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One Health One Medicine Health Fair – Saturday, March 25

St. George’s University’s chapter of the American Medical Students Association hosts several health fairs a year. Each health fair provides health tests to the public including diabetic, blood pressure, vision and hearing tests and breast exams. Student volunteers supervised by faculty members / physicians conduct these tests free of costs to attendees. The event allows students to practice their skills ... Read More »

Dr. Kenneth R. Bridges Delivers Annual Keith B. Taylor Memorial/WINDREF Lecture at St. George’s University

More than 100 years ago, sickle cell disease was discovered while two doctors examined Grenadian-born Walter Clement Noel. One of the world’s leading authorities on the disease, Dr. Kenneth R. Bridges, Founder and Director of the International Sickle Cell Anemia Research Foundation,  delved into this disease, and its treatments,  in his keynote address at the annual Keith B. Taylor Memorial/WINDREF ... Read More »

St. George’s University Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence in International Education

St. George’s University’s highly anticipated 40th anniversary celebration kicked off with a weekend of festivities for which all those who helped author its incredible story—everyone from the faculty and staff to its more than 17,000 graduates — were invited. SGU’s impact on health care, veterinary medicine, business, and many other fields has been felt both near and far. Close to ... Read More »

SGU Global Nursing Initiative Hosts Regis College Nurse Practitioners

Seven family nurse practitioner and graduate students recently made the trek from Regis College School of Nursing, Sciences and Health Professions in Weston, Massachusetts to participate in  SGU’s Global Nursing Initiative, a hands on clinical education experience that provides attendees with insights into an international, interdisciplinary healthcare setting.  Participating students focus on enhancing their clinical diagnosis skills, especially where traditional ... Read More »

St. George’s University Conducts Life Saving Training Program

Physicians, nurses, ambulance workers, and other medical professionals could all make the difference between a patient’s life or death in an emergency. To improve their critical care skills, as well as the likelihood of a positive outcome, St. George’s University’s Department of Basic Sciences hosted a four-day life support training program on the True Blue campus. Medical personnel received training ... Read More »

Order of the British Empire Recognizes St. George’s University Clinical Skills Professor

At Buckingham Palace this spring, Dr. Chamarthy Subbarao, Professor of Clinical Skills at St. George’s University, was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his outstanding service to health care in Grenada. The OBE award, which is given on the recommendation of the Governor General of Grenada, was presented by Prince Charles on ... Read More »

St. George’s University Invests in Grenada’s Future Through Increase in Partnership Awards

Through scholarship programs, St. George’s University not only invests in the future of individual students but also in the well being and development of the Grenadian community. This investment has recently increased, with more than US $880,000 over four years now earmarked for Grenadians enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences with the Grenadian Partnership Award. The scholarships mark ... Read More »

IFMSA Exchange Students Gain Global Clinical and Research Experience at SGU

St. George’s University welcomed eight medical students from six countries this summer as part of the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA) Medical Research Exchange Program. The students from Catalonia, Italy, Spain, Canada, Romania, and Poland spent four weeks conducting research and gaining clinical experience while immersing themselves in Grenadian culture. The University’s Department of Public Health and Preventive ... Read More »

Thermocycler Device Allows SGU and WINDREF to Administer Zika Testing in Grenada

St. George’s University and Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, have partnered with Tetracore to build capacity towards diagnostics and surveillance for Zika virus and other vector-borne infections in Grenada. On May 9, Dr. William Nelson, President and CEO of Tetracore, donated a Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) thermocycler device, the ... Read More »

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