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Old 01-27-2017, 03:24 PM
 
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The Health Technology Startup Expo could potentially bring your ideas for improving healthcare to life.

Vahe Heboyan, the event organizer, said the expo brought together people with big ideas in health technology who wanted to start their own businesses.
Innovators learned new skills, how to establish partnerships and much more.

“How to think further about an idea, who to reach out to, how to secure financing, early-stage financing in order to develop a product for technology or to start to launch your company,” Heboyan said.

The expo showcased anything from medicine that aids in curing cancer to virtual wound care.

Corstrata, a successful startup out of Savannah, provides innovative wound care to eight facilities already.

“They can easily access the app on their smart device. with that app, they can either launch a video conversation with one of our wound experts or they can take a photo. That photo is securely sent to that expert, then she can review that photo and make a recommendation for treatment,” Katherine Piette, CEO of Corstrata said.
Health Technology Expo at Augusta University | WJBF-TV
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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Located on the Augusta University Health Sciences campus, the new facility offers a 50-seat classroom, eight small group learning spaces that feature video connectivity to other UGA College of Pharmacy campuses across the state, a collaboration lounge, faculty and administrative offices and a full-service kitchen and break area.
Prior to this new site, the program was housed in rented and shared buildings.
“With this new site, we’ve more than doubled the educational space for our expanded course offerings in Augusta,” said Susan Fagan, the Albert W. Jowdy Distinguished Research Professor and the college’s interim director of interprofessional education.
The college obtained approval from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and a long-term ground lease from Augusta University in 2015, and the $3.2 million demolition and renovation of the former dialysis clinic began in January 2016. Eight months later, the 10,000-square-foot site opened its doors to students.
UGA College of Pharmacy opens doors to new educational facility in Augusta | The Augusta Chronicle
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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Richmond County economic developers have given AU Medical Center tacit approval to borrow up to $75 million through a bond issue, allowing the hospital to refinance existing debt and build an infectious disease clinic near the downtown campus.
The Development Authority of Richmond County on Thursday approved an “inducement resolution” to issue revenue bonds that AU Medical Center says will help retire debt it took out in 2012 to renovate the former School of Dentistry building at the corner of 15th and Laney Walker Boulevard.
AU Medical Center Chief Financial Officer Greg Damron said at the meeting that refurbishment of the four-decade-old facility, now known as “Professional Building 1,” has created more space for the university-affiliated health system’s kidney/pancreas transplant program as well as house the new Digestive Health Center. The $40 million project also created in the building a “hybrid operating room” for advanced cardiothoracic and vascular procedures that Damron said “are badly needed in our community and provide a great opportunity for medical training for our students and residents.”
Some of the proceeds would be used to relocate the medical center’s Infectious Diseases Clinic from inside the main hospital to university-owned property on Chafee Avenue. “Which actually will make it better, more convenient to the community it serves,” Damron said.
The clinic runs the health system’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS program, one of the largest of its kind in the state.
AU spokeswoman Haley Hughes said the clinic would be built on land currently occupied by a mobile office that houses finance department personnel. Construction is expected to start in July and be completed in October 2018.
AU Medical Center seeking development authority bonds | The Augusta Chronicle
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:05 AM
 
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The connectors will have offices and provide access for collaboration, but more important is the 72,000-square-foot addition to the research building, which will include 6,000 square feet of renovated space in the current building.

“There is going to be quite a bit of extra research space there,” Hess said, adding that work to flesh out those floors has progressed well. “It’s going up pretty fast. And we really need it because the lab space is filling up pretty quickly. The basic science research has grown.”

There has been an administrative renovation as the cancer center, which once reported to AU’s president, has been brought back under the MCG dean. Checking with other cancer centers at other institutions found that most handled it this way, Hess said.

“What we’re trying to do is coordinate it better with the medical school, the academic and the teaching components, and the departments,” he said. “We’re trying to break silos down. It is very important that it has a good relationship with the departments of surgery and of medicine, pediatrics.”

That makes more sense for those working in basic research, too, such as the department of biochemistry and molecular biology, Hess said.

“A lot of that department does cancer research,” he said, and they have labs within the cancer research building.

There is still a need to recruit a new cancer center director, but that search has not yet begun. AU President Brooks Keel wants to wait until there is a permanent dean named for MCG, Hess said. That formal search has not yet begun, but could start as early as the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, said AU spokeswoman Christen Engel.
Cancer Research Building extension to be more than just physical connector | The Augusta Chronicle
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