Georgia Regents University

The Georgia Board of Regents voted in early 2012 to consolidate two of its universities, Georgia Health Sciences University and Augusta State University, to form a new university. The school approved its new mission statement in May and adopted the name “Georgia Regents University” (GRU) in August.

Georgia Regents University is now home to nearly 10,000 students and over 1,000 full-time faculty members. The university’s 150 buildings occupy more than 650 acres of land which is also home to an integrated health system and facilities for its growing intercollegiate athletic program.

Stephen M. Black Georgia Regents University

Stephen M. Black began teaching at Georgia Regents University in 2006

Georgia Regents University also boasts one of the most respected medical systems in the country, including the 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center. Other facilities on the medical campus are the Cancer Center, Medical College of Georgia, and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. These facilities are run by roughly 1,100 enrolled medical students and a staff of over 1,000 professionally trained faculty members who instruct students while also conducting groundbreaking medical research. Stephen M. Black is one of the institution’s most decorated faculty members.

Stephen M. Black joined Georgia Regents University in April of 2006 as a Professor. He continued to gain additional responsibilities within the university, starting in July 2007 when he was appointed to Chief of the Program in Pulmonary Vascular Disease. One year later, Stephen M. Black also became the Basic Science Director for the Cardiovascular Discovery Institute. He still occupies both of these positions today.

In 2010 Stephen M. Black was promoted to Regents Professor, which is the highest honor bestowed by the University upon its professors. In this role Stephen M. Black not only instructs future medical professionals but also conducts influential medical research that he hopes will ease treatment for acute lung injury. He is currently the Principle Investigator/Project Leader for four active grants, and some of his medical students have even earned grants of their own

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Stephen M. Black is a medical researcher and professor at Georgia Regents University, and he has held this position since 2007. He has previously held teaching positions at University of Montana, Northwestern University, and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Before Stephen M. Black became involved in the medical education realm, he got his start as a student at the University of Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh was founded back in 1583 in Scotland’s capital. The public research university is now one of the most popular universities in the United Kingdom, receiving roughly 47,000 applicants per year. This means that the most recent admissions cycle saw 12 people apply for each place in the upcoming undergraduate class.

The University sees such a high volume of applicants because it is a highly-regarded educational institution that has taught some of history’s most respected thinkers. The 2012 QS Ranking named the University of Edinburgh the 21st best university in the world, making it the 6th best academic institution in Europe. The school’s alumni include inventor Alexander Graham Bell, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and 15 Nobel Prize winners. (Learn more about the University here).

Stephen M. Black enrolled at the University of Edinburgh in 1982 to pursue his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology. The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine conferred this degree on him with honors in 1986. Stephen M. Black then continued his education at the University of Edinburgh by enrolling in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine’s doctoral program. In 1990 he completed his Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology.

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine has long been considered one of the best medical universities in the world. The medical school was ranked by the 2013 Good Times University Guide as the #1 medical school in Scotland and the #3 medical school in the United Kingdom.

Stephen M. Black’s ability to graduate from such a top-flight university explains why he has been so successful in his medical research career.

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