UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2019:
Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, is a lead author on joint position paper issued by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG). The paper details how crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) fail to consistently follow medical and ethical practice standards. For patients, this could lead to negative health outcomes. Media coverage is available at Reuters, Rewire News and Ms. Magazine.
The Institute of Gerontology is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association for an outreach effort aimed at the local Athens, Ga. community. Lisa Renzi-Hammond, an assistant professor at the Institute, spoke with WUGA FM about a new three-part educational series offered at UGA to support community members who have recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
The Institute for Disaster Management led the nation’s largest full-scale Ebola patient transportation exercise in early November. Over 30 healthcare facilities and responding personnel from seven Southeastern states participated in Operation Wesley. The four-day exercise allowed agencies to practice their protocols and procedures for transporting patients with Ebola in real-time. Media coverage of the event at WBRC TV and WUGA FM.
Kerstin Emerson, a faculty member in the Institute of Gerontology, was quoted in a feature article by Thrive Global article about the stigma of loneliness and its impact on wellbeing.
Posted November 30, 2019.