Gregory Seagraves, an academic professional associate in the College of Pharmacy, is the recipient of the Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s 2016 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award.
The first pharmacist selected for the award, Seagraves is being recognized for his work as the director of the Hepatitis C Treatment Center at the Mercy Health Center in Athens. During his five years as the clinic’s director, Seagraves has treated more than 100 Athens-area indigent citizens infected with hepatitis C. He also is responsible for building the multidisciplinary team approach to treat the chronic disease, which has resulted in a 97 percent cure rate.
The Healthcare Georgia Foundation has presented the Greene Award every year since 2003 to five individuals and one community collaborative for “passionate and unselfish service in the promotion of better health and health care for underserved individuals and communities.”
Seagraves will receive the award March 29.