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2015 Archives

 

Rodney Croft Will Raise Tower Bridge as City of London Re-Enacts “Momentous” Churchill State Funeral 1/28/15

On January 30, 1965, the world mourned as Sir Winston Churchill, the former Prime Minister of England who led Allied Forces to victory over Axis powers in World War II, was laid to rest. His State Funeral was then considered the largest in world history, with representatives from 112 countries on hand and more than 350 million people worldwide watching on television.

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St. George’s University’s SVM Dean Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree1/20/15

To honor his outstanding and ongoing contribution to veterinary medicine throughout his nearly four decades in this field, Dr. Timothy Ogilvie, Dean of St. George’s University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from his alma mater, the University of Guelph.

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SGU Students and Alumni Excel on NBPHE CPH Exam1/21/15

St. George’s University students and alumni of the Master of Public Health program continued their scholarly public health success as they achieved a 93 percent pass rate on the Fall 2014 National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) exam, allowing them to become a Certified in Public Health (CPH) professional.

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St. George’s University Dean Sets Course for Translational Research 1/22/15

Launched in January 2015, The Journal on Translational Research in Anatomy will focus on anatomic research as it relates to its clinical application and widespread effect in patient care and health system.

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A World of Infinite Possibilities Opens to SVM Entering Class 2/6/15

Entering students at the St. George’s University’s School of Veterinary Medicine were encouraged to think beyond standard veterinary practice and to embrace a world view at the White Coat Ceremony on Monday, February 2, 2015.

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Entering Medical Class Joins Humanistic and Ethical “Infinite Game” 2/6/15

A new class of prospective doctors from 41 countries embarked on its educational journey at St. George’s University at the symbolic White Coat Ceremonies on January 30, 2015. Miles away from the rest of their class in Grenada, part of the entering medical class participated in their White Coat Ceremony at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK on January 16.

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St. George’s University’s SVM Dean Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree2/13/15

For his contributions to clinical advancements and medical staff development at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, critical care specialist Peyman Otmishi, MD SGU ’02, FCCP, was honored with the 2014 Arthur B. Cecil Jr., MD, Award for Excellence in Health Care Improvement.

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St. George's University Doctors Agree with CDC on Importance of Flu Vaccinations 2/20/15

St. George's University Doctors Agree with CDC on Importance of Flu Vaccinations

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School of Veterinary Medicine Establishes Combined Program with St. Lawrence College in Canada 2/25/15

St. Lawrence College (SLC) students interested in a career in veterinary medicine can earn a quality education while also expediting their careers thanks to a new combined degree program established at St. George’s University.

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St. George’s University and King’s College Announce Seven-Year Medical and Veterinary Education Partnerships 3/5/15

St. George’s University and King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA today announced an articulation agreement to provide international options to students interested in medical or veterinary careers.

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A Pathway from Nigeria to a Medical Education in True Blue
3/12/15

The pathway to becoming a physician has a new route for students at Westerfield College (WC) in Nigeria.

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St. George's University and Rutgers University Launch Joint Veterinary Partnership 3/18/15

 St. George's University and Rutgers University today announced a new pre-veterinary program partnership in which select students with a Bachelor of Science in animal science from Rutgers may gain direct entrance into St. George's School of Veterinary Medicine.

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St. George’s University Medcial Grads Shine on Match Day 3/24/15

Match Day 2015 proved once again that the St. George’s University graduates continue to enter U.S. medicine in large numbers.

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SGU Graduates Presides Over Largest-Ever Grand Rounds at SGU 4/9/15

Time-Honored Tradition Connects St. George’s University Alumni with More Than 200 Current Students.

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From the Charter Foundation Program to His Top-Choice Residency 4/9/15

Brian Beckord hadn’t stepped foot in a classroom in some time. He’d earned his undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego and begun a career in biotechnology, specializing in molecular diagnostics.

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WINDREF Secures Nature Conservancy Grant to Assess Woburn Bay Water Quality4/10/15

Clarke’s Court Bay in Woburn, a short drive from SGU’s True Blue campus, is designated as a marine protected area, yet despite its status, its water quality may be negatively impacted by watershed effluent runoff. 

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St. George’s University Graduate Earns American Society of Neuroimaging Award for Research in Brain Mapping 4/13/15

As a nuclear physician, Lesley Flynt, MD SGU ’11, examines the very fibers of the human body, down to cells, their nuclei and their elements.

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St. George’s University Grad’s Emergency Efforts Gain National Media Attention 4/23/15

On hand for his son’s Little League game, Paul Barbara, MD SGU ’04, sprang into action when a former league official went into cardiac arrest in a nearby dugout, as first reported in the Staten Island Advance.

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Alumnus to Lead Ebola Diagnostic Research in Sierra Leone 5/8/15

The fight against the Ebola virus continues in West Africa. Although the number of cases has dropped significantly since 2014, its treatment and containment remain a focal point of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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SAS and GSP Classes Implored to Seize the Moment at Graduation Ceremon 5/20/15

St. George’s University Graduates More Than 250 Students at Grenada Graduation

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Education Department Re-Approves SGU Clinical Clerkships in New York State5/22/15

Thousands of St. George’s University School of Medicine graduates have completed their clinical rotations at New York hospitals and clinical centers on their way to their degrees and a career in medicine.

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UNFCCC RCC – St. George’s Promotes Clean Technology Business Opportunities 5/27/15

The effects of human activity on climate change, especially rising sea levels, are particularly devastating to coastal regions and island nations.

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SGU to Confer Two Honorary Degrees 6/2/15

St. George’s University (SGU), the pioneering medical school in Grenada, which has done much to expand access to medical education around the world, announced today that it will confer an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to two American pioneers, Ellen Ratner and James P. Pinkerton at the June 17th Commencement Ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York City.   

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St. George’s University Graduate’s Creation Streamlines Health Care Access for Chicagoans 6/5/15

Pardeep Athwal, MD SGU ’10, Unveils Orunje, A New Way for Patients to Be Seen Quickly.  

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St. George's University Collaborates with Researchers to Tackle Vector Borne Infections 6/10/15

St. George’s University recently participated in a  groundbreaking feasibility study for an infectious disease surveillance system conducted with a team of researchers and scientists in Grenada.  

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St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine Graduates Class of 2015 6/19/15

More than 1,000 DVM Degrees Conferred on Graduates Since 1999.

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More Than 900 Graduates Bestowed MDs at 2015 Commencement 6/19/15

At the 40th St. George’s University School of Medicine commencement ceremony on June 17, more than 900 students were conferred Doctor of Medicine degrees at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.

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Dr. Ruth Macklin Presents at Annual Keith B. Taylor Memorial WINDREF Lecture at St. George's University 7/9/15

A Founder of Bioethics Field Discusses Ethical Challenges in Confronting Disasters.

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St. George’s University Hosts 60th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary of the CARPHA Health Research Conference 7/14/15

Caribbean Health Professional Focus on Violence and Injury Prevention as Urgent Public Health Issue

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St. George's University Names Magnifico School of Medicine Associate Dean 7/21/15

1997 SGU Graduate and Southside Hospital Physician Joins Dean's Office.

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St. George’s University Welcomes High School and College Students to the 2015 Med/Vet Summer Leadership Academy 7/23/15

Hands on Activities Provide Students with an Introduction to Medical and Veterinary Medical Careers

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Dr. G. Richard Olds Appointed as President and Cheif Executive Officer of St. George's University 8/28/15

An educator, physician, and administrator during a distinguished career spanning more than 30 years, Dr. G. Richard Olds today was named President and Chief Executive Officer of St. George’s University.

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St. George's University Announces New Commonwealth Jubilee Scholar 9/2/15

Yavani Choudree from Durban, South Africa, has been awarded a Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship by St George’s University on the Caribbean island of Grenada.

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American University of Nigeria and St. George’s University Enter into a Joint Program leading to the Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 9/3/15

Students of the American University of Nigeria now have the opportunity to pursue medicine and veterinary medicine studies at St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies (SGU), after completion of their studies at AUN.

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St. George's University Fall 2015 Class Presented with White Coats as First Step into the School of Medicine 9/7/15

An important symbol of a student’s induction into the medical profession, this year’s class of newly enrolled medical students donned their white coats and took the oath of Professional Commitment on the True Blue Campus in Grenada.

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St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2015 Take Oath of Professional Commitment at White Coat Ceremony 9/7/15

Veterinary students brimming with excitement donned their white coats at the Fall 2015 White Coat Ceremony at St. George’s University and recited the Oath of Professional Commitment, symbolizing their entry into the veterinary profession. 

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Queen's Medal Awarded to Lord Soulsby 9/15/15

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Bestows Highest Honor Upon Friend of St. George’s University.

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KBTGSP Students Obtain White Coats - and Some Perspective - at White Coat Ceremony 9/15/15

Five Narratives Illustrate the Power of the White Coat to Fall 2015 Entering Class.

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St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Third Annual Caribbean Bee College 9/28/15

Working Together to Improve the Health, Productivity, and Sustainability of Bees.

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St. George's University Academic Enhancement Program Honored by National Academic Advising Association 10/2/15

The Academic Enhancement Program at St. George’s University was selected to receive the 2015 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Certificate of Merit Award by The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

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Continued Friendship in a New Frontier 10/6/15

Three lifelong friends from Branson, Missouri, US, have begun the next exciting part of their lives together at St. George’s University’ MD program.

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Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship Recipients Greet Princess Royal at St. George's University 10/15/15

To celebrate the impact of St. George’s University’s Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship program, which commemorates 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s tenure as Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, SGU welcomed The Queen’s daughter – Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, Princess Anne – to a special meet-and-greet ceremony with scholarship recipients on Wednesday, September 30.

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A New Clinical Affiliation in Nevada 10/30/15

To set the course for their medical careers, St. George’s University medical students can complete their clinical rotations at more than 70 affiliated hospitals and clinical centers, including in Nevada, the most recent state with which SGU has formed a pipeline.

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Historic Campus Building Renamed in Honor of University’s First Faculty Member 11/6/15

St. George’s University held a memorial ceremony on its True Blue Campus for the University’s first-ever faculty member, Dr. David Brown, Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and the Associate Dean of Clinical Studies for the United States who had recently passed away in Stuart, Florida.

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SGU Collaborates with Stanford University and WINDREF on Research Examining Long-Term Impact of Chikungunya Virus 11/12/15

St. George’s University, in partnership with the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) and Drs. Clare Heath and Desiree LaBeaud of Stanford University, has embarked on a study to learn more about the long-term health consequences of the Chikungunya virus(CHIKV) following infection.  

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Clinical Professionalism Selective Provides St. Georges University Students Unique Field Experience in Sweden 11/17/15

Over the past 40 years, not only has St. George’s University drawn students and faculty from 140 countries to the small island of Grenada, it has also provided students with the opportunity to explore course selectives all over the world, including Peru, the Czech Republic, India, Thailand, Kenya, and beyond.

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CEPH Re-Accredits St. George's University's Master of Public Health Program Through 2022 11/18/15

Once again,  SGU’s Master of Public Health program received accreditation by The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit public health schools and programs. 

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SGU Professor Creates Negotiators' Guidelines Manual on Climate Change for Small Island Developing States Worldwide 11/30/15

Next month’s Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris has been called “the last chance” to curb the rise in global temperature, and Dr. Hugh Sealy, a Professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at St. George’s University, will be on the front lines to usher in that change.

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Graduate Studies Program Renamed to School of Graduate Studies 12/8/15

The Graduate Studies Program at St. George’s University has reverted back to its original name – the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) – in response to the growth of the program which now offers more than 30 distinct graduate programs.

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St. George’s University Mourns Dr. Linnea Veinotte 12/22/15

The entire St. George’s University family mourns the loss of Dr. Linnea Veinotte, a Learning Strategist in the University’s Department of Educational Services (DES) who died tragically last week.

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