Training nursing home communities to open up about grief
Training nursing home communities to open up about grief

Nursing home populations have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result, these communities are bearing a disproportionate burden of the grief and loss associated

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New UGA center to combat global human trafficking
New UGA center to combat global human trafficking

Each year, an estimated 800,000 people are trafficked globally, though the true number may be higher. In a quest to arm officials and stakeholders around the globe with more accurate

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Aging in place could save money, benefit health outcomes in public housing for the elderly
Aging in place could save money, benefit health outcomes in public housing for the elderly

Training service coordinators in low-income public housing to better assist aging residents could not only improve community members’ health outcomes but also save the government money in hospital visits, nursing

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Reducing frustration with health care is key for those with chronic medical conditions
Reducing frustration with health care is key for those with chronic medical conditions

Navigating the U.S. health care system can be frustrating for anyone, but for adults with chronic medical conditions, the frustration can become overwhelming as they juggle multiple providers, medications and

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Intimate partner violence among youth linked to suicide, weapons and drug use
Intimate partner violence among youth linked to suicide, weapons and drug use

Adolescents who are violent toward their romantic partners are also more likely to think about or attempt suicide, carry a weapon, threaten others with a weapon and use drugs or

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When loved ones battle cancer, families head to Web
When loved ones battle cancer, families head to Web

Loved ones of cancer patients are likely to search for further information about the disease online but less inclined to seek emotional support from social media forums, according to a

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UGA to boost prevention efforts in Georgia’s high obesity counties

The University of Georgia has been awarded a two-year, $1.25 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to boost obesity prevention efforts in Georgia’s most impacted rural

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Professor’s interdisciplinary research strives to answer age-old questions
Professor’s interdisciplinary research strives to answer age-old questions

The middle of an Illinois cornfield, it turns out, can prove fertile ground for a career in academic research. Heidi Harriman Ewen spent her formative years there in the Midwestern

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Corso named to second class of UGA Women’s Leadership Fellows
Corso named to second class of UGA Women’s Leadership Fellows

Phaedra Corso, UGA Foundation Professor in Human Health in the College of Public Health and associate director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, was selected as one of nine University

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UGA and ACC team up for community assessment

More than 100 graduate students from UGA’s College of Public Health and School of Social Work, as well as Family Connection-Communities in Schools of Athens neighborhood leaders, will administer surveys

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What the Disneyland Measles Outbreak Teaches about How Stories Go Viral

New research from Dr. Karen Hilyard, assistant professor of health communication in the UGA College of Public Health, and colleagues from the George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University revealed a

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Hein selected at 2015-16 UGA Service-Learning Fellow

Dr. Katie Darby Hein, assistant professor of health promotion and behavior, was one of 19 UGA faculty members named to the 2015-16 class of the  University of Georgia Service-Learning Fellows. Created

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Marsha Davis named to inaugural class of Women’s Leadership Fellows
Marsha Davis named to inaugural class of Women’s Leadership Fellows

Dr. Marsha Davis, professor of health promotion and behavior, is one of nine UGA faculty members selected to hone their leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges

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Charity Clinics in Georgia save money, study finds

Georgia’s charity health clinics produce cost savings when treating patients with hypertension, a new study from the UGA College of Public Health study has found. Serving patients with high blood

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Former provost gives $500,000 to support CPH Global Health
Former provost gives $500,000 to support CPH Global Health

The University of Georgia College of Public Health has received a $500,000 gift to create the Karen and Jim Holbrook Distinguished Professorship and an endowed fellowship to support graduate students

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In the News: Georgia obesity rates little changed, but still high

Dr. Marsha Davis, associate dean for outreach and engagement, commented on a new report that found three in 10 Georgia adults are obese, a rate that ranks the state 19th in the

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Wilson named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow

Dr. Mark Wilson, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, is one of four UGA faculty members recently selected as a 2015-2016 SEC

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CPH Dean Williams Elected Chair of Georgia Department of Public Health

Dean Phillip L. Williams, 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, which oversees

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Assistant professor will explore health disparities research at NIH campus

Trina Salm Ward, an assistant professor in the UGA School of Social Work and an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior in the College of Public Health, will participate

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In the News: Georgia smoking rate continues decline, CDC study shows

Dr. Nathan Hansen, department head and professor of health promotion and behavior, recently commented to the press in on a new CDC report which revealed that Georgia’s smoking rate is

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UGA using NIH grant to track vaccine attitudes with Twitter

A computational tool being developed to study vaccination attitudes and behaviors through social media could change the way researchers conduct public health surveillance. Researchers from the University of Georgia, George

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In the News: State lags in public health spending

According to a report recently released by Trust for America’s Health, Georgia rates 37th amongst states in per capita spending on public health. The study found that the $18.48 that

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HPAM professor Joel Lee receives national ASPPH award for teaching excellence

Joel Lee, DrPH, CPH, the John A. Drew Professor of Health Administration at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Association

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Clarke County second-graders participate in UGA public health field trip

Approximately 1,300 second-grade students in the Clarke County School District visited the University of Georgia campus April 7-10 during National Public Health Week for a field trip that introduced them

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Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors’ office visits, UGA study finds
Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors’ office visits, UGA study finds

Experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults, according to new research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health. The

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Action Pack Families starts walking club

UGA’s Action Pack Families program in Colquitt County recently made the local news with the announcement of a new walking club that will meet four times a week in Moultrie,

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Study finds that rate of disability in elders is lower in Mexico than in the U.S

A recent study published in the Journals of Gerontology Series B contrasts disability transitions among elders in Mexico and in the United States. Lead author and Institute of Gerontology faculty Dr.

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UGA study finds it’s mean boys, not mean girls, who rule at school
UGA study finds it’s mean boys, not mean girls, who rule at school

Debunking the myth of the “mean girl,” new research from the University of Georgia has found that boys use relational aggression—malicious rumors, social exclusion and rejection—to harm or manipulate others

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Family member’s death can impact personal health, UGA research finds
Family member’s death can impact personal health, UGA research finds

Death takes a toll on the living, and in the case of baby boomers, the loss of a family member increases their likelihood of ending up in the hospital, according

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Two Assistant Professors in HPAM with top journal publication

Dr. Kerstin Gerst Emerson and Dr. Jayani Jayawardhana received some exciting news today. Their paper has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Public Health as a Research

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Georgia ranked among worst states in U.S. to have a baby

This week, The Red & Black reported that Georgia ranked No. 44 on WalletHub’s list of the 2014 Best and Worse States to Have a Baby. When broken down, the state

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E-cigarettes create health debate despite advertising

In local new coverage addressing issues surrounding the new University System of Georgia Tobacco Free Campuses policy going into affect at UGA on Oct. 1, the Red & Black tackled

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UGA researcher recommends public health officials tailor messaging about bed sharing

Bed sharing, a practice where mother and infant sleep on the same surface, remains popular all over the world despite potential health risks for the infant. According to a new

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In the News: Get strong using your body weight

Our MPH students here at the UGA College of Public Health are health experts in their own right. In a recent article in the Athens Banner Herald, Deenene Chandler, an

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Breastfeeding study shows need for effective peer counseling programs

The support of peer groups and clinicians is critical to the development of effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of Georgia research. A qualitative study of 21 mothers in

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HPAM Department Head Co-Authors Paper Published in JAMA

Dr. Neale Chumbler, department head and professor of health policy and management, co-authored a paper that appeared in the July 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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MSW/MPH degree offers new focus in community empowerment, program development

The UGA Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health dual degree program recently added a new area of concentration. Beginning in fall 2014, students in the program may focus on Community

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MPH student Osama Hashmi wins UGA Top Entrepreneur Award

Osama Hashmi, an Honors student working on both his B.S. Biology and MPH in health policy and management, has been selected at the as UGA’s “Next Top Entrepreneur” for his

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Wilson named UGA Foundation Professor of Public Health

Dr. Mark Wilson, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of health promotion and behavior at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, was recently named UGA Foundation Professor

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HPB researchers awarded $3.15 million NIH grant to improve chronic disease management in the workplace

Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Public Health have received a 5-year, $3.15 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of

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Corso Awarded 2014 Creative Research Medal

Dr. Phaedra Corso, professor of health policy and management, was awarded one of five 2014 Creative Research Medals at the University of Georgia’s 35th annual Research Awards Banquet on April

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Ngan Nguyen named 2014 recipient of the Connie Lloyd Scholarship

Congratulations to HPAM student Ngan Nyugen!  Ngan is the 2014 recipient of the Connie Lloyd Scholarship. The purpose of the Fund is to provide a scholarship to a student in

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Magnet hospital status may offer financial benefits, UGA researcher finds

Magnet recognition is considered one of the highest credentials a hospital can receive for its nursing care. Yet achieving Magnet status can be expensive with investment costs reaching tens of

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Latest health rankings report greatest need in rural counties

Dr. Marsha Davis was recently interview by the Red & Black about the 2014 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin

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Familiar names on list of healthier counties

Dr. Marsha Davis, Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement, recently commented in an article by Georgia Health News on the release of the 2014 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. The

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In the News: The Health Care Law’s Checkup

Dr. Toni Miles, professor of epidemiology, was one of seven health care experts invited to offer their thoughts on “The Health Care Law’s Checkup” in The New York Times’ Opinion

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Study by Dr. Jayawardhana featured in ASPPH Newsletter

A recent study by Dr. Jayawardhana is featured in the ASPPH Friday Letter: http://fridayletter.aspph.org/article_view.cfm?FLE_Index=1738&FL_Index=34 Posted March 21, 2014.

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Archway on track and in focus

Cassandra Oliver, a Ph.D. student and research assistant with the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior at UGA College of Public, was mentioned this in the Habersham County’s Northeast Georgian

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HPB researchers receive grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
HPB researchers receive grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Researchers from the University of Georgia College of Public Health’s Department of Health Promotion and Behavior received a one year, $308,800 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

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Phaedra Corso named UGA Foundation Professor of Human Health

Phaedra Corso, Ph.D., MPA, professor of health policy and management in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been named the inaugural UGA Foundation Professor of Human Health. 

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Public health, business administration degree developed for job market

This week the The Red & Black interviewed Dr. Neale Chumbler, department head of health policy and management, about the new MBA/MPH dual degree now offered by the College of Public Health

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UGA researchers explore benefits of exercise among Hispanics

The Red & Black recently a news piece about Dr. Jennifer Gay‘s research recently published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health… A heavy weight has been lifted from

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Women take control of contraceptives

Dr. Katie Hein, assistant professor of health promotion and behavior, was quoted in a news piece in the Red and Black about the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate and

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Attention to ethics needed in creating health care policy says UGA, Armstrong study

Just as the ethical standards for medical research require that scientists be aware of the effects their research has on persons in the study, researchers from the University of Georgia

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UGA to launch new MBA/MPH dual degree program in fall 2014

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s College of Public Health and Terry College of Business have partnered to create a dual degree program for students interested in pursuing high-level

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Research suggests exercise reduces disease risk among Hispanic population

Over time, exposure to stress can cause wear and tear on the body. Referred to as allostatic load, this measure of stress exposure can indicate an increased risk for a

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Health Promotion student Kate Plumbee wins leadership scholarship

Kate Plumbee, an undergraduate student in health promotion, was one of twelve UGA Honors students recently awarded the William Moore Crane Leadership Scholarship, which recognizes leadership in extracurricular activities and/or

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UGA names new senior vice president for academic affairs and provost

Pamela S. Whitten, dean of the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences, has been named the University of Georgia senior vice president for academic affairs and provost

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Focus On Faculty: Pamela Orpinas
Focus On Faculty: Pamela Orpinas

Professor Pamela Orpinas has trained hundreds of teachers, parents and students in the prevention of bullying, and she incorporates that experience into her teaching in the College of Public Health.

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HPB researchers recognized by APHA for recent study on older women, public health

Earlier this month, researchers from the University of Georgia College of Public Health and Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health were awarded the Aetna Susan B.

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Dr. Phaedra Corso named to Leadership Georgia Class of 2014

Phaedra Corso, Ph.D., professor of health policy and management at the University of Georgia College of Public Health has been selected as a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of

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Dr. Matthew Lee Smith to be recognized as “Centenarian before Age Thirty-Five”

Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, assistant professor in the College’s Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, will be named “Centenarian before Age Thirty-Five” at the 2013 American Public Health Association Annual

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UGA researcher receives NIH Fogarty grant to improve health in Liberia

War exposure, gender-based violence, and extreme poverty following 14 years of civil war in Liberia has resulted in mental and sexual health challenges in that country that place young pregnant

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UGA researcher publishes a compendium of assessment tools for Latino family and youth programs

Pamela Orpinas, Ph.D., professor of health promotion and behavior at the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health, has published a measurement manual aimed at helping researchers and others who

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Georgia near bottom in new health ranking

Georgia Health News reports that “A new report ranks Georgia 45th on how well the state’s health care system works for low-income families. For people with low incomes, Georgia ranked

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New health law seminar full of info but lacking assurances

Dr. Phaedra Corso, professor of health policy and management and director of the Economic Evaluation Research Group in the UGA College of Public Health, was one of a panel of

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Twelve students named 2013-14 PSO Student Scholars

Twelve University of Georgia undergraduate students have been selected as Public Service and Outreach Scholars for 2013-2014. Supported by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach

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Less than 10 Minutes of Brisk Activity Helps Maintain a Healthy Weight

“Short bursts of less than 10 minutes of higher-intensity physical activity reduce the risk of obesity, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion,” reports the Health Behavior News

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Dr. Matthew Lee Smith named AAHB Fellow

Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, assistant professor of health promotion and behavior at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been accepted as a Fellow in the

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UGA faculty awarded innovative instruction grants

Twenty-six University of Georgia faculty projects designed to improve teaching were recently funded through grants provided by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, in collaboration with the Office

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Stroke patients respond similarly to after-stroke care, despite age difference

Age has little to do with how patients should be treated after suffering a stroke, according to new research from the University of Georgia. Historically, younger stroke victims receive different

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Lab Safety Is Tackled as a Problem of Behaviors as Much as Standards

Safety advocates have been holding out hope that the unprecedented criminal prosecution of a University of California professor, Patrick G. Harran, might finally persuade researchers to take laboratory safety more

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Dating in middle school leads to higher dropout, drug-use rates
Dating in middle school leads to higher dropout, drug-use rates

Students who date in middle school have significantly worse study skills, are four times more likely to drop out of school and report twice as much alcohol, tobacco and marijuana

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State DOT looks to improve roadway safety

Roadway safety for all citizens is an important goal at the Georgia Department of Transportation. The department employs numerous programs to advance safety for all modes of transportation. Last year,

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Atlanta Medicare program seeks savings from hospital readmissions

A suburban Atlanta pilot program might help light the way in reducing Medicare beneficiaries’ hospital stays, a major contributor to high costs and patient misery across the nation’s health care

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In the News: ‘Fat-Shaming’ Strategy Pushed By Bioethicist Daniel Callahan To Help Curb Obesity

A prominent bioethicist is offering a controversial fix for America’s obesity epidemic: “fat-shaming.” Daniel Callahan, senior research scholar and president emeritus of the Hastings Center, makes the suggestion in a new

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One-third of dating teens report violence in their relationships

Nearly a third of those dating in middle and high school report abusive relationships, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. The dating violence, which the researchers

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Drug ads lead to better health

Direct-to-consumer advertising, like those prescription drug commercials that air between your favorite shows, are actually paying off with better health outcomes for patients, according to a recently published study by

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Study links improved consumer welfare to increased prescription drug advertising efforts

More people are better off thanks to the impact of an influx of direct-to-consumer advertising spending than they would be without those marketing efforts, according to a study recently published

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Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine

Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine will provide students with an introduction to several methods for conducting economic evaluation of public health programs: programmatic cost analysis, cost of illness analysis,

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Joel Lee named inaugural John A. Drew Professor of Healthcare Administration

Joel M. Lee, a professor of health policy and management and director of the doctor of public health degree program in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has

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Georgia Identifies Three Trajectories of Psychological Dating Aggression

A new study from the University of Georgia College of Public Health shows that adolescents follow three distinct trajectories of psychological dating violence perpetration and victimization: low, increasing, and high. Behaviors

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College of Public Health researcher Examine Impact of System Changes on Public Health

College of Public Health researcher Examine Impact of System Changes on Public Health Athens, Ga. –  Phaedra Corso, professor of health policy and management at the University of Georgia College

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Dr. Chumbler, HPAM Department Head, Serves on Expert Panel Observing the Presidential Debate

http://www.11alive.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1876554853001 Posted October 4, 2012.

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Marsha Davis named UGA Administrative Fellow

Four University of Georgia faculty members—Karen Cornell, Marsha Davis, Jeffrey Dean and Susan Thomas—will gain expertise in academic leadership as Administrative Fellows for 2012-2013. The Administrative Fellows program at UGA

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Obesity: It’s No Longer a Personal Challenge

UGA hosted a showing of HBO’s “The Weight of the Nation” in an effort to bring an awareness of the nation’s obesity epidemic to Athens, Ga. Georgia citizens are struggling,

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UGA experts available to comment on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

University of Georgia experts are available to provide commentary on the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, expected to be delivered June

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Challenge of obesity: How government, academia and industry work together

Georgia experts, including panelists working on the University of Georgia Obesity Initiative, will address the challenge of overweight and obese citizens in the U.S. and Georgia at a conference June

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UGA faculty create award to mark recent grad’s spirit and determination

Mark Fairclough graduated from the University of Georgia this weekend with a top honor — one that College of Public Health faculty created to recognize his perseverance and determination in

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MPH Student named mid-term Foundation Fellow

The University of Georgia Foundation Fellows Program has named five Honors students as mid-term recipients of the university’s premier undergraduate scholarship. The Foundation Fellowship provides a variety of academic, civic

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UGA Student Government Association honors 14 faculty members

he University of Georgia Student Government Association celebrated the work of 14 faculty members during its annual Professor Recognition Banquet on March 1 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education

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Richard Christiana- UGA Graduate School Magazine Article: Children Playing Their Way to Health

Children playing their way to health: Richard Christiana’s hope to avert epidemics of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Christiana believes the outdoors is a place where children can be freer to

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Perception, work-life balance key factors in workplace safety, says UGA study

Six thousand workers die on the job in the U.S. each year, and millions more are injured. According to a recent University of Georgia study, a worker’s perception of safety

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UGA grant to help government workers manage weight and reduce type II diabetes

Mark Wilson, head of the department of health promotion and behavior in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has received a grant to test different versions of a

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UGA prof helps evaluate prostate cancer outcomes

Men with low-risk prostate cancer may want to consider delaying treatment, according to a national panel of health experts that included a University of Georgia professor. Officials with Maryland’s National

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Grim childhood obesity ads stir critics

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is hearing strong criticism from some camps for its in-your-face advertising campaign designed to attack Georgia’s childhood obesity epidemic. But the pediatric health system stands firmly

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Dr. Mark Wilson Awarded Grant for Weight Management Study

Dr. Mark Wilson, the head of the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has received a grant to test variations of

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RN staffing linked to safe practices adoption

A new study found more nurse-hours per patient and larger percentages of RNs on staff as factors in higher adoption levels of safe practices. The finding was part of a

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CPH Collaborating with GA Department of Public Health to Evaluate the new General Grant-In-Aid formula.

The University of Georgia College of Public Health has been awarded funding from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation to design and implement a plan to formally evaluate the impact of the

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With safety in mind, UGA may tighten rules covering scooters

Scooter riders at the University of Georgia may see stricter safety policies governing use of the little two-wheeled vehicles on the Athens campus — but some officials would like to

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Interns collect data on health services in area

MOULTRIE — Health issues, particularly rural health concerns, are becoming major topics as civic leaders here make priority lists that lend to community development and improvements. Assessing health-care needs requires

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Drug Shortages Strain Hospitals

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/07/12/137789511/record-drug-shortages-strain-hospitals-ability-to-cope?ft=1&f=1128 Posted July 12, 2011. 

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Comprehensive UGA study reveals patterns in firefighter fatalities

Heart attacks, not smoke inhalation, most common cause of death While the number of fires is on the decline, firefighter deaths are not —and a new University of Georgia study

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The Science Behind a Nuclear Meltdown

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7359655n&tag=contentMain;contentBody?tag=facebook Posted March 23, 2011. 

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Japan’s Nuclear Power Plant: What Went Wrong?

What went wrong? Posted March 23, 2011. 

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Nuclear Safety Experts Discuss Crisis in Japan

Nuclear Power Experts Posted March 23, 2011. 

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Nuclear Fear Factor Rises in Japan

Nuclear worries in Japan Posted March 23, 2011. 

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Can Radiation from Japan Reach the West Coast?

Could the crisis in Japan affect the US? Posted March 23, 2011. 

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UGA College of Public Health to conduct Information Day

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Public Health will hold “Information Day” on March 4, at 2 p.m. in the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and

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Society may be willing to pay a high price to prevent child abuse and neglect, study suggests

Athens, Ga. – The amount the public will pay to prevent the death of a child may be twice that of an adult, according to a new University of Georgia

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In the News: Cyber-bullying comes to Peachtree City school

It’s the least physical and non-confrontational, but perhaps the most public way to humiliate and intimidate others: cyber-bullying. Such behavior recently took a high-profile turn in Peachtree City, a planned

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Texting while driving sends ominous message: It’s dangerous

No one questions that texting while driving is a dangerous habit. Yet legislation banning this practice in several states — including Georgia — might not be enough to curb a

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UGA College of Public Health receives training grant

The University of Georgia College of Public Health is the recipient of a five year $3,193,000 award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish the Georgia

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UGA researchers receive grants to reduce childhood obesity in Georgia communities

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia researchers recently received funding to find ways to prevent or reduce childhood obesity, a health crisis of epidemic proportions in Georgia, through partnerships among

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Treatment for nicotine addiction inconsistent across the country

Athens, Ga . – Researchers at the University of Georgia have received a five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the disparity in available treatment

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Anti-poverty group forms Athens Health Network seeking federal funds

The anti-poverty group OneAthens is going after federal grants to create a system allowing doctors to save time and money by sharing patients’ medical information electronically. Paul Boumbulian, a health

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Field Day 2010 Champs!

The College of Public Health hosted its fourth annual Field Day on Friday, April 23 at the UGA Intramural Fields. A total of 4 teams competed for this year’s trophy:

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Health bill still dividing

Even as Georgia’s Republican political leaders lambasted the historic health care legislation Congress approved Sunday night, some health care providers and analysts say the bill is a long-overdue step in

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HPAM in Action: Student Speaks at Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at CDC

This past Sunday, February 7th, was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta hosted a panel of keynote speakers highlighting the event.

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Faculty Profile: The Orpinas File

Pamela Orpinas, professor of health promotion and behavior, talks with uga research editor Helen Fosgate about her research on bullying and violence in school settings and her belief that all

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Drs. Fertig and Corso Have Policy Brief Published on Childhood Asthma

Drs. Angela Fertig and Phaedra Corso recently had a policy brief published on the longterm costs of childhood asthma, funded by the Pew Charitable Trust Foundation. The brief was also

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Leonard W. Poon named distinguished research professor

Dr. Poon was recognized at the UGA vs Arizona State football game.  Congratulations to Dr. Poon for his excellent contributions to research. Leonard Poon, professor of health policy and management

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Corso Recognized for Contributions to the Field of Health Economics

Athens, Ga. – Phaedra S. Corso, associate professor in the department of health policy and management, and Dr. Xiangming Fang from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control were

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Study: Child maltreatment victims lose two years of quality of life

Child maltreatment is associated with reductions in quality of life even decades later, according to a new University of Georgia study that finds that – on average – victims lose

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Visionary CEO Continues to Lead Athens Regional into the Future

When John A. Drew, FACHE, became president and CEO of Athens Regional Health Services in 1982 (then known as Athens General Hospital), he faced a number of challenges. As a

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Professor Receives Grant to Study Income and Health in Georgia

Angela Fertig, faculty of Health Policy and Management of the College of Public Health, received $25,690 to study the health necessities of Georgia through the Poverty and the Economy Faculty

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Honorary society Phi Kappa Phi honors Leonard Poon for outstanding contribution in gerontology

ATHENS, Ga.— College of Public Health’s Leonard Poon, professor of health policy and management and director of Institute of Gerontology, received the Love of Learning Award from the University of

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Hepburn named Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor

HPAM is pleased that Dr. Valerie Hepburn will be joining us full-time in January 2008 as Assistant Dean to the College and Assistant Professor in our Department. Dr. Hepburn comes

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UGA College of Public Health receives renewal grant to evaluate programs designed to make Georgia roads safer

Athens, Ga. – For the sixth consecutive year, researchers from the University of Georgia College of Public Health’s department of health promotion and behavior will evaluate the effectiveness of law

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