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What’s happening at Augusta University? Week of Feb. 21-27

This week: Future educators will have a chance to find their first job after graduation, American music will resonate throughout Maxwell Theatre and a study says less may be more when it comes to red blood cell transfusions in newborns who require ECMO.

Future teachers have a chance to network

Augusta University’s Career Services and College of Education are hosting their annual CSRA teacher’s job fair from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Dr. Roscoe Williams Ballroom in the Jaguar Student Activities Center. The event provides a chance for graduating students seeking teaching or administrative positions in K-12 schools to discover their options.

“Given the high collaboration of our College of Education students in obtaining applied curricular experiences in area schools, this event is to connect public and private school systems in the CSRA to our graduating talent in the COE,” said Julie Goley, director of Career Services. More than 15 schools will take part in the job fair.

Department of Music presents American Music Concert

Augusta University’s Department of Music presents the American Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Maxwell Theatre.

While we often look abroad for concert material, this event keeps music lovers closer to home. American music has deep roots and a rich history, and the concert will feature familiar tunes and new favorites. General public tickets are $5 while Augusta University students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their JagCard.

New study finds red blood cell transfusions can increase mortality rates of newborns on ECMO

Newborns in respiratory failure who require the life-sustaining support of ECMO also require transfusion of red blood cells. But a new study indicates the higher volume of red blood cells, the higher the mortality rate.

“In order for a baby to survive ECMO, they need red blood cells, they need platelets and they need plasma,” said Dr. Brian Stansfield, neonatologist at the Medical College of Georgia and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia and vice chair for research in the MCG Department of Pediatrics. “You have to have sufficient blood volume to make the whole system work. But there is also increasing evidence that if you can get by with less, that is probably more.”

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