Researcher Gets $2.8M Grant To Develop Drugs To Prevent, Treat RSV Infections

Dr. Richard Plemper, a professor in the new Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $2.83 million federal grant to develop novel therapeutics against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection.

The grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health… more »

Paul Alberto Named As New Dean For Georgia State’s College of Education

Dr. Paul Alberto, interim dean of Georgia State University’s College of Education since 2012, has been appointed dean of the college following a national search.

Alberto, a Regents’ Professor in Intellectual Disabilities, has led the college’s adoption of a seven-year strategic plan that sets a strong course for the future in research, student recruitment and… more »

Aiesha Grant: ‘Any Amount Makes a Difference’

It’s shaping up to be a busy year for Aiesha Grant. Right now, she’s juggling her studies at Georgia State with an externship in the neonatal intensive care unit at Piedmont Hospital. She’ll graduate next month with a degree in respiratory therapy, and by the fall she’ll have added a new baby to her household.

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Better With Age: Jerri Mann

This article is part of Generation Georgia State, a series that highlights the academic, personal and career accomplishments of Georgia State students, alumni, faculty and staff who are the first in their families to attend college.

At 50, Jerri Mann is the oldest student in the classroom. She has children the same age as her… more »

Alumni Lead the Way on First Endowed Scholarship for Religious Studies

Religious Studies is one of the newest departments on Georgia State’s campus — it’s only existed as a separate department for eight years and only had its own alumni advisory board for three. Yet those alums have wasted little time in creating the department’s first endowed scholarship.

“These are people who provide some general… more »

Justin Hargesheimer Did Well at Georgia State, Now He’s Doing Good Globally

Charitable work runs in Justin Hargesheimer’s family. His mother is currently working with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, while he helps support corporate partnerships for Habitat for Humanity International here in Atlanta.

“The idea of community awareness and giving back has always been important in my family,” he says. “I realized a long time… more »

Gabriele Zedlmayer: A Georgia State Trendsetter Returns Home

In the span of a couple weeks, Gabriele Zedlmayer traveled to Dubai, Riyadh, Johannesburg and Rome, with a stop in between at her home in Austria and her office in Switzerland.

Of all those destinations, though, few are as dear to her heart as the one that started off her round-the-world jaunt: Georgia State’s campus… more »

Georgia State Reached Out to Taylor Briggs — and She Made the Most of It

“I wanted to go to a college where they thought I was valuable,” Taylor Briggs says. “Georgia State offered me the Foundation Scholarship right off the bat — they wanted me to come immediately and become part of the Honors College. They basically said, ‘Not only do we want you, we acknowledge that you… more »

The Next Act of ‘The Andrew Lee Story’ is About to Begin

Strangely for a film major, Andrew Lee says he and his family didn’t watch that many movies or TV shows when he was younger. It wasn’t until he went off to college that he began exploring the world of film for himself.

“I didn’t know where my interests were — I took all my core… more »