The University of Georgia's Franklin West, an assistant professor, and Steven Stice, director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center, contacted Zoo Atlanta about the possibility of producing a bank of stem cells from two species in danger of extinction: the Sumatran tiger and the clouded leopard.
Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a specific sugar molecule plays a major role in the development of colon cancer, opening the doors for the possibility of new therapeutic treatments that may help reduce chances of disease recurrence.
Bryan and Samantha Kirby
The Kirby’s scholarship is in honor of their twin sons, who died at age 2. Dr. Kirby attended UGA as an undergraduate and MCG for his medical degree. The scholarship fund was begun by friends of the Kirbys from Texas, where Dr. Kirby did his residency. Friends and family have contributed $25,000 to endow the scholarship as part of the White Coat Scholarship Initiative, designed to increase access to public medical education in Georgia.
Tiffany Chu: working toward two degrees at UGA
Tiffany Chu is an amazing young woman who exemplies the term "best and brighest"! She is simultaneously working toward her bachelor’s and master’s degrees while offering her services to the university as a member of the Arch Society ... she does all this while carving out time to give back to the community.