CPH In the Media: December 2023

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2023:

A pilot study led by faculty from the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Public Health has found that fostering a cat can ease loneliness among older adults. The findings were covered by WUGA FM, WGAU FM, and Medriva.

The Red & Black featured a recent CPH study that found racial status can influence depression and anxiety in college students. Study co-authors Kathryn Chiang, a PhD student in health promotion & behavior, and Janani Thapa, an associate professor of health policy & management, were featured in the article.

The CDC awarded the University of Georgia $804,000 grant to improve access to healthy foods and physical activity in Georgia counties with high rates of obesity. The project, led by health promotion & behavior assistant professor Heather Padilla, received coverage from WGAU FM, The Clayton News Daily, The Augusta Chronicle, and The McDuffie Progress.

CPC Map, led by Andrea Swartzendruber and Danielle Lambert in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, was cited in a story by The Guardian and  The Bowdoin Orient.

The work underway Cognitive Aging Research and Education Center (CARE) to improve dementia research and care in Georgia was featured in an article by The Red & Black. The CARE Center is housed in the Institute of Gerontology at UGA Public Health.

Athens Banner Herald shared findings from a recent study by EPIBIO doctoral student Zane Billings which tested the accuracy of existing clinical decision rules for flu in a telehealth setting using only patient-reported symptoms.

Posted December 31, 2023.