Augusta University is involved in nearly 300 different funded research activities and related studies in its Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Medicine and Nursing. Research is carried out in both basic and clinical disciplines.

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  • CURS Connection April 2022

    Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2022-04)
    Table of Contents: Highlights from the 22nd Annual Student Research and Fine Arts Conference; Abby Huebsch; Caleb Hale; Amarvir Parmar; Fabiha Anwar; Rida Naeem; Dhruvi Paladiya; Hailie Hayes & Aziza Griggs; Dominique Lyons; Andrew Zimmerman; Chloe Johnson; Andrew Ensley; Rida Naeem; Dr. Jennifer Bradford receives undergraduate research Mentor Excellence Award; Student Research Series Coming Up; Ashley Keyes; Matthew Zimmerman; Nico Robles; Seeking Faculty & Staff to Host Workshops; Undergraduate Research Opportunity Portal.
  • CURS Connection March 2022

    Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2022-03)
    Table of Contents: Student spotlight: Margaret Wade; Mentor of Excellence award; Undergraduate Research and Fine Arts Conference; Undergraduate Research Week Events; Distinctions in Research.
  • Systematic review of neural correlates of psychopathy in adolescent offenders

    Dzurny, Tess; Aguiar, Rebecca; Staats, Megan Porter; Vitacco, Michael; Institute of Public and Preventative Health (2022-03-07)
    The present systematic review aims to: 1) assess the extent to which adolescents are the population of interest within neuroimaging research on psychopathy in criminal offenders; 2) assess the extent to which this research has incorporated or included ethnic minority group members and female adolescent offenders; and 3) review the various brain structures and functions identified in neuroimaging findings for adolescent offenders with CU traits.
  • CURS Connection February 2022

    Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2022-02)
    Table of Contents: New Undergraduate Research Fellows - Amesha Adams and Anabelle O'Keeefe; Undergraduate Research and Fine Arts Conference; February Student Research Seminar; Mentor of Excellence Award; Seeking Summer Scholars; Upcoming dates; Undergraduate Research Opportunity Portal; Open Research Positions.
  • CURS Connection January 2022

    Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2022-01)
    Table of Contents: Undergraduate Research and Fine Arts Conference Expands; Students: Want to be a Summer Scholar?; CURS Student Research Seminar; Undergraduate Research Fellowships; Spring Grants; Saying Farewell to Melissa Knapp; Upcoming Events; Research Distinction Awardees.
  • CURS Connection November 2021

    Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2021-11)
    Table of Contents: Chalk on the Walk; Undergraduate Research Fair; November Student Research Seminar (SRS); DIstinction in Research; Summer Scholars Program 2022; Mark Your Calendars; CURS Fellowships.
  • CURS Connection September 2021

    Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2021-09)
    Table of Contents: CURS Student Spotlight - Palak Patel, CURS Student Fellow; Researcher Tool Kit Series; Undergraduate Research Fair; Student Research Series; Trainings and Presentation Opportunities; Student's "Green" Research Showcased Nationally; High Five My Faculty; Seeking CURS Ambassadors.
  • CURS Connection August 2021

    Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2021-08)
    Table of Contents: Ice Cream Social; Summer Scholars Program 2021; Researcher Tool Kit; Student Research Series; Seeking Speakers for the Fall 2021 Series; CURS Student Research Series; Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference; Fall CURS Grants; Chemical and Lab Safety Training.
  • CURS Connection Summer 2021

    Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2021-06)
    Table of Contents: First AU Undergraduates Earn a Distinction in Research; Summer Scholars Symposium; Time to Prep Fall Grant Proposals; Seeking CURS Ambassadors;
  • CURS Connection April 2021

    Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2021-04)
    Table of Contents: Highlights from Undergraduate Research Week; Dr. Ellen LeMosy receives undergraduate research Mentor Excellence Award; Student Research Series (Ananya Chakraborty and Jayvon Nougaisse); CURS T-Shirts; Congratulations 2021 Summer Scholars!; Faculty (Seeking Faculty & Staff Hosts, Don't cancel class!)
  • CURS Connection March 2021

    Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2021-03)
    Table of Contents: Student Spotlight (Ashley Keyes), Art and Design Juried Exhibition, Phi Kappa Phi Research and Fine Arts Conference, Celebrating Undergraduate Research, Distinctions in Research, Southeastern Writing Center Professional Conference, Student Research Series (Ananya Chakraborty and Jayvon Nougaisse).
  • CURS Connection February 2021

    Davis, Quintin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2021-02-15)
    Table of Contents: Fellowship Awards (Palak Patel and Katlin Pugh), Student Research Series (Ilinita Pollard and Iesha Williams, Adriana Hoell, and Taryn Lykes), Distinctions in Research (Prestigious awards for research and scholarship), Phi Kappa Phi Research and Fine Arts Conference, Mark Your Calendar (upcoming events, research tool kit series)
  • CURS Connection January 2021

    Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Knapp, Melissa; Davis, Quentin; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2021-01)
    Table of Contents: Announcing CURS Research Distinctions, CURS Student Research Series (Isabella Santana, Brooklyn Zwinklis), Undergraduate Research Fellowships, Spring Grants, Mark Your Calendar (Upcoming Events, Research Tool Kit Series).
  • CURS Connection November/December 2020

    Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2020-11)
    Table of Contents: CURS Celebrates Excellence; AU Students Share Research (Congratulations to Steven Nicosia, Nursing); Congratulations to Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC) Presenters (Ayssa Selak, Madelin Burgen, Keturah Stewart); Summer Scholars Program 2021; Mark Your Calendar (CURS Fellowships).
  • Adherence to the USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendation in the United States

    Ansa, Benjamin; Dergaga, Hayat; Olsen, Erik; Mumford, Pennica; Institute of Public and Preventive Health (2020-10-27)
    Timely screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) can reduce CRC-related mortality by detecting the tumor at an early curable stage. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for CRC starting at age 50 and continuing until age 75, with blood stool test performed every one or two years, sigmoidoscopy every five years, and colonoscopy every ten years. The Healthy People 2020 targets 70.5% of Americans to have received CRC screening by 2020, based on the most recent guidelines. This study assessed the prevalence and likelihood of fully meeting the USPSTF recommendation for CRC screening among individuals aged 50 to 75 in the United States. We analyzed the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) dataset and utilized the Chi square test and binary logistic regression method. A total of 201,691 individuals were included in the study. The overall prevalence of those who fully met the screening recommendation was 72.1% (N= 145,347). Individuals older than 50-59 years, that were females, of black ethnicity, in a couple relationship, with high school or greater than high school education, earning $25,000 or more annually, and having insurance coverage, were more likely to meet the screening recommendation. Overall, the majority of adults (72.1%) have met the CRC screening recommendation, and have surpassed the goal of the Healthy People 2020, targeting 70.5% of Americans to have received CRC screening by 2020. However, differences persist in the rates of CRC screening based on socio-economic characteristics. More effort to promote screening among disadvantaged groups is warranted.
  • CURS Connection October 2020

    Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2020-10)
    Table of Contents: CURS Offers Student Fellowships: Expanding Funding for Student Research, Congratulations, Fall Grant Awardees; Mark You Calendar (Student Research Series: virtual, Undergraduate Research Fair, Research Tool Kit Series, Summer Scholars Program 2021: Time to start planning); Opportunities to Publish and Present (Largest Interdisciplinary Student Conference: NCUR 2021 goes Virtual, Publish that Paper!)
  • Interprofessional Education and Collaboration in Healthcare: An Exploratory Study of the Perspectives of Medical Students in the United States

    Zechariah, Sunitha; Ansa, Benjamin E.; Johnson, Stephanie W.; Gates, Amy M.; De Leo, Gianluca; Institute of Public and Preventive Health (MDPI, 2019-10-15)
    Qualified and competent healthcare professionals working in a collaborative team environment is a prerequisite for high quality patient care. In order to be successful in the healthcare working environment, medical students need to be exposed to interprofessional learning early in their education. A single stage online survey was administered to medical students to evaluate their attitudes and perceptions of interprofessional education (IPE) and whether prior exposure to IPE increased their appreciation for interprofessional collaboration. The results suggest that irrespective of prior exposure to IPE, medical students appreciated the importance of interprofessional education and collaboration. Medical students showed a strong interest in attending interprofessional courses in other disciplines. Time constraints, scheduling conflicts, and communication emerged as barriers to IPE. Medical students embraced IPE and welcomed the opportunity to learn with other disciplines. Clinical case studies and simulations were identified as potential methods to integrate with other healthcare disciplines. The positive attitude and perceptions of the medical students toward interprofessional education and collaboration warrants the inclusion of related courses in medical curricula, as this may further increase students’ potentials in becoming effective healthcare providers.
  • Attitudes and Behavior towards Interprofessional Collaboration among Healthcare Professionals in a Large Academic Medical Center

    Ansa, Benjamin E.; Zechariah, Sunitha; Gates, Amy M.; Johnson, Stephanie W.; Heboyan, Vahé; De Leo, Gianluca; Institute of Public and Preventive Health (MDPI, 2020-09-06)
    The increasing rates of comorbidities among patients and the complexity of care have warranted interprofessional collaboration (IPC) as an important component of the healthcare structure. An initial step towards assessing the e ectiveness of collaboration requires the exploration of the attitudes and experience of healthcare professionals towards IPC. This online survey aimed to examine the attitudes of healthcare professionals working in a large public academic medical center toward IPC in patient care and the healthcare team, and their behavior and experience regarding IPC. The rankings, according to the perceived importance among the respondents, of the four Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) core competencies (values/ethics, roles/responsibilities, interprofessional communication, teams/teamwork) were assessed. There were strong but varying levels of consensus among healthcare professionals (N = 551) that IPC facilitates ecient patient care, improves patient problem-solving ability, and increases better clinical outcomes for patients. They acknowledged that IPC promotes mutual respect within the healthcare team and providers’ ability to make optimal patient care decisions. However, overall more than 35% of the respondents did not attend multidisciplinary education sessions (grand rounds, seminars, etc.), and about 23% did not participate in bedside patient care rounds. Interprofessional communication was ranked as the most important IPEC core competence. Although the attitude towards IPC among healthcare professionals is strongly positive, many healthcare professionals face challenges in participating in IPC. Institutional policies that facilitate interprofessional learning and interactions for this group of healthcare professionals should be formulated. Online distance learning and interactions, and simulation-enhanced interprofessional education, are options for addressing this barrier. Hospital administrators should facilitate conducive work environments that promote IPC, based on IPEC core competencies, and promote programs that address the challenges of IPC.
  • CURS Connection September 2020

    Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2020-09-16)
    Table of Content: CURS Alumni Spotlight: Naomie Jules, BSN; News (Student Research Series, High Five My Faculty); Opportunities to Present (Interdisciplinary Student Conference, Posters at the Georgia State Capitol 2021)
  • CURS Connection May/June 2020

    Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship; Davis, Quentin; Knapp, Melissa; Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Augusta University, 2020-06)
    Table of Contents: Happy Birthday SSP!: CURS Summer Scholars Program Turns 10CURS: A Year in Pictures, Reflections by Undergraduate Researchers, Get Involved (Arsenal Undergraduate Research Journal, Seeking CURS Ambassadors, Undergrad Research Advising, and Faculty: Take your UR Mentorship in New Directions)

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