The Medical College of Georgia Department of Physiology’s focus is the framework of
the body's cells, organs and systems, how they work and how abnormal function leads
The department is dedicated to outstanding research and excellence in education.
Our federally-funded scientists study some of the nation's top killers like cardiovascular
disease and hypertension, and train independent, creative, productive scholars and
PhD graduates, who publish in top tier journals and who are competitive for positions
wherever they choose to go.
The department offers programs leading to the PhD degree. A combined MD/PhD or DMD/PhD
degree program is available for students who obtain prior or concurrent admission
to the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) or the Dental College of Georgia.
In all programs, extensive experience in the philosophy and performance of basic and
biomedical research is stressed. By virtue of their interdisciplinary training, the
department's graduates compete successfully for positions in medical schools, universities,
government and industry.
Faculty at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University were recognized with Exemplary Teaching Awards for their contributions to students and residents at the state’s public medical school.
The findings indicate that early diagnosis and treatment of an infection may improve survival rates.
Studies have suggested that psoriasis is an independent risk factor for heart attack in the general population, but investigators found that in people who also have end-stage renal disease, which shares many risk factors with heart disease, it is not.
The new vice dean joined MCG more than two decades ago.
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