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November 20, 2013 | Research News
The University of Georgia receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations funding
The University of Georgia announced today that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges.
October 25, 2013 | General News
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine receives full accreditation
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine once again received full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.
October 7, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers receive $1.3 million to genetically ‘fingerprint’ endangered loggerhead
University of Georgia researchers have been awarded a $1.3 million grant to continue genetically "fingerprinting" the threatened loggerhead sea turtles in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Using DNA fingerprinting, or "CSI for turtles," researchers can identify turtle mothers and their offspring to gauge how well the loggerheads are recovering after decades of population decline.
September 25, 2013 | Research News
UGA receives $7 million NIH grant to study building blocks of life
A team of senior researchers at the University of Georgia have received a five-year $7.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help better understand one of the most fundamental building blocks of life.
September 18, 2013 | General News
UGA education researchers receive $2.65 million to test new science teaching model
A University of Georgia College of Education research team has received a $2.65 million grant from the National Science Foundation to test a new teaching model that improves science learning for middle schools educating English language learners and perhaps for all students.
August 30, 2013 | Research News
New UGA Faculty Research Clusters to focus on humanities, arts
The University of Georgia's Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts launched its new Faculty Research Clusters initiative at a public reception Aug. 29 in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The program supports groups of faculty organized to address large-scale humanities and arts questions in partnership with colleagues from allied departments, colleges, centers and institutes.
April 25, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers receive $3 million NIH grant to assess alcohol education
The benefits of two rounds of family-centered prevention programs designed to deter alcohol use among rural African-American youths will be the focus of a five-year, $3 million project conducted by University of Georgia researchers. The grant is funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
April 25, 2013 | General News
Georgia Museum of Art expands outreach programming with Adopt-a-Bus
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has recently developed and implemented Adopt-a-Bus, a program that allows students attending schools within driving distance to visit the official state museum of art.
April 1, 2013 | Research News
NIH awards $1.5 million to UGA researchers studying Legionnaires’ disease
It begins with flu-like symptoms, but within days a victim of Legionnaires' disease may experience severe chest pain, bloody coughing and even death. The illness, a severe type of pneumonia, affects only a small percentage of the population, but up to 30 percent of hospitalized cases can be fatal, and survivors often take a long time to recover.
December 12, 2012 | General News
UGA grad program preparing teachers to work with children with autism
An innovative University of Georgia graduate program in special education, that has prepared dozens of area elementary school teachers to work with children with autism over the past several years, has received a new federal grant of $1.2 million to continue its work through 2017.
November 29, 2012 | Research News
UGA research and innovation to be highlighted at USG economic development forum
University of Georgia researchers, new technologies and programs that impact Georgia's rural economy and create new industries will be featured Dec. 3 at the Chancellor's Economic Development Forum: A Celebration of Research and Innovation by the University System of Georgia. The forum will be held at the Georgia State University Student Center in Atlanta from noon to 5:30 p.m.
November 19, 2012 | Research News
UGA partners with Emory, Georgia Tech and CDC Foundation on malaria research center
The University of Georgia, an internationally recognized leader in tropical and emerging global diseases and bioinformatics, will partner with other Georgia institutions to establish a comprehensive center that will study the systems biology of nonhuman primate and human malaria.
November 8, 2012 | Research News
People with natural immunity to HIV may serve as basis for new vaccine
Despite urgent need and tremendous scientific effort, researchers have yet to discover a vaccine for HIV that adequately protects humans from infection. But some people don't need one. For reasons not completely understood, there are individuals who have developed a natural immunity to the virus without any medical intervention.
October 10, 2012 | General News
UGA Traffic Injury Prevention Institute awarded grant to continue its education programs
The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute was awarded a $650,000 grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety to continue its statewide education programs in the areas of child passenger safety, parent-teen driving safety and senior driver education.
September 24, 2012 | Research News
UGA researchers looking to exploit bacterial immune system for medicine and industry
Athens, Ga. - Bacteria and archaea are among the smallest forms of life on the planet, but don't let their size fool you. These simple creatures have persevered for billions of years, thanks in part to a recently discovered immune-like defense system that protects them from marauding infectious agents like viruses and plasmids.