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 Dr. Timothy Heckman, HPB professor and CPH associate dean for research, found that long-term teletherapy effectively reduces depression for people living with HIV in rural areas. The Rural Health Quarterly published a feature story on the project.

Dr. Heidi Ewen, an assistant professor in HPB and gerontology at CPH, was quoted in a AJC feature looking at programs that help nursing home patients live independently.

On June 26, the WUGA Health Desk debuted its own report on IOG assistant professor Dr. Lisa Rezni-Hammonds research studying the connection between lutein and brain health.

Dr. Carol Cotton, director of the Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group (TSREG), was quoted in recent piece by the AJC about Georgia’s new distracted driver law. The Handsfree Georgia Act goes into effect on July 1.

The College of Public Health’s 2018 Graduation Celebration was one of 28 ceremonies highlighted in the ASPPH Friday Letter’s annual graduation feature.

ACC Commissioner Mike Hanby mentions the College in a recent ABH opinion piece about ACC’s vital partnership with UGA and its positive impacts on the community.

CPH alumnus Dr. Stuart Usdan (MEd in health promotion, ’95) was recently appointed dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Alabama. Coverage by the University of Alabama, The Tuscaloosa News, and The Crimson White.

Dr. José Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor and EPIBIO department head, offered advice on how communities can prepare for this hurricane season in HuffPost Latino Voices article.

The Institute of Gerontology and Drs. Glenn Ostir, Jenay Beer, Lisa Rezni-Hammond, and Kerstin Emerson were featured in the Summer 2018 issue of BoomAthens, a local magazine aimed at the 50+ set.

Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, EPIBIO assistant professor and expert in reproductive health, spoke to the HuffPost about current research examining Crisis Pregnancy Centers and their impacts.

In a recent piece for the Flagpole Magazine, HPAM professor Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams explained how restrictions to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as outlined in the House version of the 2018 Farm Bill, could impact communities.

CPH efforts with tobacco cessation led by HPB professor Dr. Jessica Muilenburg and HPAM assistant professor Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams were highlighted in the ASPPH Friday Letter’s annual Tobacco Cessation Feature.

This month, CPH research communications coordinator Lauren Baggett joined the WUGA FM Health Desk. One of its regular features is the Georgia Health Report, a weekly segment breaking down the latest health stories from around the state, co-produced with Georgia Health News editor Andy Miller.

CPH alumae and health education specialist Chelsea Moxlow Lantto (BSHP ’09) was profiled by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).

HPAM adjunct professor Dr. Mary Ann Johnson spoke with the Georgia Health News about the recent nutrition label changes implemented by the FDA.

Posted June 3o, 2018.