sgu In the News 2012


St. George’s University Awards Scholarships To School of Medicine Class Of 2016

Dustin St. Georgeof Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded the prestigious Legacy of Excellence Scholarship by St. George’s University School of Medicine. Mr. St. George is elated by the recognition and confidence St. George’s University has shown in him. “The LOE Scholarship means everything to me in terms of fulfilling my goals,” he said. “Being awarded the scholarship instilled a sense of pride and strength within me. It made me feel as if I was wanted at medical school and that I am capable of what lies before me.”



Veterinarian will attempt to swim the English Channel

Having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, completed five marathons as well as an Ironman triathlon, Brittany King, SGUSVM '10, is no stranger to pushing herself to the limit. On August 22, she will embark on another awe-inspiring journey as she attempts to swim the English Channel, a 22-mile stretch between southern England and northern France. Donations to her charity, Laps of Love, which contributes funds to struggling pet owners, can be made at



Urban Humanitarian Project Prepares for Wii Olympics

Yahoo News

The St. George's University chapter of Urban Humanization Projects (UHP) will hold another edition of the Wii Olympics fundraiser on Saturday, April 21, from 6 p.m. to midnight at Taylor Hall. The video game fundraiser, which takes place biannually, is hosted by UHP and the Iota Epsilon Alpha International Medical Honor Society. Proceeds will go toward the Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique Foundation for Needy Students and UHP's high school mentorship program, the GURUS Project.



Reid, SGUSOM '02, Named to Faculty at Loyola University Chicago

Infection Control Today

Dr. Gail Reid, a 2002 graduate of the St. George's University School of Medicine, has been named an assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago. She will have a role within the Stritch School of Medicine's Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, as well as a clinical role at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, IL.



SGU Marine Biologist Says Deteriorating Condition of Reefs Puts Strain on Fishing Industry

19 Mar 2012 18:37
By Desmond Brown

Clare Morrall, director of the marine biology program at St. George's University, says that sea surface temperatures have strained the fishing industry in Grenada due to coral bleaching.
"When you've taken away the fish that would normally crop and harvest and keep that algae in check, you've got a situation which has happened throughout the Caribbean, when you get a change from coral dominated systems to algal dominated systems," she said.
The chairman of the Southern Fishermen Association is reporting that fishermen are suffering financially because they are catching fewer fish, and that once-abundant fish species have disappeared.




SGU Professor Named To Prestigious UK List

Stanley Okolo, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at SGU, has been named to the 2011 edition of The Powerlist, which highlights the UK's 100 most powerful people of African and Caribbean heritage. Dr. Okolo remains the first Nigerian and first black medical director of an acute university hospital in the United Kingdom.



Stephen Scarantino, MD '91, Acknowledged by The Global Directory of Who’s Who

Stephen E. Scarantino, MD '91, who practices obstetrics and gynecology at The Women's Health Pavilion in Westbury, New York, has been recognized by The Global Directory of Who's Who. The annual publication acknowledges professional men and women for their outstanding achievements and leadership within their industries. In addition to his practice, Dr. Scarantino is a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine in Hempstead, New York.



Medical Students Kick-off New HS Mentorship Program by Teaching Mentees

On Saturday, January 7, Urban Humanitarian Projects (UHP), a nonprofit organization comprised of St. George’s University medical students, will host a Build-a-PC workshop during which high school students in Greater New York City will be instructed how to assemble a desktop computer from scratch.

The workshop will be held at Park Slope Collegiate High School in Brooklyn, New York. In conjunction with, the workshop’s sponsor, UHP will supply the high school with five high-end computer systems that students can use year round.

“We want each of mentee to develop a deep appreciation for computers because a tech-savvy student in today’s society has a world of resources at their fingertips,” said Santhosh Cherian, Executive Director of UHP. “Mastery of computers and the internet will allow our mentees to find and open new doors for themselves.”