UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of September 2017:
- Dr. José F. Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was quoted in a recent news release from the March of Dimes Foundation on PR Newswire. Dr. Cordero is a former trustee.
- College efforts in relation to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were reported in the Sept. 1 and Sept. 15 issues of the ASPPH Friday Letter: http://www.aspph.org/aspph-member-response-to-hurricane-harvey/ and http://www.aspph.org/aspph-member-response-to-hurricane-irma/.
- Health promotion and behavior associate professor Dr. Jennifer Gay’s recent research was highlighted in the Sept. 15 ASPPH Friday Letter.
- Heejung Son, a master’s student in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and UGA GAIN Fellow, spoke on the impacts of the Georgia Impacts Now Master’s Fellows Program in a piece in the Sept. 18 issue of Columns. Anthony Wright, a graduate student in the Department of Environmental Health, also received 2017-18 GAIN Fellowship.
- Our students have many interests! Chris White, a health promotion undergraduate student, was recently interviewed by the The Red & Black about his development and work as a disk jockey in Athens.
- Biostatistics professor Dr. Stephen Rathbun is a co-investigator on a UGA grant developing a virtual fitness system to help children exercise more. Read more at UGA Today.
- In the Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post, Dr. José F. Cordero commented on the increased risk of outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, or Zika in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
- Research led by MPH graduate student Rosemary Corriero was featured in the Sept. 29 issue of the ASPPH Friday Letter. Dr. Jennifer Gay is corresponding author for the study.
Posted September 30, 2017.