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SGU Students Donate to the Pediatrics Department at Grenada General Hospital

St. George’s University Pediatrics Club, along with Urban Humanitarian Projects (UHP) and the American Medical Students Association donated a Dinamap Pro Series Vital Signs Monitor to the Pediatrics Department at Grenada General Hospital on Friday, May 16, 2014. Valued at over $10,000EC, this equipment is an all-in-one vitals monitor which records blood pressure, temperature, and pulse oximetry; with a child ... Read More »

Secondary School Students Take over SGU Radio for Community Education on World health Day

Students from eight secondary schools in St. George’s, Grenada, got involved in the international fight against vector-borne diseases on World Health Day (WHD), observed April 7. This year’s WHD, held under the theme ‘Small Bites, Big Threats,’ focused on vector borne diseases, many of which are now significant health issues that provoke global concern. The students researched various vector-borne diseases ... Read More »

Research by St. George’s University Faculty Helps Curb Mercury Levels in Bermuda

Results from a study conducted in part by St. George’s University Professor Martin Forde showed that blood concentration levels of methyl mercury in expecting mothers in Bermuda have dropped significantly since 2003. A 2003 study detected mercury in all samples tested, with 59 percent having levels exceeding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s guideline for fetal cord blood and 7 percent ... Read More »

Educating the Next Generation of Global Leaders through Strategic Partnerships

A class of 105 Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program (KBTGSP) students received a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in Medical Science at a recent ceremony on the St. George’s University campus, having completed the first year of their medical education at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. Established in 2007, the Global Scholars Program enables students to complete the first year ... Read More »

Public Health Students Speak Out Against Mental Health Stigmatization

The Public Health Students Association (PHSA) recently visited the country’s lone mental facility, Mt. Gay Hospital, to interact with patients and give the facility garden a facelift.  This visit is part of an ongoing project by the group to help address mental health stigmatization in Grenada. “Mental illness is a public health issue, and one that is unfortunately stigmatized rather ... Read More »

SOM Fall 2014 Fifth-Term Awards: Recognizing Academic Excellence and Philanthropy

Five fifth-term students from the School of Medicine were recognized for academic success and service to the Grenadian Community on May 7 at Charter Hall. Jeffrey Bird and Paul Howatt walked away with the BSCE 1 and BSCE 2 awards for outstanding performance on those exams. Jeff Svec was presented with the White Coat Award for professionalism, humanism, and qualities ... Read More »

St. George’s University Veterinary Outreach Program Educates Farmers on Caring for Sheep and Goats

A team of faculty members from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine traveled to Carriacou on Friday, April 4, to conduct a one-day veterinary outreach workshop with goat and sheep farmers from the sister isle. Established by Dr. Ravindra Sharma, the Train the Trainers veterinary outreach program provides education, training, and support to local farmers. The group met with ... Read More »

The Green Consortium Advocates for a Greener Grenada

The Green Consortium, a group of St. George’s University students, faculty and staff dedicated to environmental sustainability, is partnering with about 14 local entities including homes, churches, supermarkets, vendors, and institutions to assist the Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority (GSWMA) in its waste management initiatives. Items that would otherwise have been sent to Grenada’s lone landfill can now be reused ... Read More »

Drs. Shivayogi and Bharti Bhusnurmath Join the International Society for Oncopathology

Drs. Shivayogi and Bharti Bhusnurmath were invited to join the International Society for Oncopathology (ISOPath) following three presentations they delivered at an ISOPath Continuing Medical Education Conference, held in early January at Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences in India. Presentations were done on advances in cancer pathology in the 21st century, how to treat pathology in a clinical problem-solving context, ... Read More »

Fitness Day Returns: SGU Student Group Partners with Community for Health Fair with a Twist

The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations’ (IFMSA-Grenada’s) Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH), a St. George’s University student group, again partnered with Athletic Development Group (ADG) to deliver its second Fitness Day to families at the Morne Rouge playing field on Saturday, March 29. A community partnership that emphasizes prevention, education, and family involvement, Fitness Day spices up the ... Read More »

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