What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for March 2-8

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A moment from the Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk 2016.

Next week at Augusta University, members of the community will take part in a benefit walk for the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, and reproductive health expert Dr. Larisa Gavrilova-Jordan shares insight on the treatment options for women suffering from endometriosis. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

What you need to know about endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows in other parts of the body. This condition can cause pain and fertility problems. Dr. Larisa Gavrilova-Jordan, director of the In-Vitro Fertilization Service and the Fertility Preservation Program at Augusta University, is gaining national attention with her innovative approach to fertility medicine, which has sparked an increase in full-term pregnancies among her patients with endometriosis. Endometriosis Awareness Week is March 2-8, and Dr. Gavrilova-Jordan is available to discuss the symptoms of the disease and the treatment options available for those with the condition.  

14th annual Heart and Sole 5K and evening celebration

Giving back to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia is the focus of the 14th annual Heart and Sole 5K and evening celebration being held Saturday, March 7. The 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. in front of Children’s, and the evening celebration will begin at 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta. Since its inception, Heart and Sole, Inc., a non-profit organization that benefits Children’s, has raised more than $300,000 for the hospital.

George Winston in concert at Augusta University

Spend an evening listening to the melodic sounds of world-famous pianist George Winston as he performs live at Augusta University’s Maxwell Theatre. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, and will include songs from his classic albums Autumn and December. Winston’s musical career spans more than 40 years with over 15 million albums sold. Get ticket information here or call 706-667-4100.

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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