What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for June 10-14

AU Health Medical building
The AU Medical Center in downtown Augusta, Georgia.

Next week at Augusta University, local youth will give back to the community by volunteering at Augusta University Medical Center, and the Georgia Cancer Center will host a breakfast to kick off its annual Unite in the Fight Against Cancer campaign. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

 Augusta University’s summer youth programs to start June 10

Local high school and college students will take part in Augusta University’s VolunTeen and VolunJAG youth volunteer programs, where they have the opportunity to contribute to the community while learning about careers in the medical field. Both summer programs begin June 10, and VolunJAG volunteer Hisham Kashif is available for interviews.

Unite in the fight against cancer with the Georgia Cancer Center

As the Georgia Cancer Center gears up for its second annual Unite in the Fight Against Cancer Walk, the center will host a kick-off breakfast for event registration and fundraising opportunities. The event will be Wednesday, June 12, at the Enterprise Mill Events Center on 1450 Greene St., with a networking session beginning at 7:30 a.m. followed by a program at 8 a.m.

Panel discussion to focus on violence in women’s lives

Augusta University’s Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library will begin its History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series with a panel discussion focused on violence in women’s lives. Panelists include researchers from Augusta University’s Katherine Reese Pamplin College of  Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and College of Nursing. This free event will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the Greenblatt Library, Room 2113.

Heart Failure University offers classes to empower patients and families

Augusta University’s Heart and Cardiovascular Center is now offering Heart Failure University to educate patients and their families on how to manage a heart condition. This free, multidisciplinary six-week program aims to help increase quality of life while lowering heart failure readmissions.  Classes are held at 10 a.m. every Friday in the Cardiovascular Center and restart every six weeks. Registration not mandatory.

Photo, video and interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview on any of these topics. Also, check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view a complete list of our experts ready to provide timely, informative interviews on topics ranging from cybersecurity to business.

Click to view photo from the 2018 Unite in the Fight Against Cancer Walk.

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Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or deharris1@augusta.edu.

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