CPH honors outstanding faculty, staff, students & alumni in April
CPH honors outstanding faculty, staff, students & alumni in April

With the end of the 2023-2024 academic year on the horizon, the UGA College of Public Health is pleased to recognize the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members who

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Inaugural Research Day Celebrates Team Science
Inaugural Research Day Celebrates Team Science

Over 100 faculty, staff and students from the UGA College of Public Health gathered on Friday, February 9, for the College’s inaugural Research Day. The event brought together researchers from

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

As the 2022-2023 academic year draws to a close, the UGA College of Public Health is pleased to recognize more than 70 dedicated faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members

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Student Profile: Caleb Smith
Student Profile: Caleb Smith

Caleb Smith, a BSHP student minoring in Health Policy and Management who graduates this month, plans to leverage the expertise he’s gained in the classroom and in the field to

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CPH In the Media: April 2023
CPH In the Media: April 2023

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of April 2023: Lisa Renzi-Hammond, director of the Institute of Gerontology, discussed the right cognitive age to retire

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Student Profile: Abigail Ventimiglia
Student Profile: Abigail Ventimiglia

Abigail Ventimiglia, a BSHP/MPH student and ambassador in the College of Public Health, is making the most out of the experiential and service learning opportunities provided at UGA. Over the

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Christopher Whalen receives honorary doctorate from Makarere University
Christopher Whalen receives honorary doctorate from Makarere University

On a sunny February day in Kampala, Uganda, respected University of Georgia infectious disease researcher Christopher Whalen was bestowed an honorary doctorate by Makerere University. The honor recognizes Whalen’s “extraordinary

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CPH In the Media: March 2023
CPH In the Media: March 2023

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of March 2023: Christopher Carr, a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, is co-author on

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Artificial intelligence could reduce barriers to TB care
Artificial intelligence could reduce barriers to TB care

A new study led by faculty at the University of Georgia demonstrates the potential of using artificial intelligence to transform tuberculosis treatment in low-resource communities. And while the study focused

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CPH In the Media: February 2023
CPH In the Media: February 2023

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of February 2023: Lisa Renzi-Hammond, director of the Institute of Gerontology and co-director of the CARE Center, was

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Student Profile: Swezen Kizito
Student Profile: Swezen Kizito

Swezen Kizito’s passion for global health has taken him around the world, inspired by his curiosity about how health outcomes are influenced by the culture and part of the world

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

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

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

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

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Student Profile: Folasade Olaoye
Student Profile: Folasade Olaoye

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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