UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2019:
A team of researchers led by Charles Easley, an assistant professor of environmental health science, received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to test a novel method of producing viable sperm cells from skin cells. Additional coverage at Oconee Enterprise, Technology and Health News Digest.
Faculty members Janani Thapa, Stacy Zhang, and Heather Padilla recently published a paper in Preventing Chronic Disease showing a strong relationship between managing one or more chronic disease and opioid-related hospitalizations. The research was highlighted at News Medical, EurkeAlert, and Technology.
A study by Dr. Mark Ebell, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, found that taking a baby aspirin every day to prevent heart attack or stroke may not be beneficial to patients who haven’t already experienced one of these events. Additional coverage at Eurekalert, Consumer Affairs, Cardiology 2.0, WUGA, WHAS 11, AARP, and Science Daily.
Epidemiology and biostatistics assistant professor Andrea Swartzendruber and her Crisis Pregnancy Center Map project were featured in a recent Vice article covering a group of Georgia legislators who are working to stop the state from funneling tax dollars into grants that support CPCs.
A presentation by DrPH student Maureen Bartee to the Rotary Club in Celburne, Texas was featured in their local newspaper, the Cleburne Times Review. As the CDC’s Associate Director for Global Health Security, she explained how her agency works to protect U.S. and global communities from infectious disease spread.
The CPH graduate student team of Valerie E. Kimbrough, Shelly Bardgett, Michael Bien, and Nicholas Mallis were among the honorable mentions for this year’s “Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2019” competition held by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The students were recognized for their contributions to Northeast Georgia’s first school-based health center.
Health promotion student Anthony Keeling was featured on the CDC’s Instagram feed this month. He recently wrapped up an internship with CDC’s Student Worksite Experience Program (SWEP).
CPH alum Dr. Jamila Porter (DrPH ‘16) was recently profiled by the de Beaumont Foundation. Porter was selected as one of the Foundation’s inaugural 40 Under 40 in Public Health this year.
Posted December 31, 2019.