Renzi-Hammond, Beer to lead UGA Institute of Gerontology
Renzi-Hammond, Beer to lead UGA Institute of Gerontology

The University of Georgia College of Public Health (CPH) is pleased to announce two new leaders at the helm of the College’s Institute of Gerontology (IOG). Lisa Renzi-Hammond has been

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Experiential Learning through Immersive Research in Iceland
Experiential Learning through Immersive Research in Iceland

By Alexandra Steele. Originally published on the UGA Institute for Disaster Management news blo One thing that the University of Georgia’s Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) stresses is giving students

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CPH In the Media: July 2022 Roundup
CPH In the Media: July 2022 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of July 2022: Study Finds and Geo.tv featured research by Mark Ebell, professor of epidemiology & biostatistics, which

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Student Profile: Kristi Sprowl
Student Profile: Kristi Sprowl

As both a Doctor of Public Health student and Community Impact Director for the American Heart Association, Kristi Sprowl is passionate about supporting communities that aren’t always at the table

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Women can live better with an improved diet
Women can live better with an improved diet

Eating more bright-colored fruits and vegetables can help women’s health issues Women tend to live longer than men but typically have higher rates of illness. Now, new research from University

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UGA researchers evaluate the costs of local home visiting programs
UGA researchers evaluate the costs of local home visiting programs

Costs vary by program model and needs of the family, they find A team of researchers from the University of Georgia recently published a report for the U.S. Department of

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CPH In the Media: June 2022 Roundup
CPH In the Media: June 2022 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of June 2022: Erin Lipp, professor of environmental health science, spoke to WUGA-FM and Flagpole about rising COVID-19

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Trans and non-binary people experience daily microaggression
Trans and non-binary people experience daily microaggression

New study documents the rate of discrimination and coping strategies of trans and non-binary individuals Trans and non-binary individuals face daily discrimination that can impact their mental and physical health,

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Statement on Crisis Pregnancy Center Map

The Crisis Pregnancy Center Map was created in 2018 by two College of Public Health professors with academic expertise in reproductive health.  Its purpose is to promote academic research and

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75% of teens aren’t getting recommended daily exercise
75% of teens aren’t getting recommended daily exercise

Three out of every four teens aren’t getting enough exercise, and this lack is even more pronounced among female students. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests improving

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CPH In the Media: May 2022 Roundup
CPH In the Media: May 2022 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2022: Research from Mark Ebell, professor of epidemiology & biostatistics, and colleagues from from University of

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College recognizes achievements of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members
College recognizes achievements of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members

In celebration of UGA Honors Week and the end of the 2021-2022 academic year, the College of Public Health recognized more than 70 dedicated faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community

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At home flu tests could reduce unnecessary doctor’s office visits
At home flu tests could reduce unnecessary doctor’s office visits

New study tests the impact of home tests on clinical decision-making during telehealth visits With the popularity of telehealth on the rise, more tools are in development to help physicians

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CPH In the Media: April 2022 Roundup
CPH In the Media: April 2022 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of April 2022: Violence prevention researcher Pamela Orpinas’ project, with UGA colleague Joon Choi, which partners with clergy

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Measuring Haves and Have Nots
Measuring Haves and Have Nots

New study measures how systemic inequality contributed to COVID-19 burden on Black communities in Georgia The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately burdened communities of color across the U.S. By fall of

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Traffic safety researchers see dangers – and solutions – for rural residents
Traffic safety researchers see dangers – and solutions – for rural residents

One third of Georgia roadway deaths in 2020 occurred in rural counties, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Georgia. Of the total of 1,587 roadway

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Student Profile: Maria Hinson Tobin
Student Profile: Maria Hinson Tobin

As a Doctor of Public Health student at the UGA College of Public Health, Maria Hinson Tobin has been able to broaden and enrich the knowledge and expertise she leans

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Geography affects mental health care
Geography affects mental health care

Substance abuse, access to mental health care and costs remain a burden for people living in rural areas, even if they have private insurance. These are the findings of a

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NPHW 2022 Explainer: Climate Change – How the warming of our planet affects our health
NPHW 2022 Explainer: Climate Change – How the warming of our planet affects our health

Climate change is impacting the health of communities and further exacerbating health inequities all over the world. With expertise in geography and climate science, Michelle Ritchie, an assistant professor in

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UGA Public Health selects five 2021-2022 Health Equity Fellows
UGA Public Health selects five 2021-2022 Health Equity Fellows

The UGA College of Public Health has announced its second cohort of Health Equity Fellows who will work directly with local government officials in five Georgia cities to carry out

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New data reveals CPCs are spreading, casting wider net to attract non-pregnant clients
New data reveals CPCs are spreading, casting wider net to attract non-pregnant clients

Crisis Pregnancy Center Map (CPC Map) announces the release of updated data to support the understanding of where and how crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) are operating in the U.S. CPC

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Data for the people: Athens Wellbeing Project helps pinpoint areas of civic concern
Data for the people: Athens Wellbeing Project helps pinpoint areas of civic concern

By Scott Michaux | Photography By Amy Ware, Jason Thrasher, Mark Taylor When the novel coronavirus pandemic struck in 2020, it delivered an array of unforeseen hardships including shutdowns, unemployment

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NPHW 2022 Explainer: Racism as a social determinant of health
NPHW 2022 Explainer: Racism as a social determinant of health

The public health and health care communities have long acknowledged race and ethnicity as factors that influence health, but experts are now digging deeper to understand the ways that racism

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Student Spotlight: Student found his passion during the pandemic
Student Spotlight: Student found his passion during the pandemic

When he started at the University of Georgia, Jaquarius Raglin had a clear path in mind. He was going to be a biology major with a public health minor, then

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CPH In the Media: March 2022 Roundup
CPH In the Media: March 2022 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of March 2022: CPC Map, operated by Andrea Swartzendruber and Danielle Lambert in the Department of Epidemiology &

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Alzheimer’s center dedicated to researchers’ loved ones
Alzheimer’s center dedicated to researchers’ loved ones

The CARE Center, housed in UGA’s Institute of Gerontology, provides resources and telehealth options to improve quality of life. Lisa Renzi-Hammond remembers the last months of her grandmother Evelyn’s life

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Finding Purpose Fighting Food Insecurity
Finding Purpose Fighting Food Insecurity

On a chilly, Thursday morning in Athens, Georgia, the aroma of sage and gravy floats through the corridors of a local church kitchen where a group of students with UGA’s

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Student Profile: Destany Ware
Student Profile: Destany Ware

Pursuing a Master of Public Health degree in the midst of a pandemic has allowed Destany Ware to gain a first-hand understanding of the importance and breadth of public health.

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Morehouse, UGA win NIH grant supporting environmental health training for underrepresented communities
Morehouse, UGA win NIH grant supporting environmental health training for underrepresented communities

The Frontiers in Environmental Science and Health (FrESH) program to train and mentor researchers and healthcare professionals. The University of Georgia College of Public Health and Morehouse School of Medicine

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CPH In the Media: February 2022 Roundup
CPH In the Media: February 2022 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of February 2022: Andrea Swartzendruber, reproductive health expert and associate professor of epidemiology & biostatisticsprovided context on how

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UGA launches new certificate in public health data fluency
UGA launches new certificate in public health data fluency

Public health institutions and health care systems are increasingly relying on data to drive policies, interventions and communications. As a result, learning to work with data and become fluent with

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Student Profile: Skarlet Velasquez
Student Profile: Skarlet Velasquez

As doctoral student in epidemiology, Skarlet Velasquez has been able to merge her interests in economics, policy and public health into research pursuits aimed at improving the health of women

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Simple tool helps predict COVID severity
Simple tool helps predict COVID severity

A simple risk score is available to all clinicians in a free app Clinicians now have access to a simple tool to help them predict which COVID-19 patients will need

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CPH In the Media: January 2022 Roundup
CPH In the Media: January 2022 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2022: Andrea Swartzendruber, reproductive health expert and associate professor of epidemiology & biostatistics, in an interview

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Staff Profile: IT manager helps move college forward
Staff Profile: IT manager helps move college forward

Tucked away on the Health Sciences Campus of UGA, the College of Public Health houses students, faculty and staff on 56 acres just west of the main University of Georgia

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Student Profile: Folasade Olaoye
Student Profile: Folasade Olaoye

Health Promotion major and Double Dawg student Folasade Olaoye hopes to address community health disparities by improving access to quality, nutritious food for all. “With a degree in Health Promotion

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COVID infections among college students higher than case reports show
COVID infections among college students higher than case reports show

Researchers estimate two-thirds of actual COVID infections were asymptomatic COVID-19 infections among college students were more common than previous case reports showed, according to a new study from the University

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Third round of Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants awarded
Third round of Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants awarded

How can we better support dementia diagnosis and care in rural Georgia? That’s one of the questions that will be explored through funding provided by a third round of Presidential

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Leveraging social media during a disaster
Leveraging social media during a disaster

During a disaster, many people turn to social media seeking information. But communicating during disasters is challenging, especially using an interactive environment like social media where misinformation can spread easily.

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CPH In the Media: December 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: December 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2021: A study by environmental health science researchers Clayton Edenfield and Chas Easley exploring the impacts

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Using skin cells to treat infertility
Using skin cells to treat infertility

A couple of times a month, Charles Easley gets contacted by someone who’s facing infertility and looking for options. It makes sense. His research explores various causes of infertility, and

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Childhood trauma increases risk of opioid abuse
Childhood trauma increases risk of opioid abuse

Young adults who experienced trauma in childhood are more at risk for misusing prescription opioids, according to new research from the University of Georgia. The study, which was recently published

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Severe COVID could reduce male fertility
Severe COVID could reduce male fertility

Each day, clinicians and scientists are learning more about the acute and long-term health effects of COVID-19 on the body. A new study from the University of Georgia explores the

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Student Profile: Kelly Fry
Student Profile: Kelly Fry

Environmental health major Kelly Fry wants to play a part in reducing the harmful impacts of environmental contaminants on the health and well-being of communities. “While people can usually change

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CPH In the Media: November 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: November 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2021: Adam Chen, associate professor of health policy & management, provided commentary for the Chinese American

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EMS responders may be vulnerable to outbreaks
EMS responders may be vulnerable to outbreaks

Emergency medical services responders provide life-saving care every day, but new research that they may be vulnerable to deadly disease outbreaks. A study, led by University of Georgia researchers, found

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Student Profile: Brynna Allen
Student Profile: Brynna Allen

As an intern with the Campus Kitchen at UGA, health promotion major Brynna Allen has been able to make a difference for older adults and families struggling with food insecurity.

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Faculty, students present at 2021 APHA meeting
Faculty, students present at 2021 APHA meeting

Public health professionals gathered both online and in person for the 2021 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver, Colorado, October 24-27. Faculty and students from the

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CPH In the Media: October 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: October 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2021: Doctoral student Ash Warnock’s study on stimulant abuse among college students was covered by U.S. News

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Student Profile: Charles “Ash” Warnock
Student Profile: Charles “Ash” Warnock

Charles “Ash” Warnock, a doctoral student in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, has taken advantage of the opportunities that abound at the College of Public Health to grow

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UGA public health faculty tapped as editors for leading journals
UGA public health faculty tapped as editors for leading journals

Two faculty members in the UGA College of Public Health (CPH) were recently selected to be editors of leading public health journals. Zhuo “Adam” Chen was named as Associate Editor

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Annual conference celebrates ten years of building toward a healthier Georgia
Annual conference celebrates ten years of building toward a healthier Georgia

The University of Georgia’s College of Public Health (CPH) hosted its tenth annual State of the Public’s Health Conference virtually on October 14. For ten years, the conference has brought

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A new breakthrough for treatment of male infertility
A new breakthrough for treatment of male infertility

UGA study first to develop sperm cells from primate cells With global rates of male infertility continuing to rise, a new study in spermatogonial stem cell research led by researchers

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Faculty hiring initiative will boost UGA’s strength in infectious disease dynamics
Faculty hiring initiative will boost UGA’s strength in infectious disease dynamics

The emergence and spread of infectious diseases is a major, growing, and increasingly complex global challenge. As the COVID-19 pandemic has made clear, addressing it requires expertise and tools from

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Student Profile: William McGonigle
Student Profile: William McGonigle

Environmental health major and student ambassador William McGonigle has maximized his experience at the UGA College of Public Health to gain a broader view on the health problems he hopes

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Crisis pregnancy centers may be hurting public health efforts
Crisis pregnancy centers may be hurting public health efforts

These centers are now offering STI and HIV testing, but new research shows they’re not up to standard Cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV are again on the

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UGA’s Cordero to receive AAP award for contributions to the field of pediatric disabilities
UGA’s Cordero to receive AAP award for contributions to the field of pediatric disabilities

University of Georgia professor José F. Cordero has been selected to receive the 2021 Arnold J. Capute award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Children with Disabilities.

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CPH In the Media: September 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: September 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of September 2021: Reporting by North Carolina Health News on state funding allocated for crisis pregnancy centers references

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Getting to Know You: Dr. Daniel Jung
Getting to Know You: Dr. Daniel Jung

The College of Public Health has welcomed five new faculty this fall who we want to introduce to the wider CPH community. In our final profile, we meet Dr. Daniel

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Student Profile: Mechelle Claridy
Student Profile: Mechelle Claridy

Mechelle Claridy, who is pursing a doctoral degree in epidemiology and biostatistics at the College of Public Health, is not only passionate about advancing care for mothers and infants, but

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Rural communities rebuild healthy habits
Rural communities rebuild healthy habits

Obesity affects millions of Americans and increases the risk of stroke, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other causes of premature death. The percentage of U.S. adults with obesity has

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High-risk individuals favor doctor’s offices for vaccines
High-risk individuals favor doctor’s offices for vaccines

The ongoing wave of new COVID-19 infections and recent booster recommendations have made the need for efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines even more urgent, particularly for high-risk individuals with chronic

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Misuse of stimulants linked to other drug abuse
Misuse of stimulants linked to other drug abuse

College students who misuse stimulant drugs or nootropics like Adderall or Ritalin are also likely to drink heavily and use other drugs, according to new research from the University of

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UGA students help with contact tracing in Athens
UGA students help with contact tracing in Athens

When K-12 schools in Athens-Clarke County returned in August, new COVID-19 infections were approaching highs the county hadn’t seen since January 2021. Athens, like much of the state, was in

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Getting to Know You: Dr. Marcus Dumas
Getting to Know You: Dr. Marcus Dumas

The College of Public Health has welcomed five new faculty this fall who we want to introduce to the wider CPH community. Up this week is Dr. Marcus Dumas, who

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Getting to Know You: Dr. Danielle Lambert
Getting to Know You: Dr. Danielle Lambert

The College of Public Health has welcomed five new faculty this fall who we want to introduce to the wider CPH community. This week, meet Dr. Danielle Lambert, who has

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Student Profile: Jaquarius Raglin
Student Profile: Jaquarius Raglin

Health promotion major and future physician Jaquarius Raglin strives to serve his community. “We have the power to influence and promote positive health behaviors to our peers. Communicating health information

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Faculty Spotlight: Teaching continues to drive public health economist
Faculty Spotlight: Teaching continues to drive public health economist

If you ask Zhuo “Adam” Chen what he loves about being a faculty member at the University of Georgia, he will say, “everything.” And he means it. In his short

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Getting to Know You: Dr. Amy Winter
Getting to Know You: Dr. Amy Winter

The College of Public Health has welcomed five new faculty this fall who we want to introduce to the wider CPH community. This week, meet Amy Winter, MPH, PhD, who

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Getting to Know You: Dr. Mohammed Rifat Haider
Getting to Know You: Dr. Mohammed Rifat Haider

The College of Public Health has welcomed five new faculty this fall, and we will be introducing them over the next few weeks, beginning with Mohammed Rifat Haider, PhD, who

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Student Profile: Anisha Koshy
Student Profile: Anisha Koshy

Master of Health Administration student Anisha Koshy wants to carry forward the lessons she’s learned about healthy equity and leveraging the collective knowledge of the community to reduce barriers to

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CPH In the Media: August 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: August 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of August 2021: A study led by doctoral student Yang Ge found that COVID-19 patients who show symptoms

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COVID patients who show symptoms are more contagious to close contacts
COVID patients who show symptoms are more contagious to close contacts

Individuals with COVID-19 are most likely to spread the virus to close contacts 2 days before the onset of symptoms to 3 days after symptoms appear, and the risk of

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Rural hospital now thriving as others close
Rural hospital now thriving as others close

Without assistance from the University of Georgia, Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville might have closed six years ago. Instead, earlier this month, community leaders broke ground on a project to

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UGA College of Public Health welcomes it new CPH Alumni Board
UGA College of Public Health welcomes it new CPH Alumni Board

The College of Public Health is pleased to announce the launch of the CPH Alumni Board. The board will support the CPH Office of Development and Alumni Relations in its

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Contact tracing is a key to suppressing COVID-19
Contact tracing is a key to suppressing COVID-19

The emergence of the delta variant and continued vaccine hesitancy have caused many health and government officials to revisit the need for non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) like social distancing policies, mask

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Thapa named CPH Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Thapa named CPH Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Janani R. Thapa has been named Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the University of Georgia College of Public Health. She will guide the College’s initiatives to foster a

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Emerson named Director of Online Learning
Emerson named Director of Online Learning

Kerstin Emerson has been selected to lead the Office of Online Learning at the University of Georgia College of Public Health A clinical associate professor in the Institute of Gerontology

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Partnering with clergy to prevent domestic violence
Partnering with clergy to prevent domestic violence

Domestic violence remains a serious and widespread problem in the U.S., particularly for women from racial or ethnic minorities, who experience higher rates of abuse than the national average. Now,

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CPH In the Media: July 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: July 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of July 2021: Rebecca Wells, clinical assistant professor of health promotion and behavior, spoke to WUGA-FM about “Treasure

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Language isolation affects health of Mexican Americans
Language isolation affects health of Mexican Americans

New research from the University of Georgia finds that older Mexican Americans who live in low English-speaking neighborhoods are at greater risk for poor health and even an early death.

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CPH In the Media: June 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: June 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of June 2021: Research by epidemiology professor Toni Miles on the impacts of grief – and specifically in

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Alumni Profile: Ayanna Robinson
Alumni Profile: Ayanna Robinson

Ayanna Robinson’s (Ph.D. ’18) work measuring the impact of public health programming and informing public health decision-making has earned her national recognition. Yet she’s not resting on her laurels. Passionate

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CPH In the Media: May 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: May 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2021: Mark Ebell, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, helped unravel the CDC’s most recent mask recommendations

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Student Profile: Alexeia Garnett
Student Profile: Alexeia Garnett

Alexeia Garnett, who recently graduated with a B.S. in health promotion, credits her switch from a pre-med to a public health degree track for reigniting her passion for service and

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Study finds gender pay gap in large government agency
Study finds gender pay gap in large government agency

New research from the University of Georgia has found a narrowing but persistent gender pay gap in one of the federal government’s largest agencies. The study sought to describe and

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CPH honors outstanding faculty, students, alumni, community members
CPH honors outstanding faculty, students, alumni, community members

In celebration of UGA Honors Week and the end of the 2020-2021 academic year, the College of Public Health recognized more than 70 dedicated faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community

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UGA study explores alternative strategies to control the spread of COVID-19
UGA study explores alternative strategies to control the spread of COVID-19

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, intense social distancing and lockdown measures were the primary weapon in the fight against the spread of SARS-CoV-2, but they came with a

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People with disabilities faced pandemic triage biases
People with disabilities faced pandemic triage biases

When COVID-19 patients began filling up ICUs throughout the country in 2020, health care providers faced difficult decisions. Health care workers had to decide which patients were most likely to

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CPH In the Media: April 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: April 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of April 2021: José F. Cordero, physician and head of epidemiology and biostatistics, spoke to 11 Alive’s “Why

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Student Profile: Ana Balthazar
Student Profile: Ana Balthazar

Ana Balthazar, a health promotion major with minors in both global health and disaster management, has relished the opportunities offered through the College of Public Health to gain hands-on experience

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Seawell Award recipient champions next generation of public health leaders
Seawell Award recipient champions next generation of public health leaders

Katie Darby Hein, a clinical assistant professor in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, is the recipient of the 2021 Lee Anne Seawell Faculty Recognition Award from the

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CPH In the Media: March 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: March 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of March 2021: WUGA FM’s Athens News Matter checked in with environmental health science professor Erin Lipp, whose

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Fewer rural students applying to medical school
Fewer rural students applying to medical school

Rural America is running short on physicians. This worries health experts who have linked limited access to primary care providers to major gaps in health outcomes for rural communities. Addressing

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Stuart Feldman: Leading By Example
Stuart Feldman: Leading By Example

Professor emeritus and former UGA dean builds legacy supporting diversity, addressing health disparities As a kid growing up in the Bronx, Stuart Feldman had big plans to be a retail

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Student Profile: Abigail Craven
Student Profile: Abigail Craven

On track to pursue a nursing degree next fall, health promotion major Abigail Craven looks forward to putting what she has learned at the UGA College of Public Health into

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Juliet Sekandi and the case of the treatable yet rapidly spreading disease
Juliet Sekandi and the case of the treatable yet rapidly spreading disease

Tuberculosis is rampant in Uganda, where nearly 80,000 people develop the disease every year. While practicing there as the attending physician in charge of the public hospital’s TB clinic, Dr.

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Professor guides students through disease modeling
Professor guides students through disease modeling

When it comes to preventing the spread of infectious disease, for Andreas Handel, it’s all in the model. Infectious disease models help scientists understand and predict how diseases spread, whether

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Advice for implementing workplace wellness policies
Advice for implementing workplace wellness policies

Many adults spend the majority of their waking hours at work, and the influence of the workplace on personal health has gained attention from health experts and employers. In the

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Professor seeks solutions to a rise of male infertility
Professor seeks solutions to a rise of male infertility

For reasons that aren’t completely understood, rates of male infertility in the United States and many Western nations have been on a steady upward trajectory for the past several decades.

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UGA introduces Strategic Health & Risk Communication certificate
UGA introduces Strategic Health & Risk Communication certificate

Moving to address the growing demand for professional health communicators, UGA is introducing an interdisciplinary certificate in Strategic Health & Risk Communication. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and

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Pre-med student helps clinic with COVID-19 protocols
Pre-med student helps clinic with COVID-19 protocols

For Victoria Fonzi, college is about the little moments with friends—cooking dumplings or stir fry together (pre-pandemic) and then debating the meaning of life. “That’s the quintessential college thing too—to

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CPH In the Media: February 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: February 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of February 2021: Related to COVID-19  – Toni Miles, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics,  discussed the overwhelming sense

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Student Profile: Itzel Vela Hernandez
Student Profile: Itzel Vela Hernandez

Motivated by a desire to contribute to the greater good, environmental health major Itzel Vela Hernandez is learning how to apply scientific solutions to large-scale community problems. DEGREE OBJECTIVES: B.S

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Meal prep helps families stick to healthy meal plans in face of stress
Meal prep helps families stick to healthy meal plans in face of stress

Daily stress can chip away at healthy eating habits. For families, that could mean a stressed-out caregiver gives in to a quick, easy, but probably unhealthy meal. But parents can

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UGA College of Public Health launches initiative to tackle health inequities in Georgia
UGA College of Public Health launches initiative to tackle health inequities in Georgia

The UGA College of Public Health (CPH) has launched the CPH Health Equity Hub to address the social determinants and racial injustices that drive health inequities in Georgia. The creation

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UGA researcher to study impact of online dating abuse on marginalized teens
UGA researcher to study impact of online dating abuse on marginalized teens

UGA’s Danielle Lambert has received a $250,000 award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to research how cyber dating abuse impacts marginalized adolescents in the South. For

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Student Profile: Kyle Hunsinger
Student Profile: Kyle Hunsinger

Master of Health Administration student Kyle Hunsinger wants to leverage his influence as a future healthcare leader to improve the health of patients and communities. “The knowledge that my work

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UGA study outlines legacy of unfair housing policies exposing Black families to toxins
UGA study outlines legacy of unfair housing policies exposing Black families to toxins

New research from the University of Georgia demonstrates how unfair housing policies work to endanger the health of Black communities. The study highlights three cases where Black communities were exposed

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CPH In the Media: January 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: January 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2021: Related to COVID-19  – Kerstin Emerson, a clinical associate professor at the Institute of Gerontology,

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Kids with special needs still face care gaps
Kids with special needs still face care gaps

Despite the advantages of patient-centered care models, kids with special health care needs still face challenges in finding the full range of support they need, according to new research from

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UGA professor develops tool to quickly predict COVID-19 severity
UGA professor develops tool to quickly predict COVID-19 severity

A University of Georgia researcher has developed tools to help clinicians quickly determine which COVID-19 patients are likely to need intensive care. While some of these types of tools, known

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UGA study shows role of media in reducing COVID-19 transmission in China
UGA study shows role of media in reducing COVID-19 transmission in China

Media coverage played an important role in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in China, according to new research from the University of Georgia. The study found that consistent reporting about

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Alumni Profile: Quintunya Chapman-Hamilton
Alumni Profile: Quintunya Chapman-Hamilton

Motivated by a desire to help others embrace healthy lifestyles, Quintunya Chapman-Hamilton (BSHP ’16) fell in love with public health during her very first health promotion class at CPH. Now

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Annual conference highlights communication and building trust in addressing COVID-19, racial equity
Annual conference highlights communication and building trust in addressing COVID-19, racial equity

The University of Georgia’s College of Public Health (CPH) hosted its ninth annual State of the Public’s Health Conference virtually on January 12. For the past eight years, the conference

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Glenn named new Institute of Bioinformatics director
Glenn named new Institute of Bioinformatics director

Travis Glenn, professor of environmental health science in the College of Public Health, has been appointed the new director of the university’s Institute of Bioinformatics. Taking over Jan. 1, Glenn

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CPH In the Media: December 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: December 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2020: Related to COVID-19  – The latest wastewater tracking data collected by environmental health science professor

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CPH announces 2021 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Mini-Grant Winners
CPH announces 2021 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Mini-Grant Winners

Three student-led outreach projects addressing health disparities in the Athens-Clarke County community have been selected for funding through the UGA College of Public Health’s 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mini-Grants

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UGA student partners with local Council on Aging
UGA student partners with local Council on Aging

In January 2020, Jessica Shotwell gave her first lesson at the Athens Community Council on Aging. Just two months later, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about disruption and uncertainty, and Shotwell’s

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Limited rural health care means greater health risks
Limited rural health care means greater health risks

An overall increase in primary care clinicians has not closed the gap between rural and urban health care disparities. That’s according to research from a University of Georgia scientist. “We

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Student Profile: Megan Anandappa
Student Profile: Megan Anandappa

Through local volunteerism and work as an emergency medical technician, health promotion major, and aspiring physician Megan Anandappa is living her passion for community health. DEGREE OBJECTIVE: B.S. in Health

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UGA professor José F. Cordero named to Biden-Harris Agency Review Team
UGA professor José F. Cordero named to Biden-Harris Agency Review Team

University of Georgia professor José F. Cordero been selected as a volunteer member of the Biden-Harris agency review team for the Department of Health and Human Services. This team will

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CPH In the Media: November 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: November 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2020: Related to COVID-19  – Faculty members José Cordero and Erin Lipp spoke to Capital Beat

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Student Spotlight: Pastor heads to grad school to learn counseling, health
Student Spotlight: Pastor heads to grad school to learn counseling, health

When she’s not “Pastor Maggie” at Mercy Community Church in Atlanta, Maggie Leonard is a graduate student at the University of Georgia pursuing joint master’s degrees in public health and

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Stepping up, taking action in our latest magazine
Stepping up, taking action in our latest magazine

2020 has been a critical time for public health. When the first COVID-19 cases arrived in Georgia in late February, the UGA College of Public Health demonstrated its commitment to

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Student Profile: Cody Dailey
Student Profile: Cody Dailey

Cody Dailey, a doctoral student and UGA IDEAS Trainee in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has always enjoyed the complexity of biology and the practicality of math and statistics.

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Two CPH faculty members named 2020-21 Service-Learning Fellows
Two CPH faculty members named 2020-21 Service-Learning Fellows

College of Public Health faculty members Sarah Saint Hamilton and Rebecca Wells were among the eight UGA faculty members selected by the Office of Service-Learning for participation in its yearlong

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CPH In the Media: October 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: October 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2020: Related to COVID-19  – Environmental health science professor Erin Lipp and her team’s work tracking

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Alumni Profile: Ariell Lawrence
Alumni Profile: Ariell Lawrence

Motivated by her passion for public health and sustainability, Ariell Lawrence (BSEH ’11) is helping the film industry decrease its environmental footprint through socially responsible decision making and practices. OCCUPATION:

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Faculty, students present at this year’s virtual APHA meeting
Faculty, students present at this year’s virtual APHA meeting

The 2020 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo is going virtual this year and faculty and students at the UGA College of Public Health are joining public health

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Student Profile: Alex Monroy
Student Profile: Alex Monroy

Environmental health major Alexandria (Alex) Monroy’s passion for sustainable living is motivated by a belief that the health and wellness of our planet is essential to the health and wellness

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When you have a stroke may determine if you survive
When you have a stroke may determine if you survive

New research from the University of Georgia found that stroke patients admitted to rural hospitals over the weekend may be at higher risk of death. The study examined the influence

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Student Profile: Isabella Pollard
Student Profile: Isabella Pollard

Through service-learning opportunities available through the College of Public Health, health promotion major and CPH student ambassador Isabella Pollard has been helping older adults lead healthier and happier lives. DEGREE

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Office location linked to body size, study finds
Office location linked to body size, study finds

Is your office located on the opposite end of the building from the copier? That might be a good thing for your waistline. A new study from the University of

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Student Profile: Dana Alvin
Student Profile: Dana Alvin

With master’s degrees in both public health and health administration, Dana Alvin is readying herself to meet the critical challenges facing the health care industry, while improving access to high-quality

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CPH In the Media: September 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: September 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of September 2020: Related to COVID-19  – Grace Bagwell Adams, CPH assistant dean of outreach, engagement and equity,

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Study supports airborne spread of COVID-19 indoors
Study supports airborne spread of COVID-19 indoors

New research from the University of Georgia supports growing evidence for airborne transmission of COVID-19 in enclosed spaces. Researchers were able to link a community outbreak of COVID-19 in China

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New UGA model highlights continued COVID-19 risks
New UGA model highlights continued COVID-19 risks

A new model posted by the University of Georgia’s Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases shows that the pandemic is not slowing down in the United States. Unlike other

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Staff Profile: Creating a happier and healthier Athens
Staff Profile: Creating a happier and healthier Athens

Whether Rebecca Kiel Bacon is a work or at play, she’s focused on making Athens a better place. Bacon, a contracts and grants professional in the College of Public Health,

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CPH student named APHA maternal and child health section fellow
CPH student named APHA maternal and child health section fellow

University of Georgia College of Public Health doctoral student Kandyce Hylick was one of 10 students selected to be a 2020-2021 APHA Maternal and Child Health Section fellow. Fellows are

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Outdoor exercise beneficial, especially during COVID-19
Outdoor exercise beneficial, especially during COVID-19

In the early days of the pandemic as gyms were shutting down and team sports were ceasing play, it wasn’t clear whether exercising outside was safe. “The early information on

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Researchers track COVID-19 in Athens wastewater
Researchers track COVID-19 in Athens wastewater

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a way to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Athens using wastewater. By measuring concentrations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in sewage samples

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CPH In the Media: August 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: August 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of August 2020: Related to COVID-19 – Kerstin Emerson, clinical associate professor in the Institute of Gerontology, published

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Student Spotlight: Building a community for rural students
Student Spotlight: Building a community for rural students

How does an introvert from rural Georgia make friends at UGA? For Briana Hayes, being named Miss University of Georgia changed her whole college experience. The title expanded her network

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Alumni Profile: Erica N. Parks
Alumni Profile: Erica N. Parks

Erica N. Parks (MPH ’11), armed with lessons from her own experiences, is on a mission to serve communities in need through better public health policy. An Army veteran and

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Preparation for a safe return underway at CPH
Preparation for a safe return underway at CPH

The countdown to the start of the Fall semester has begun, and the College of Public Health has been hard at work over the summer to welcome our faculty, staff

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McDuffie County intern reflects on summer healthcare work
McDuffie County intern reflects on summer healthcare work

Originally published in the UGA Archway Partnership News. My name is Courtney Chaffin and I am a fourth year undergraduate Health Promotion and Behavior student at the University of Georgia.

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Analysis finds environmental link to antibiotic resistance
Analysis finds environmental link to antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing health problem, but new research suggests it is not only caused by the overuse of antibiotics. It’s also caused by pollution. Using a process known

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CPH In the Media: July 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: July 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of July 2020: Related to COVID-19 – Environmental health science professor Travis Glenn, in stories by AARP, offered

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UGA study links mandatory social distancing to reduction in COVID-19 cases
UGA study links mandatory social distancing to reduction in COVID-19 cases

Mandatory social distancing policies can rapidly slow the spread of COVID-19, according to a new case study by two University of Georgia researchers. The study, which was published recently in

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Aging experts call for widespread dementia care training
Aging experts call for widespread dementia care training

The number of people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer’s or dementia is expected to triple by 2050, and the latest research from the Alzheimer’s Association shows that half of

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Older adults feel stressed, yet resilient in time of COVID-19
Older adults feel stressed, yet resilient in time of COVID-19

America’s oldest citizens say they’ve been through worse, but many older adults are feeling the stress of COVID-19 and prolonged social distancing measures, according to a new study from the

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College welcomes new department head
College welcomes new department head

Health economist Mahmud Khan sees economics as more than a collection of numbers and calculations. Rather, economics, he argues, offers an important lens to view complex health problems – and

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Dealing with grief in the time of COVID-19
Dealing with grief in the time of COVID-19

As of mid-July, the U.S. reported over 137,000 deaths due to COVID-19. Families are not only dealing with the death of loved ones and friends, but also significant changes to

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Curbing the obesity epidemic
Curbing the obesity epidemic

There have been numerous efforts by U.S. lawmakers and public health officials to curb the obesity epidemic in recent decades. Even so, the number of individuals who are overweight or

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Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity
Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity

A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients. The study, which

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UGA helps rural health care providers during pandemic
UGA helps rural health care providers during pandemic

Health care professionals in Colquitt County have been better able to plan for their providers’ and patients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a customized report from the University

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CPH In the Media: June 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: June 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of June 2020: Related to the COVID-19 – Grace Bagwell Adams, assistant dean of outreach, engagement and equity,

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Light drinking may protect brain function in older age
Light drinking may protect brain function in older age

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. The study examined the link between alcohol consumption and

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Chinese cities are draining rural healthcare resources, UGA study finds
Chinese cities are draining rural healthcare resources, UGA study finds

Rapid urbanization in China is disrupting healthcare services in rural communities, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. The analysis conducted by UGA health economist Zhuo “Adam”

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Study reveals birth defects caused by flame retardant
Study reveals birth defects caused by flame retardant

A new study from the University of Georgia has shown that exposure to a now banned flame retardant can alter the genetic code in sperm, leading to major health effects

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CPH In the Media: May 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: May 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2020: Related to the COVID-19 – Grace Bagwell Adams, an associate professor of health policy and

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Grad student ‘brings’ pets to group homes
Grad student ‘brings’ pets to group homes

Kim Wolf had plans to visit her grandma at a nursing home in Maryland. Then, the global pandemic hit. While COVID-19 has ground much of the world to a stop,

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Faculty deploys with CDC to fight COVID-19
Faculty deploys with CDC to fight COVID-19

In the two months since George Khalil’s first deployment, the situation had drastically changed. The University of Georgia alum and part-time professor normally has a desk job at the Centers

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What you need to know about the census
What you need to know about the census

As a faculty member in the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health and the main researcher for the Athens Wellbeing Project, Grace Bagwell Adams understands the importance of local

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UGA researchers map unequal impact of COVID-19 on Georgia counties
UGA researchers map unequal impact of COVID-19 on Georgia counties

Researchers at the University of Georgia have created a series of maps intended to help local health officials and policymakers make decisions about next steps in their response to COVID-19. The

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CPH celebrates faculty, student, staff successes
CPH celebrates faculty, student, staff successes

In celebration of UGA Honors Week and end of the 2020 Spring Semester, the College of Public Health and its various units recognized more than 45 amazing students, nine dedicated

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Study seeks risk factors for COVID-19 severity
Study seeks risk factors for COVID-19 severity

Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Public Health are working to determine risk factors for severe cases of COVID-19. The team, led by physician and epidemiologist Mark Ebell,

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CPH In the Media: April 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: April 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of April 2020: Related to the COVID-19 – Athens CEO and WGAU radio covered the COVID-19 resources produced

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Study projects 1,500 additional deaths in Georgia following relaxation in social distancing
Study projects 1,500 additional deaths in Georgia following relaxation in social distancing

A new University of Georgia study estimates that social distancing measures enacted across the state in March have reduced the total number of reported cases by 81% and likely saved

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Heat is key to killing coronavirus on surface
Heat is key to killing coronavirus on surface

As many of us are entering a second month of sheltering in place, our households are getting used to a new normal – fewer grocery trips, wearing masks in public,

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Medicaid expansion increases insurance coverage, but at slower rates for obese adults
Medicaid expansion increases insurance coverage, but at slower rates for obese adults

Despite overall increases in insurance coverage for low-income individuals in Medicaid expansion states, some gaps remain for individuals who are obese. That’s according to a recent study by a team

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Student Profile: Megan Bramlett
Student Profile: Megan Bramlett

Megan Bramlett, a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is one of the faculty, students and staff playing a big part in the UGA College of

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CPH hosts meeting for Chinese, Georgia physicians to share best practices on COVID-19
CPH hosts meeting for Chinese, Georgia physicians to share best practices on COVID-19

In April, the UGA College of Public Health hosted two web conferences featuring prominent Chinese physicians who experienced the first wave of the global COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan. The conferences,

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Faculty member uses her past experiences to prepare students for their future careers
Faculty member uses her past experiences to prepare students for their future careers

When it comes to charting a career path, Brittani Harmon knows how important it is to be exposed to new opportunities as a student. As a high school student in

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UGA Institute of Gerontology launches center to bridge urban-rural gaps in Alzheimer’s care
UGA Institute of Gerontology launches center to bridge urban-rural gaps in Alzheimer’s care

Approximately 6 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias (ARD) or mild cognitive impairment, and that number is forecasted to reach 15 million by 2060.

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Faculty member works to address sexual violence on campus
Faculty member works to address sexual violence on campus

Violence prevention, and specifically sexual violence prevention, is a crucial area of research and outreach in public health. In the last several years, it seems like more survivors of sexual

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Athens COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Exceed 600 by End of April, According to New Report
Athens COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Exceed 600 by End of April, According to New Report

Athens’ two area hospitals could expect to see over 600 COVID-19 patients by the end of April, with many cases coming from the 16 surrounding northeast Georgia counties in their

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Public health hackathon produces COVID-19 resources
Public health hackathon produces COVID-19 resources

In the last few days before instruction resumed at the University of Georgia, over 90 public health students were hard at work crafting infographics, data visualizations, policy briefs and even

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CPH In the Media: March 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: March 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of March 2020: Related to the COVID-19 – José Cordero, head of the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics,

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Older adults may suffer more from social distancing
Older adults may suffer more from social distancing

As COVID-19 continues to spread among communities throughout the U.S., public health and government officials are urging people to stay home and limit interactions with others, a practice known as

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Maintain your distance to ‘flatten the curve’
Maintain your distance to ‘flatten the curve’

You’ve heard all the public health experts say it: Disrupting the spread of coronavirus means social distancing. But what exactly is social distancing? Why is it important? And how do

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CPH students develop water tablet to address diarrhea crisis
CPH students develop water tablet to address diarrhea crisis

Three University of Georgia students are developing a tablet that could help global communities access clean water. John Parker, a master of public health (MPH) student at UGA’s College of

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Student Profile: Emily Reeves
Student Profile: Emily Reeves

Emily Reeves, a Master of Public Health student concentrating in epidemiology, is passionate about unbiased, equal access to reproductive healthcare. EXPECTED GRADUATION: May 2020 DEGREE OBJECTIVE: Master of Public Health

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How to prepare your family for COVID-19
How to prepare your family for COVID-19

Late on Monday, March 2, Gov. Brian Kemp announced that two cases of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, had been confirmed in Georgia. This comes one week after health officials

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School location, income found to impact Georgia Shape roll out
School location, income found to impact Georgia Shape roll out

Since the launch of the Georgia Shape childhood obesity initiative in 2011, schools statewide have been encouraged to provide more opportunities for physical activity, whether that’s through recess or movement

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CPH In the Media: February 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: February 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of February 2020: Related to the COVID-19 – In a series of UGA Today features, José Cordero, head

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Student Profile: Anthony Keeling
Student Profile: Anthony Keeling

Anthony Keeling is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in health promotion whose interest in medicine and healthcare developed into a passion for public health. EXPECTED GRADUATION: Spring 2020 DEGREE OBJECTIVE:

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How first responders can protect themselves
How first responders can protect themselves

EMS, police, and health care workers need to take special precautions Healthcare personnel working on the front lines to contain and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus that originated

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CPH In the Media: January 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: January 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2020: Stacy Zhang, along with Janani Thapa and Adam Chen, faculty members in the Department of

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Gauging the threat posed by the coronavirus
Gauging the threat posed by the coronavirus

Influenza may pose a greater risk, and it’s not too late to get vaccinated Wearing a surgical mask is unlikely to protect healthy people from the novel coronavirus that originated

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Seed grant research explores impact of environment on state childhood obesity policy
Seed grant research explores impact of environment on state childhood obesity policy

Janani Thapa, an assistant professor of health policy and management in the College of Public Health, and a multi-disciplinary team of UGA researchers will study how the built environment surrounding

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Student Profile: Cameron Thomas
Student Profile: Cameron Thomas

Cameron Thomas is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in health promotion who wants to improve health equity and service delivery for families and children. EXPECTED GRADUATION: Spring 2020 DEGREE OBJECTIVE:

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Many women still face major barriers to breastfeed at work, finds UGA study
Many women still face major barriers to breastfeed at work, finds UGA study

Despite the protections in place to support breastfeeding for employees, the burden still falls on working mothers to advocate for the resources they need, according to a new study from

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UGA study using ‘selfies’ to encourage tuberculosis treatment
UGA study using ‘selfies’ to encourage tuberculosis treatment

Researchers from the University of Georgia and Makerere University in Uganda have launched a project leveraging the popularity of selfies to promote tuberculosis (TB) treatment. The intervention, dubbed DOT Selfie,

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CPH In the Media: December 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: December 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2019: A team of researchers led by Charles Easley, an assistant professor of environmental health science,

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Researchers to simulate policy impacts to improve cardiovascular health
Researchers to simulate policy impacts to improve cardiovascular health

Rural communities experience more deaths each year related to poor cardiovascular health compared to city dwellers, and that gap is widening. Now, a team of researchers from the University of

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Researchers offer primer on simulation modelling for immunologists
Researchers offer primer on simulation modelling for immunologists

Simulation modelling is a powerful tool for understanding how different components of a complex system interact with one another, which makes it an ideal candidate for studying the body’s front

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Student Profile: Briana Hayes
Student Profile: Briana Hayes

At first glance, Briana Hayes’ list of accomplishments reads like that of a typical high achiever at UGA. She is third-year health promotion major with an interest in community health,

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Aspirin’s health benefits under scrutiny
Aspirin’s health benefits under scrutiny

UGA research shows benefits no longer clearly outweigh harms in adults without heart disease Taking a baby aspirin every day to prevent heart attack or stroke should no longer be

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Chronic disease prevention important tool to curb opioid crisis
Chronic disease prevention important tool to curb opioid crisis

Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. The study is the first to examine the relationship between hospitalizations due to

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Researchers developing new therapy to address male sterility
Researchers developing new therapy to address male sterility

Researchers from the University of Georgia, Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh have received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to test

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Amazing Student: Harris Jamal
Amazing Student: Harris Jamal

Harris Jamal’s passion is to make a difference in this world and he is committed to incorporating sustainability into medicine. As a physician, he hopes to “innovate new ways to

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Focus on Faculty: Lisa Renzi-Hammond
Focus on Faculty: Lisa Renzi-Hammond

Lisa Renzi-Hammond, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, conducts research that seeks to change how our society understands and supports people living with age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Where

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CPH In the Media: November 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: November 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2019: Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, is a lead author on joint position

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Alumni Profile: Arezoo Risman
Alumni Profile: Arezoo Risman

A passionate advocate for public health, Arezoo Risman (MPH ’11) has worked as a health communications specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the past 10 years,

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Student Profile: Erica Taylor  
Student Profile: Erica Taylor  

Erica Taylor is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior whose research is dedicated towards improving the mental health and prenatal care of minority women

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UGA receives $15.75 million to combat human trafficking
UGA receives $15.75 million to combat human trafficking

The University of Georgia has been selected to receive $15.75 million from the U.S. Department of State to expand programming and research to measurably reduce human trafficking. The new award,

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Resilient Georgia links public and private organizations to bolster fight against child trauma
Resilient Georgia links public and private organizations to bolster fight against child trauma

By Michael Nelson [This is part of a series of briefs covering the 2019 State of the Public’s Health conference produced by graduate students at the UGA Grady College of Journalism &

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Improving family’s public health by making education a focal point
Improving family’s public health by making education a focal point

By Victoria Powell [This is part of a series of briefs covering the 2019 State of the Public’s Health conference produced by graduate students at the UGA Grady College of Journalism &

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Health misinformation confuses communities, persists in memory
Health misinformation confuses communities, persists in memory

By Lexie Little [This is part of a series of briefs covering the 2019 State of the Public’s Health conference produced by graduate students at the UGA Grady College of Journalism &

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Designing for better health outcomes in rural communities
Designing for better health outcomes in rural communities

By Amber Perry [This is part of a series of briefs covering the 2019 State of the Public’s Health conference produced by graduate students at the UGA Grady College of Journalism &

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When loss negatively affects an individual’s health, bereavement training can offer solutions
When loss negatively affects an individual’s health, bereavement training can offer solutions

By Devon Zwald [This is part of a series of briefs covering the 2019 State of the Public’s Health conference produced by graduate students at the UGA Grady College of Journalism &

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How working with community volunteers can bridge gaps in health care access
How working with community volunteers can bridge gaps in health care access

By Crysta Jones  [This is part of a series of briefs covering the 2019 State of the Public’s Health conference produced by graduate students at the UGA Grady College of Journalism &

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Students contribute to NE Georgia’s first student-based health clinic
Students contribute to NE Georgia’s first student-based health clinic

This fall, the Clarke County School District (CCSD) opened Northeast Georgia’s first school-based health center (SBHC) on Athens’ east side. One-third of adults and one in four children in Athens-Clarke

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Institute prepares for handling disease disasters
Institute prepares for handling disease disasters

Ebola simulation gives disaster and health professionals hands-on experience On the morning of Nov. 4, 2019, Anna Chocallo arrived at a local health care facility. She had a fever, and

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Can a cat improve your grandma’s life?
Can a cat improve your grandma’s life?

A collaborative study out of Athens is trying to determine if having a pet can improve the mental state of older adults. Foster cats are being placed with people 60

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CPH In the Media: October 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: October 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2019: Kerstin Emerson, a clinical associate professor at the UGA Institute of Gerontology, spoke to Athens

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Eighth annual State of Public’s Health Conference set for Oct. 22
Eighth annual State of Public’s Health Conference set for Oct. 22

The University of Georgia’s College of Public Health will host the eighth annual State of the Public’s Health Conference on Oct. 22 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing

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Travis Glenn tapped as interim bioinformatics institute director
Travis Glenn tapped as interim bioinformatics institute director

After eight years of service, Jessica Kissinger, a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Genetics, is stepping down as director of UGA’s Institute of Bioinformatics. Travis Glenn, associate professor

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Study: Health coaching helped employees lose weight
Study: Health coaching helped employees lose weight

Health and wellness programs are becoming more common in the workplace, as employers look to boost productivity and keep their workforce healthy and happy. But with so many types of

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Researchers to study medical cannabis and chronic pain
Researchers to study medical cannabis and chronic pain

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia will study how legalized medical cannabis affects people living with chronic pain. To date, 34 states and the District of Columbia

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CPH In the Media: September 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: September 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of September 2019: A study, recently published by doctoral student Brooke Douglas and professor Pamela Orpinas in the

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UGA faculty tapped for Lt. Gov.’s healthcare task force
UGA faculty tapped for Lt. Gov.’s healthcare task force

The University of Georgia’s Toni Miles was invited to join a new state Task Force on Healthcare Access and Cost, led by Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan. In late August,

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Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese
Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese

When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it may as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Regularly

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Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills
Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build self-identity, develop social skills, learn about other people, and grow emotionally. Yet

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CPH In the Media: August 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: August 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of August 2019: A study recently published by alumnae Ayanna Robinson (PhD ’18) found that mom-to-mom breastfeeding support

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Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption
Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption

Research shows food presentation can affect eating behaviors Not eating your fruits and vegetables can have serious health consequences, from obesity to macular degeneration. And many Americans, even those who

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Researchers get $1.4M to combat opioid crisis
Researchers get $1.4M to combat opioid crisis

In 2017, with about 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) declared a public health emergency

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Study shows Facebook groups aid breastfeeding support
Study shows Facebook groups aid breastfeeding support

Facebook could be the key to helping mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges. That’s according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Researchers found that mom-to-mom breastfeeding support groups on

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Beer chosen as one of UGA’s first Innovation Fellows
Beer chosen as one of UGA’s first Innovation Fellows

Jenay Beer and fellow UGA faculty member Hitesh Handa have been selected as UGA’s inaugural Innovation Fellows for fall 2019. Throughout the semester, the pair will receive a crash course

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UGA researchers use modeling to help rural communities eat more fruits, veggies
UGA researchers use modeling to help rural communities eat more fruits, veggies

Researchers at the University of Georgia are using a new statistical model to help guide policy around food access in rural communities. The study authors wanted to know what conditions

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CPH In the Media: July 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: July 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of July 2019: Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was quoted by The Hill in a

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Dr. Christopher Whalen named Holbrook Distinguished Professor in Global Health
Dr. Christopher Whalen named Holbrook Distinguished Professor in Global Health

Dr. Christopher Whalen, a leading international researcher on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis transmission in Africa, has been named to the Karen and Jim Holbrook Distinguished Professorship in Global Health. Karen Holbrook

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Delta Omega selects doctoral student Jessica Shotwell to present at APHA 2019
Delta Omega selects doctoral student Jessica Shotwell to present at APHA 2019

University of Georgia College of Public Health doctoral student Jessica Shotwell will present her research as part of the Delta Omega poster session at the 2019 American Public Health Association

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UGA faculty lead largest ever region-wide Ebola response training
UGA faculty lead largest ever region-wide Ebola response training

In September 2014, the first-ever confirmed case of travel-associated Ebola arrived on U.S. soil. Since that time, emergency planners across the country have been working to prepare our healthcare systems

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UGA study finds link between early-life exposure to famine and high cholesterol later in life
UGA study finds link between early-life exposure to famine and high cholesterol later in life

New research from the University of Georgia has revealed that early exposure to long periods of severe food deprivation can lead to high cholesterol later in life. The study, which

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Amazing Student: Jessica Shotwell
Amazing Student: Jessica Shotwell

Doctoral student Jessica Shotwell is passionate about public health and is researching ways to facilitate and improve health care systems and health communication platforms so people receive equitable and equal health

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CPH In the Media: June 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: June 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2019: More people in Athens Clarke County lack health insurance now than two years ago, said

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UGA College of Public Health launches Master of Health Administration degree
UGA College of Public Health launches Master of Health Administration degree

The University of Georgia College of Public Health announces the launch of a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program. The program is designed for students who aspire to leadership

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UGA study offers new insights into substance use, sexual risk behavior interventions for young African American women
UGA study offers new insights into substance use, sexual risk behavior interventions for young African American women

Young black women living in the South have some of the highest rates of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. While there may be multiple factors that

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MPH graduate Victoria Jackson featured in UGA Graduate Magazine
MPH graduate Victoria Jackson featured in UGA Graduate Magazine

Victoria Jackson, who graduated in Spring 2019 with a Master of Public Health in health promotion and behavior, was profiled in the most recent edition (Summer 2019) of the UGA

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UGA Amazing Student: Maite Bucher
UGA Amazing Student: Maite Bucher

Ph.D. candidate Maite Bucher is passionate about stimulating collaboration between universities and governments, and supporting women and minorities in scientific fields. Hometown:  Petropolis High school:  Academy of Information Technology at

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UGA study finds link between burnout and weight gain
UGA study finds link between burnout and weight gain

A new study from the University of Georgia has found that feeling overworked contributes to a variety of unhealthy behaviors that can cause weight gain. Results from the study published

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CPH In the Media: May 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: May 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2019: A recent study from Changwei Li used metabolomics to pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead

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Marsha Davis named dean of UGA College of Public Health
Marsha Davis named dean of UGA College of Public Health

Marsha Davis, a nationally recognized researcher and leader in community-based health promotion programs, has been named dean of the University of Georgia College of Public Health. Davis, a professor in

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Tackling trash – and public health – on the Georgia coast
Tackling trash – and public health – on the Georgia coast

We know picking up trash helps keep our environment clean, but could it also improve human health? Jennifer Gay, an associate professor in the UGA College of Public Health, is

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Alumni Spotlight: Raegan Tuff
Alumni Spotlight: Raegan Tuff

Dr. Raegan Tuff is a public health champion who faithfully pursues her passion to promote the well-being of individuals and communities through research and practice.  She serves as a public

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College of Public Health celebrates top faculty, students, alumni
College of Public Health celebrates top faculty, students, alumni

At events held throughout April, the UGA College of Public Health and its various units recognized more than 28 amazing students, five dedicated faculty members, seven remarkable alumni, three outstanding

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Through telemedicine, rural areas benefit from on-call stroke experts
Through telemedicine, rural areas benefit from on-call stroke experts

Dennis Hall gets up most mornings around five in the morning. As a carpenter and all-around handyman in his hometown of Swainsboro, Georgia, he likes to get an early start

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Rural sexual minorities face mental health risks when using dating apps, UGA study finds
Rural sexual minorities face mental health risks when using dating apps, UGA study finds

For a sexual minority male living in a rural community, dating apps can be a useful way to find a potential partner. But these apps are not without risk. According

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TEDxUGA: ‘Beyond the Status Quo: 3 Steps to Strength-Based Community Building’
TEDxUGA: ‘Beyond the Status Quo: 3 Steps to Strength-Based Community Building’

Grace Bagwell Adams, an assistant professor of health policy and management at the College of Public Health, was one of three UGA faculty members selected to present at TEDxUGA: AMPLIFY

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CPH In the Media: April 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: April 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of April 2019: The Georgia Health News featured Lisa Renzi-Hammond, an assistant professor in the Institute of Gerontology

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UGA group featured in case study on conducting successful multidisciplinary research
UGA group featured in case study on conducting successful multidisciplinary research

Work is central to the lives of most Americans, and the environment of a workplace can have a major influence on people’s health and safety. Likewise, the wellbeing of employees

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Consortium studying human trafficking awarded $4M
Consortium studying human trafficking awarded $4M

The University of Georgia Research Foundation received a $4 million award from the U.S. Department of State to reduce the prevalence of human trafficking in targeted communities of West Africa.

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UGA study pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead to hardened arteries
UGA study pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead to hardened arteries

In one of the largest of its kind, a new study from the University of Georgia pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead to hardened arteries. The study performed an untargeted

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Genomic tools illuminate bird evolution and blaze a trail for public health
Genomic tools illuminate bird evolution and blaze a trail for public health

Scientists have reconstructed the tree of life for all major lineages of perching birds, also known as passerines, a large and diverse group of more than 6,000 species that includes

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Focus on Faculty: Anne Marie Zimeri
Focus on Faculty: Anne Marie Zimeri

Anne Marie Zimeri, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, inspires students to pursue careers in environmental health, whether in practice or in research and academia. Where did

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CPH In the Media: March 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: March 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of March 2019: In a report from the Georgia Health News on Georgia’s most recent county health rankings

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UGA study outlines novel ways to engage hesitant vulnerable communities in healthcare improvement
UGA study outlines novel ways to engage hesitant vulnerable communities in healthcare improvement

Be there. Let the community see you. That’s the key to assessing the needs of vulnerable communities according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Community needs assessments

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Assistant professor studies the ways robots can help an aging population
Assistant professor studies the ways robots can help an aging population

Jenay Beer has been thinking about how people interact with robots since she was a kid. She grew up watching Star Wars, fascinated by the way R2D2 “beep-booped” his way

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UGA study finds limited evidence to diagnose bacterial sinusitis
UGA study finds limited evidence to diagnose bacterial sinusitis

Sinus infections remain a leading reason why patients are prescribed antibiotics they don’t need. But that may be because there isn’t a lot of guidance for clinicians on which signs

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José F. Cordero honored by Puerto Rico Public Health Trust
José F. Cordero honored by Puerto Rico Public Health Trust

The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust recently honored University of Georgia College of Public Health professor José F. Cordero by establishing an award in his name aimed at recognizing professionals

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Students participate in disease outbreak simulation
Students participate in disease outbreak simulation

Do you ever wonder what would happen if a dangerous disease threatened our community? Who responds? What are the steps taken to contain it and protect the public’s health? Thirty-three

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CPH awards mini-grants to students for community projects
CPH awards mini-grants to students for community projects

New experiential learning program builds community connections, research skills The University of Georgia College of Public Health has awarded mini-grants to four student-led community outreach projects focused on addressing health

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CPH In the Media: February 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: February 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of February 2019: Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was quoted in a Cosmopolitan

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Early menarche linked to high blood pressure in late adulthood, UGA study finds
Early menarche linked to high blood pressure in late adulthood, UGA study finds

The age a woman begins menstruation is associated with having high blood pressure later in her life, according to a team of researchers at the University of Georgia. Specifically, researchers

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Don’t panic: UGA study examines lessons learned from Hawaii false alarm
Don’t panic: UGA study examines lessons learned from Hawaii false alarm

When people in the Hawaiian islands received a false alarm text message “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” in January 2018, the

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CPH In the Media: January 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: January 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2019: A 2014 study in the American Journal of Public Health by gerontology researcher Dr. Kerstin Emerson and

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Georgia’s first clinical informatics fellowship program for physicians launches in Athens
Georgia’s first clinical informatics fellowship program for physicians launches in Athens

With the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other systems, medical professionals have access to more patient and population health information and data than ever before. Yet many who

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Interdisciplinary seed grants expand telemedicine research
Interdisciplinary seed grants expand telemedicine research

Carolyn Lauckner, an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior in the College of Public Health, is working with Bernadette Heckman, associate professor and director of clinical training in the

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PSO Student Scholar: Matt Melatti
PSO Student Scholar: Matt Melatti

For Matt Melatti, the opportunity to be a 2018-19 PSO Student Scholar represents a way to become an active, informed citizen who knows the importance of public service. Hometown: Fayetteville, Georgia

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UGA training course prepares nursing homes for natural disasters
UGA training course prepares nursing homes for natural disasters

The Institute for Disaster Management at the University of Georgia College of Public Health has received $1.6 million in civil money penalty funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

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Telestroke shown to improve rural patient care nationwide, but results uneven across states
Telestroke shown to improve rural patient care nationwide, but results uneven across states

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability for Americans. When it comes to minimizing the effects of stroke, timely, quality

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CPH In the Media: December 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: December 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2018: A recent study from Dr. Changwei Li, assistant professor in epidemiology and biostatistics, shed some

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DeYoung named section editor for Global Pediatric Health
DeYoung named section editor for Global Pediatric Health

Sarah DeYoung, assistant professor in health policy and management at the University of Georgia College of Public Health and UGA’s Institute for Disaster Management, has been selected as the new Section Editor

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Student-led program provides health care kits for the homeless
Student-led program provides health care kits for the homeless

Graduate students at the University of Georgia College of Public Health are delivering health care to Athens’ homeless population – one gallon bag at a time. The program, called Community

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Loneliness is a serious health issue
Loneliness is a serious health issue

During the holidays, people suffer more, especially older adults No one likes to be lonely, especially around the holidays. But for most of us, once the decorations are packed away and

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UGA study points to optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients
UGA study points to optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients

Sixty percent of stroke patients admitted to U.S. emergency rooms have elevated blood pressure, and many studies say that having high blood pressure at the time of stroke can lead

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CPH In the Media: November 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: November 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2018: Dr. Jenay Beer, a faculty member in health promotion and behavior and the Institute of

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Marsha Davis to serve as UGA College of Public Health interim dean
Marsha Davis to serve as UGA College of Public Health interim dean

The University of Georgia has appointed Marsha Davis, professor and associate dean, as interim dean of the College of Public Health. Davis will officially assume the role on Dec. 1, following the

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UGA, Shanghai researchers find evidence of how obesity programs can work long-term
UGA, Shanghai researchers find evidence of how obesity programs can work long-term

Childhood obesity is now a global epidemic, and researchers worldwide are searching for sustainable interventions that may halt its progress. Now, a team of researchers from Fudan University in Shanghai,

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College celebrates legacy of founding dean
College celebrates legacy of founding dean

On Nov. 16, 2018, the UGA College of Public Health celebrated the retirement of its founding dean Dr. Phillip L. Williams in Quarters A on the Health Sciences Campus. The

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Evacuating with pets during a disaster is complicated, UGA research finds
Evacuating with pets during a disaster is complicated, UGA research finds

Imagine there is a powerful storm bearing down on your town. Officials are calling for everyone to evacuate. Where would you go – and if you couldn’t bring your pet,

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Double Dawg: Jessica Ho
Double Dawg: Jessica Ho

Jessica Ho, an Honors student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in cellular biology and a Master of Public Health degree, says the Double Dawgs program brings her closer to

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UGA focuses on building a healthier Georgia through collaborative leadership
UGA focuses on building a healthier Georgia through collaborative leadership

The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) is a repository for services geared to help older adults and their families with issues like health and wellness, hunger and transportation. The

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UGA Amazing Student: Dhairya Shukla
UGA Amazing Student: Dhairya Shukla

Dhairya Shukla has packed his time at UGA with public service, research, academics, student organizations, study abroad and more, all of which is setting him on a course to play

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CPH In the Media: October 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: October 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2018: The Athens Wellbeing Project, led by health policy and management assistant professor Dr. Grace Bagwell

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Renowned public health doctor and advocate William Foege addresses conference
Renowned public health doctor and advocate William Foege addresses conference

‘No one will thank you for the disease they didn’t get’ Public health is science with a moral compass, said Dr. William Foege to the crowd attending his keynote address

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UGA students help Georgia voters identify candidate views on health policy
UGA students help Georgia voters identify candidate views on health policy

Graduate students from the University of Georgia College of Public Health have produced a fact-based health policy tool for Georgia voters, just in time for the state gubernatorial election. The

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UGA and CPH broaden access for students through innovative programs
UGA and CPH broaden access for students through innovative programs

During the week of July 9, the College of Public Health brought 22 rising high school seniors from across Georgia to campus for the Pre-Collegiate Summer Institute (PCSI) in Public Health. The

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UGA wins national award for helping rural community sustain local health care
UGA wins national award for helping rural community sustain local health care

The University of Georgia has received a national Award of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association for its work in rural Georgia to save a local hospital from closing and

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Opioid symposium sheds light on national epidemic
Opioid symposium sheds light on national epidemic

The University of Georgia recently hosted a daylong symposium that brought faculty members and policymakers together to explore current research and seek solutions to the nation’s opioid epidemic, a widespread issue

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Depression, anxiety, family death linked to preterm births, UGA study finds
Depression, anxiety, family death linked to preterm births, UGA study finds

Evidence linking stress and disease has been growing in recent years, and notably psychological stress during pregnancy has been associated with pregnancy loss, preterm birth and low birthweight. Yet, scientists

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Focus on Faculty: Jenay Beer
Focus on Faculty: Jenay Beer

As an assistant professor in the Institute of Gerontology and director of the university’s Assistive Robotics and Technology Lab, Jenay Beer conducts research at the intersection of social science and

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For HPV, mobile devices may not be silver bullet to education, vaccine uptake
For HPV, mobile devices may not be silver bullet to education, vaccine uptake

These days there’s a mobile app for just about anything, and college students are regularly interacting with apps on their smartphones. That’s why health promoters, health communicators and healthcare providers

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Jennifer Gay named 2018-2019 UGA PSO Faculty Fellow
Jennifer Gay named 2018-2019 UGA PSO Faculty Fellow

Jennifer L. Gay, a faculty member in health promotion and behavior in the UGA College of Public Health, has been named a 2018-2019 University of Georgia Public Service & Outreach

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UGA researcher outlines most important primary care studies from last 20 years
UGA researcher outlines most important primary care studies from last 20 years

Between patient visits and paperwork, it can be a struggle for primary care physicians to keep up with the latest medical research and, more importantly, figure out which studies are

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CPH In the Media: September 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: September 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of September 2018: As the east coast prepared for Hurricane Florence, Dr. Sarah DeYoung, an assistant professor at

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UGA researcher launches web-based directory to improve crisis pregnancy center transparency
UGA researcher launches web-based directory to improve crisis pregnancy center transparency

The profile of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) may be on the rise, but it’s still unclear how many of these centers exist and where. Now, a research team at the

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Groups providing prenatal, postpartum care for refugee women need more support, UGA study finds
Groups providing prenatal, postpartum care for refugee women need more support, UGA study finds

As the refugee crisis continues to grow in Europe, Bangladesh and now in Central and South America, a growing number of non-profit organizations are working to provide a range of

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UGA receives $2.6 million grant to track TB spread using cell phone records, genetics
UGA receives $2.6 million grant to track TB spread using cell phone records, genetics

Tuberculosis (TB) is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide, and though the World Health Organization has said the average global burden of disease is on the decline, some areas

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Number of U.S. preteens getting HPV vaccine is on the rise, says UGA research
Number of U.S. preteens getting HPV vaccine is on the rise, says UGA research

More U.S. preteens are getting their recommended vaccinations, according to a new study appearing in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall,

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CPH In the Media: August 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: August 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of August 2018: Dr. Cham Dallas, director of the Institute for Disaster Management, presented at a two-day National Academies

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UGA to help guide development of norovirus vaccine
UGA to help guide development of norovirus vaccine

Researchers from Emory University and the University of Georgia have received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help guide norovirus vaccine decision-making. Norovirus is the

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Faculty find research, collaboration opportunities during tour of Georgia
Faculty find research, collaboration opportunities during tour of Georgia

Justin Bahl, a new faculty member in the College of Public Health, studies the spread of infectious disease. Sabriya Rice, a new faculty member in the Grady College of Journalism and

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Lung cancer screenings may not benefit older smokers, says UGA researcher
Lung cancer screenings may not benefit older smokers, says UGA researcher

Doctors should be clear about the potential harms of lung cancer screenings with their patients. That is the suggestion of a recent study appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine. University of

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CPH’s Ebell wins Fulbright to expand research on clinical decision making
CPH’s Ebell wins Fulbright to expand research on clinical decision making

Mark Ebell joins a growing number of faculty at the University of Georgia to be named a Fulbright scholar. In 2017, the university was named a top producer of Fulbright

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UGA receives grant to help doctors avoid antibiotic overuse
UGA receives grant to help doctors avoid antibiotic overuse

A patient walks into a doctor’s office with a cough and leaves with prescription for an antibiotic. Physician and University of Georgia researcher Mark Ebell sees something wrong with this

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CPH In the Media: July 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: July 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of July 2018: Research by Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, received a number of

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Even higher income nations struggle with safe infant feeding during a disaster, UGA study finds
Even higher income nations struggle with safe infant feeding during a disaster, UGA study finds

A recent World Health Organization resolution sought to encourage breastfeeding as the healthy and safe choice for infants around the world but especially in poorer, developing countries where clean water

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Early life exposure to famine can lead to depression
Early life exposure to famine can lead to depression

New research from the University of Georgia reveals that exposure to famine during specific moments in early life is associated with depression later in life. “Nutrition deprivation and stress are

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CPH In the Media: June 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: June 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of June 2018: A study led by Timothy Heckman, HPB professor and CPH associate dean for research, found

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UGA, Texas A&M study looks at ways to manage chronic disease in the workplace
UGA, Texas A&M study looks at ways to manage chronic disease in the workplace

A sizable fraction of the more than 150 million adults in the American workforce have at least one chronic health condition—such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or depression. For these

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Child bearing expectations can hinder family planning in rural Uganda
Child bearing expectations can hinder family planning in rural Uganda

The rate of infant and child deaths is very high in many developing countries, and Uganda is no exception. Some of the issues contributing to this problem are poor child

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College efforts focus on reducing tobacco use in Georgia
College efforts focus on reducing tobacco use in Georgia

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in Georgia each year, costing the state more than 11,500 lives per year and nearly $5 billion dollars in direct healthcare and

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CPH In the Media: May 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: May 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2018: UGA students recently found that two streams flowing through the UGA campus register high levels

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Toys motivate children to eat a healthier diet
Toys motivate children to eat a healthier diet

Most children in the U.S. do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, some eating less than one serving of fruits and vegetables a day, according to the Centers for Disease

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Test for latent tuberculosis still accurate in high burden communities, UGA study finds
Test for latent tuberculosis still accurate in high burden communities, UGA study finds

Though tuberculosis (TB) is an old disease, with cases dating back 5,000 years, it remains a major global health threat. Accurately detecting latent TB infections, when the disease is still

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Heckman named Incoming Editor of Journal of Rural Mental Health
Heckman named Incoming Editor of Journal of Rural Mental Health

Timothy Heckman, associate dean for research and professor of health promotion and behavior at the College of Public Health, was recently named Incoming Editor of the Journal of Rural Mental

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Wellness program study measures quality of life variables
Wellness program study measures quality of life variables

Workplace wellness programs aim to improve employee health and lower employers’ health care costs, but not all programs have the same impact or cost the same. Much of a program’s

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College sends off Class of 2018 grads with celebration
College sends off Class of 2018 grads with celebration

On May 4, the University of Georgia College of Public Health honored 230 public health students receiving degrees during its 13th annual Graduation Celebration held in the Athena Ballroom of the

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Health outreach program for Latinx community shows early success
Health outreach program for Latinx community shows early success

Although it’s less than a year old, a pilot program to facilitate healthcare and social service use among native Spanish speakers in Athens-Clarke County has already exceeded its organizers’ expectations.

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College praises students, faculty excellence with year-end honors
College praises students, faculty excellence with year-end honors

At events held during the 2017-18 academic year, the UGA College of Public Health and its various units recognized 39 amazing students, three dedicated faculty members, four remarkable alumni, four

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UGA Amazing Student: Frances Dean
UGA Amazing Student: Frances Dean

Frances Dean has taken advantage of hands-on lab research, study abroad and service-learning projects that will help her reach her goal of becoming an epidemiologist so she can work with

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CPH In the Media: April 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: April 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of April 2018: Dr. Kerstin Emerson, clinical assistant professor in HPB and the Institute of Gerontology, had the

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Search committee to seek dean of College of Public Health
Search committee to seek dean of College of Public Health

University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean of the

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TEDxUGA: ‘Be More Than a Bystander’
TEDxUGA: ‘Be More Than a Bystander’

Elizabeth Hardister, a fourth-year student completing her BA in international affairs and MPH in disaster management, was one of three UGA students selected to present TEDxUGA: CONNECT 2018 held March 22, 2018

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UGA celebrates National Public Health Week
UGA celebrates National Public Health Week

Over 1,000 second-grade students in the Clarke County School District in Athens, Ga. will visit the University of Georgia campus April 3-6 and April 10-13 for field trips that introduce

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CPH In the Media: March 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: March 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of March 2018: A recent study by HPB professor Dr. Pamela Orpinas found that addressing two behaviors in

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High school training could save lives in the event of a disaster, UGA expert says
High school training could save lives in the event of a disaster, UGA expert says

2017 was a record breaking year for disasters. The U.S. experienced three major hurricanes, out of control wildfires, flooding, mudslides, and two of the deadliest mass shootings to date. All

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College of Public Health to co-host conference focused on Chinese economy
College of Public Health to co-host conference focused on Chinese economy

The University of Georgia will host the 2018 North America Conference of the Chinese Economists Society April 5-7 in Athens, Ga. The Chinese Economists Society (CES) is a non-profit academic organization focused

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Two behaviors linked to high school dropout rates
Two behaviors linked to high school dropout rates

While the national high school dropout rate has declined, many school systems still struggle with a high number of students who do not finish high school. The factors that may

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Data key to health of patients & communities, says health informatics expert
Data key to health of patients & communities, says health informatics expert

Data equals health. That is how providers must approach patient care if they want to improve the health of our communities, Dr. William Tierney told attendees at the March 1 Health

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UGA kicks off 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy
UGA kicks off 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy

The College of Public Health, in partnership with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and with support from Georgia Power, opened the 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy on Feb.

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CPH In the Media: February 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: February 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of February 2018: In an interview on WABE’s “A Closer Look with Rose Scott,” epidemiology assistant professor Dr. Andrea

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Mothers need better safe infant feeding support post-disaster, study finds
Mothers need better safe infant feeding support post-disaster, study finds

In the wake of a natural disaster, displaced families face a number of hardships that may lead to poor health and nutrition. In these conditions, babies and mothers are particularly

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Student service programs offer benefits to rural Ecuador, UGA study finds
Student service programs offer benefits to rural Ecuador, UGA study finds

When a country experiences an economic boom, not every community will equally benefit from the new wealth and development. Rural areas in particular can experience a decline in the quality

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Focus on Faculty: Grace Bagwell Adams
Focus on Faculty: Grace Bagwell Adams

Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, helps students connect the dots between their academic training and the work they will be doing in

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Disasters create platforms for discriminated groups to voice concerns, lessons for relief agents
Disasters create platforms for discriminated groups to voice concerns, lessons for relief agents

In the spring of 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring more than 20,000 people. The disaster displaced thousands of people as local and

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Phone-delivered therapy reduces depression in people living with HIV
Phone-delivered therapy reduces depression in people living with HIV

Interpersonal psychotherapy is a common, in-person treatment for depression, but new research from the University of Georgia found that this type of one-on-one therapy can be successfully delivered over the

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CPH In the Media: January 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: January 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2018: Epidemiology professor Dr. Toni Miles spoke to the AJC about the impact of grief in

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School lunchroom staff can help kids make healthier food choices, UGA study says
School lunchroom staff can help kids make healthier food choices, UGA study says

Almost one in three 10-year-olds in Georgia is overweight or obese. With childhood obesity on the rise across the U.S., states and other stakeholders have been exploring policies that may

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College efforts to prevent obesity rooted in communities
College efforts to prevent obesity rooted in communities

Obesity is a serious and costly problem in Georgia, which now has the 20th highest adult obesity rate in the nation according to a recent report by The State of Obesity

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Two public health graduate students selected to join CDC’s disease detectives
Two public health graduate students selected to join CDC’s disease detectives

Two University of Georgia graduate students have been selected to join the Centers for Disease Control’s prestigious Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). John Rossow and Yaribel Torres-Mendoza will begin a two-year,

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CPH In the Media: December 2017 Roundup
CPH In the Media: December 2017 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2017: Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang’s receipt of the Translational Impact Award from the Society of Toxicology was

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Researchers find new genes that regulate blood pressure
Researchers find new genes that regulate blood pressure

Researchers at the University of Georgia have identified several new genes that influence how the body regulates blood pressure. This may help scientists develop novel blood pressure treatments or even allow

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CPH research examines cost-effectiveness of hypertension interventions, finds mixed results
CPH research examines cost-effectiveness of hypertension interventions, finds mixed results

Treating high blood pressure is expensive. According to the American Heart Association, hypertension costs the U.S. healthcare system $48.6 billion each year. Typically, controlling high blood pressure is left up

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Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang honored by SOT for translational research in toxicology
Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang honored by SOT for translational research in toxicology

Jia-Sheng Wang, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Public Health at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded the 2018 Translational Impact Award from the Society of

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Researchers say nutritional labeling for sodium doesn’t work
Researchers say nutritional labeling for sodium doesn’t work

Potato chips, frozen pizza, a fast food hamburger—these foods are popular in the American diet and saturated with sodium. Though eating too much can lead to high blood pressure and

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U.S. medical profession unprepared for nuclear attack, says study
U.S. medical profession unprepared for nuclear attack, says study

Escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea’s nuclear program have fueled concerns about the possibility of nuclear warfare, and a study from the University of Georgia has found

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MPH student in disaster management named Schwarzman Scholar
MPH student in disaster management named Schwarzman Scholar

College of Public Health MPH student Elizabeth Hardister will continue her studies in China next fall as one of 142 students selected internationally as Schwarzman Scholars, a program designed to

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Assistant professor ‘flips’ classroom so that students become more involved
Assistant professor ‘flips’ classroom so that students become more involved

In the classroom or in the field, the name of the game for assistant professor Anne Marie Zimeri’s teaching style is hands-on. “There’s a big trend for active learning, where

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CPH In the Media: November 2017 Roundup
CPH In the Media: November 2017 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2017: Dr. José Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health and co-director of the PROTECT Center,

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UGA hosts Mapathon that uses geospatial data to improve global public health
UGA hosts Mapathon that uses geospatial data to improve global public health

In recognition of World AIDS Day and Geography Awareness Week, students from the University of Georgia hosted a two-day Mapathon Marathon in November aimed at using spacial technologies to improve global

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Team of UGA researchers exploring older adult health benefits of animal fostering
Team of UGA researchers exploring older adult health benefits of animal fostering

Housing and health are essential to overall well-being, a fact as true for animals as it is for people. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Georgia is

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CPH In the Media: October 2017 Roundup
CPH In the Media: October 2017 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2017: The Oct. 17 State of the Public Health’s Conference, organized by the CPH Office of

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UGA announces 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy
UGA announces 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy

The University of Georgia is helping to build healthier, stronger communities statewide through a program that combines education with leadership development. The UGA College of Public Health and the J.W.

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CPH researcher designs software to teach modern infectious disease modeling, no coding needed
CPH researcher designs software to teach modern infectious disease modeling, no coding needed

When it comes to predicting the spread of disease, modern infectious disease epidemiologists must keep track of the interactions between infected and uninfected individuals, as well as the impact of

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Researchers pinpoint causes for spike in breast cancer genetic testing
Researchers pinpoint causes for spike in breast cancer genetic testing

A sharp rise in the number of women seeking BRCA genetic testing to evaluate their risk of developing breast cancer was driven by multiple factors, including celebrity endorsement, according to

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Corso named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow
Corso named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow

Dr. Phaedra Corso, professor of health policy and management, was one of four UGA faculty members named 2017-18 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows. Created by the Southeastern Conference in

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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards grant to UGA’s Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group
Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards grant to UGA’s Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group

Researchers from the UGA College of Public Health’s Department of Health Promotion and Behavior have received a $256,458 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to evaluate

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Davis-Olwell selected as UGA Service-Learning Fellow
Davis-Olwell selected as UGA Service-Learning Fellow

Dr. Paula Davis-Olwell, an instructor in the Global Health Institute and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is one of nine UGA faculty members selected for a 2017-18 UGA Service-Learning Fellowship. This

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Renzi-Hammond to develop new eye care tech as part of UGA’s first I-Corps Cohort
Renzi-Hammond to develop new eye care tech as part of UGA’s first I-Corps Cohort

Lisa Renzi-Hammond, an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior in the College of Public Health, has been selected to join the first group of faculty developing entrepreneurial projects with

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Dr. José F. Cordero to receive APHA Sedgwick Memorial Medal for Distinguished Service
Dr. José F. Cordero to receive APHA Sedgwick Memorial Medal for Distinguished Service

University of Georgia professor José F. Cordero has been awarded the 2017 Sedgwick Memorial Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health, the oldest and most prestigious award bestowed by the American

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Infant Feeding in Emergencies: How to Support Families During Evacuation and Sheltering
Infant Feeding in Emergencies: How to Support Families During Evacuation and Sheltering

Originally published as a part of the “Research Counts” series for the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Reprinted with permission. By Sarah DeYoung Of all of

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CPH in the Media: September 2017 Roundup
CPH in the Media: September 2017 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of September 2017: Dr. José F. Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Epidemiology and

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HPV vaccination rates increased post-Affordable Care Act implementation
HPV vaccination rates increased post-Affordable Care Act implementation

Since its implementation in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has provided new pathways for Americans to access the healthcare services they need. Now, new research from the University of Georgia

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GHI researchers receive seed funding for mobile phone-based TB treatment monitoring
GHI researchers receive seed funding for mobile phone-based TB treatment monitoring

Six collaborative, international research projects housed at the University of Georgia have received seed funding under UGA’s Global Research Collaboration Grant program. The program funds a range of early-stage projects

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College faculty, students respond to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey
College faculty, students respond to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

Two University of Georgia College of Public Health faculty members deployed to Georgia’s State Operations Center (SOC) in Atlanta on Fri. Sept. 8 at the request of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

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Engaging in light physical activity at work leads employees to skip activity at home
Engaging in light physical activity at work leads employees to skip activity at home

New research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health is investigating the link between the amount of physical activity we get on the job and our overall health.

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CPH in the Media: August 2017 Roundup
CPH in the Media: August 2017 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of August 2017: Nivita Sharma, who is seeking a global health undergraduate minor through the College’s Global Health

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UGA’s Dr. Christopher Whalen honored with Beckman Award for teaching excellence
UGA’s Dr. Christopher Whalen honored with Beckman Award for teaching excellence

For the third time in three years, a University of Georgia professor has been honored with the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for teaching excellence. Dr. Christopher Whalen in the College

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UGA conducts long-term funded research in disaster management
UGA conducts long-term funded research in disaster management

The mission of the University of Georgia Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) is to reduce the casualties and social disruption of natural and human-made disasters through research, teaching, and service. 

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College welcomes new faculty, recognizes new roles in new academic year

The College of Public Health welcomes seven new faculty members this academic year. Spread across four departments and four institutes, the new hires comprise a part of a total of

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Plant compounds found to boost brain function in older adults
Plant compounds found to boost brain function in older adults

The typical diet in the United States is sorely lacking in fruits and vegetables, but a new study from the University of Georgia a compelling reason why more of us should

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Pain can predict the onset of loneliness in older adults
Pain can predict the onset of loneliness in older adults

Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million Americans, and that number is expected to grow as the U.S. population continues to age. Today, between 60 percent and 75 percent of

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UGA research takes aim at curbing unnecessary antibiotic use
UGA research takes aim at curbing unnecessary antibiotic use

Sinus infections are one of the most common reasons patients walk out of the doctor’s office with an antibiotic prescription in hand. The problem is that bacteria causes only about

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UGA researchers awarded $3 million grant to enhance coastal communities

Researchers Dr. Sarah DeYoung, Dr. Curt Harris, and Tawny Waltz (MPH) in the Institute for Disaster Management are co-investigators on $3 million grant from the Gulf Research Program of the National

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Dual degree student wins Boren Fellowship
Dual degree student wins Boren Fellowship

Rachel Ward, a student in the Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health dual degree program at the University of Georgia, has been awarded a prestigious Boren Fellowship

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Clinical impression remains most accurate predictor of whooping cough
Clinical impression remains most accurate predictor of whooping cough

When it comes to diagnosing whooping cough, a physician’s gut impression is still the most accurate predictor of infection, according to a new study from researchers at the University of

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Healthcare workers more likely to handle chemo drugs safely when management makes safety a priority
Healthcare workers more likely to handle chemo drugs safely when management makes safety a priority

Chemotherapy drugs are designed to kill cancer cells and improve the health of a cancer patient. However, these drugs pose a health and safety risk to healthcare workers who administer

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Primary care decisions often made without the best evidence
Primary care decisions often made without the best evidence

As medicine continues to shift toward evidence-based practice, some primary care providers may have a difficult time finding quality evidence to support their clinical decisions, according to a new study

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Williams receives Georgia Giants in Public Health honor
Williams receives Georgia Giants in Public Health honor

Phillip L. Williams, dean of the University of Georgia College of Public Health, was one of 15 public health leaders from Georgia honored by the Association of State and Territorial

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College celebrates 12th graduating class – the Class of 2017
College celebrates 12th graduating class – the Class of 2017

In a ballroom of the Classic Center in downtown Athens, Ga., the University of Georgia College of Public Health honored the 232 students receiving degrees in 2017. The degrees awarded

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Student Spotlight: Onyeka Okeke
Student Spotlight: Onyeka Okeke

My name is Onyeka Okeke, and I am from Marietta, Georgia. I graduate in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Behavior. I chose to obtain

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Cordero to receive Teratology Society honor, present Zika work
Cordero to receive Teratology Society honor, present Zika work

Dr. José F. Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the UGA College of Public Health, will be one of more than a dozen birth defects researchers to be

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Student, faculty achievements celebrated with awards, honors
Student, faculty achievements celebrated with awards, honors

At events held throughout April, the University of Georgia College of Public Health and its various units recognized 39 top students, four outstanding faculty members, seven exceptional alumni, two inspiring

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CPH students win national policy competition with life saving app
CPH students win national policy competition with life saving app

Challenged by the public health threat of distracted driving among teens, students from UGA’s College of Public Health and School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) designed an app that will potentially

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Dr. José F. Cordero on Zika: Knowing the Facts
Dr. José F. Cordero on Zika: Knowing the Facts

Dr. José F. Cordero is a pediatrician and maternal health researcher whose expertise is improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Zika. In addition to serving as head of the UGA

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Focus on Faculty: Jennifer Gay
Focus on Faculty: Jennifer Gay

Dr. Jennifer Gay, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, conducts research that aims to help people incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives and currently is

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UGA College of Public Health tackles obesity in Georgia

Georgia now has the 19th highest adult obesity rate in the nation. Its adult obesity rate is currently 30.7 percent, up from 20.6 percent in 2000, according to The State of

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State of Public Health conference highlights research on public health issues
State of Public Health conference highlights research on public health issues

Researchers in the College of Public Health and other UGA departments shared their expertise alongside public health leaders from across the state during the fifth annual State of Public Health

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Faculty, students assess community health needs, get hands-on experience

An assessment of community health needs, led by University of Georgia faculty and facilitated by the UGA Archway Partnership, has contributed to a new urgent care center for one middle

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UGA, Forum Institute partner for preconception to infancy public health initiative
UGA, Forum Institute partner for preconception to infancy public health initiative

The University of Georgia College of Public Health has announced a new strategic partnership with The Forum Institute, an Oregon-based nonprofit think tank, to implement a first-of-its-kind preconception to infancy

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UGA partnerships offer model for CHNAs in rural communities
UGA partnerships offer model for CHNAs in rural communities

Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit hospitals are required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years in order to keep a nonprofit 501(c)(3) designation from the

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UGA environmental health professor researches the impacts of discarded drugs and toiletries on coastal waters
UGA environmental health professor researches the impacts of discarded drugs and toiletries on coastal waters

For most people, washing clothes, dishes, and even their hands are a daily practice in good hygiene. To Erin Lipp, these common behaviors can be a threat to coastal ecosystems

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Focus on Faculty: Tamora Callands
Focus on Faculty: Tamora Callands

Dr. Tamora Callands, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, infuses her experience conducting research across the nation and abroad directly into her teaching to pique the interest

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Community leaders graduate from UGA Public Health Leadership Academy
Community leaders graduate from UGA Public Health Leadership Academy

Teams from five Georgia communities graduated from UGA’s Public Health Leadership Academy and are headed home to begin building a culture of health in their respective communities — one that

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UGA dean elected chair of Georgia Department of Public Health
UGA dean elected chair of Georgia Department of Public Health

Phillip L. Williams, dean of the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the state Board of Public Health,

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Building a culture of health in Georgia
Building a culture of health in Georgia

Imagine that every Georgian has fresh food to eat, lives on safe streets, and enjoys physical and mental well-being—no matter what their ethnicity, income or zip code. Teams from five

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UGA Public Health Dean invited to serve on CDC Board of Scientific Counselors
UGA Public Health Dean invited to serve on CDC Board of Scientific Counselors

Dr. Phillip Williams, dean of the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for

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Focus on Faculty: Christopher Whalen
Focus on Faculty: Christopher Whalen

Dr. Christopher Whalen, the Ernest Corn Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the College of Public Health, helps his students develop a lifelong passion for learning and the capacity for

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UGA Public Health Dean invited to Governor’s Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity
UGA Public Health Dean invited to Governor’s Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity

Dr. Phillip L. Williams, dean of the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health, has accepted an invitation by Gov. Nathan Deal to help guide Georgia’s efforts to fight childhood

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Focus on Faculty: Phaedra Corso
Focus on Faculty: Phaedra Corso

Dr. Phaedra Corso has been part of the creation and development of UGA’s College of Public Health and hosts the TV show Public Health Impact on WUGA-TV. Where did you

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