2006 Archives

 

St. George’s University Links Up with the University of Northumbria 01/09/06


St. George’s University has again joined forces with the University of Northumbria in England to create a smooth, educationally sound avenue for promising students who want to become doctors.

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Princeton Review: The Doctor’s Doctor. And Then Some 01/25/06


Pathologists typically plan on giving up patient contact once they enter their specialty. They know that for their entire career, they will make medical decisions behind a microscope, determining what a specimen is and what it means for the patient. They give the definitive answers to other doctors on the front line of patient care.

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St. George’s University Launches Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters in International Business (MIB) Degree Program 01/27/06


Two new graduate programs in business administration were launched this term by SGU’s School of Arts and Sciences: a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters in International Business (MIB), which have expanded the growing number of degree programs much needed in Grenada and the region.

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Chancellor Modica Named Ambassador-at-Large for Grenada 01/31/06


Charles R. Modica, the Chancellor of St. George’s University, has been named the Ambassador-At-Large for Grenada, an honor given to him by the Government of Grenada. In a ceremony held in December 2005, Grenada's Prime Minister, Dr. The Right Honorable Keith C. Mitchell, officially welcomed Chancellor Modica to his new post.

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Noted Bioethicist Welcomes the Class of 2010 at the White Coat Ceremony 02/08/06


Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, an internationally renowned bioethicist and breast oncologist was the Keynote White Coat Speaker who addressed the incoming class with inspiration and pragmatic suggestions for a life in the service of medicine. The School of Medicine welcomed a new class of medical students on January 16th at the White Coat Ceremony. The new students, 355 from 30 different countries (185 men and 170 women) gathered on at the Trade Center in Grand Anse dressed in white coats, marking their official entry into the medical profession.

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President of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Delivers Keynote Address at School of Veterinary Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony 02/08/06


Dr. Henry E. Childers, President of AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and the American Animal Hospital Association, welcomed a new class of veterinary students to St. George’s University during his Keynote Address at the White Coat Ceremony on January 17, 2006.

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WINDREF Lecture on Lymphatic Filariasis Given by Dr. Eric Ottesen 02/28/06


The 7th Annual WINDREF Lecture was delivered by Dr. Eric Ottesen on February 15, 2006, in the Bourne Lecture Hall on the True Blue campus. Addressing an audience of 100 people, Dr. Ottesen, a distinguished leader in the field of research on lymphatic filariasis, presented his lecture entitled Understanding the Science, Attacking the Problem: Lymphatic Filariasis and Beyond.

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Caribbean Visionary Scholarship Program: A Decade of Excellence 02/28/06


21st century globalization requires access to 21st century education. To further its commitment to raising the educational bar in the Caribbean as the world shrinks, St. George’s University recently launched the Caribbean Visionary Scholarship Program.

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Dr. Charles Weissmann Delivers Twelfth Bourne Lecture 03/02/06


Professor Charles Weissmann, MD, PhD, FRS, was the Twelfth Geoffrey H. Bourne Memorial Lecturer at SGU. Hoards of eager listeners – physicians, professors, students, administrators – packed into the Bourne Theatre on February 16, 2006, to hear this renowned biochemist talk of “Of Mad Cows, Mice and Men.”

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The Winner of the First Annual St. George’s University Knowledge Bowl 03/23/06


The all-girls ensemble from St. Joseph’s Convent (SJC) in St. George’s emerged as the Champion of the first annual SGU Knowledge Bowl. They walked away with the Challenge Trophy after defeating Hillsborough Secondary School from the Sister Isle, Carriacou.

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Caribbean Accreditation Authority in Medicine 04/10/06


Medical schools in the Caribbean that reach the highest standard in the education of future doctors will soon be accredited by a new official body – the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM).

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Grenada Cataracts Alleviated by St. George’s University Alumni Eye Project 04/24/06


The SGU Alumni Eye Project has solidified its commitment to the improvement of health care in Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Its most recent undertaking, consultation and surgery on cataract patients at the Grenada General Hospital, took place April 10-11.

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Taught in Grenada, Now Teaching at Yale: A Proud St. George’s Graduate 04/28/06


Dr. Peter Barrett’s dream of becoming a doctor was triggered by The Making of a Surgeon, a book he read when he was ten years old. He discovered that he was fascinated by the idea of treating people to make them better, and that he was in particular drawn to surgery, because it offered immediate results. He found his life’s calling at St. George’s University in Grenada, and now teaches young people, with their own dreams, at Yale, where he is assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery and medical director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CT SICU).

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24th Biennial Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association (CbVMA) Conference to Be Held in Grenada 06/08/06


Veterinary Medicine: What is the Future? Is the title of the 24th Biennial Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association (CbVMA) Conference being hosted by St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine and the Grenada Veterinary Medical Association in Grenada from November 8-10, 2006.

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Joseph Lauro Receives 2006 SAEM Emergency Medicine Award 06/14/06


St. George’s University School of Medicine is pleased to announce that Joseph Lauro is the recipient of the 2006 Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award. Dr. Lauro, who matched at the EM residency at SUNY Upstate (Syracuse), was a paramedic for FDNY, having responded to the World Trade Center disaster on September, 11, 2001.

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St. George’s University’s First Annual Gold Humanism Honor Society Awards Ceremony 06/26/06


St. George’s University held its first Gold Humanism Honor Society Awards Ceremony on June 16, 2006, at Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York City. Thirteen SGU medical students received the award, recognizing their humanistic and altruistic efforts during medical education.

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St. George’s University Mourns the Loss of Dr. Paul Cutler 07/13/06


Dr. Paul Cutler, Dean Emeritus, and longtime faculty member and administrator, died on June 16, 2006. Dr. Cutler was an esteemed colleague who was known as a tremendous teacher and a skilled physician. He began teaching at SGU as a visiting professor in the late 1970s and became a full time faculty member and Dean of the University in 1985.

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Trinidad and Tobago’s Medical Board Visit to St. George’s University a Success 08/01/06


After a three day comprehensive visit to St. George’s University in April, the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago (MBTT) now considers SGU a Traditional Medical School. After the visit, the MBTT met on June 7, 2006, and officially changed SGU’s status, making it easier and smoother for Trinidad and Tobago students at SGU to transition back to their home and practice medicine with full registration.

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Commencement Ceremony Celebrates “One Medicine” for the 21st Century 08/08/06


St. George’s University’s School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine held its Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 17, 2006, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City – a first at this grand NYC landmark. More than 450 medical students and 65 vet students proudly received their diplomas in front of an audience of more than 4,000 family members, friends, faculty, and administration.

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St. George’s Graduation Commencement Address 2006 08/08/06


My warmest congratulations to each and every one of you!This day marks the culmination of aspirations and dreams that all of you have had for many, many years. And I am sure that the path for some of you has not been an easy one. It is also the culmination of the dreams and aspirations that parents, family, loved ones and other supporters have had for you. Their support, given unstintingly and often involving considerable sacrifice has been crucial to your success. So on this very special day, we pay tribute both to you, who mastered all of the knowledge and clinical skills required of you, and also to those whose help and support has been so crucial to your success.

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The 9th Annual Prague Selective Comes to a Successful Close 08/15/06


The 9th Annual Prague Selective came to a close on July 28, 2006, and the 120 first- and second-year medical students from around the world returned home from the Czech Republic. These students studied medicine for three weeks in Prague - gaining a unique clinical experience in this beautiful eastern European city.

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New Class of Medical Students Take Oath at White Coat Ceremony 08/25/06


St. George’s University School of Medicine officially welcomed a new class of medical students on August 21, 2006, at the White Coat Ceremony. The proud and eager students received warm welcomes and words of wisdom from many at SGU as well as this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. David Muller, Dean of Medical Education at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

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St. George’s University Anatomy Students Succeed at the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA) Annual Meeting 08/31/06


SGU had a contingent of 22 Anatomy students, accompanied by Associate Professor Marios Loukas, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA) in Milwaukee from July 10-15, 2006. Armed with four oral and 18 poster presentations, the SGU group was a large, positive, – and winning – presence.

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Opportunities for Veterinary Grads Boom as ‘Global Health’ Initiatives Gain Momentum 09/01/06


There’s good news for aspiring veterinary students: the scope and variety of careers in the vet industry is booming more than ever, thanks to public- and global-health practices. Comprehensive programs, such as those at St. George’s University, offer courses in general medical topics, in addition to the clinical skills needed for diagnosing and treating animal illnesses.

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President of World Veterinary Association welcomes new Vet Students at White Coat Ceremony 09/07/06


Dr. Leon H. Russell, President of the World Veterinary Association, welcomed a new class of veterinary students to St. George’s University during his Keynote Address at the White Coat Ceremony held on August 22, 2006.

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Grenada’s Prime Minister visits University Praising Commitment to Grenadian Education 09/27/06


Grenada’s Prime Minister applauds the University’s innovative and resourceful efforts in meeting the growing educational needs of Grenadians and the wider Caribbean region. Dr. the Right Honorable Keith C. Mitchell expressed this sentiment on an official visit to St. George’s University’s True Blue campus on Thursday, 21 September 2006.

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St. George’s University Undergraduate Enrollment at Record High 10/12/06


The faculty at SGU welcomed 152 new degree seeking undergraduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) this past term. This represents a 90 % increase in intake over spring 2006 and a 170% increase over fall last year.

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30th Anniversary Celebrations Planned
From the World, to the World – 30 Years of Global Innovation 10/27/06


On January, 17 2007, SGU will host an Anniversary Celebration in honor of the day that the Charter Class began classes 30 years ago. This party will begin a year-long celebration marking the University’s 30th anniversary, a milestone that marks an astonishing road to academic excellence and innovation. The celebratory theme of the title highlights SGU’s commitment to international medical education.

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St. George’s University Announces the Commonwealth-Grenada St. George’s University Scholarship Program 11/10/06


November 10, 2006 – SGU is thrilled to contribute to the success of its current and future students through a highly anticipated scholarship program. The Commonwealth-Grenada St. George’s University Scholarship Program will be implemented on January 17, 2007 – the date of the founding of the University 30 years ago. The University will begin to accept applications on this date.

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Grenada Hosts the 24th Biennial Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association Conference (CbVMA) Conference 11/21/06


The Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association Conference (CbVMA) was held for the first time in Grenada from November 8-10, 2006. SGU School of Veterinary Medicine and the Grenada Veterinary Medical Association were excited to host this prestigious event.

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The Bartholomew J. Lawson Foundation for Children Program through the WINDWARD ISLANDS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION is announced 11/27/06


Dr. Karen Lawson, the wife of the late Bartholomew (Bart) J. Lawson, Former Ambassador at Large for Grenada, proudly announced the creation of a youth center sanctuary in her husband's name......

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St. George’s University Grad Goes On-Air to Set the Medical Record Straight 11/29/06


St. George’s University preps its graduates for a fulfilling medical career – and then some. Take 1983 St. George’s grad Dr. Bruce Bonanno, who recalls one anxious patient after another, all with unfounded health concerns that were delivered by the same menacing culprit: television.

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St. George’s University and Northumbria University Expand Academic Partnership 12/05/06


SGU and the Northumbria University unite for another innovative academic partnership designed to further enhance SGU’s commitment to international medical education and health delivery.....

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