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The Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University consists of 16 full time faculty members including one primary appointee from the Vascular Biology Center.

In addition, the Department has two active emeritus professors and four research professors. The primary research interests of the department are Cardiovascular Physiology, Endocrinology, and Neuroscience. Fourteen graduate students, three postdoctoral fellows, and one medical resident are currently homed in Physiology. Visiting Professors and Visiting Students from various countries including China, Japan, and Brazil frequently come to work or perform research fellowships in the Department of Physiology.

Physiology faculty currently hold approximately $7,000,000 in extramural funding, ranking 39th out of 76 Medical School Physiology Departments nationally. Members of the Department teach in the Medical and Graduate Schools including Medical Physiology and Integrated Systems Biology, Neuroscience and advanced courses in cardiovascular and endocrine physiology.

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Physiology News

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Faulkner to be honored by American Heart Association

The award recognizes an early career independent investigator working in hypertension or cardiovascular research who has significantly contributed to the understanding of the causes of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

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Medical College of Georgia recruits reflect expertise from immune cells that can smell to better understanding inflammatory bowel disease

The new IMMCG focuses on better understanding the immune system’s seemingly diametric roles in enabling good health and in contributing to major killers.

Eric Belin de Chantemele, right, along with Dr. Jessica Faulkner, left, and Candee Barris pose to be photographed in their lab.

Females of all ages, ethnicities have more salt-sensitive hypertension than males

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.

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Common, usually harmless group of bacteria associated with higher death rates in kidney patients

The findings indicate that early diagnosis and treatment of an infection may improve survival rates.

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Department of Physiology

Health Sciences Campus

Interdisciplinary Research Center

1120 15th St.
CA 3126
Augusta, GA 30912



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