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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 »

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 »

DVM Student Published in Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science

Deep within the lungs of cats, dogs, and a wide range of mammals lies the root of a worldwide clinical problem – heartworm. While diagnosis, preventatives, and awareness have increased worldwide, the potentially fatal infection continues to plague many pets around the world. In Grenada, DVM student ,Sylke Lohmann, set out to research the treatment, prevention, and awareness of canine ... Read More »

Commitment, Collaboration, and Friendship Birth Endoscopy, Radiology and Oxygen Units at Grenada’s General Hospital

Three major hospital units – Endoscopy, Radiology, and Oxygen – were commissioned in Grenada General Hospital through the efforts of St. George’s University at a ceremony on March 17.  The University sponsored the infrastructure for the oxygen plant and radiology unit and donated the cutting-edge digital X-ray machine, while graduate Patrick Tempara, SGUSOM ’86, a gastroenterologist from New Jersey, donated ... Read More »

SGU Alumnus Appointed CEO of Nassau Health Care Corporation

Recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Nassau Health Care Corporation (NHCC) on Long Island, New York, St. George’s University alumnus Victor Politi MD SGU ’90 is directly responsible for managing a 430-bed hospital, a 530-bed nursing home, six qualified health care centers and several community ambulatory care centers. NHCC, also referred to as NuHealth, caters to the most vulnerable patients, ... Read More »

A Song for History; SGU CASA Holds Karaoke Fundraiser to Paint Historical Mural

In upcoming months, the Caribbean Students Association (CASA), a St. George’s University student group, in collaboration with the youth organization The Leo Club will encapsulate Grenadian historical events by creating a mural in the town of St. George’s. Raising funds through such events as last month’s karaoke competition, CASA President Sherelle Yeates hopes that the mural will build awareness of ... Read More »

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