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ATLANTA — Georgia remains one of only three states with at least two institutions in the top 16 public institutions in the nation, with a number of University System of Georgia institutions appearing in significant categories for the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

COVINGTON — National 4-H Council has announced that CJ Harris of Covington is a runner-up for the 2022 4-H Youth in Action Award for STEM. Harris is recognized nationally for his work in using 3D printing to effectively and cheaply produce prosthetic limbs for children.

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A Greek God Entertainment located in Los Angeles, California is a motion picture production company that was launched in February 2015 that consists of a wide range of departments. The company along with the owner/director Abraham Lopez has worked on various professional projects from music videos, to short films, to a recent PSA collaboration with Mathew Knowles, (Music World Entertainment) and Eleanor Earl (E.L. Earl Entertainment) to spread awareness for COVID-19. Abraham Lopez being of Spanish race, a native to the San Fernando Valley, raised in Santa Clarita, has always been a go-getter and team player since childhood. He played football and graduated from Hart High School located in Newhall. He is also a college graduate with a BA with Colombia College Hollywood. Pathways is his first series in which he has carefully and passionately put thought and hard-working creativity in directing and writing this series.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Kansas Medical Center partnered with the KU Edwards Campus to launch an online generalist concentration for the Master of Public Health degree and certificates in essentials of public health, epidemiology, and public health practice, policy and management. These programs were developed by the KU School of Medicine's Department of Population Health and are delivered online through the Edwards Campus.

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lundquist Institute (TLI) announced that it has received a generous $5 million, 5-year grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) that will allow its PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows to pursue careers in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. This award will also support the creation of a stem-cell focused program that will enable the Institute to recruit and train researchers in stem cell research while emphasizing its translational significance, underlying ethical considerations and keep the community updated on the technological advances in the field. The grant will also make it possible to retain stem cell researchers by providing access to the new and emerging companies based on The Lundquist campus.

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Agriculture study remains fruitful as students return in person to the four state universities with agricultural programs, Western Illinois-Macomb, Illinois State-Normal, Southern Illinois-Carbondale, U of Illinois-Urbana. With COVID mitigation guidelines in place, classroom space is at a premium on a couple of campuses.

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BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and the City University of New York (CUNY) announce the opening of the DNA Learning Center NYC (DNALC NYC) at the New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, New York. The 18,000 square-foot facility expands CSHL's lab-based STEM learning program in biology and genetics to 30,000 New York City middle and high school students annually, with a focus on engaging underrepresented communities. At the DNALC NYC, students will conduct hands-on experiments, including analyzing their own DNA. Several City Tech classes, in areas such as genetics, anatomy and physiology, and molecular and cell biology, will be taught in the new, specialized labs.

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DANVILLE, Pa., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Geisinger announced that Julie Byerley, M.D., M.P.H., will serve as the new president and dean of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), executive vice president and chief academic officer, effective January 1, 2022. She succeeds Steven Scheinman, M.D., who has served as the president and dean of the college since 2012. Scheinman is set to retire at the end of this year.  

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ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Comfort Cases, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting hope and dignity to youth in foster care, today announces the winners of its annual awards and scholarships to individuals and organizations who best promote positive messaging regarding foster care which support Comfort Cases' mission and goals. The winners will be recognized at Comfort Cases' 7th annual gala, Sunday, October 3 at a "Backyard BBQ". Sharane Calister, from NBC's The Voice will be the headlining performer.