The president of Georgia Health Sciences University says Augusta needs to up its “cool factor” in order to attract young talented researchers to the city and the university. He says doing that could take years and will require better communication between city officials and residents.
The President of Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta wants lawmakers to put the institution’s funding for cancer research back into the state budget. The university chief says without state support Georgia could lose the fight against the disease.
This week, GPB is focusing on the problem of childhood obesity in the state. The statistics have reached epidemic levels. Georgia ranks second in the nation for children who are obese or overweight. Experts say kids need to be more physically active in order to drop the pounds and avoid heart disease and diabetes down the road. But a new study says exercise doesn’t just make kids healthier it may actually make them smarter.
The president of Georgia’s only public medical school wants to hire 500 new faculty members by 2018. It’s part of an effort to make the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta one of the top research schools in the country.