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Innovation District Draws Tech Startup to Athens

Metropolis uses advanced technology to streamline health care recruiting A Dallas, Texas-area health care startup is expanding to Athens, Georgia, to establish its product development headquarters in the University of Georgia’s growing Innovation District. Metropolis, an AMP Health Inc. company, incubated… Full story

Student’s Journey to Medicine Begins with Georgia Possible

UGA program helps Clarke County students develop leadership skills, career interests by Hayley Major Since she was 2 years old, Tiffani Richardson has had her sights set on becoming a medical professional. Whether an obstetrician, a registered nurse or what her… Full story

UGA Office of Sustainability Celebrates Earth Day 2021

A MORE SECURE FUTURE FOR ALL Earth Day is an important opportunity to celebrate and strengthen UGA’s commitment to research, teaching, and service focused on healthier people, stronger communities, and a more secure future. We all depend on a healthy… Full story

Kathy Hoard Honored for Over 4 Decades of Community Service With Order of Omega Award

  Hoard was honored at a ceremony on April 14, 2021 for her advocacy of the Greek community at UGA By: Reaganne Coile Anyone who has met Kathy Hoard knows she adores her community and can brighten any room. Many… Full story

AU/UGA Medical Students to Help Deliver Vaccines

by Lindsey Derrick Medical Partnership mobile clinic to turn efforts to vaccinating those in need Medical students at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership will begin helping administer the COVID-19 vaccine this week through an arrangement with the Clarke County Board… Full story

Athens-Based Businesses Invest in Community’s Future

by Hayley Major UGA supports small businesses from inception to expansion From pet day cares to restaurants, Athens boasts a unique and diverse small business landscape. And whether just starting out or looking to grow, the University of Georgia offers a… Full story

AU/UGA Medical Partnership Provides More Than $132,000 in Free Healthcare to Athens Community

Athens Free Mobile Clinic Provides Thousands of Athenians with Holistic Primary and COVID-19 Care By Reaganne Coile Powered by the faculty and staff of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, the Athens Free Mobile Clinic has provided more than $132,000 in free… Full story

Athletics Director Pledges $100K to Need-Based Aid

by Clarke Schwabe New AD Josh Brooks creates scholarship targeting Athens-Clarke County students  Josh Brooks, the newly named J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics at the University of Georgia, recently pledged $100,000 to create a need-based scholarship that will support UGA students from… Full story

Athens Business Leaders Selected for UGA Alumni Association Bulldog 100

Athens business owners, nonprofit leaders and professionals among 2021 honorees by Reaganne Coile The Athens area is home to more than 10 percent of the top 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. In the UGA Alumni Association’s… Full story

UGA Student Partners with Local Council on Aging

Jessica Shotwell creates unique health communications program for older populations By: Hayley Major In January 2020, Jessica Shotwell gave her first lesson at the Athens Community Council on Aging. Just two months later, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about disruption and… Full story