College faculty, students respond to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey
College faculty, students respond to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

Two University of Georgia College of Public Health faculty members deployed to Georgia’s State Operations Center (SOC) in Atlanta on Fri. Sept. 8 at the request of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

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Engaging in Light Physical Activity at Work Leads Employees to Skip Activity at Home
Engaging in Light Physical Activity at Work Leads Employees to Skip Activity at Home

New research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health is investigating the link between the amount of physical activity we get on the job and our overall health.

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Focus on Faculty: Glenn Ostir
Focus on Faculty: Glenn Ostir

Glenn Ostir, a professor in the College of Public Health and director of the university’s Institute of Gerontology, conducts research that promotes healthy aging throughout the life course. Where did

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UGA’s Dr. Christopher Whalen honored with Beckman Award for teaching excellence
UGA’s Dr. Christopher Whalen honored with Beckman Award for teaching excellence

For the third time in three years, a University of Georgia professor has been honored with the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for teaching excellence. Dr. Christopher Whalen in the College

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UGA Conducts Long-term Funded Research in Disaster Management
UGA Conducts Long-term Funded Research in Disaster Management

Originally published in ASPPH Friday Letter Aug. 30, 2017 for Preparedness Month Feature. The mission of the University of Georgia Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) is to reduce the casualties

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College welcomes new faculty, recognizes new roles in new academic year

The College of Public Health welcomes seven new faculty members this academic year. Spread across four departments and four institutes, the new hires comprise a part of a total of

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Plant Compounds Found to Boost Brain Function in Older Adults
Plant Compounds Found to Boost Brain Function in Older Adults

The typical diet in the United States is sorely lacking in fruits and vegetables, but a new study from the University of Georgia a compelling reason why more of us should

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Pain Can Predict the Onset of Loneliness in Older Adults
Pain Can Predict the Onset of Loneliness in Older Adults

Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million Americans, and that number is expected to grow as the U.S. population continues to age. Today, between 60 percent and 75 percent of

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UGA research takes aim at curbing unnecessary antibiotic use
UGA research takes aim at curbing unnecessary antibiotic use

Sinus infections are one of the most common reasons patients walk out of the doctor’s office with an antibiotic prescription in hand. The problem is that bacteria causes only about

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UGA researchers awarded $3 million grant to enhance coastal communities

Researchers Dr. Sarah DeYoung, Dr. Curt Harris, and Tawny Waltz (MPH) in the Institute for Disaster Management are co-investigators on $3 million grant from the Gulf Research Program of the National

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