Faith Peppers

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Articles by Faith Peppers

Nov. 24 2014

Laura Perry Johnson named director of UGA Extension

J. Scott Angle, dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, announced today that Laura Perry Johnson has been named the director of UGA Extension beginning Jan. 1.

Mar. 4 2014

UGA student testifies before Congress about impact of Extension

University of Georgia student Tess Hammock testified at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing Tuesday on behalf of the 7 million 4-H'ers in America.

Dec. 6 2012

UGA scientists test new toxicant detection tool, links to abnormal fetal development

For more than 40 years, Bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, was used in everything from plastic baby bottles and the lining of metal food containers to dental sealants. When scientists began seeing a connection between BPA and abnormal sperm and egg development, it set off worldwide public health concerns.

Feb. 3 2012

UGA discovery uses ‘fracture putty’ to repair broken bone in days

Broken bones in humans and animals are painful and often take months to heal. Studies conducted in part by University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center researchers show promise to significantly shorten the healing time and revolutionize the course of fracture treatment.

Jan. 13 2012

UGA researcher named emerging scholar by Diverse magazine

Dec. 9 2011

Pig-induced pluripotent stem cells may be safer than previously thought

Pig stem cell research conducted by two animal scientists at the University of Georgia reveals a better way to determine the safety of future stem cell therapies than rodent-based models.

May. 26 2011

UGA Research Foundation receives $1.6 million to develop disease-resistant livestock

The University of Georgia Research Foundation has received almost $1.6 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a team of researchers from the University of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in their efforts to develop a new technology to breed chickens resistant to Newcastle Virus.

May. 4 2010

UGA discovery holds promise for treatment of diabetes and other debilitating diseases

Two University of Georgia animal science researchers introduced to the world 13 pigs that may hold the key to new therapies to treat human diseases, including diabetes.

Apr. 28 2010

Media Advisory: UGA scientists make major discovery

Two scientists from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will announce a discovery that has major implications for developing new therapies and cures for regenerative diseases, especially diabetes, improving organ and tissue transplant success rates and improving livestock disease resistance and production. Information about this discovery will be shared at a news conference May 4.

May. 21 2009

UGA’s Cabrera named inaugural Georgia Power Professor

University of Georgia professor Miguel Cabrera has been named the inaugural Georgia Power Professor in Environmental Remediation and Soil Chemistry.

Mar. 12 2009

UGA’s Leclerc named Regents Professor

Monique Y. Leclerc, a professor of crop and soil science in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has been named a Regents Professor for her internationally recognized studies on atmospheric biogeosciences and climate change.

Aug. 7 2008

UGA gets $2.5 million in grants to study plants

University of Georgia researchers were recently awarded two grants totaling $2.5 million to help find better ways to produce biofuels from switchgrass and sunflowers.

Sep. 20 2007

New use for stem cells found in war on terrorism

For more than a decade, Steve Stice has dedicated his research using embryonic stem cells to improving the lives of people with degenerative diseases and debilitating injuries. His most recent discovery, which produces billions of neural cells from a few stem cells, could now aid in national security.

Jun. 7 2007

BB&T, Fowler make history with unique endowment to UGA

Robert Fowler is committed to exploring the potential of young people in his area. He wanted to open doors for them to better education, leadership and citizenship opportunities. So he partnered with BB&T, one of the nation's largest community banking companies, to donate $1.2 million to the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

May. 31 2007

Sparks named associate dean of UGA Extension

Georgia native Beverly Sparks will become the associate dean for extension of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on June 1.

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