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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Leveraging social media during a disaster
Leveraging social media during a disaster

During a disaster, many people turn to social media seeking information. But communicating during disasters is challenging, especially using an interactive environment like social media where misinformation can spread easily.

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Using skin cells to treat infertility
Using skin cells to treat infertility

A couple of times a month, Charles Easley gets contacted by someone who’s facing infertility and looking for options. It makes sense. His research explores various causes of infertility, and

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Childhood trauma increases risk of opioid abuse
Childhood trauma increases risk of opioid abuse

Young adults who experienced trauma in childhood are more at risk for misusing prescription opioids, according to new research from the University of Georgia. The study, which was recently published

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Severe COVID could reduce male fertility
Severe COVID could reduce male fertility

Each day, clinicians and scientists are learning more about the acute and long-term health effects of COVID-19 on the body. A new study from the University of Georgia explores the

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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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EMS responders may be vulnerable to outbreaks
EMS responders may be vulnerable to outbreaks

Emergency medical services responders provide life-saving care every day, but new research that they may be vulnerable to deadly disease outbreaks. A study, led by University of Georgia researchers, found

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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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A new breakthrough for treatment of male infertility
A new breakthrough for treatment of male infertility

UGA study first to develop sperm cells from primate cells With global rates of male infertility continuing to rise, a new study in spermatogonial stem cell research led by researchers

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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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Crisis pregnancy centers may be hurting public health efforts
Crisis pregnancy centers may be hurting public health efforts

These centers are now offering STI and HIV testing, but new research shows they’re not up to standard Cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV are again on the

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Rural communities rebuild healthy habits
Rural communities rebuild healthy habits

Obesity affects millions of Americans and increases the risk of stroke, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other causes of premature death. The percentage of U.S. adults with obesity has

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High-risk individuals favor doctor’s offices for vaccines
High-risk individuals favor doctor’s offices for vaccines

The ongoing wave of new COVID-19 infections and recent booster recommendations have made the need for efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines even more urgent, particularly for high-risk individuals with chronic

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Misuse of stimulants linked to other drug abuse
Misuse of stimulants linked to other drug abuse

College students who misuse stimulant drugs or nootropics like Adderall or Ritalin are also likely to drink heavily and use other drugs, according to new research from the University of

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UGA students help with contact tracing in Athens
UGA students help with contact tracing in Athens

When K-12 schools in Athens-Clarke County returned in August, new COVID-19 infections were approaching highs the county hadn’t seen since January 2021. Athens, like much of the state, was in

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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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COVID patients who show symptoms are more contagious to close contacts
COVID patients who show symptoms are more contagious to close contacts

Individuals with COVID-19 are most likely to spread the virus to close contacts 2 days before the onset of symptoms to 3 days after symptoms appear, and the risk of

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Contact tracing is a key to suppressing COVID-19
Contact tracing is a key to suppressing COVID-19

The emergence of the delta variant and continued vaccine hesitancy have caused many health and government officials to revisit the need for non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) like social distancing policies, mask

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Partnering with clergy to prevent domestic violence
Partnering with clergy to prevent domestic violence

Domestic violence remains a serious and widespread problem in the U.S., particularly for women from racial or ethnic minorities, who experience higher rates of abuse than the national average. Now,

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Language isolation affects health of Mexican Americans
Language isolation affects health of Mexican Americans

New research from the University of Georgia finds that older Mexican Americans who live in low English-speaking neighborhoods are at greater risk for poor health and even an early death.

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Physical activity may curb health care worker burnout
Physical activity may curb health care worker burnout

There is no question that the pandemic has been immensely stressful for health care workers, especially for those on the frontline of patient care. Yet, even before the pandemic, the

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Study finds gender pay gap in large government agency
Study finds gender pay gap in large government agency

New research from the University of Georgia has found a narrowing but persistent gender pay gap in one of the federal government’s largest agencies. The study sought to describe and

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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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New UGA center to combat global human trafficking
New UGA center to combat global human trafficking

Each year, an estimated 800,000 people are trafficked globally, though the true number may be higher. In a quest to arm officials and stakeholders around the globe with more accurate

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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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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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Professor guides students through disease modeling
Professor guides students through disease modeling

When it comes to preventing the spread of infectious disease, for Andreas Handel, it’s all in the model. Infectious disease models help scientists understand and predict how diseases spread, whether

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Advice for implementing workplace wellness policies
Advice for implementing workplace wellness policies

Many adults spend the majority of their waking hours at work, and the influence of the workplace on personal health has gained attention from health experts and employers. In the

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Professor seeks solutions to a rise of male infertility
Professor seeks solutions to a rise of male infertility

For reasons that aren’t completely understood, rates of male infertility in the United States and many Western nations have been on a steady upward trajectory for the past several decades.

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Meal prep helps families stick to healthy meal plans in face of stress
Meal prep helps families stick to healthy meal plans in face of stress

Daily stress can chip away at healthy eating habits. For families, that could mean a stressed-out caregiver gives in to a quick, easy, but probably unhealthy meal. But parents can

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UGA researcher to study impact of online dating abuse on marginalized teens
UGA researcher to study impact of online dating abuse on marginalized teens

UGA’s Danielle Lambert has received a $250,000 award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to research how cyber dating abuse impacts marginalized adolescents in the South. For

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UGA study outlines legacy of unfair housing policies exposing Black families to toxins
UGA study outlines legacy of unfair housing policies exposing Black families to toxins

New research from the University of Georgia demonstrates how unfair housing policies work to endanger the health of Black communities. The study highlights three cases where Black communities were exposed

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Kids with special needs still face care gaps
Kids with special needs still face care gaps

Despite the advantages of patient-centered care models, kids with special health care needs still face challenges in finding the full range of support they need, according to new research from

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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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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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Limited rural health care means greater health risks
Limited rural health care means greater health risks

An overall increase in primary care clinicians has not closed the gap between rural and urban health care disparities. That’s according to research from a University of Georgia scientist. “We

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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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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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When you have a stroke may determine if you survive
When you have a stroke may determine if you survive

New research from the University of Georgia found that stroke patients admitted to rural hospitals over the weekend may be at higher risk of death. The study examined the influence

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Office location linked to body size, study finds
Office location linked to body size, study finds

Is your office located on the opposite end of the building from the copier? That might be a good thing for your waistline. A new study from the University of

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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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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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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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Analysis finds environmental link to antibiotic resistance
Analysis finds environmental link to antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing health problem, but new research suggests it is not only caused by the overuse of antibiotics. It’s also caused by pollution. Using a process known

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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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Aging experts call for widespread dementia care training
Aging experts call for widespread dementia care training

The number of people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer’s or dementia is expected to triple by 2050, and the latest research from the Alzheimer’s Association shows that half of

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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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Curbing the obesity epidemic
Curbing the obesity epidemic

There have been numerous efforts by U.S. lawmakers and public health officials to curb the obesity epidemic in recent decades. Even so, the number of individuals who are overweight or

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Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity
Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity

A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients. The study, which

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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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Light drinking may protect brain function in older age
Light drinking may protect brain function in older age

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. The study examined the link between alcohol consumption and

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Chinese cities are draining rural healthcare resources, UGA study finds
Chinese cities are draining rural healthcare resources, UGA study finds

Rapid urbanization in China is disrupting healthcare services in rural communities, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. The analysis conducted by UGA health economist Zhuo “Adam”

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Study reveals birth defects caused by flame retardant
Study reveals birth defects caused by flame retardant

A new study from the University of Georgia has shown that exposure to a now banned flame retardant can alter the genetic code in sperm, leading to major health effects

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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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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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Medicaid expansion increases insurance coverage, but at slower rates for obese adults
Medicaid expansion increases insurance coverage, but at slower rates for obese adults

Despite overall increases in insurance coverage for low-income individuals in Medicaid expansion states, some gaps remain for individuals who are obese. That’s according to a recent study by a team

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Faculty member uses her past experiences to prepare students for their future careers
Faculty member uses her past experiences to prepare students for their future careers

When it comes to charting a career path, Brittani Harmon knows how important it is to be exposed to new opportunities as a student. As a high school student in

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UGA Institute of Gerontology launches center to bridge urban-rural gaps in Alzheimer’s care
UGA Institute of Gerontology launches center to bridge urban-rural gaps in Alzheimer’s care

Approximately 6 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias (ARD) or mild cognitive impairment, and that number is forecasted to reach 15 million by 2060.

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Faculty member works to address sexual violence on campus
Faculty member works to address sexual violence on campus

Violence prevention, and specifically sexual violence prevention, is a crucial area of research and outreach in public health. In the last several years, it seems like more survivors of sexual

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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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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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School location, income found to impact Georgia Shape roll out
School location, income found to impact Georgia Shape roll out

Since the launch of the Georgia Shape childhood obesity initiative in 2011, schools statewide have been encouraged to provide more opportunities for physical activity, whether that’s through recess or movement

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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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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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Seed grant research explores impact of environment on state childhood obesity policy
Seed grant research explores impact of environment on state childhood obesity policy

Janani Thapa, an assistant professor of health policy and management in the College of Public Health, and a multi-disciplinary team of UGA researchers will study how the built environment surrounding

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Many women still face major barriers to breastfeed at work, finds UGA study
Many women still face major barriers to breastfeed at work, finds UGA study

Despite the protections in place to support breastfeeding for employees, the burden still falls on working mothers to advocate for the resources they need, according to a new study from

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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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Researchers to simulate policy impacts to improve cardiovascular health
Researchers to simulate policy impacts to improve cardiovascular health

Rural communities experience more deaths each year related to poor cardiovascular health compared to city dwellers, and that gap is widening. Now, a team of researchers from the University of

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Researchers offer primer on simulation modelling for immunologists
Researchers offer primer on simulation modelling for immunologists

Simulation modelling is a powerful tool for understanding how different components of a complex system interact with one another, which makes it an ideal candidate for studying the body’s front

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Aspirin’s health benefits under scrutiny
Aspirin’s health benefits under scrutiny

UGA research shows benefits no longer clearly outweigh harms in adults without heart disease Taking a baby aspirin every day to prevent heart attack or stroke should no longer be

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Chronic disease prevention important tool to curb opioid crisis
Chronic disease prevention important tool to curb opioid crisis

Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. The study is the first to examine the relationship between hospitalizations due to

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Researchers developing new therapy to address male sterility
Researchers developing new therapy to address male sterility

Researchers from the University of Georgia, Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh have received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to test

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UGA receives $15.75 million to combat human trafficking
UGA receives $15.75 million to combat human trafficking

The University of Georgia has been selected to receive $15.75 million from the U.S. Department of State to expand programming and research to measurably reduce human trafficking. The new award,

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Institute prepares for handling disease disasters
Institute prepares for handling disease disasters

Ebola simulation gives disaster and health professionals hands-on experience On the morning of Nov. 4, 2019, Anna Chocallo arrived at a local health care facility. She had a fever, and

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Can a cat improve your grandma’s life?
Can a cat improve your grandma’s life?

A collaborative study out of Athens is trying to determine if having a pet can improve the mental state of older adults. Foster cats are being placed with people 60

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UGA leading effort to develop universal flu vaccine
UGA leading effort to develop universal flu vaccine

The University of Georgia has signed a contract with the National Institutes of Health to develop a new, more advanced influenza vaccine designed to protect against multiple strains of influenza virus

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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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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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Study: Health coaching helped employees lose weight
Study: Health coaching helped employees lose weight

Health and wellness programs are becoming more common in the workplace, as employers look to boost productivity and keep their workforce healthy and happy. But with so many types of

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Researchers to study medical cannabis and chronic pain
Researchers to study medical cannabis and chronic pain

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia will study how legalized medical cannabis affects people living with chronic pain. To date, 34 states and the District of Columbia

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Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese
Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese

When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it may as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Regularly

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Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills
Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build self-identity, develop social skills, learn about other people, and grow emotionally. Yet

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Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption
Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption

Research shows food presentation can affect eating behaviors Not eating your fruits and vegetables can have serious health consequences, from obesity to macular degeneration. And many Americans, even those who

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Researchers get $1.4M to combat opioid crisis
Researchers get $1.4M to combat opioid crisis

In 2017, with about 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) declared a public health emergency

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Study shows Facebook groups aid breastfeeding support
Study shows Facebook groups aid breastfeeding support

Facebook could be the key to helping mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges. That’s according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Researchers found that mom-to-mom breastfeeding support groups on

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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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UGA researchers use modeling to help rural communities eat more fruits, veggies
UGA researchers use modeling to help rural communities eat more fruits, veggies

Researchers at the University of Georgia are using a new statistical model to help guide policy around food access in rural communities. The study authors wanted to know what conditions

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CPH In the Media: July 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: July 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of July 2019: Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was quoted by The Hill in a

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UGA study finds link between early-life exposure to famine and high cholesterol later in life
UGA study finds link between early-life exposure to famine and high cholesterol later in life

New research from the University of Georgia has revealed that early exposure to long periods of severe food deprivation can lead to high cholesterol later in life. The study, which

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CPH In the Media: June 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: June 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2019: More people in Athens Clarke County lack health insurance now than two years ago, said

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UGA study offers new insights into substance use, sexual risk behavior interventions for young African American women
UGA study offers new insights into substance use, sexual risk behavior interventions for young African American women

Young black women living in the South have some of the highest rates of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. While there may be multiple factors that

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UGA study finds link between burnout and weight gain
UGA study finds link between burnout and weight gain

A new study from the University of Georgia has found that feeling overworked contributes to a variety of unhealthy behaviors that can cause weight gain. Results from the study published

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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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Tackling trash – and public health – on the Georgia coast
Tackling trash – and public health – on the Georgia coast

We know picking up trash helps keep our environment clean, but could it also improve human health? Jennifer Gay, an associate professor in the UGA College of Public Health, is

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‘Stepped’ treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV
‘Stepped’ treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV

Alcohol abuse is common among people with HIV, leading to a host of medical and public health problems. Yet, alcohol use and addiction treatment is rarely administered in HIV clinics.

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Through telemedicine, rural areas benefit from on-call stroke experts
Through telemedicine, rural areas benefit from on-call stroke experts

Dennis Hall gets up most mornings around five in the morning. As a carpenter and all-around handyman in his hometown of Swainsboro, Georgia, he likes to get an early start

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Rural sexual minorities face mental health risks when using dating apps, UGA study finds
Rural sexual minorities face mental health risks when using dating apps, UGA study finds

For a sexual minority male living in a rural community, dating apps can be a useful way to find a potential partner. But these apps are not without risk. According

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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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UGA group featured in case study on conducting successful multidisciplinary research
UGA group featured in case study on conducting successful multidisciplinary research

Work is central to the lives of most Americans, and the environment of a workplace can have a major influence on people’s health and safety. Likewise, the wellbeing of employees

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Consortium studying human trafficking awarded $4M
Consortium studying human trafficking awarded $4M

The University of Georgia Research Foundation received a $4 million award from the U.S. Department of State to reduce the prevalence of human trafficking in targeted communities of West Africa.

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UGA study pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead to hardened arteries
UGA study pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead to hardened arteries

In one of the largest of its kind, a new study from the University of Georgia pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead to hardened arteries. The study performed an untargeted

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Genomic tools illuminate bird evolution and blaze a trail for public health
Genomic tools illuminate bird evolution and blaze a trail for public health

Scientists have reconstructed the tree of life for all major lineages of perching birds, also known as passerines, a large and diverse group of more than 6,000 species that includes

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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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UGA study outlines novel ways to engage hesitant vulnerable communities in healthcare improvement
UGA study outlines novel ways to engage hesitant vulnerable communities in healthcare improvement

Be there. Let the community see you. That’s the key to assessing the needs of vulnerable communities according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Community needs assessments

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Assistant professor studies the ways robots can help an aging population
Assistant professor studies the ways robots can help an aging population

Jenay Beer has been thinking about how people interact with robots since she was a kid. She grew up watching Star Wars, fascinated by the way R2D2 “beep-booped” his way

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UGA study finds limited evidence to diagnose bacterial sinusitis
UGA study finds limited evidence to diagnose bacterial sinusitis

Sinus infections remain a leading reason why patients are prescribed antibiotics they don’t need. But that may be because there isn’t a lot of guidance for clinicians on which signs

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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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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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Early menarche linked to high blood pressure in late adulthood, UGA study finds
Early menarche linked to high blood pressure in late adulthood, UGA study finds

The age a woman begins menstruation is associated with having high blood pressure later in her life, according to a team of researchers at the University of Georgia. Specifically, researchers

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Don’t panic: UGA study examines lessons learned from Hawaii false alarm
Don’t panic: UGA study examines lessons learned from Hawaii false alarm

When people in the Hawaiian islands received a false alarm text message “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” in January 2018, the

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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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Interdisciplinary seed grants expand telemedicine research
Interdisciplinary seed grants expand telemedicine research

Carolyn Lauckner, an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior in the College of Public Health, is working with Bernadette Heckman, associate professor and director of clinical training in the

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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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Telestroke shown to improve rural patient care nationwide, but results uneven across states
Telestroke shown to improve rural patient care nationwide, but results uneven across states

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability for Americans. When it comes to minimizing the effects of stroke, timely, quality

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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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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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Loneliness is a serious health issue
Loneliness is a serious health issue

During the holidays, people suffer more, especially older adults No one likes to be lonely, especially around the holidays. But for most of us, once the decorations are packed away and

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UGA study points to optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients
UGA study points to optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients

Sixty percent of stroke patients admitted to U.S. emergency rooms have elevated blood pressure, and many studies say that having high blood pressure at the time of stroke can lead

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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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UGA, Shanghai researchers find evidence of how obesity programs can work long-term
UGA, Shanghai researchers find evidence of how obesity programs can work long-term

Childhood obesity is now a global epidemic, and researchers worldwide are searching for sustainable interventions that may halt its progress. Now, a team of researchers from Fudan University in Shanghai,

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Evacuating with pets during a disaster is complicated, UGA research finds
Evacuating with pets during a disaster is complicated, UGA research finds

Imagine there is a powerful storm bearing down on your town. Officials are calling for everyone to evacuate. Where would you go – and if you couldn’t bring your pet,

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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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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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Depression, anxiety, family death linked to preterm births, UGA study finds
Depression, anxiety, family death linked to preterm births, UGA study finds

Evidence linking stress and disease has been growing in recent years, and notably psychological stress during pregnancy has been associated with pregnancy loss, preterm birth and low birthweight. Yet, scientists

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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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For HPV, mobile devices may not be silver bullet to education, vaccine uptake
For HPV, mobile devices may not be silver bullet to education, vaccine uptake

These days there’s a mobile app for just about anything, and college students are regularly interacting with apps on their smartphones. That’s why health promoters, health communicators and healthcare providers

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UGA researcher outlines most important primary care studies from last 20 years
UGA researcher outlines most important primary care studies from last 20 years

Between patient visits and paperwork, it can be a struggle for primary care physicians to keep up with the latest medical research and, more importantly, figure out which studies are

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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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UGA researcher launches web-based directory to improve crisis pregnancy center transparency
UGA researcher launches web-based directory to improve crisis pregnancy center transparency

The profile of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) may be on the rise, but it’s still unclear how many of these centers exist and where. Now, a research team at the

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Groups providing prenatal, postpartum care for refugee women need more support, UGA study finds
Groups providing prenatal, postpartum care for refugee women need more support, UGA study finds

As the refugee crisis continues to grow in Europe, Bangladesh and now in Central and South America, a growing number of non-profit organizations are working to provide a range of

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UGA receives $2.6 million grant to track TB spread using cell phone records, genetics
UGA receives $2.6 million grant to track TB spread using cell phone records, genetics

Tuberculosis (TB) is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide, and though the World Health Organization has said the average global burden of disease is on the decline, some areas

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Number of U.S. preteens getting HPV vaccine is on the rise, says UGA research
Number of U.S. preteens getting HPV vaccine is on the rise, says UGA research

More U.S. preteens are getting their recommended vaccinations, according to a new study appearing in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall,

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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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Lung cancer screenings may not benefit older smokers, says UGA researcher
Lung cancer screenings may not benefit older smokers, says UGA researcher

Doctors should be clear about the potential harms of lung cancer screenings with their patients. That is the suggestion of a recent study appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine. University of

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UGA study finds people can see UV light, opens questions about consequences for eye health
UGA study finds people can see UV light, opens questions about consequences for eye health

According to almost any source about the light spectrum, visible light, the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye, is the range of wavelengths between

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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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UGA receives grant to help doctors avoid antibiotic overuse
UGA receives grant to help doctors avoid antibiotic overuse

A patient walks into a doctor’s office with a cough and leaves with prescription for an antibiotic. Physician and University of Georgia researcher Mark Ebell sees something wrong with this

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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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Even higher income nations struggle with safe infant feeding during a disaster, UGA study finds
Even higher income nations struggle with safe infant feeding during a disaster, UGA study finds

A recent World Health Organization resolution sought to encourage breastfeeding as the healthy and safe choice for infants around the world but especially in poorer, developing countries where clean water

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Early life exposure to famine can lead to depression
Early life exposure to famine can lead to depression

New research from the University of Georgia reveals that exposure to famine during specific moments in early life is associated with depression later in life. “Nutrition deprivation and stress are

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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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UGA, Texas A&M study looks at ways to manage chronic disease in the workplace
UGA, Texas A&M study looks at ways to manage chronic disease in the workplace

A sizable fraction of the more than 150 million adults in the American workforce have at least one chronic health condition—such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or depression. For these

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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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Toys motivate children to eat a healthier diet
Toys motivate children to eat a healthier diet

Most children in the U.S. do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, some eating less than one serving of fruits and vegetables a day, according to the Centers for Disease

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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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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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Wellness program study measures quality of life variables
Wellness program study measures quality of life variables

Workplace wellness programs aim to improve employee health and lower employers’ health care costs, but not all programs have the same impact or cost the same. Much of a program’s

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Health outreach program for Latinx community shows early success
Health outreach program for Latinx community shows early success

Although it’s less than a year old, a pilot program to facilitate healthcare and social service use among native Spanish speakers in Athens-Clarke County has already exceeded its organizers’ expectations.

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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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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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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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High school training could save lives in the event of a disaster, UGA expert says
High school training could save lives in the event of a disaster, UGA expert says

2017 was a record breaking year for disasters. The U.S. experienced three major hurricanes, out of control wildfires, flooding, mudslides, and two of the deadliest mass shootings to date. All

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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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Two behaviors linked to high school dropout rates
Two behaviors linked to high school dropout rates

While the national high school dropout rate has declined, many school systems still struggle with a high number of students who do not finish high school. The factors that may

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Data key to health of patients & communities, says health informatics expert
Data key to health of patients & communities, says health informatics expert

Data equals health. That is how providers must approach patient care if they want to improve the health of our communities, Dr. William Tierney told attendees at the March 1 Health

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CPH In the Media: February 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: February 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of February 2018: In an interview on WABE’s “A Closer Look with Rose Scott,” epidemiology assistant professor Dr. Andrea

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Mothers need better safe infant feeding support post-disaster, study finds
Mothers need better safe infant feeding support post-disaster, study finds

In the wake of a natural disaster, displaced families face a number of hardships that may lead to poor health and nutrition. In these conditions, babies and mothers are particularly

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Student service programs offer benefits to rural Ecuador, UGA study finds
Student service programs offer benefits to rural Ecuador, UGA study finds

When a country experiences an economic boom, not every community will equally benefit from the new wealth and development. Rural areas in particular can experience a decline in the quality

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Disasters create platforms for discriminated groups to voice concerns, lessons for relief agents
Disasters create platforms for discriminated groups to voice concerns, lessons for relief agents

In the spring of 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring more than 20,000 people. The disaster displaced thousands of people as local and

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Phone-delivered therapy reduces depression in people living with HIV
Phone-delivered therapy reduces depression in people living with HIV

Interpersonal psychotherapy is a common, in-person treatment for depression, but new research from the University of Georgia found that this type of one-on-one therapy can be successfully delivered over the

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CPH In the Media: January 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: January 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2018: Epidemiology professor Dr. Toni Miles spoke to the AJC about the impact of grief in

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School lunchroom staff can help kids make healthier food choices, UGA study says
School lunchroom staff can help kids make healthier food choices, UGA study says

Almost one in three 10-year-olds in Georgia is overweight or obese. With childhood obesity on the rise across the U.S., states and other stakeholders have been exploring policies that may

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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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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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Researchers find new genes that regulate blood pressure
Researchers find new genes that regulate blood pressure

Researchers at the University of Georgia have identified several new genes that influence how the body regulates blood pressure. This may help scientists develop novel blood pressure treatments or even allow

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CPH research examines cost-effectiveness of hypertension interventions, finds mixed results
CPH research examines cost-effectiveness of hypertension interventions, finds mixed results

Treating high blood pressure is expensive. According to the American Heart Association, hypertension costs the U.S. healthcare system $48.6 billion each year. Typically, controlling high blood pressure is left up

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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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Researchers say nutritional labeling for sodium doesn’t work
Researchers say nutritional labeling for sodium doesn’t work

Potato chips, frozen pizza, a fast food hamburger—these foods are popular in the American diet and saturated with sodium. Though eating too much can lead to high blood pressure and

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U.S. medical profession unprepared for nuclear attack, says study
U.S. medical profession unprepared for nuclear attack, says study

Escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea’s nuclear program have fueled concerns about the possibility of nuclear warfare, and a study from the University of Georgia has found

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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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Team of UGA researchers exploring older adult health benefits of animal fostering
Team of UGA researchers exploring older adult health benefits of animal fostering

Housing and health are essential to overall well-being, a fact as true for animals as it is for people. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Georgia is

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CPH researcher designs software to teach modern infectious disease modeling, no coding needed
CPH researcher designs software to teach modern infectious disease modeling, no coding needed

When it comes to predicting the spread of disease, modern infectious disease epidemiologists must keep track of the interactions between infected and uninfected individuals, as well as the impact of

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Researchers pinpoint causes for spike in breast cancer genetic testing
Researchers pinpoint causes for spike in breast cancer genetic testing

A sharp rise in the number of women seeking BRCA genetic testing to evaluate their risk of developing breast cancer was driven by multiple factors, including celebrity endorsement, according to

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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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Renzi-Hammond to develop new eye care tech as part of UGA’s first I-Corps Cohort
Renzi-Hammond to develop new eye care tech as part of UGA’s first I-Corps Cohort

Lisa Renzi-Hammond, an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior in the College of Public Health, has been selected to join the first group of faculty developing entrepreneurial projects with

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Infant Feeding in Emergencies: How to Support Families During Evacuation and Sheltering
Infant Feeding in Emergencies: How to Support Families During Evacuation and Sheltering

Originally published as a part of the “Research Counts” series for the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Reprinted with permission. By Sarah DeYoung Of all of

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HPV vaccination rates increased post-Affordable Care Act implementation
HPV vaccination rates increased post-Affordable Care Act implementation

Since its implementation in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has provided new pathways for Americans to access the healthcare services they need. Now, new research from the University of Georgia

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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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Engaging in light physical activity at work leads employees to skip activity at home
Engaging in light physical activity at work leads employees to skip activity at home

New research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health is investigating the link between the amount of physical activity we get on the job and our overall 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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Plant compounds found to boost brain function in older adults
Plant compounds found to boost brain function in older adults

The typical diet in the United States is sorely lacking in fruits and vegetables, but a new study from the University of Georgia a compelling reason why more of us should

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Pain can predict the onset of loneliness in older adults
Pain can predict the onset of loneliness in older adults

Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million Americans, and that number is expected to grow as the U.S. population continues to age. Today, between 60 percent and 75 percent of

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UGA research takes aim at curbing unnecessary antibiotic use
UGA research takes aim at curbing unnecessary antibiotic use

Sinus infections are one of the most common reasons patients walk out of the doctor’s office with an antibiotic prescription in hand. The problem is that bacteria causes only about

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Clinical impression remains most accurate predictor of whooping cough
Clinical impression remains most accurate predictor of whooping cough

When it comes to diagnosing whooping cough, a physician’s gut impression is still the most accurate predictor of infection, according to a new study from researchers at the University of

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Healthcare workers more likely to handle chemo drugs safely when management makes safety a priority
Healthcare workers more likely to handle chemo drugs safely when management makes safety a priority

Chemotherapy drugs are designed to kill cancer cells and improve the health of a cancer patient. However, these drugs pose a health and safety risk to healthcare workers who administer

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Primary care decisions often made without the best evidence
Primary care decisions often made without the best evidence

As medicine continues to shift toward evidence-based practice, some primary care providers may have a difficult time finding quality evidence to support their clinical decisions, according to a new study

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Dr. José F. Cordero on Zika: Knowing the Facts
Dr. José F. Cordero on Zika: Knowing the Facts

Dr. José F. Cordero is a pediatrician and maternal health researcher whose expertise is improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Zika. In addition to serving as head of the UGA

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Aging in place could save money, benefit health outcomes in public housing for the elderly
Aging in place could save money, benefit health outcomes in public housing for the elderly

Training service coordinators in low-income public housing to better assist aging residents could not only improve community members’ health outcomes but also save the government money in hospital visits, nursing

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Reducing frustration with health care is key for those with chronic medical conditions
Reducing frustration with health care is key for those with chronic medical conditions

Navigating the U.S. health care system can be frustrating for anyone, but for adults with chronic medical conditions, the frustration can become overwhelming as they juggle multiple providers, medications and

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Intimate partner violence among youth linked to suicide, weapons and drug use
Intimate partner violence among youth linked to suicide, weapons and drug use

Adolescents who are violent toward their romantic partners are also more likely to think about or attempt suicide, carry a weapon, threaten others with a weapon and use drugs or

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When loved ones battle cancer, families head to Web
When loved ones battle cancer, families head to Web

Loved ones of cancer patients are likely to search for further information about the disease online but less inclined to seek emotional support from social media forums, according to a

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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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Professor’s interdisciplinary research strives to answer age-old questions
Professor’s interdisciplinary research strives to answer age-old questions

The middle of an Illinois cornfield, it turns out, can prove fertile ground for a career in academic research. Heidi Harriman Ewen spent her formative years there in the Midwestern

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Diagnostic tests for sinus infections leave much to be desired, study says
Diagnostic tests for sinus infections leave much to be desired, study says

Many patients who see physicians for sinus infections expect to be prescribed an antibiotic, but for the majority of them, that course of treatment won’t be effective because their infections

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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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Faculty, students assess community health needs, get hands-on experience

An assessment of community health needs, led by University of Georgia faculty and facilitated by the UGA Archway Partnership, has contributed to a new urgent care center for one middle

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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 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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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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UGA environmental health professor researches the impacts of discarded drugs and toiletries on coastal waters
UGA environmental health professor researches the impacts of discarded drugs and toiletries on coastal waters

For most people, washing clothes, dishes, and even their hands are a daily practice in good hygiene. To Erin Lipp, these common behaviors can be a threat to coastal ecosystems

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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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Diagnosing mononucleosis: Mark Ebell works to expedite proper treatment

The University of Georgia’s Mark Ebell wasn’t impressed with research on infectious mononucleosis when he wrote his first published review on it back in the 1990s. He still isn’t—a subject

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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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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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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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Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors’ office visits, UGA study finds
Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors’ office visits, UGA study finds

Experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults, according to new research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health. The

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Family member’s death can impact personal health, UGA research finds
Family member’s death can impact personal health, UGA research finds

Death takes a toll on the living, and in the case of baby boomers, the loss of a family member increases their likelihood of ending up in the hospital, according

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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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HPB researchers receive grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
HPB researchers receive grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Researchers from the University of Georgia College of Public Health’s Department of Health Promotion and Behavior received a one year, $308,800 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

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Attention to ethics needed in creating health care policy says UGA, Armstrong study

Just as the ethical standards for medical research require that scientists be aware of the effects their research has on persons in the study, researchers from the University of Georgia

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