Two public health graduate students selected to join CDC’s disease detectives
Two public health graduate students selected to join CDC’s disease detectives

Two University of Georgia graduate students have been selected to join the Centers for Disease Control’s prestigious Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). John Rossow and Yaribel Torres-Mendoza will begin a two-year,

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CPH In the Media: December 2017 Roundup
CPH In the Media: December 2017 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2017: Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang’s receipt of the Translational Impact Award from the Society of Toxicology was

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Researchers find new genes that regulate blood pressure
Researchers find new genes that regulate blood pressure

Researchers at the University of Georgia have identified several new genes that influence how the body regulates blood pressure. This may help scientists develop novel blood pressure treatments or even allow

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CPH Research Examines Cost-Effectiveness of Hypertension Interventions, Finds Mixed Results
CPH Research Examines Cost-Effectiveness of Hypertension Interventions, Finds Mixed Results

Treating high blood pressure is expensive. According to the American Heart Association, hypertension costs the U.S. healthcare system $48.6 billion each year. Typically, controlling high blood pressure is left up

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Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang honored by SOT for translational research in toxicology
Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang honored by SOT for translational research in toxicology

Jia-Sheng Wang, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Public Health at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded the 2018 Translational Impact Award from the Society of

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Researchers say nutritional labeling for sodium doesn’t work
Researchers say nutritional labeling for sodium doesn’t work

Potato chips, frozen pizza, a fast food hamburger—these foods are popular in the American diet and saturated with sodium. Though eating too much can lead to high blood pressure and

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U.S. medical profession unprepared for nuclear attack, says study
U.S. medical profession unprepared for nuclear attack, says study

Escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea’s nuclear program have fueled concerns about the possibility of nuclear warfare, and a study from the University of Georgia has found

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MPH student in disaster management named Schwarzman Scholar
MPH student in disaster management named Schwarzman Scholar

College of Public Health MPH student Elizabeth Hardister will continue her studies in China next fall as one of 142 students selected internationally as Schwarzman Scholars, a program designed to

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Assistant professor ‘flips’ classroom so that students become more involved
Assistant professor ‘flips’ classroom so that students become more involved

In the classroom or in the field, the name of the game for assistant professor Anne Marie Zimeri’s teaching style is hands-on. “There’s a big trend for active learning, where

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College of Public Health Celebrates World AIDS Day
College of Public Health Celebrates World AIDS Day

Originally published in the Dec. 1, 2017 ASPPH Friday Letter: World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the

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