Vaccines are one of the safest medicines a person can put into their body and are a key tool in preventing deaths from COVID-19, a Mercer University College of Pharmacy vaccine researcher says. “I would say to anyone and everyone:...
MACON – Glenda Grant, who has served as interim executive director of the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center (GRHIC) at Mercer University School of Medicine since April 6, 2021, has been selected as its executive director, Jean Sumner, M.D., FACP, dean of the School of...
From reusable glass syringes and white pleated uniforms, starched caps and polished shoes … to disposable needles and scrubs. Nursing has changed quite a bit since Sarah Gilliland Sims and her daughter, Marilyn Gray, went through training, but the profession’s...
A Mercer University professor is gaining attention for her straightforward way of explaining Georgia’s COVID-19 data to the public.  Dr. Amber Schmidtke, assistant professor of microbiology in the School of Medicine, began posting on Facebook about data related to the novel coronavirus in March.  “The situation was evolving really fast, and there was a...
Finance expert Dr. Kenneth Tah has advice for investors worried about the stock market’s latest decline: “Don’t panic.”
Four weeks after a Mercer University professor studying in Ukraine evacuated the country at the direction of the U.S. Department of State, Russia invaded the former Soviet republic. Russia launched its attack on Ukraine early Feb. 24, with explosions reported...
MACON – Mercer University’s School of Engineering earlier today continued a run of unprecedented success with the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. For the third consecutive year, three students were announced as recipients of the nation’s most prestigious scholarship for...
Mercer University alumnus Chris Scrivner was at work when he got a call about a three-legged puppy that needed some help. The dog was missing a paw, and would he make a prosthetic leg for him? “I said, ‘Yeah, absolutely,’” recalled...
With the recent withdrawal of American forces ending the 20-year war in Afghanistan, thousands of troops are now adjusting to life back home. While the majority of veterans come home and reintegrate without any issues, for combat veterans, the transition...
From new cars to lumber to consumer goods — nearly every sector of the economy continues to be impacted by product shortages that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as restrictions lessen and the world heads toward a full reopening,...

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