What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for Sept. 21-25

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Next week at Augusta University, learn more about events for National Voter Registration Day and find out how an Augusta University Health patient regained the use of his shoulder after undergoing a rare orthopedic surgery. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

Augusta University to host voter registration drive Sept. 22

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 22, and Augusta University’s Office of Civic Engagement will host a voter registration drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations on campus. At the event, students, faculty and staff can request absentee ballots, ask questions about the voting process and submit their voter registrations on paper or online. Media are invited to cover the event at noon at the designated public forum green space, east side of the Student Center on the Health Sciences campus.

Augusta University to open imaging, pediatric multispecialty clinic on Wheeler Road

To better serve patients, Augusta University is opening a new care center on Wheeler Road. The new building at 3722 Wheeler Road will house AU Health Imaging and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia Pediatric Multispecialty. The independent diagnostic testing facility will offer expanded imaging services with a radiologist on site. It includes two MRIs, a CT scanner, two ultrasound machines, a 3D mammogram machine, X-ray and DEXA, which measures bone density. Schedule an interview with Dr. Annette Johnson, chair of the Department of Radiology and Imaging, to learn more about the center.

Rare orthopedic surgery brings back active lives to those with shoulder injuries

Vance Courtney suffered from a shoulder-bone disorder so rare that doctors at AU Health said many orthopedic surgeons might go their whole careers without seeing a patient with it. Originally, Courtney was told there was nothing that could be done for it. However, thanks to an innovative surgical procedure to repair his torn ligaments around the shoulder, Courtney has regained motion in his arm and resumed his work as an IT specialist. Read more about the procedure and schedule an interview with Orthopedic Surgery Shoulder Specialist Dr. Stephen Parada at Augusta University Health to learn more about the procedure.

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 deharris1@augusta.edu.

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