Faculty hiring initiative will boost UGA’s strength in infectious disease dynamics
Faculty hiring initiative will boost UGA’s strength in infectious disease dynamics

The emergence and spread of infectious diseases is a major, growing, and increasingly complex global challenge. As the COVID-19 pandemic has made clear, addressing it requires expertise and tools from

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Student Profile: William McGonigle
Student Profile: William McGonigle

Environmental health major and student ambassador William McGonigle has maximized his experience at the UGA College of Public Health to gain a broader view on the health problems he hopes

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Crisis pregnancy centers may be hurting public health efforts
Crisis pregnancy centers may be hurting public health efforts

These centers are now offering STI and HIV testing, but new research shows they’re not up to standard Cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV are again on the

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UGA’s Cordero to receive AAP award for contributions to the field of pediatric disabilities
UGA’s Cordero to receive AAP award for contributions to the field of pediatric disabilities

University of Georgia professor José F. Cordero has been selected to receive the 2021 Arnold J. Capute award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Children with Disabilities.

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Getting to Know You: Dr. Daniel Jung
Getting to Know You: Dr. Daniel Jung

The College of Public Health has welcomed five new faculty this fall who we want to introduce to the wider CPH community. In our final profile, we meet Dr. Daniel

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Student Profile: Mechelle Claridy
Student Profile: Mechelle Claridy

Mechelle Claridy, who is pursing a doctoral degree in epidemiology and biostatistics at the College of Public Health, is not only passionate about advancing care for mothers and infants, but

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Rural communities rebuild healthy habits
Rural communities rebuild healthy habits

Obesity affects millions of Americans and increases the risk of stroke, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other causes of premature death. The percentage of U.S. adults with obesity has

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High-risk individuals favor doctor’s offices for vaccines
High-risk individuals favor doctor’s offices for vaccines

The ongoing wave of new COVID-19 infections and recent booster recommendations have made the need for efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines even more urgent, particularly for high-risk individuals with chronic

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Misuse of stimulants linked to other drug abuse
Misuse of stimulants linked to other drug abuse

College students who misuse stimulant drugs or nootropics like Adderall or Ritalin are also likely to drink heavily and use other drugs, according to new research from the University of

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UGA students help with contact tracing in Athens
UGA students help with contact tracing in Athens

When K-12 schools in Athens-Clarke County returned in August, new COVID-19 infections were approaching highs the county hadn’t seen since January 2021. Athens, like much of the state, was in

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