New Brenau program’s 1st students; new NGHS in-home kidney dialysis offering; date for new UNG president’s investiture set

*Thirteen students have begun earning their doctorate in clinical psychology from Brenau University’s newest degree program. The program joins the Doctorate of Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees in Brenau’s doctoral offerings. Brenau welcomes nearly a dozen Psy.D. students this fall

*Dialyze Direct, the nation’s leading provider of home dialysis services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and Northeast Georgia Health Ventures (NGHV), a part of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS have entered into a strategic partnership to bring Dialyze Direct’s model of dialysis care to SNF patients in Georgia. Dialyze Direct and NGHV announce strategic partnership to bring home dialysis services to SNFs in Georgia – Northeast Georgia Health System (

*The University of North Georgia (UNG) will celebrate the investiture of Michael P. “Mike” Shannon as the university’s 21st president on Friday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. in the Convocation Center at UNG’s Dahlonega Campus. An investiture ceremony is a long-standing academic tradition that is typically held during a president’s first year of office to signify a new chapter of leadership for a college or university.