What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for June 3-7

Next week at Augusta University, experts share tips to help beat the summer heat, and an assistant professor in the Katherine Reese Pamplin College of  Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences receives a grant to dig deeper into the Augusta area’s high child mortality rates. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

Staying cool in the summer heat

Summer is still weeks away, but with temperatures already topping 100 degrees, experts in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University are available to share tips to beat the heat.

Augusta University professor receives $260,000 for research

The Georgia Trauma Foundation, Georgia EMS Association and the Georgia Trauma Commission has awarded a grant of more than $260,000 to Melissa Bemiller, an assistant professor in Pamplin College’s Department of Social Sciences, to conduct research in partnership with the  Children’s Hospital of Georgia into the high child abuse and child mortality rates in the Central Savannah River Area. Children’s Pediatric Trauma Program Manager Kyndra Holm and Bemiller are both available to discuss the data.

Celebrating National Cancer Survivor Month

June is National Cancer Survivor Month, and the Georgia Cancer Center will be hanging lavender ribbons to celebrate those who have survived, inspire those recently diagnosed and offer support to families impacted by the disease. The ribbon-hanging will begin at noon Friday, June 7, at the Outpatient Services clinic located at 1411 Laney Walker Blvd.

Photo, video and interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call or 706-446-5128 or 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.

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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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