Buzz: Cartersville brewery sends 100,000 cans of water to stricken California. Dr. Gregory Harris joins Harbin Clinic Medical Oncology Rome.

Buzz: Cartersville brewery sends 100,000 cans of water to stricken California. Dr. Gregory Harris joins Harbin Clinic Medical Oncology Rome.

This Bud’s water’s for you: Anheuser-Busch is delivering more than 100,000 cans of clean, safe emergency drinking water — processed in Cartersville — to Ukiah and Redding, Calif., at the request of the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts for the ongoing, devastating wildfires. The shipments are expected to arrive on Sunday. The water was sent from Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Cartersville, which periodically pauses beer production throughout the year to produce emergency canned drinking water so they can quickly assist communities across the country in times of crisis. The Cartersville location was the star of the company’s Super Bowl commercial earlier this year as it re-enacted another emergency brewing of drinking water. Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has provided more than 79 million cans of emergency water for disaster-stricken areas. In 2017, the brewer provided almost three million cans of emergency drinking water to communities impacted by natural disasters, including in Texas, Florida, Georgia and California.

Dr. Gregory Harris

Dr. Gregory Harris joins Harbin Clinic Medical Oncology Rome. Dr. Gregory Harris is always looking for game-changing discoveries when it comes to cancer care. By masterfully combining cutting-edge oncological research with compassionate medicine, he makes sure he leaves no stone unturned when it comes to structuring his patients’ treatment plans. “Oncology is absolutely fascinating because it constantly changes,” explains Dr. Harris. “You start with chemotherapy and suddenly a study comes out that says you should consider immunotherapy. It’s becoming so specific and so targeted and that makes it exciting.” Dr. Harris joins Dr. Melissa Dillmon and Dr. Dilawar Khan at Harbin Clinic Medical Oncology Rome. Says Harris: “I’ve always been drawn to medicine. It’s not because I have a family tie; I’m the first physician in my family. My mom is a school teacher and my dad is a retired zoo director.” Still, Dr. Harris chose a roundabout path to medical school. After completing his undergraduate studies at Mississippi State University, he took time to explore his two other passions—golf and cooking. Dr. Harris explains, “I deferred immediately going into medical school because I knew if I didn’t take that opportunity, I’d never have time to do it again. I thought the experience was worth it.” He spent a year travelling with friends and trying his hand at semi-professional golf. He was on the verge of enrolling in a six-year culinary program in Paris, France, when he learned that he had been accepted to medical school. Dr. Harris received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Kentucky College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Michigan State University Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan where he also served as Chief Resident. There, he completed his fellowship in Hematology and Oncology and also served as Chief Fellow. He is accredited in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology by the American Osteopathic Association and is board certified in Hematology and Oncology by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Harris will serve on the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees as a New Physician in Practice for 2018-2019.


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