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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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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Making impacts, creating ripple effects in this year’s magazine
Making impacts, creating ripple effects in this year’s magazine

What does it take to make a difference – in someone’s life, in a community, in the world? Great moments in the history of public health feel monumental in the

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bagwell Adams named Assistant Dean of Outreach, Engagement, and Equity
Bagwell Adams named Assistant Dean of Outreach, Engagement, and Equity

Grace Bagwell Adams has been named to Assistant Dean for Outreach, Engagement, and Equity at the University of Georgia College of Public Health. Joining the faculty in 2014, Adams is

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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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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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UGA’s DeJoy Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
UGA’s DeJoy Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

University of Georgia professor emeritus Dr. David M. DeJoy was honored with the Lifetime Career Achievement Award by the American Psychological Association at the 2019 Work, Stress and Health conference

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College of Public Health faculty, students head to APHA in Philly
College of Public Health faculty, students head to APHA in Philly

Ahead of the 2019 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, faculty and students at the University of Georgia College of Public Health are gearing up to share their

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Two public health graduate students use laughs to teach sexual assault prevention
Two public health graduate students use laughs to teach sexual assault prevention

In the era of #MeToo, college campuses are a prime place to be having conversations about sexual assault prevention. But often students lack the proper knowledge or training on how

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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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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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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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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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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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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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College of Public Health celebrates World AIDS Day
College of Public Health celebrates World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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