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Drug Discovery Core laboratory

Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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The College of Pharmacy is home to a new campus-wide collaborative facility designed to hasten the development of therapeutic drugs for a number of major diseases, the Drug Discovery Core laboratory:

A survey distributed to UGA researchers in 2016 identified chemical screening and toxicity profiling as the most critical needs for enhancing drug discovery research at UGA, and the DDC will address many of those needs for faculty working in infectious disease, regenerative medicine, cancer biology and other human health-focused disciplines.

Phase one of the new lab will allow...

Third Emmy nomination for alumnus Tituss Burgess

Posted 7 months 6 days ago
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Actor Tituss Burgess (AB Music 2001) was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for the third time, profiled in the Washington Post:

Even in a show as whacked-out and packed with funny people as Netflix’s doomsday-cult comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Titus Andromedon has a way of stealing a scene.

The character, an actor with a voice from the heavens and a wardrobe from a costume shop’s clearance aisle, once sang in the streets of New York in a frilly yellow dress like Beyoncé, and used a house cat in his audition for “The Lion King.”

Titus Andromedon is the id of “...

40 Under 40: LeRoya Chester Jennings

Posted 7 months 2 weeks ago
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Founding Partner of Chester Jennings & Smith LeRoya Chester Jennings of Atlanta (B.S., psychology, '01) is among the University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017:

a former prosecutor who has worked in various prosecuting agencies - the City of Atlanta, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, the Coweta County Solicitor's Office and the DeKalb County Solicitor's Office.

Chester Jennings is also dedicated to educating her peers and the public.  In addition to lecturing on trial advocacy to prosecutors, police, and the community, LeRoya has also...

40 Under 40: Matt Koperniak

Posted 7 months 2 weeks ago
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The University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017, celebrating the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40, includes Riverwatch Middle School director of bands Matt Koperniak (BMUS ’02, MMED ’04):

Under his direction since 2008, he has expanded the band program from 130 students to over 600. Prior to his arrival at Riverwatch, he taught at Norcross High School and Jefferson High School. Dr. Koperniak is currently the State Band Chair for the Georgia Music Educators Association. He serves Phi Mu Alpha...

40 Under 40: Dominique Holloman

Posted 7 months 2 weeks ago
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The University of Georgia Alumni Association unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. The program celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40, and this year's class features five Franklin College alumni. We will spotlight one each day this week beginning with attorney and consultant Dominique Holloman, president of the Black Alumni Leadership Council (BS ’01, AB ’01, MED ’04, JD ’04):

I graduated from UGA in 2001 with degrees in Psychology and Sociology. I then attended Georgia Law where I completed a dual degree...

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