldwide, including here in the Caribbean.

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St. George’s University Weighs in on International Trade of Endangered Species 6/10/13

Five species of shark and several species of manta rays, turtles, and tortoises were among the species added to a watch list by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) where Dr. Andrea Easter-Pilcher, Chair of the Department of Biology, Ecology and Conservation at St. George’s University participated as part of a three member delegation representing Grenada at the annual meeting this March.

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SGU’s DPHPM Commissions Occupational Health and Safety Committee for Grenada Nutmeg Processing Plants 6/12/13

A committee has been put in place to monitor and address issues relating to occupational health and safety (OHS) at Grenada’s Gouyave nutmeg processing plant by St. George’s University’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM).

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Grenada’s First Female Governor General Addresses SAS/GSP Graduating Class 6/24/13

A jubilant class of 178 St. George’s University School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and Graduate Studies Program (GSP) graduates received their degrees from Dr. Charles R. Modica, Chancellor of St. George’s University, on May 18, 2013 at the 2013 commencement held on campus in Grenada.

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SGU Clinical Students Experience Unique International Elective 6/24/13

Shania Flagg and Mary Ann Son had had experiences with the diversity of medicine.

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SGU’s 2013 Class of DVMs Celebrates Another Milestone In Their Careers 6/25/13

In the fall of 2011, the St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2013 celebrated in Grenada when word came that the University has been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

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Twelve SOM Graduates Awarded Distinction in Research 6/27/13

Twelve St. George’s University School of Medicine students were recognized for making a significant contribution to research during their MD studies at this year’s 2013 SOM commencement ceremony.

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St. George’s University’s Small Animal Clinic Adding to the Love 6/27/13

In addition to offering vaccination services, deworming, and checking animal ears for parasites, the St. George’s University’s Small Animal Clinic is also dispensing a surprise benefit—a deeper emotional bonding between pets and their Grenadian owners.

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St. George’s University MPH Students and Alumni Achieve Impressive Pass Rate on Spring NBPHE Exam at SGU 6/28/13

St. George’s University students and alumni of the Master of Public Health program achieved a 90 percent pass rate on the spring National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) exam, allowing them to become a Certified in Public Health (CPH) professional. Including four previous alumni who had sat and passed the NBPHE exam, SGU students and alumni demonstrated an impressive 92 percent success rate.

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From Lab to Field: SGU Alumnus Takes Bold Innovation into the Developing World 7/2/13

In size, the 10-millimeter copper device created by St. George's University alumnus Ahmad Firas Khalid and two colleagues may not seem like much. In impact, however, it may dramatically improve the quality of life for millions of people worldwide.

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St. George’s University School of Medicine Graduates Nearly 1,000 New MDs 7/9/13

On Saturday, June 15, St. George’s University conferred Doctor of Medicine degrees to nearly 1,000 MD students at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City

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Dr. Raymond Sis Receives 2013 Alumni Recognition Award at the Annual AVMA Convention 7/18/13

He’s been a surgeon, a scientist, a teacher, a leader, and a lot more. The impact that Dr. Raymond F. Sis, dean of St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine, has can be measured by the thousands of animals and individuals he has helped.

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SGU Hosts Regional Conference on Bird Conservation and Climate Change 7/26/13

St. George’s University welcomed leading authorities in regional bird conservation from across the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean to the 19th regional meeting of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB), the largest organization devoted to wildlife conservation in the Caribbean.

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St. George’s University and Monmouth University Join to Offer Pre-Medical and Veterinary Students Combined BS/MD or BS/DVM Degrees 8/7/13

A new agreement between Monmouth University and St. George’s University will provide more doctors and veterinarians in the state of New Jersey, according to school officials.

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St. George’s University and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Establish a Caribbean Regional Collaboration Center 8/9/13

St. George’s University and the Windward Islands Research & Education Foundation (WINDREF) have been selected by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to establish a Regional Collaborating Center (RCC) for the Caribbean.

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SGU Faculty Designs Nutmeg Solar Dryer 8/19/13

Dr. Dirk Burkhardt, professor of neuroscience at St. George’s University and cofounder of Grenada Solar Power Ltd. (GrenSol), may have revolutionized the nutmeg processing procedure at the Gouyave nutmeg plant, creating a unique solar dryer that cuts drying time in half, eliminates the need for stirring or herbicides, and reduces hazard to the workers.

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Over 80 Global Scholars Celebrate White Coat Ceremony in UK as St. George’s University Ushers in New Class of Medical Students 9/6/13

On the first step of their path to becoming an MD, 782 incoming students took part in the St. George’s University School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony, with 86 Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars taking part in the ceremony at Northumbria University, Newcastle on August 15, 2013.  Baroness (Ros) Howells of St Davids, the only Grenadian in the House of Lords, was guest of honor at the ceremony.

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Future Veterinarians Profess Their Oath at White Coat Ceremony 9/6/13

More than 100 students expressed their commitment to the profession of veterinary medicine at the St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine White Coat Ceremony, held on August 20 at Bourne Lecture Hall on the True Blue campus.

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St. George’s University Ushers in Class of 782 Medical Students 9/6/13

In their official welcome to the medical profession, 782 incoming students took part in the St. George’s University School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony, taking their first step toward becoming doctors. 

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SGU Announces Dates for 2014 One Health One Medicine Caribbean Conference 9/19/13

St. George’s University (SGU) embraces the philosophy of “One Health One Medicine” – that the wellbeing of all animal species, including  humans, are interrelated, and that knowledge gained in one species benefits the others.

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Practical Veterinary Dentistry Continuing Education Conference at St. George’s University 9/24/13

Alumni of St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine (SGUSVM) and veterinarians from around the world gathered at St. George’s University in September for the Practical Veterinary Dentistry Continuing Education (CE) Conference covering  the importance of oral health for animals.

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Family Weekend: Rekindling and a New Awakening 9/25/13

An animated Brian Cassidy, MD SGU ’85, sat at a table recounting his rich experience at the St.George’s University to a captive audience.

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St. George’s Partnership Opens Door for Franklin Pierce Alum to Pursue MD 10/10/13

Craig Weeks is turning his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor into reality through a partnership between his alma mater, Franklin Pierce University, and St. George’s University. 

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Ad Campaign Highlights St. George’s University’s Impact on Our Health Care 10/25/13

Doctors don’t often bear their team colors, and thus the extent of St. George’s University’s contributions to health care worldwide might not be evident.

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St. George’s University Josh Project Recognized by Grenada Ministry of Health10/31/13

Little children heading into surgery or in the throes of a debilitating disease need all the comfort they can get.  SGU students have begun a project to give these children personal comfort kits, called a Josh Kit, to help them get through their ordeals.

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Eight-Week Course Focuses on Changing World of Global Medicine 11/1/13

St. George's University will offer its first massive online open course (MOOC) on Monday, November 4, with an introductory One Health One Medicine course designed to introduce students to this exciting developing field.

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Alumni Mentor Scholarships Open Door for Med/Vet Students to Attain SGU Education 11/5/13

They used St. George’s University as a springboard to their own success, and in August 2013, four graduates helped pave the way for select MD entering students to achieve their own goals through the University’s Alumni Mentor Scholarship Program.

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Public Health in Rural Communities: Keynote Address in Thailand 11/19/13

Dr. Omur Cinar Elci, Professor and Chair of St. George’s University’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM), delivered a keynote address at the annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) in November of in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Democracy 11/19/13

For the past 30 years, Grenadians have observed October 25 as their national day of thanksgiving. It marks the anniversary of the United States military operation  to help Grenada restore freedom and democracy and bring an end to a period of civil unrest.

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BSEC Forum Brings Caribbean Issues to the Fore 11/20/13

At the annual conference of the Bioethics Society of the English-Speaking Caribbean (BSEC) held on November 16 at St. George’s University (SGU) and hosted by SGU’s Bioethics Department, speakers delved into a wide range of topics relevant to the Caribbean, including child abuse and corporal punishment.

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SGU’s Research Institution Joins International Team of Medical Virologists Targeting Global Threats 11/22/13

St. George’s University and the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) officially pledged their support of the Global Virus Network (GVN) at September’s annual GVN meeting in Moscow, Russia, with a donation of $100,000 to support the collaboration.

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SGU Faculty Present at Prestigious Anatomy Conference in India 11/26/13

Three St. George’s University faculty members – Drs. Marios Loukas, Shivayogi Bhusnurmath, and Bharti Bhusnurmath – were among the guest faculty at the 61st National Conference of the Anatomical Society of India (ASI), held at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh, India, from November 22 to 25.

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SGU Student Takes First Place in American College of Physicians Competition 12/3/13

A research poster on medical overuse to treat headaches assembled by St. George’s University clinical student Tanvir Kahlon took first prize in the medical student category at the 2013 American College of Physicians (ACP) Michigan Chapter Scientific Meeting, held at Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire, MI, in October.

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St. George’s University Builds Teaching Excellence 12/20/13

Teachers teach, right? They are trained and they know what to do. This is not always true.

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