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 officially announced last month with additional coverage at ASPPH Friday Letter and UGA’s eGaMorning newsletter. Dr. Wang is the head of the Department of Environmental Health Science.
Recent research by Dr. Changwei Li, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, has identified several new genes that influence how the body regulates blood pressure. Additional coverage ASPPH Friday Letter , News-Medical.Net, Health News Digest, and Coherent News.
Dr. Anne Marie Zimeri’s mentorship of environmental health science students, in the classroom and in the field, was profiled in the Dec. 4 issue of Columns. Dr. Zimeri is an assistant professor of environmental health science.
The Athens Banner Herald reported that recent analyses of data collected by Athens Wellbeing Project (AWP) reveal income and health disparities in Athens, Ga. The story followed a special November seminar, open to the public, where students in Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams’s HPAM 8400 class presented some of the first data analyses for the AWP.
Dr. Cham Dallas, director of the Institute for Disaster Management, penned an opinion piece for Newsweek addressing U.S. preparedness for nuclear war in light of N. Korea’s acquisition of a thermonuclear weapon. The piece shared findings from an Aug. 2017 study by Dr. Dallas and IDM associate director Dr. Curt Harris. Additional coverage of the study can be found at ASPPH Friday Letter, U.S. News and World Report, Medical Xpress, Ledger-Enquirer, New York Daily News, and Homeland Preparedness News.
Dr. Donglan “Stacy” Zhang recently published findings on consumer behavior and sodium intake in adults, and gave recommendations to make more effective interventions. Additional coverage of the study can be found at Medical Xpress, WSB Radio, ASPPH Friday Letter and foodprocessing.com.au. In another study published by Dr. Zhang examined the cost-effectiveness of various hypertension interventions with mixed results. Additional coverage at ASPPH Friday Letter. Dr. Zhang is an assistant professor of health policy and management.
Dr. Heidi Ewen’s recent grant aimed at examining the health benefits of pairing older adults living alone with homeless pets was featured on Pet Products News. Dr. Ewen is an assistant professor in the Institute of Gerontology.
Some of the College of Public Health’s efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS were featured in the Dec. 1, 2017 issue of the ASPPH Friday Letter.
– December 31, 2017