Master’s 2013

The heat is on in Augusta, Ga., as the 77th Masters Golf Tournament hits its stride! The state’s public medical school welcomes guests to our fair city and the world-famous Augusta National. What a “sweet-spot!” At MCG, we are about to “tap-in” in to some of our own fabulous traditions: the Raft Debate, Alumni Weekend, the State of the College address, Hooding and Graduation.

We hope to see you at all of the above and wish you a fun and safe Masters.

Upcoming Events…

April 19 – Come out and join us at the Earth Day Event “Think Green, Live Green, Work Green!” The event will be held in the Student Center Courtyard of the Health Sciences Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit to learn more about the event.

April 15 – Tax deadline  and also the deadline for completing The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For program, designed to gather benchmarking data within higher education and to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces. An invitation to take this confidential survey was distributed to a random selection of GRU employees March 18.

April 18 – Want to know more about GRU’s brand? Come out and enjoy the Brown Bag Branding Workshop hosted by the Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM). This event will be held on our Summerville Campus at the Jaguar Student Activity Center, April 18 at noon. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Check it out —

April 18-20 – The SGEA meeting in Savannah will be held at the Hyatt Regency. For more information please go to

April 19 – The 11th Annual Raft Debate is drawing close and our faculty is gearing up questions for our medical students to answer during the hypothetical debate. Come out and join the tradition at our at 6 p.m., in the GRU Wellness Center. Follow this link to know more —

April 20 – Come show off your muscles at the 13th annual MedWAR. The event will be held at Fort Gordon. Racers will mountain bike and canoe while navigating to checkpoints containing wilderness medicine scenarios and questions. Teams of four can contact for registration or to volunteer or visit to register.

April 20 – In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the 4th Annual Take Back the Day 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, April 20 at the D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre on the Summerville Campus. Registration for the walk/run begins at 7:30 am and will be followed by a kick-off ceremony at 8:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 8:45 am. To register, visit That Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m. the 17th annual Take Back the Night Rally will be held at the Maxwell Theatre lawn on the Summerville Campus.

April 24 – Tune in April 24 at 7 p.m. to the PBS special “Primary Concern” which features three of our primary care community clinical faculty Dr. Jean Sumner, Dr. William Rawlings and Dr. Jim Hotz. Read more about it at &

April 26 – Dr. Delos Cosgrove, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Clinic, will give a guest lecture in honor of Drs. Robert & Lois Ellison in the Lee Auditorium, 3 to 4 p.m.

April 27 – MCG graduates will gather at the Alumni Weekend for our institution. The MCG classes of ’48,’53,’58, ’63,’73,’78,’83, ’88, ’93, ’98 and ’03 are having reunions this year. For more information please visit-

April 29 – MCG Faculty Awards Ceremony starts at 5:15 p.m. in the Lee Auditorium.

April 30 – The Annual Sydenstricker Society Medicine Grand Rounds will occur at noon April 30 in the Lee Auditorium. Dr. Arthur M. Feldman, Executive Dean of Temple University School of Medicine, is this year’s speaker and will present on “The Genetics of Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Is It Time for Personalized Heart Failure Therapy?”

May 3 – Save the date! The annual State of the Medical College address will be held Friday will be May 3rd at noon. More details coming soon.
May 6 – Save this date, too! Please come to congratulate our colleagues at the Annual Spring Faculty Assembly on May 6 at 5:30-7:30 p.m. The location is TBD, the invite –

May 9 – MCG Hooding begins at 2 p.m. in the Bell Auditorium.

May 10 – Medical College of Georgia at GRU will graduate 200 medical students at 2 p.m. at the James Brown Arena.

May 24 – Summit on Global Health, hosted by the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology, May 24-27, Montego Bay, Jamaica. See

June 13 – MCG Chair Investiture Ceremony, starts at 5 p.m. in the Lee Auditorium.
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Have a grand weekend.