Different roads

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ~ Dalai Lama


September 7, 2012


Welcome to Our Korean Colleagues … Extending Our Reach Globally …

Please join us in welcoming ten students from South Korea’s National Emergency Management Association to begin a three month EMT program in English. Our thanks to Ms. Rachel Hong for assisting with translation duties as well as Dr. Lindsey Anthony on setting up the technology the students will need to complete the course. We are very excited about this collaborative effort with students from abroad and we look forward to more international collaborations.


Congratulations … Research Leadership for Georgia …

Please join us as we congratulate Dr. Lin Mei on his recent appointment to the Georgia Research Alliance (GRAB) Board of Trustees. Dr. Mei is the first GRA Eminent Scholar from Georgia Health Sciences University to be appointed to the BOT. Dr. Mei’s term will begin January 2013.


Congratulations … Acceptances into Alpha Upsilon Phi …

Please join us as we congratulate Craig Akoh, Dimpal Bhakta, Michael Bykhovsky, Peter Chung, Andrea Cohron, Itoro Edet, Laura Harrison, Caitlin Hester, Diana Murro, Hugh Nadaeu, William Orr, Nehal Patel, Sagar Patel, Melissa Reidy, Vanessa Richardson, Nandini Setia, Rajat Singh, Lashon Sturgis, Catherine Warner, and Ronnie Zeidan on being accepted into the Alpha Upsilon Phi Service and Leadership Honor Society of the Georgia Health Sciences University. This is a testament to the many contributions to MCG, GHSU, and our community. Please look for more information on the sixth annual AUPhi Service Honor induction ceremony to be held in the spring.


Check it Out … Life of a First Year Medical Student …

The Association of American Medical College’s (AAMC) Aspiring Docs program features a cool new Aspiring Docs Diaries blog (http://aspiringdocsdiaries.org/) that gives an inside look into the life of a first year medical student. In the pilot phase of the blog, Devon Taylor will be followed from orientation through the end of the first year. This will provide a unique and unembellished view of what medical school is made of.


Consolidation Working Group Will Hold Open Meeting …

The Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University Consolidation Working Group will hold an open meeting on Tuesday September 11th , 5 pm, first-floor conference room of the GHS Children’s Medical Center (BT 1810). The 21 member committee was appointed by University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby to oversee the consolidation. Please check out www.asughsu.org for more information on the consolidation.


AOA Induction Ceremony … What a Great Accomplishment …

Please join us for the 2012 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society induction which will be held on Thursday October 18, 4 pm, Dental School Auditorium (AD 1020) (http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org/). Dr. Joseph W. Stubbs will be speaking on “New Roads Same Directions”. Our thanks go to Dr. Clarence Joe on his tireless efforts in supporting the AOA. We look forward to seeing you there as we recognize our colleagues on this exceptional accomplishment.


STAR … Students Training in Augusta Residencies Task Force … Retaining Our Many Great

Students …

Recognizing and respecting career aspirations and trajectories, we are interested in advancing the numbers of MCG graduates who remain at Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) to do their residency training. We have convened the Students Training in Augusta Residencies (STAR) Task Force with Dr. Walt Moore and Mr. Jonathan Brett Heimlich to focus on aspects of location, advisement, organizational culture, and retention issues. We look forward to hearing the Task Force’s findings and we appreciate all the members’ efforts.


MCG White Coat Ceremony … Along with GHSU Family Day … Saturday September 8

Please join us as we welcome our students’ families and friends on Family Day into a quick look in the life of a GHSU student. Then later in the day, our MCG family will meet at 2:30 pm, Warren Baptist Church (3203 Washington Road) for the White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony involves a formal “robing” of students in white coats, the traditional wear of physicians. This is a great way to finish the wonderful day of Family Day.


Tonight … Welcoming Our New Faculty … University Faculty/Spouse Club New Faculty Reception …

GHSU Faculty/Spouse Club invites all Club members and new GHSU faculty to a Welcome Reception at Twin Gables, 920 Milledge Road, this evening, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Join us as we welcome new faculty to the University, catch up with old friends and make new ones, hear about the exciting monthly programs and activities we have planned for the coming year and tour the beautiful gardens at Twin Gables.



Upcoming Dates and Events …


September 8th – GHSU Family Day/MCG White Coat Ceremony and Alumni Reception.http://news.georgiahealth.edu/archives/6297. Family Day, 11:30 am, Lee Auditorium and White Coat Ceremony, 2:30 pm, Warren Baptist Church. Please join us!


September 9th – MCG Alumni Board Meeting, 9:30 am, Cancer Center First Floor Conference Room


September 12th – Environmental Services Appreciation Day


September 13th – President’s Lecture Series, Noon, Lee Auditorium, Dr. Waded Cruzado, President of Montana State University discusses The People’s University: The Transformational Power of Public Higher Educationhttp://www.georgiahealth.edu/about/leadership/president/lectureseries/.


September 13th – MCG Faculty Senate and Richmond County Medical Society New Faculty Reception, 7:30 pm, Old Medical College. Please come along to this fun evening event honoring our newest MCG Faculty.


September 14th – MCG Faculty Senate Meeting, 12 Noon, Lee Auditorium


September 14th – Diversity Summit – GHSU – Soledad O’Brien key note speaker – Kroc Centerwww.georgiahealth.edu/Diversity. This will be a spectacular conference building on the success of last year.


September 14th – 16th – Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, Augusta Common and Broad Street,http://www.artsintheheart.com/


September 20th – Career Development 101 (CD-101), 8:30-3:00, Alumni Center (charper@georgiahealth.edu)


September 22nd – Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night Walk”http://connection.georgiahealth.edu/2012/07/17/leukemia-lymphoma-societys-light-the-night-walk/


September 24th – 4th Annual Medical Scholars Day, 12-2 pm, Wellness Center


September 25th – Richmond County Medical Society Meeting, 7 pm, Old Medical College


October 20th – MAG 158th House of Delegates Meeting, Savannah Georgia



Many thanks for your leadership.
Warm Regards,