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

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Next week at Augusta University, a senior leader with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares insight into America’s opioid crisis and breast cancer survivors come together to celebrate beating the disease.  Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

Breast cancer survivor community social

Research shows breast cancer survivors with close social ties and emotional bonds have fewer recurrences of the disease. In an effort to keep breast cancer survivors healthy, the Georgia Cancer Center will host a Breast Cancer Survivor Community Social at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, in the center’s M. Bert Storey Research Building. Participants will not only have a chance to meet and share their stories with other breast cancer survivors, but they will also receive educational material and health care resources.

 A deeper look into the nation’s opioid overdose epidemic

Gain insight into policies and personal perspectives on the nation’s growing opioid epidemic with Dr. Christopher Jones, senior advisor and director of strategy and innovation in the CDC’s Injury Center. This free workshop  hosted by Augusta University’s Institute of Public and Preventive Health will be held on the university’s Health Sciences Campus at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Health Sciences Building, EC-1222.

 Fight cancer with fresh food and a fork

As part of the Georgia Cancer Center’s Fight Cancer with Your Fork series, the center’s dieticians have teamed up with local farmers to share recipes prepared with local produce and provide nutrition education. This event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month at the Georgia Cancer Center Outpatient Clinic.

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

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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