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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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