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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Public Health Department and High Commission of Canada Team Up to Help Revitalize Grenada’s Nutmeg Industry3/4/13
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.
Dr. Robert C. Gallo presents 2013 Keith B. Taylor Memorial/WINDREF Lecture at St. George’s University3/5/13
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.
St. George’s University Welcomes First International Veterinary Student Association Exchange Students3/11/13
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.
St. George’s University Alumnus Performs Grenada’s First Angiograms3/12/13
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.
St. George’s University USMLE Step 1 First-Time Test Takers Achieve 97% Pass Rate3/12/13
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.
St. George’s University Grads To Match Wits With Top Business Schools at Boston Regional4/8/13
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.
SGU Grad Leads Nationally Renowned Emergency Medicine Department at Hackensack University Medical Center4/11/13
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.
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.
Bioethics and Public Health Research Project Awarded Wellcome Trust Grant4/24/13
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.
St. George’s University’s State-of-the-Art Facility a Haven for Fresh- and Salt-Water Aquariums4/29/13
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.
SGU Doctors Say Increased Mobility is the Primary Cause of Global Disease4/30/13
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.
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.
St. George’s University Announces Partnership with Tung Wah College in Hong Kong5/28/13
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.
Dr. Gerry Rayman Shares Ideas that could Limit Diabetic Leg Amputations6/6/13
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.”
St. George’s University’s Small Animal Clinic Adding to the Love6/27/13
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.
St. George’s University MPH Students and Alumni Achieve Impressive Pass Rate on Spring NBPHE Exam at SGU6/28/13
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.
From Lab to Field: SGU Alumnus Takes Bold Innovation into the Developing World7/2/13
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.
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.
SGU Announces Dates for 2014 One Health One Medicine Caribbean Conference9/19/13
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.
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.
Alumni Mentor Scholarships Open Door for Med/Vet Students to Attain SGU Education11/5/13
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.
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.
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.
SGU Faculty Present at Prestigious Anatomy Conference in India11/26/13
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.
SGU Student Takes First Place in American College of Physicians Competition12/3/13
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.