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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Administrative Appointments

Stephen M. Black is currently a Regents Professor with Georgia Regents University, but he also holds two administrative positions with the school. He was named the Chief of the Program in Pulmonary Vascular Disease in July of 2007. One year later, Stephen M. Black was appointed to the position of Basic Science Director with the university’s Cardiovascular Discovery Institute. These were not the first administrative appointments in Stephen M. Black’s career, as he has actually been appointed to administrative leadership positions in universities and medical facilities across the country. These facilities include:


University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

UCSF is a public university that aims to save lives and improve health, and its USCF Medical Center was recently ranked among the Top 10 hospitals in the United States by the US News & World Report. Click here for more information about this medical center.

Stephen M. Black was named Laboratory Director of the UCSF Child Health Research Center in July of 1997, and he held that position until 1999 when he transitioned to Northwestern University.

Northwestern University

This private research university’s Feinberg School of Medicine has a medical campus located in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. Among the medical school’s roughly 3,000 students are 719 MDs, 1,250 residents and fellows, 363 post-doctoral fellows, 353 PhD students, 296 Master’s students, and 400 Graduate Professional Program Students.

Stephen M. Black assumed the role of Research Director for the Division of Neonatology in 1999 and held this position until June 2003. The next month he was appointed to a leadership role with St. Patrick Hospital.

St. Patrick Hospital

This not-for-profit medical facility is located in Missoula, Montana and employs roughly 1,600 people. The facility was founded in 1873 and today holds 237 beds.

Stephen M. Black joined St. Patrick Hospital in 2003 as the Director of Vascular Biology, and stayed in this position until 2006. One year after joining St. Patrick Hospital, Stephen M. Black was appointed to a position with the University of Montana.

University of Montana

The University of Montana is also located in Missoula, and is considered the flagship of the Montana university system. The College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences conducts extensive medical training and clinical research.

Stephen M. Black became a COBRA Group Leader with the University of Montana in July, 2004. He held both positions in Missoula until 2006, when he left for Georgia Regents University.


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