What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for Aug. 26-30

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

Next week at Augusta University, the institution’s medical center celebrates being recognized as a top performer in health care equality and local men and women will be shaving their hair for pediatric cancer awareness. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

Augusta University Health System named leader in health care equality

Augusta University Health has been named a top performer in health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation’s largest advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights. Augusta University Medical Center ranked second in Georgia and Julie Moretz, chief experience officer and associate vice president of Patient and Family-Centered Care for Augusta University Health, is available for interviews.

Digital storytelling workshop for teachers

 Local teachers will learn how to use technology to enhance student creativity during the College of Education’s Digital Storytelling for Teachers workshop. The event is from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, and Dr. Ashley Gess, assistant professor in the College of Education and workshop coordinator, is available for interviews.

Brave the Shave for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

For the second year in a row, the Children’s Hospital of Georgia will be hosting the Brave the Shave event on Aug. 29. This annual event is designed to raise money to support Children’s Hospital of Georgia and bring awareness to pediatric cancers. Media are invited to attend the event at 2 p.m. in the Children’s lobby.

View a photo of the Augusta University Medical Center and a photo from 2018 Brave the Shave.

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.

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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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