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April 9, 2014
Discover UGA featured EHS faculty member Dr. Anne Marie Zimeri's classes - Environmental Heatlh Science (EHSC 3060) and Environmental Film Festival course (FYOS 1001) - as examples of how UGA and in particular the College of Public Health incorporates "sustainability" into its coursework. Read the entire article at http://discover.uga.edu under the April 2014 focus on Sustainability....
March 12, 2014
David Brew (EHS PhD) has been selected for an Outstanding Teaching Assistant award! This award is given to the top 10% of TAs University-wide.
February 18, 2014
Environmental health science alumnus Emily Hanson Scofield was featured in the Winter 2014 issue of UGA Graduate School magazine. Scofield graduated from UGA with a Master of Environmental Health Science in 1999 and has enjoyed a successful career promoting sustainability and environmental initiatives in the state of North Carolina. in Jan 2013, she facilitated a merger of the three...
February 10, 2014
American Society of Safety Engineers (Georgia Chapter) has selected Swati Patel as the first recipient of a new scholarship that was put in the works by Matthew Parker. She will receive a $500 check for her interest and expertise in food safety at he next EHS club/ASSE chapter meeting.
January 27, 2014
EHS faculty member Dr. Marsha Black was one of eight UGA faculty members inducted into the newest class of the university's Teaching Academy on Nov. 5, 2013. Founded in 1999, the Teaching Academy is a "faculty-initiated and faculty-driven organization" dedicated to the notion that "teaching is important," said Josef M. Broder, a founding member of the organization. The associate dean for...
January 9, 2014
UGA awards sustainability grants to fund student projects Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $28,000 to fund nine interdisciplinary student projects through its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program. The program, funded by student green fees, provides financial and staff resources to implement student-initiated projects that further the...
November 8, 2013
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has awarded a grant to the University of Georgia to develop a three-dimensional in vitro tissue model for identifying chemicals that pose reproductive health risks in the workplace. Dr. Xiaozhong (John) Yu, assistant professor of environmental health science at the UGA College of Public Health, will lead the project which is...
October 4, 2013
Recognizing opportunities to develop approaches that use new DNA technologies is Dr. Travis Glenn’s forte.  Work that he initiated within weeks of joining EHS in late 2007 was featured in the News & Analysis section of the 4 October 2013 issue of Science.  Dr. Glenn teamed up with UGA graduate Brant Faircloth (now at UCLA) and others to develop a new approach that uses a few (expensive)...
April 13, 2013
The water and sediments in Athens’ little Trail Creek no longer seems fatal to life nearly three years after a massive chemical fire at the J&J Chemical Co. caused a spill that killed everything in the creek and flushed a toxic tide of acid-blue pollution into the Oconee River, according to a University of Georgia scientist. But life has been slow to return to the little stream, which...
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