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SGU Bioethics Department and WINDREF Receive CAN $250,000 for Conscious Discipline Program

A team headed by St. George’s University faculty members has won a grant valued at CAN $250,000 from Grand Challenges Canada’s Saving Brains Program to expand its Conscious Discipline project. Secured through the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF), the grant opens the door for Drs. Barbara Landon and Randall Waechter, both of the University’s Department of Bioethics, and ... Read More »

St. George’s University Faculty Present Strategies for Student Development at AMEE Conference in Milan

Three members of the St. George’s University faculty recently presented at the 2014 Association of Medical Educators of Europe (AMEE) conference in Milan, Italy, joining thousands of participants from 90 countries worldwide who shared their knowledge and expertise in education in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, and dentistry. Dr. Nitsa Topale, Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine ... Read More »

Dr. Wayne Sylvester Presents on Prevalence of Salmonella in Grenada’s Green Iguana

Dr. Wayne Sylvester, Assistant Professor in St. George’s University’s Small Animal Clinic, researched the presence of Salmonella in Grenada’s green iguanas and summarized his findings at the XIV International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) Congresses held at Montreal Convention Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from July 27 to August 1. “I thank St. George’s University for providing the funding which ... Read More »

SGU Student Group Mentors and Supports Local Children’s Home

St. George’s University’s chapter of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has taken under its wing a local orphanage, the Father Mallighan’s Home for Boys, providing residents with both financial support and caring role models. Recently, the group visited the home to do art projects and play soccer and cricket with the boys. “The purpose of this visit was to work ... Read More »

Dr. Cheryl Cox-Macpherson to Head Five-Year Campaign to Teach Research Ethics in Caribbean

Dr. Cheryl Cox-Macpherson, Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation Senior Research Fellow, and Chair, SGU Bioethics Department, together with colleagues Dr. Sean Philpott of Union Graduate College in the United States and Dr. Robert Hall of Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro in Mexico, have been awarded a $1.1 million USD grant from the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, to ... Read More »

Educational Innovations at St George’s University Showcased at IAMSE International Conference

Drs. Shivayogi and Bharti Bhusnurmath will be presenting three papers at the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) International Conference from June 7-10 in Nashville, Tennessee. Directed by medical faculty, this nonprofit professional development society provides opportunities to enhance excellence and innovations in teaching, student and program assessment, computer technology, human simulation, and learner-centered education. The first of three ... Read More »

NeuroResearch Student Group Founder Honored for Excellence in Neuroscience Research

St. George’s University fifth-term medical student Sunita Hingorani was recognized for her contribution to the founding and growth of the NeuroResearch Student Group, a contingent of SGU students dedicated to research in neuroscience. Thus, when it came time for Dr. Tuula Jalonen, Professor of Neuroscience at SGU, to award the inaugural NeuroResearch Excellence Award, Ms. Hungrani was an easy choice. ... Read More »

SGU Faculty to Present Symposium on Climate Change at 12th World Congress of Bioethics

Led by Dr. Cheryl Cox-Macpherson, Chair of the Department of Bioethics, St. George’s University (SGU) will present a symposium on climate change at the 12th World Congress of Bioethics, slated for June 25-28, 2014 in Mexico City. This year’s Congress, themed ‘Bioethics in a Globalized World: Science, Society and Individual’,will engage bioethicists from diverse backgrounds and professions, and feature lectures ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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