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From the COVID-19 pandemic to the Supreme Court ruling a federal law protecting LGBTQ workers from discrimination, Augusta University is offering a variety of stories with experts ready to be interviewed for your upcoming news coverage.

What is antibody testing? Dr. Coule explains

As researchers work to better understand the scope of the local COVID-19 pandemic, Augusta University Health is now conducting antibody testing to detect whether people have previously been exposed to coronavirus and developed antibodies against it. But what is an antibody test? AU Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phillip Coule is available to answer the most asked coronavirus questions.

Political analyst shares insight on Supreme Court granting protection to gay, lesbian, transgender workers

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination. Schedule an interview with judicial process and constitutional law expert Dr. Martha Ginn for an in-depth look into how the ruling could impact federal civil rights laws barring sex discrimination in education, health care, housing and financial credit.

AU Health provides tips to reduce drowning risk

Summer is just days away, and many families will be heading to pools and beaches for some fun in the sun. Water activities can be dangerous at any age, but the risk increases with babies and toddlers. Schedule an interview with Dr. Natalie Lane, medical director of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia Emergency Department, for advice on how to reduce your risk of life-threatening emergencies involving water.

Teleconferencing and phone 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.


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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

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