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There are a lot of mattress companies in South Carolina that claim to have the perfect mattress for everyone. At Sleep King, we believe that every person is different and has different needs when it comes to their mattress. That's why our mattress store in St. George, SC, has a wide variety of beds and brands to choose from. That way, you can find the right mattress for your body and get the very best sleep quality possible.

As a family-owned and operated mattress store with more than 40 years of experience in the sleep industry, we know a thing or two about comfortable mattresses. St. George residents choose Sleep King because we provide our customers with a personalized shopping experience. When you walk through our showroom doors, we want you to feel comfortable - both on our mattresses and with our store associates. At Sleep King, you won't ever have to worry about pushy salespeople and limited selection. Instead, you will discover that we encourage you to take your time as you search for your next bed. Sleep is incredibly important, and by proxy, finding the right mattress for your body type is too.

When you visit our showroom in St. George, know that we are a full-service store with mattress experts ready to help. From questions about mattresses and their warranties to financing and mattress delivery, there's no question we haven't heard before.

We carry some of the most popular brands in America, and unlike other mattress stores in St. George, offer them at the lowest prices around, guaranteed. There's a reason why we were voted your #1 mattress store in the Lowcountry - because we truly care about our customers and their quality of sleep!

Looking for discounts? Need to buy your mattress on a strict budget? We've got you covered at our new mattress clearance center in St. George, where we have more than 50 models on display at 50-80% off retail value. Don't forget to ask us about our flexible financing options, where no credit is needed to make a purchase. Paying cash? We'll knock 5% off your bill!

As if that weren't enough reason to visit, remember that we provide free delivery, setup, and removal of your old mattress for FREE when you make a purchase at Sleep king.

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Why Choose Our Mattress
Store in St. George, SC?

Our business model is simple - give customers quality beds from national brands at amazing prices, coupled with unmatched customer service. We know that your sleep is essential but also understand that normal folks aren't made of money. You need a solution that isn't going to break the bank, which is why we offer up to 75% off our products.

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When we say we have a bed for every budget, we're serious.
A few of our mix and match deals include:

Sets Prize
Twin Mattress Sets Beginning at $99
Full Mattress Sets Beginning at $139
Queen Mattress Sets Beginning at $149
King Mattress Sets Beginning at $299

Of course, a mattress would be incomplete without a headboard, footboard, and rails. For queen mattresses, those items combined are only $199. At our mattress store, we pledge to beat any competitor's price on similar product specs - guaranteed! Here are just a few of the benefits of shopping at Mattress King

  • *FREE* Bed Frame for Your New Bed*
  • *FREE* Same-Day Local Mattress Delivery to Your Home*
  • *FREE* Set-Up & Removal of Old Mattress from Your Home*
  • *FREE* Mattress Pad Included with New Mattress*
  • Rest Easy with Our 60-Day Comfort Guarantee
  • We Have the Best Selection of Mattresses in St. George with Five National Vendors
  • On-Time Delivery
  • Best Warranties in the Industry
  • Sleep King Will Beat Anyone's Advertise Price by $50*(on purchases $299 and above)
  • 0% Financing for 48 Months (APR, With Approved Credit)
  • *See Store for Additional Details
Our Selection of National Mattress Brands

Our Selection of
National Mattress
Brands

At Sleep King, we carry the largest selection of high-quality national brand mattresses in St. George.

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Sleep King MLILY Mattresses

Often considered the best mattress brand in the world, innovation sets MLILY mattresses apart from others. Our customers love MLILY mattresses because they are expertly built through decades of research and rigorous testing. The folks at MLILY are committed to precision, meaning every detail of product detail they push is geared towards the ultimate satisfaction and comfort.

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Sleep Restonic Mattresses

Restonic Mattresses: Restonic line of mattresses are multi-layered beds with cooling foam technology that adds resilience, support, and temperature control. The result is a cool, comfy sleep that leaves you refreshed and ready to attack the day.

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Sleep King Comfort Sleep Mattresses

Every mattress in the Comfort Sleep lineup has a great combo of support and comfort, making for a restful night's sleep. With heavy-gauge coils and high-performance materials, these mattresses are durable and built to last. Be sure to try one of these mattresses out in our showroom - our customers love the pocketed coils and minimal motion transfer.

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Sleep King Golden Mattresses

The Golden brand is lesser known than some, like Tempurpedic. Still, it is a quality product with many foam and non-foam options that we think you'll love. Choose from standard memory foam, hybrid, and innerspring options while visiting our showroom in St. George.

Tips on Choosing the Best Bed

There's much more to choosing a good bed than how you think it will look in your bedroom. There's plenty to think about, from innerspring options to memory foam and even hybrid mattresses. At Sleep King, our priority is our customers. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We want to do right by you, which why we want to be sure you find the perfect bed when you visit our mattress store in St. George, SC. To help you get started, here are a few tips on choosing the best bed for your sleep needs.

Visit a Showroom

Visit a Showroom

This tip might seem like a no-brainer to some, but it's important that you visit a showroom so that you can lay on different beds to get a feel for what you like. At Mattress King, you will have the chance to explore different styles, designs, and shapes, and mattress materials. Finding a bed online at a price you can afford is great, but you should lie on the bed first, not just look at it on a screen.

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Determine Budget

Determine Budget

Here's a surprising fact: just because a mattress costs more money, it doesn't mean it's going to be a better bed. Sure, more expensive beds might have newer technologies and materials, but not everyone has the budget to walk into a mattress store in St. George and spend $3,000. Figure out what price range you're comfortable paying and look at the best options for your bottom line.

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Consider Bedroom Size

Consider Bedroom Size

Before you swing by our showroom and start trying out beds, it might be a good idea to measure the space where your new mattress will go. If your bedroom is on the small side, a king-sized bed might be too big. Similarly, a small bed in a huge room might make for strange aesthetics. Aim for a reasonable amount of room around your bed - enough where you can walk around comfortably. As mentioned above, get specific measurements of the area you plan to use. That way, you have peace of mind knowing your new mattress will fit in your bedroom.

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Consider Bedroom Size

Choose a Mattress Material

This tip often comes down to personal preference. It will take a little bit of trial and error to figure out which material works best for your back - innerspring, memory foam, or latex. While your friend's and family's opinions matter, keep in mind that their mattress choice was subjective. What works for them won't necessarily work for you.

Need a quick refresher on different mattress materials? Here's a quick overview
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Innerspring

Also called coil mattresses, innerspring beds are probably the most well-known on this short list. Innerspring mattresses are often more affordable than their latex and memory foam counterparts. These beds are ideal for people who want a lot of support and a cooler night's sleep.

Latex

This material is known for its great cooling properties and overall comfort. With latex, there are no strange off-gassing odors like you sometimes get with memory foam. Latex mattresses are ideal for people who want a responsive, bouncy feel and may have problems sleeping hot.

Memory Foam

First developed by NASA in the 70s, memory foam is probably the most popular material in the modern mattress market. Memory foam conforms to every inch of your body, giving you maximum comfort and support. Memory foam is also know for its anti-motion properties. Memory foam can be a great choice if you tend to toss and turn at night and sleep with a partner who wakes up when you do. Memory foam mattresses are ideal for people who need pressure relief, good support, and refreshing comfort.

Think About Your Back

Think About Your Back

If you have a bad back, it's crucial that you find a mattress with proper support. Slat and spring beds often offer plenty of support, but latex and memory foam options have come a long way. If you want memory foam or latex but find the support to be subpar, consider an adjustable base instead of a normal platform. That way, you can always sleep in a comfortable position that benefits your back.

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Your Premier Furniture Store
St. George, SC

You read that right! Sleep King is the first choice for quality beds in St. George, but we also have a huge selection of furniture for your home. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop for mattresses and furniture alike, you have come to the right place. If you're shopping for a new mattress at the best price possible, why not throw in a bedroom suite at an amazing price too?

A few common furniture items that our customers love to add
to their mattress purchase include:
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Living Room Sets - from traditional-style suites with classic textures to modern sets with attractive upholstery, we will help you find the best living room set for your home.

Bedroom Suites - our bedroom suites range from contemporary to classic and come in a variety of colors and styles to compliment your new mattress purchase.

Daybeds - from English-style daybeds available in espresso and cherry colors to multi-purpose beds with pull-out trundles, our selection of daybeds is unbeatable.

Futons - if you have younger children, they will love our futons. Who are we kidding? Adults do too! Futons are incredibly useful in small spaces and convert into comfy-cozy beds perfect for kids of all ages.

Bunkbeds - bunkbeds are another great option to consider if you have kids. Whether you have a classic-style home or an apartment, we have a style that fits you.

At Sleep King, we are proud to have the lowest prices in the Lowcountry

If you like what you see but don't have time to visit our mattress store in St. George, don't worry. Our online store is bursting with new items and deals every day. From mattresses and bedding to furniture sets and special sale items, Mattress King has got it all. With the highest quality mattresses, the best prices in St. George, a giant showroom with all the options, and a full team of helpful sales associates, you won't ever need to find another mattress and furniture store again!

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Opa! Greek Festival You Love is Back in Greenville, SC

One of Greenville’s most popular festivals is finally back – which means awesome food, lively entertainment, and vendors with beautiful, traditional Greek items. The 2022 Greek Festival is happening at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Greenville, SC on May 13-15, 2022.I look forward to the Greek Festival every year and count down the days until I get my bak...

One of Greenville’s most popular festivals is finally back – which means awesome food, lively entertainment, and vendors with beautiful, traditional Greek items. The 2022 Greek Festival is happening at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Greenville, SC on May 13-15, 2022.

I look forward to the Greek Festival every year and count down the days until I get my baklava and gyro fix. The spring festival is during the perfect time of year, usually having good weather and lots of lively entertainment. This year, it’s back to in-person, too!

The St. George Greek Orthodox Church hosts three days worth of music, food, and authentic Greek vendors that sell clothes, jewelry, and other fun goods. I love strolling through the vendors and have purchased jewelry and headbands in the past, plus lots of good food. Did I mention their baklava is amazing?

The live music and dancing is back for 2022. You can see the full schedule of entertainment on the Greek Festival website. It’s jam-packed. There is a big, grassy seating area above the stage where you can hang out and watch the entertainment and there is also covered tables for dining.

The music is so lively and fun. It makes me wish I had any knowledge whatsoever of Greek dancing. The costumes are beautiful as well with lots of bright colors and jingly things on the ends. Again, showing my lack of knowledge of traditional Greek outfits (apologies).

The festival takes place at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church and they will be offering tours of the inside plus have an iconography exhibit available.

Food available on the festival grounds outdoors are their traditional Gyros, Athenian Chicken, Pastichio, and Moussakawe. They also have Greek Pizza, Lamb Burgers, Greek Fries, Souvlaki, Greek-Style Ribs, Baklava Sundaes, Greek Donuts (Loukoumades), Greek Coffee, Lemonade and Beer. New in 2022, they will have a Taverna with Greek beer, wine, and “mezedes”, which is a traditional Greek appetizer.

If you haven’t had Greek pastries before, you need to try them. They will have many for sale including baklava, koulourakia, kourambiedes or a combination assortment. Get the baklava. It’s a layered pastry of thin philo dough with honey and nuts. Oh my gosh, I’m so hungry.

If you’re not able to attend the festival but still want the great food available, you can order drive-thru. They will be offering Athenian Chicken, Pastichio, or Moussaka plus my personal favorite, Gyros. And you can still get baklava at the drive-thru.

The 2022 Greek Festival will take place at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Greenville on May 13-15, 2022 (Friday-Sunday).

The hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 am -8 pm and Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.

Who’s excited about the 2022 Greek Festival?

Aggie Women’s Tennis Earns No. 7 Seed, Set to Host Opening Rounds of NCAA Tournament

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M earned the No. 7 seed in the 2022 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships and will host the opening two rounds of tournament action at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center on Friday and Saturday, May 6-7.The Aggies welcome the Baylor Bears, Washington Huskies and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders into the fray and will challenge A&M-Corpus Christi in the opening round. First serve between the Aggies Islanders is slated for 1 p.m. (CT) Friday afternoon. Baylor an...

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M earned the No. 7 seed in the 2022 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships and will host the opening two rounds of tournament action at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center on Friday and Saturday, May 6-7.

The Aggies welcome the Baylor Bears, Washington Huskies and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders into the fray and will challenge A&M-Corpus Christi in the opening round. First serve between the Aggies Islanders is slated for 1 p.m. (CT) Friday afternoon. Baylor and Washington start Friday's action off in the morning session, with first serve scheduled for 10 a.m. (CT). The winner of each first round test will square off in the second round matchup on Saturday, with first serve time set for 1 p.m. (CT).

The Southeastern Conference Champion Aggies (30-1) are making their 27th overall and 22nd consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, the longest run of consecutive appearances among teams from the state of Texas. Head coach Mark Weaver earns his sixth tournament selection in as many opportunities, with the only vacancy coming in 2020 after the tournament was canceled due to COVID-19. Weaver has won at least one match in every NCAA Tournament in which he has coached and has advanced to the Round of 16 on three prior occasions, tied for the most Sweet 16 runs by a coach in program history. The Aggie skipper was named SEC Coach of the Year following the team's historic run through league play.

Prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament, the Aggies have already amassed the most wins in a single season in program history with 30. The 2022 edition of the Maroon & White became the program's first double conference champion, winning both the SEC Regular Season and Tournament titles. A&M is led on the courts by a trio of All-SEC First Team performers in Carson Branstine, Tatiana Makarova and Jayci Goldsmith in addition to SEC All-Freshman and All-SEC Second Team selection Mary Stoiana.

The Aggie women's tennis squad gets set to host the opening rounds of the NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament for the sixth time since the Mitchell Tennis Center opened prior to the 1999 dual match season. A&M will host the opening rounds for the first time in the Mark Weaver era. If the Aggies advance past the second round, the program will host its first NCAA Round of 16 match in the history of the women's tennis team.

Texas A&M stands as the highest-seeded team from the SEC, and joins Auburn (No. 13), Georgia (No. 14) and Florida (No. 16) as national seeds. Five additional teams from the league enter the NCAA Tournament field, with Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt each receiving bids. North Carolina earned the top seed in the bracket, while defending national champion Texas garnered the No. 4 seed.

Ticket links for the opening rounds will be available shortly. General admission tickets will be sold online and at the gate beginning one hour prior to the first match of the day. All Texas A&M students will be granted free admission with a valid Texas A&M student ID, courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics. Children under the age of two will be admitted for free. For more information, call 1-888-99-AGGIE.

TEXAS A&M QUOTES Head Coach Mark Weaver On hosting the NCAA Tournament… "We are very pleased to be hosting the NCAA Tournament. We played Texas A&M-Corpus Christi earlier during the regular season. They are a very well-coached group led by Steve Moore and we are very excited to get started with the opening rounds in front of the 12th Man."

On earning the No. 7 seed… "The seeding is a bit tricky there. I've been telling everyone that we are number one in the human poll and number seven in the computer poll. It looks like the seeding was determined primarily with the ITA Computer Rankings. Overall, I'm very pleased with the draw. Whether you are the top seed or the seven seed, it all comes down to how you're playing. The draw can sometimes be favorable, and I am very pleased with the draw we have in front of us."

On the importance of playing at home… "Having the home court advantage is absolutely great for us. We have played well at home and on the road this season but playing at home on our familiar courts and climate, as well as sleeping in our own beds will definitely be beneficial. We had three straight weekends on the road, so being able to play at home and prepare properly will be extremely helpful to our team this week."

On the team's motivation… "We are definitely hungry for more. Our goal all semester since we got our entire roster together in January was to ultimately win the national title. We have achieved a lot of our goals already. We won the SEC Regular Season Championship. We won the SEC Tournament. We have accomplished so many of our goals this year, including going undefeated at home. The NCAA Title has always been the main goal and our highest priority all season. We just have to take it one match at a time and play to the best of our ability."

NCAA FIRST AND SECOND ROUNDS George P. Mitchell Tennis Center – Bryan-College Station, Texas Friday, May 6 Baylor (15-8) vs. Washington (14-11) – 10 a.m. (CT) No. 7 Texas A&M (30-1) vs. A&M-Corpus Christi (22-3) – 1 p.m. (CT)

Saturday, May 7 Texas A&M/A&M-Corpus Christi winner vs. Baylor/Washington winner – 1 p.m. (CT)

TEXAS A&M AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAM APPEARANCES……… 27 (1986, '89, '96-'98, 2000-'22) ALL-TIME TEAM RECORD… 29-26 BEST FINISH……………………. NCAA Championship Match (2013) HIGHEST SEED………………… No. 3 (2013)

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A Government Scientist Warned About Climate Change in 2001. Exxon Mobil Sought to Have Him Removed.

As the 20th century drew to a close, Michael MacCracken was part of a team of U.S. government scientists investigating a threat to the 21st.“From 1997 to 2002, I was in charge of helping make the first climate assessment on the U.S. — what would be the impacts,” MacCracken, then senior scientist of the federally mandated U.S. Global Change Research Program, says in Doubt, the second episode of the three-pa...

As the 20th century drew to a close, Michael MacCracken was part of a team of U.S. government scientists investigating a threat to the 21st.

“From 1997 to 2002, I was in charge of helping make the first climate assessment on the U.S. — what would be the impacts,” MacCracken, then senior scientist of the federally mandated U.S. Global Change Research Program, says in Doubt, the second episode of the three-part FRONTLINE docuseries The Power of Big Oil.

The assessment, released in 2000, warned of “significant climate-related changes that will affect each one of us” and predicted that, without major intervention, temperatures in the U.S. would “rise by about 5-9°F (3-5°C) on average in the next 100 years.”

For MacCracken, the takeaway was clear. In archival footage from 2000 that appears above, he said, “If we really want to do something significant to slow this, so that our grandchildren don’t face a changing world, we’re going to have to do a substantial movement away from the key fossil fuels of coal and oil, particularly.”

Then, in January 2001, just days into the George W. Bush administration, a headline-grabbing report MacCracken had participated in for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was released. It cited “new and stronger evidence that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities.”

Exxon Mobil, then the world’s largest privately held oil company, was quick to intervene.

A company lobbyist sent the Bush administration a fax, as previously reported by Inside Climate News, recommending McCracken and several others who worked with the IPCC be removed. The letter accused them of scientific bias and described some of them as “Clinton-Gore carryovers with aggressive agendas.”

“Exxon didn’t like the science that was coming out. And so, was basically calling for a complete replacement of those who were leading the scientific enterprise,” MacCracken says.

Within two years, the scientists Exxon Mobil had named — including MacCracken — would retire or be replaced.

Looking back, MacCracken says, “Exxon Mobil tried to control the discussion of the United States. And then put off the problem: ‘We’ll make our profits now and will slowly change, but we won’t do anything urgent enough, as the science was indicating.’”

MacCracken did not go quietly. When his term ended, he sent Lee Raymond, ExxonMobil’s CEO at the time, a pointed letter of his own: “While my departure may be satisfying to Exxon Mobil,” he wrote, “I can assure you that this will not make the scientific challenge of climate change and its impacts go away. That 150 countries unanimously agree about the science of this issue is not because of some green conspiracy but because of the solid scientific underpinning for this issue. … To call Exxon Mobil’s position out of the mainstream is thus a gross understatement.”

In response, MacCracken received a letter from a VP at the company, saying: “we regret that you apparently don’t understand the company’s actions and activities related to this complex issue. Possible human induced climate change is a long term risk that we at Exxon Mobil take very seriously.”

“They had to say something,” MacCracken says, chuckling.

Exxon Mobil’s response to the 2001 IPCC report is one of several intersections between major energy companies and U.S. government officials explored in The Power of Big Oil, Part Two: Doubt. Even as the scientific evidence grew more certain about climate change in the new millennium, Doubt examines the fossil industry’s efforts to instill uncertainty.

In three episodes, the docuseries traces that history across 40 years and multiple presidential administrations, investigating the lengths to which the industry went to cast doubt on the science, influence public perception and block action from the 1980s to the present day.

Exxon Mobil declined to grant FRONTLINE an interview but said in a statement that it “has long acknowledged the reality and risks of climate change, and it has devoted significant resources to addressing those risks.”

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For the full story, watch The Power of Big Oil, Part Two: Doubt, above. Part One: Denial and Part Two: Doubt are now streaming at pbs.org/frontline, in the PBS Video App and on FRONTLINE’s YouTube channel. Part Three: Delay premieres May 3, 2022, at 10/9c on PBS stations (check local listings) and will also be available to stream.

The Power of Big Oil is a FRONTLINE Production with Mongoose Pictures in association with BBC and Arte. The series producer is Dan Edge. The producer and director of episode 1 is Jane McMullen. The producer and director of episode 2 is Gesbeen Mohammad. The producer and director of episode 3 is Robin Barnwell. The editorial consultant is Russell Gold. The senior producers are James Jacoby and Eamonn Matthews. The executive producer for FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.

15th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

15th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically UnderservedIn association with the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research CouncilSeptember 16-19, 2022Philadelphia Marriott DowntownPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Sign up for Additional InformationConference cochairs:Kevin L. Gardner, Vagelos College of Physicians...

15th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

In association with the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research Council

September 16-19, 2022Philadelphia Marriott DowntownPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

Sign up for Additional Information

Conference cochairs:

Kevin L. Gardner, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New YorkK. Sean Kimbro, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North CarolinaMartin Mendoza, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MarylandCamille C. R. Ragin, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaClaradina Soto, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, California

Program Committee:

James R. Alaro, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MarylandOluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaMarvella E. Ford, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South CarolinaJennifer A. Freedman, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North CarolinaSophia H. L. George, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Ctr., Miami, FloridaCimona V. Hinton, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GeorgiaFranklin W. Huang, UCSF – University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CaliforniaWenora Y Johnson, Fight Colorectal Cancer, Joliet, IllinoisAdana A.M. Llanos, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New YorkJames W. Lillard, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GeorgiaEdith P. Mitchell, Jefferson Health Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaKhadijah A. Mitchell, Lafayette College, Phillipsburg, New JerseyLorelei A. Mucci, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MassachusettsAdam B. Murphy, Northwestern University – Chicago, Chicago, ILJesse Nodora, UCSD Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CaliforniaValerie Odero-Marah, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MarylandRenee Reams, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FloridaLorna Rodriguez-Rust, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CaliforniaSanya A. Springfield, NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, Rockville, MarylandKatherine Y. Tossas, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VirginiaClayton C. Yates, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama

Please note that this meeting will take place as an in-person event in Philadelphia and will not live-stream content for virtual participation. The meeting content will be captured and made available as an on-demand program after the meeting. Please see the REGISTRATION page for details.

Join us for the 15th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorites and the Medically Underserved. This conference advances the understanding of, and ultimately helps to eliminate, the disparities that represent a major public health problem. Reflecting this transdisciplinary field, professionals from academic, industry, government, and the community are brought together to promote the exchange of novel ideas, discuss the latest findings in the field, and stimulate the development of new research on cancer health disparities.

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Nation best 15 Bulldogs in the NFL Draft

LAS VEGAS – With six players selected Saturday afternoon on the final day of the 2022 NFL Draft at the Linq Promenade, the University of Georgia football program set a new record for most players chosen in the seven-round era (since 1994) with 15. The prior record was 14 by LSU in 2020, while the previous school record was nine players selected in 2021.Running back Zamir White was selected by the Las Vegas Raiders in the fourth round with the 122nd-overall pick, while Jake Camarda was also chosen in the fourth r...

LAS VEGAS – With six players selected Saturday afternoon on the final day of the 2022 NFL Draft at the Linq Promenade, the University of Georgia football program set a new record for most players chosen in the seven-round era (since 1994) with 15. The prior record was 14 by LSU in 2020, while the previous school record was nine players selected in 2021.

Running back Zamir White was selected by the Las Vegas Raiders in the fourth round with the 122nd-overall pick, while Jake Camarda was also chosen in the fourth round by Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 133rd-overall pick. A pair of offensive linemen went in the sixth round, Justin Shaffer, who was picked 190th overall by the Atlanta Falcons, and Jamaree Salyer went 195th overall to the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Georgia contingent was rounded out by back-to-back picks in the sixth round. Defensive back Derion Kendrick was selected 212th overall by the Los Angeles Rams, while tight end John FitzPatrick was picked 213th overall by the Falcons.

Georgia’s 15 selected players rank first in the nation. This is the first time Georgia has ranked first among SEC schools and the fifth time the Bulldogs have finished in the top-5 nationally in the Kirby Smart era (since 2016).

White, a native of Laurinburg, N.C., played in 38 games for the Bulldogs, earning the start in 22 games. He was Georgia’s leading rusher in 2021 with 856 yards (5.4 yards/carry) with 11 touchdowns and added nine catches for 75 yards. During his career, White tallied 2,043 total yards on 382 attempts with 25 touchdowns.

White is the third Bulldog to be drafted by the Raiders, and first, since Quentin Moses who was picked 65th overall in 2007.

Camarda, a senior from Norcross, became the first punter in Georgia history to get drafted. He wrapped up his four-year career with 187 punts for a school record average of 45.8 yards, with a career-long 68-yard boot against Alabama in the 2021 SEC Championship game. He pinned 70 career punts inside the 20-yard line and totaled 67 punts over 50-yards. The senior also handled kickoff duty for the Bulldogs, logging 107 career touchbacks on 143 attempts.

Camarda is the first Bulldog to be selected by the Buccaneers since Jermaine Phillips was picked 157th overall in 2002.

Shaffer, a senior from Ellenwood, started his final 25 games at guard. The 2021 All-SEC Second Team performer played 88 percent of Georgia’s offensive snaps during the past season, including every possible play in five games: Clemson, Kentucky, Florida, Michigan, and Alabama.

Shaffer is the first Bulldog to be selected by the Falcons since Akeem Dent was picked 92nd overall in 2011.

Salyer, a senior from Atlanta, played in 51 games, starting at left tackle in 20. The 2021 All-SEC Second Team performer and team captain played 79 percent of Georgia’s offensive snaps while available during the past season, including all of the Clemson, Kentucky, Florida, Michigan, and both Alabama games. He had 10 “knockdown” blocks, surrendering only two quarterback hurries with zero sacks allowed during the 2021 season.

Salyer marked Georgia’s sixth offensive lineman drafted in the past three years and joins fellow Bulldogs Tre McKitty and Mark Webb who were drafted by the Chargers in 2021.

Kendrick, a native of Rock Hill, S.C., started all 15 games in his lone year as a Bulldog. He finished the 2021 season with 41 total stops, a team-high four interceptions, three QB pressures, and three pass breakups. Kendrick was named the Defensive MVP of the Capital One Orange Bowl.

Kendrick is the first Georgia player drafted by the Los Angeles Rams since Todd Gurley was picked 10th overall in 2015 – by the St. Louis Rams at the time. The Rams have acquired multiple prominent players from Athens in recent years, including 2021 Super Bowl Champions, Thomas Brown, Leonard Floyd, Nick Jones, Sony Michel, and Matthew Stafford.

FitzPatrick, a junior from Atlanta, saw action in 38 games, earning 13 starts. He recorded 200 career yards (11.8 yards/catch) on 17 receptions with one touchdown against Arkansas in 2020. FitzPatrick played a key role in the run game, helping pave the way for 7,192 yards on the ground over the past three seasons.

FitzPatrick joins Shaffer with the Falcons, becoming the third pair of Bulldogs to get drafted together to the same team.

A complete list of Bulldogs drafted follows:

First Round 1st, Travon Walker – Jacksonville Jaguars 13th, Jordan Davis – Philadelphia Eagles 22nd, Quay Walker – Green Bay Packers 29th, Devonte Wyatt – Green Bay Packers 32nd, Lewis Cine – Minnesota Vikings

Second Round 52nd, George Pickens – Pittsburgh Steelers 62nd, James Cook – Buffalo Bills

Third Round 83rd, Nakobe Dean – Philadelphia Eagles 102nd, Channing Tindall – Miami Dolphins

Fourth Round 122nd, Zamir White – Las Vegas Raiders 133rd, Jake Camarda – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sixth Round 190th, Justin Shaffer – Atlanta Falcons 195th, Jamaree Salyer – Los Angeles Chargers 212th, Derion Kendrick – Los Angeles Rams 213th, John FitzPatrick – Atlanta Falcons

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