What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for Jan. 18-22

Next week at Augusta University, the institution will host a virtual town hall to share the latest information on distributing the COVID-19 vaccine, and a political science expert is available to share his views on the challenges surrounding Inauguration Day. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

Augusta University to hold virtual town hall Jan. 22

Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, will host a virtual town hall at 3 p.m. Jan. 22. He will provide updated information for faculty, staff and students regarding COVID-19 and the vaccine. Access the livestream here, and view the latest information, updated protocols and statistics for the campus on our COVID-19 resource page.

What you need to know about Bamlanivimab treatment 

Patients recently diagnosed with COVID-19 can now use the investigational drug Bamlanivimab to help speed up their recovery process and lower their chances of being admitted to the hospital. Speak with Augusta University Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phillip Coule to find out what you need to know about Bamlanivimab and more important facts about the coronavirus. Media can view and download a video of Coule explaining the new treatment option.

Inauguration day for president-elect Joe Biden

President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated on Jan. 20, becoming the 46th president of the United States of America. But it won’t be a typical inauguration due to the health risks posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and increased security concerns following last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. Schedule an interview with  Dr. Craig Albert, graduate director of the Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies program and associate professor of political science at Augusta University, for an expert’s insight into this unprecedented yet historical American day.

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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