Staff writers chose seven Augusta residents expected to do great things in the decade to come.
Dr. W. Vaughn McCall is the new chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University
Garrett M. Alton has joined GenSpring Family Offices as senior vice president.
Experts in cardiac imaging, reproductive surgery and kidney failure are vying to become the next dean of the School of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.
HOMERVILLE, Ga. - Dr. Roger Huelsnitz doesn't just have patients. He has an extended family of friends, neighbors and even former strangers who might not be alive if not for him and other physicians who practice in rural south Georgia. "For me, this is a career I'd probably pay someone to let me do," said Dr. Huelsnitz, who has been a family practice physician for 22 years. "But a lot of people would rather practice in a big city or suburban area." That's the problem, health care officials say. Not enough doctors want to practice in rural areas.
Who sets the pace for Augusta-Aiken's medical community? If you're a medical professional, send information on your promotion, activity or academic achievement to PACEMAKERS, c/o The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person. Medical College of Georgia Dr. Virendra B. Mahesh, Regents professor and chairman of the Department of Physiology and Endocrinology, has been named editor-in-chief of the journal Biology of Reproduction.
Who sets the pace for Augusta-Aiken's medical community? If you're a medical professional, send information on your promotion, activity or academic achievement to PACEMAKERS, c/o The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga., 30903-1928. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person. Medical College of Georgia Faculty from each of the Medical College of Georgia's five schools and its library received 1997 Outstanding Faculty Awards during MCG's Faculty Assembly May 15.
Mrs. Annette Johnson, 77, retired Richmond County schoolteacher, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1996. Dr. Donald C. Abele, 63, professor emeritus of dermatology at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996. Dr. Abele co-founded the Southeastern Consortium for Dermatologic Education. Mrs. Adrienne Brown, 45, wife of singer James Brown, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 1996. Mrs. Brown had worked as a makeup artist for the television shows Solid Gold, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless
ATLANTA - Gov. Zell Miller's pledge to increase teacher pay has helped push faculty salaries in Georgia to fourth in the South, and this year hiked the number of college instructors earning more than $100,000 a year by 16 percent. Records compiled for Morris News Service show at least 870 faculty and administrators in the University System of Georgia will earn at least $100,000 this school year, up from 751 last year. Six-figure university staffers have increased more than 80 percent over the past three years.
Even though glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM, is the most common type of malignant brain tumor, it's also rare: While two or three cases occur per 100,000 people in North America, at least two of those patients are in Columbia County.