CPH In the Media: October 2017 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2017:

  • The Oct. 17 State of the Public Health’s Conference, organized by the CPH Office of Outreach and Engagement and supported through a grant from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation, received some pre-event press via the Athens Banner Herald and WUGA 01.7 FM.  Follow-up coverage of the event focused on sessions address Georgia’s current opioid crisis: Athens-Banner Herald; ABC 27 WTXL; Neighborhood News Online.
  • Dr. Phaedra Corso, UGA Foundation Professor of Human Health, was one of 15 faculty, students and donors profiled in the 2017 President’s Annual Report. Read it here.
  • Our students are doing great things! Salina Patel, a junior health promotion and behavior major also serves as UGA HEROs Olympics Chair. Read more about her recent efforts in the Red & Black.
  • A study by Jared Jashinsky, a graduate research assistant in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, is referenced in an essay on Inside Higher Ed examining mass shootings and scholarship related to their media coverage.
  • The Health Informatics Institute at the College of Public Health gets a mention in a Red & Black article about informatics at UGA.
  • Dr. Phaedra Corso, director of the UGA Economic Evaluation Research Group, led a recent research project that allowed students to plan, implement, and present research that illustrated the benefit of Mercy Health Clinic to the community and encouraged support from Athens-area hospitals. Read the entire feature on the UGA–Mercy Health Clinic community partnership at Columns or UGA Today. 
  • Community efforts undertaken during Hurricane Irma by the UGA Medical Reserve Corp, co-directed by CPH faculty member Nina Cleveland, were featured in Columns.
  • In a North Fulton Herald article, Revved UP Kids founder references evaluations study undertaken by the College of Public Health and led by health promotion and behavior adjunct faculty member Dr. Matthew Lee Smith.
  • Patel Distinguished Professor Dr. José F. Cordero’s recent APHA Sedgwick Award (Ledger-Enquirer; Columns; Athens CEO) and MPH alumnus Rosemary Corriero’s HPV vaccination study (Georgia Health News) received continuing coverage this month as well.