UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of April 2023:
Lisa Renzi-Hammond, director of the Institute of Gerontology, discussed the right cognitive age to retire with the New York Times. She was also mentioned in a story by UGA Research exploring UGA’s multifaceted approach to brain disease.
Spencer Fox, assistant professor of epidemiology & biostatistics, was quoted in a Politifact Truth-O-Meter article, as well as in the Associated Press, on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.
Dean Marsha Davis‘ needs-based scholarship fund for first generation students was featured on UGA’s Development & Alumni Relations giving blog.
Lynnsey Lafayette, development & alumni relations coordinator for the College of Public Health, was profiled by UGA’s Development & Alumni Relations giving blog.
A study by DrPH alum Ayana Stanley and health promotion & behavior professor Pamela Orpinas on the connection between inmate partner problems and suicide was covered by UGA Today. The research findings were covered by UPI, US News and World Reports, Arizona Daily Star, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Tulsa World, and others.
Grace Bagwell Adams, associate professor of health policy & management, spoke to WUGA-FM about facts and myths surrounding the SNAP emergency food assistance program.
Lisa Renzi Hammond, associate and director of the Institute for Gerontology, was one of the UGA faculty members featured in a story on brain health featured on UGA Research.
The UGA public health students were mentioned in a UGA Today feature on the creation of the Clarke Middle Health Center, a partnership between the University of Georgia and the Clarke County School District.
Jack Podlseny, Georgia Bulldog place-kicker and BSEH/MPH student, was one of two students nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship by the University of Georgia according to an announcement on the SEC news blog.
Podlesny and MHA student Payne Walker were awarded the Billy Payne Award by the UGA chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. Podlesny was also awarded the Jack Turner Award at the awards event, which was covered by The Gwinnett Daily Post.
Posted April 30, 2023.