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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UGA College of Public Health tackles obesity in Georgia

Originally published in the Jan. 20, 2017 ASPPH Friday Letter: Georgia now has the 19th highest adult obesity rate in the nation. Its adult obesity rate is currently 30.7 percent,

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Lecture offers a glimpse into water quality expert’s research

Water microbiology expert Joan B. Rose has devoted her career to answering three questions: How is water quality changing? What effect do these changes have on human health? And how

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Dental fillings raise levels of mercury in the body, UGA study says
Dental fillings raise levels of mercury in the body, UGA study says

Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from

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NSF STEM fellowship supports graduate student’s coral health research
NSF STEM fellowship supports graduate student’s coral health research

Even though they occupy less than one percent of the Earth surface, coral reefs are the ocean’s most diverse ecosystems, supporting 25 percent of all marine life, as well as

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UGA study finds Saharan dust affects marine bacteria, potential pathogen Vibrio

Iron, a critical element for living organisms, can be hard to hard to come by in open marine waters-except each summer, when atmospherically transported dust from north Africa’s Sahara Desert

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Chemical exposure could lead to obesity, UGA study finds
Chemical exposure could lead to obesity, UGA study finds

Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products could affect the amount of fat stored in the body, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers. Phthalates are chemicals found

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In the News: Does climate change contribute to disease?

Could climate change lead to more disease outbreaks and infections? Dr. Erin Lipp, a professor of environmental health science at the UGA College of Public Health, was asked this audience-generated

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Naeher recognized at CTL Teacher of the Week

The Center for Teaching and Learning recently recognized Dr. Luke Naeher, professor of environmental health sciences, as CTL Teacher of the Week. Read Dr. Naeher’s featured profile below: Dr. Luke

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UGA student recognized for service, scholarship with Teratology Society award

UGA graduate student Rahat Wadhwa Desai was awarded the 2015 Marie W. Taubeneck Award from the Teratology Society at their 55th annual meeting in Montreal, Canada. The Taubeneck award is presented

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