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ORAU President to Recognize Medical College of Georgia with Membership Plaque, Tour Research Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 11, 2004
FY05-09

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Augusta , Georgia

What:

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) President Dr. Ron Townsend and Dr. Charles Liotta, Chair, ORAU Board of Directors, will present the Medical College of Georgia with a membership plaque in honor of the university’s recent addition to the ORAU consortium. Townsend and Liotta will also tour several research laboratory facilities at the college. As a member of the ORAU consortium, the Medical College of Georgia takes part in ORAU-sponsored or administered scientific research programs. Faculty and students of consortium members also benefit from extensive opportunities for travel grants, internships, and laboratory research at federal facilities. ORAU is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of 91 major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Who:

From the Medical College of Georgia : President Daniel W. Rahn; Provost Barry Goldstein; and Vice President for Research Matthew Kluger

From ORAU: President Ron Townsend and Board of Directors Chair Charles Liotta

When:

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 9:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Contact:

For more information, please contact Amy Lakin at Oak Ridge Associated Universities, (865) 576-3490, or Toni Baker at Medical College of Georgia, (706) 721-4421.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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