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AMSA Valentine’s Day Date Auction Funds Open Heart Surgery for Three Children

Three Grenadian children’s lives will be forever changed by the efforts of the St. George’s University Chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).  With thirty contestants and over five hundred persons in attendance, AMSA raised over $30,000EC at its annual Valentine’s Day Date Auction on Friday, February 15, exceeding their $27,000EC goal. The auction, held in collaboration with the ... Read More »

Putting the ‘Fun’ in Fundraising; UHP and IEA Raise More Than $35,000EC at Wii Olympics

Nintendo’s Wii has been praised for its action-packed array of games as well as its waist-slimming benefits. At St. George’s University, the bi-annual Wii Olympics has also brought together students for an evening of fun and fundraising for local hospitals and clinics in Grenada. Hosted by Urban Humanitarian Projects (UHP) in collaboration with Iota Epsilon Alpha (IEA) Medical Honors Society, ... Read More »

SGU-WHO CC Celebrates World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The International Labor Organization (ILO) designated April 28, 2013 as World Day for Safety and Health at Work to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. The World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHO CC) on Environmental and Occupational Health in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at St. George’s University (SGU) contributed to the global awareness-raising ... Read More »

Grenada’s First Female Governor General Addresses SAS/GSP Graduating Class

A jubilant class of 178 St. George’s University School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and Graduate Studies Program (GSP) graduates received their degrees from Dr. Charles R. Modica, Chancellor of St. George’s University, on May 18, 2013 at the 2013 commencement held on campus in Grenada. The 2013 SAS/GSP class had the distinct honor of being addressed by Her Excellency ... Read More »

Spring 2013 Fifth Term Awards; Recognition of Excellence

Five distinguished students were recognized for academic excellence and altruistic service to the Grenadian Community at the bi-annual 5th term awards ceremony, held at Patrick Adams Hall on Thursday May 9. Vennela Reddy and Aness Al-Khateeb walked away with the BSCE 1 and BSCE 2 awards respectively which was bestowed to the persons with the highest scores on those exams. ... Read More »

$250,000 Research Grant Opens Door for WINDREF Team to Target Obesity

Obesity isn’t just a United States problem or a high-income problem; it’s a problem that’s growing worldwide, including here in the Caribbean. Now, through a $250,000 grant from the International Development Research Center (IDRC), ), the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) Institute at St. George’s University is leading a team of researchers and assistants, including key figures from ... Read More »

Women in Medicine Mentors Adolescent Mothers

St. George’s University student group Women in Medicine (WIM) continued its longstanding collaboration with the Program for Adolescent Mothers (PAM), a Grenadian school for teen moms, inviting about 20 young ladies from the school to SGU for a workshop. The key focus of this workshop, held April 18, 2013, was on empowering the young women by teaching them to be ... Read More »

St. George’s University Weighs in on International Trade of Endangered Species; Dr. Andrea Easter-Pilcher Represents Grenada in Bangkok

Five species of shark and several species of manta rays, turtles, and tortoises were among the species added to a watch list by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) where Dr. Andrea Easter-Pilcher, Chair of the Department of Biology, Ecology and Conservation at St. George’s University participated as part of a three ... Read More »

SGU Faculty Member Joins Leading Bioethicists at Hastings Center

Dr. Cheryl Cox-Macpherson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioethics, St. George’s University, recently spent two weeks as a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center in Garrison, New York. The Hastings Center’s Visiting Scholar Program hosts scholars from around the world to conduct independent research on issues in or related to bioethics. “It was a wonderful opportunity to work ... Read More »

SGU Graduate to Start Endoscopy Unit at General Hospital

St. George’s University alumnus, Dr. Patrick Tempara, SGUSOM ’86 has donated equipment valued at over US $200,000 to the General Hospital, Grenada to create the hospital’s very own endoscopy unit. Donations, from Dr. Tempara and several corporate donors, included endoscopes, pediatric endoscopes, colonoscopes, sigmoidoscopes, and supporting equipment and supplies. Dr. Tempara, who is a gastroenterologist from New Jersey, has also ... Read More »

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