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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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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Staff Profile: IT manager helps move college forward
Staff Profile: IT manager helps move college forward

Tucked away on the Health Sciences Campus of UGA, the College of Public Health houses students, faculty and staff on 56 acres just west of the main University of Georgia

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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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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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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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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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Seawell Award recipient champions next generation of public health leaders
Seawell Award recipient champions next generation of public health leaders

Katie Darby Hein, a clinical assistant professor in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, is the recipient of the 2021 Lee Anne Seawell Faculty Recognition Award from the

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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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Glenn named new Institute of Bioinformatics director
Glenn named new Institute of Bioinformatics director

Travis Glenn, professor of environmental health science in the College of Public Health, has been appointed the new director of the university’s Institute of Bioinformatics. Taking over Jan. 1, Glenn

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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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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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CPH student named APHA maternal and child health section fellow
CPH student named APHA maternal and child health section fellow

University of Georgia College of Public Health doctoral student Kandyce Hylick was one of 10 students selected to be a 2020-2021 APHA Maternal and Child Health Section fellow. Fellows are

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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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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 leads position paper on youth sexual health and CPCs
College of Public Health faculty leads position paper on youth sexual health and CPCs

The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) have issued a joint position paper detailing how crisis pregnancy centers

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Travis Glenn tapped as interim bioinformatics institute director
Travis Glenn tapped as interim bioinformatics institute director

After eight years of service, Jessica Kissinger, a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Genetics, is stepping down as director of UGA’s Institute of Bioinformatics. Travis Glenn, associate professor

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UGA faculty tapped for Lt. Gov.’s healthcare task force
UGA faculty tapped for Lt. Gov.’s healthcare task force

The University of Georgia’s Toni Miles was invited to join a new state Task Force on Healthcare Access and Cost, led by Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan. In late August,

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Beer chosen as one of UGA’s first Innovation Fellows
Beer chosen as one of UGA’s first Innovation Fellows

Jenay Beer and fellow UGA faculty member Hitesh Handa have been selected as UGA’s inaugural Innovation Fellows for fall 2019. Throughout the semester, the pair will receive a crash course

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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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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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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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DeYoung named section editor for Global Pediatric Health
DeYoung named section editor for Global Pediatric Health

Sarah DeYoung, assistant professor in health policy and management at the University of Georgia College of Public Health and UGA’s Institute for Disaster Management, has been selected as the new Section Editor

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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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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’s Ebell wins Fulbright to expand research on clinical decision making
CPH’s Ebell wins Fulbright to expand research on clinical decision making

Mark Ebell joins a growing number of faculty at the University of Georgia to be named a Fulbright scholar. In 2017, the university was named a top producer of Fulbright

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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 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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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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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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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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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards grant to UGA’s Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group
Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards grant to UGA’s Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group

Researchers from the UGA College of Public Health’s Department of Health Promotion and Behavior have received a $256,458 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to evaluate

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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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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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Cordero to receive Teratology Society honor, present Zika work
Cordero to receive Teratology Society honor, present Zika work

Dr. José F. Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the UGA College of Public Health, will be one of more than a dozen birth defects researchers to be

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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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Public health professor Cham Dallas named University Professor at UGA
Public health professor Cham Dallas named University Professor at UGA

Cham Dallas, professor of health policy and management in the College of Public Health and director of the Institute for Disaster Management, has been named University Professor, an honor bestowed

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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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Doctoral student receives Schlumberger Fellowship
Doctoral student receives Schlumberger Fellowship

María Eugenia Castellanos has been awarded a 2016-2017 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship to fund her research identifying the risk factors associated with tuberculosis transmission in Guatemala and

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Cham Dallas honored for role in creating the NDLS courses
Cham Dallas honored for role in creating the NDLS courses

The University of Georgia’s leading Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) expert was recognized for his role in developing National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) Courses, which have become a national training standard for health

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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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Cordero named Patel Distinguished Professor in Public Health
Cordero named Patel Distinguished Professor in Public Health

The University of Georgia College of Public Health has named one of its newest faculty members, Dr. José F. Cordero, as the first Gordhan L. and Virginia B. “Jinx” Patel

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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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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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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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Lu receives NIH award to study microbiome, arsenic metabolism link

Kun Lu, assistant professor of environmental health science at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, is one of six outstanding early-career scientists selected nationwide to receive an Outstanding

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EPI doctoral student wins international fellowship for women in STEM

Dr. Jane Mutanga-Mutembo, a doctoral student in epidemiology at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded the 2015-2016 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship. The

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EHS grad student awarded SETAC fellowship to study pharmaceutical pollution in GA Estuaries

David Brew, a second-year doctoral student at the UGA College of Public Health, has been awarded a $15,000 fellowship from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) for doctoral

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EHS grad student Adelumola Oladeinde to use EPA fellowship to study fecal pathogens

  Athens, Ga. – Adelumola Oladeinde, a second-year doctoral student in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded a Science to Achieve Results, or STAR, Fellowship

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EHS student Anna Adetona wins AIHA GA Local Section Scholarship

Anna Hejl Adetona, a second-year doctoral student in toxicology at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded a 2014-15 American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) Georgia Local

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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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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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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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Dr. Cham Dallas wins award for paper on emergency medical preparedness at IPRED III

Dr. Cham Dallas, director of the Institute for Disaster Management at the UGA College of Public Health, received a second place award for a presentation of his research at the

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David Brew (EHS PhD) has been selected for an Outstanding Teaching Assistant award!

David Brew (EHS PhD) has been selected for an Outstanding Teaching Assistant award! This award is given to the top 10% of TAs University-wide. Posted March 12, 2o14.

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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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Dr. Marsha Black inducted into new class of UGA Teaching Academy

EHS faculty member Dr. Marsha Black was one of eight UGA faculty members inducted into the newest class of the university’s Teaching Academy on Nov. 5, 2013. Founded in 1999,

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EHS doctoral student receives grant from the UGA Office of Sustainability

The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $28,000 to fund nine interdisciplinary student projects through its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program. The program, funded by student green fees,

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Dr. Cham Dallas Recognized by Oak Ridge Radiation Emergency Response Group

Dr. Dallas is pictured in the November 2013 issue of Oak Ridge’s National Security and Emergency Management programs newsletter, after a Quest lecture entitled “The Future of Disaster Management &

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 College of Public Health professor Mark Ebell appointed to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Dr. Mark Ebell, an associate professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The USPSTF is

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Undergraduates named 2011-2012 CURO Honors Scholars

A group of first-year honors students at the University of Georgia is gaining investigative knowledge and experience in mentor-guided projects asCURO Honors Scholars with UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities.

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UGA Honors student receives 2011 Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia Honors student Muktha Natrajan of Martinez has received a 2011 Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She is among a group of 30 U.S. recipients selected for

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Anil T. Mangla Promoted to Director for the Infectious Disease and Immunization Program

Anil T. Mangla, Ph.D., M.P.H., FRIPH., adjunct professor of epidemiology within the College of Public Health, has been promoted to the position of Director for the Infectious Disease and Immunization

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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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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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