New Medical Device Coating Can Stave Off Infections

Jun 8, 2018
University of Georgia

According to the CDC, one in 25 patients contract an infection from central lines, catheters or other medical devices during a hospital stay. As the threat antibiotic-resistant bacteria grows, hospitals are working to reduce these healthcare-related infections.


On this week’s Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss how a biofilm coating developed by UGA researchers can prevent harmful bacteria from forming on common medical tools in the first place.

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead has been elected to the Southeastern Conference Executive Committee.  The election took place June 1 during the conference’s annual spring meeting in Destin, Florida.

The University of Georgia Athletic Association Board of Directors has approved a $143-million-dollar budget The board approved the fiscal year 2019 budget today during its annual spring meeting.

Athletics Director Greg McGarity says the goal of the Athletic Association is for every one of the Bulldog sports teams to be competing in its post season national championship competition. He said that “it’s imperative to support our teams with the financial resources necessary to achieve those goals....this budget reflects that support.”

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Georgia Football Great Andy Johnson Dies

May 16, 2018

Former University of Georgia football great Andy Johnson died in Athens early this morning following a long illness. The Athens native was an All-American quarterback on an Athens High team that was state-champions in class AAA. He also was All-Region in basketball, baseball, and a sprinter on the track team.

Taking Care of "Canine Kids"

Mar 16, 2018
Photo: Allison Salerno

People who love the Georgia Bulldogs are a special and loyal kind of human. Turns out many of them are also fans of actual dogs . Features Reporter Allison Salerno wanted to know how they balance the love for their "canine kids" with all the travel involved with supporting those dawgs on the field.