What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for Feb. 22-26

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Fireworks light up the sky over Augusta University's D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre during the 2017 Augusta U Brew-N-Que.

Next week at Augusta University, learn how monoclonal antibody treatment could help boost a COVID-19 patient’s immune system, and the university kicks off Homecoming 2021 with a fireworks show. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

Your top coronavirus questions answered

From monoclonal antibody treatment to double-masking for added protection from COVID-19, AU Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phillip Coule is available to answer the most asked coronavirus questions. Also, get the latest information on Augusta University Health vaccination opportunities by visiting the AU Health vaccination website, and follow the health system’s Facebook page for additional announcements.

A look at the racial disparities in health care

Whether an individual is facing cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, HIV, asthma or COVID-19, the health outcomes of African American and Hispanic or Latinx patients are statistically worse than those of whites. Schedule an interview with Dr. Justin Xavier Moore, an epidemiologist and assistant professor at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, to learn how a person’s race and place of residence could impact the quality of medical treatment a patient receives.

Augusta University celebrates Homecoming 2021

This year’s homecoming at Augusta University will be held next week with the theme “The Take Off.” Festivities kick off with a fireworks celebration at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Summerville Amphitheatre on the university’s Summerville Campus. View more details about Homecoming 2021 on the Homecoming website.

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

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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