What’s happening at Augusta University this week? Story ideas for Dec. 14-18

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Next week at Augusta University, get details on how Augusta University Health is preparing to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine and learn more about the Georgia Cancer Center launching the area’s first speech therapy program for cancer patients. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

Augusta University Health preparing to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the country and a pair of vaccines finally up for Food and Drug Administration approval, Augusta University Health is wasting no time in preparing to distribute the vaccine for the coronavirus. For more details about the vaccine and how AU Health will administer it, schedule an interview with Dr. Phillip Coule, vice president and chief medical office for AU Health; Dr. Jose Vazquez, chief of infectious diseases at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University; or Joshua Wyche, director of pharmacy at AU Health. Watch AU Health’s town hall on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Get creative to celebrate your holidays safely

 The 2020 holiday season will look different for all of us, but we don’t have to avoid celebrating altogether. Instead, we can plan our holidays in a safe and responsible way. Schedule an interview with Suzanne Tatum, assistant vice president of protocol and special events at Augusta University, for tips on innovative virtual event ideas to celebrate the holidays and stay connected without gathering in large groups.

Speech Therapy Program helps cancer patients, families restore their quality of life 

 The Georgia Cancer Center’s Outpatient Services clinic provides a multitude of services for its patients, now including a Speech Therapy Program. Speak with Dr. Sarah Smith, a speech pathologist at the Georgia Cancer Center, to learn more on how the Speech Therapy Program is the only one in the Augusta area designed specifically to assist cancer patients.

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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