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Company Overview of University of Georgia
University of Georgia is an education institution, which offers baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees. It focuses on fields such as arts, humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, agricultural and environmental sciences, business, environmental design, family and consumer sciences, forest resources, journalism and mass communication, education, law, pharmacy, social work, and veterinary medicine. The schools and colleges of the university includes College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; Terry College of Business; College of Education; College of Environment and Design; College of Family and Con...
Athens, GA 30602
Founded in 1785
Key Executives for University of Georgia
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Vice President for Instruction
Senior Vice President for External Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
University of Georgia Key Developments
University of Georgia Develops New Medicine That Attacks HIV
Oct 17 13
University of Georgia announced that new medicine developed at the university attacks the virus before it integrates with human DNA, understood by researchers as the point of no return. HIV integrase is an ideal target for drug therapy because it is essential for viral replication, and there is no human counterpart, which means there is a low risk of side effects. Cell signaling, the transmission of information by molecules that coordinate and direct cellular actions, plays a key role in HIV cell invasion and the hijacking of cellular biochemistry, allowing the virus to replicate itself. In the initial stage of HIV infection, the body's immune system releases antibodies to attack the virus. Helper T-cells, called CD4+ cells, play a central role in the body's immune response, orchestrating other cells in the immune system to carry out their specific protective functions. In its invasion of CD4+ cells, HIV recognizes and attaches itself to the outer surface of the cell, penetrates it, sheds its outer coat, releases its 15 viral proteins and a ribonucleic acid and proceeds with exploiting the human cellular biochemical machinery to reproduce itself in massive numbers. This insertion of viral DNA into human DNA occurs through a complex biochemical process that is facilitated by HIV integrase, a viral enzyme. Only after this crucial step is the viral invader in a position to exploit human cellular biochemistry to reproduce itself in astonishing numbers to ultimately bring about the destruction of CD4 lymphocytes, the coordinators of the immune response system of the human body. As the infected T-cells die, the immune system of the infected body is unable to defend itself; opportunistic infections such as pneumonia, meningitis, antibiotic-resistant TB and other bacterial and viral infections become deadly. HIV and, eventually, AIDS and drug-resistant tuberculosis are a particularly deadly liaison, which kill a quarter of a million people a year, according to the WHO. The drug developed in Nair's lab blocks the viral enzyme from inserting its genome into the DNA of the host cell. While Nair acknowledges an HIV vaccine that eliminates the virus altogether may not be doable, therapies that allow people to live longer lives while infected are attainable.
Laura Crawley Joins as New Director for University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
Oct 11 13
Laura Crawley has been named the new director for the University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus. Crawley will succeed Ruth Bettandorff, who retired in September. She will report to Laura Jolly, vice president for instruction, who oversees UGA programs on UGA's extended campuses. Crawley's responsibilities will include handling day-to-day coordination of academic programs, working with UGA schools and colleges on the Athens campus to maintain and develop new graduate degree programs for the Gwinnett Campus.
University of Georgia Names Sylvia M. Hutchinson as Director of Academic Partnerships and Initiatives
Oct 7 13
Sylvia M. Hutchinson has been named director of academic partnerships and initiatives at the University of Georgia. She will join the Division of Student Affairs staff to coordinate a new strategic priority to formalize and strengthen partnerships with campus academic units. Her position will be responsible for building a network of student affairs partnerships with academic degree programs and instructional enterprises, as well as fostering learning opportunities for students. Hutchinson is professor emerita of higher education and reading education at UGA.
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