Upcoming Events

07/30/2014 - 12:00pm
Clinical Development and Testing of Cellular Therapies in Georgia- The Emory Personalized Immunotherapy Center as an enabling core facility. Presented by Ian Copland PhD. Assistant Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology and Pediatrics Manager Emory Personalized Immunotherapy Center Winship Cancer Institute Robbins Scholar Emory University School of Medicine   Cellular therapies have tremendous potential to positively impact patient outcomes that can be curative and permanent. Cells are dynamic; they migrate, proliferate, differentiate, and respond to their environment in vitro and in vivo. Their mechanisms of action are varied and can involve multiple cell types, as well as, autocrine and paracrine signaling.  Whether they be for tissue regeneration, immunotherapy or as cancer vaccines, cellular therapies are associate with unique manufacturing challenges and potential risks.  The Emory Personalized Immunotherapy Center was developed to help foster clinical translation of promising cellular therapies at academic centers in the South East.  In this seminar FDA regulations of cellular therapies will be reviewed and specific examples of cellular therapies being developed at Emory University will be discussed. Particular attention will be paid to the development of Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Therapies for the treatment of auto and allo-immune disorders.     Website: http://stemcelltherapy.med.emory.edu/
08/01/2014 - 9:30am
The 2014 Summer combined Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement exercise will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Stegeman Coliseum. Doors open at 8 a.m., and tickets are not required. If you are unable to attend the ceremonies, watch it live on UGA's streaming link. University Cable Channel 15 will rebroadcast the combined ceremony at a date and time TBD. NOTE: Bags, purses or backpacks exceeding 12"x12"x12”, and wrapped packages wherein the contents are not visible*  are prohibited inside Stegeman Colisuem. Food, drinks (non-glass, non-aluminum, non-alcoholic) and soft-sided coolers (with the plastic liner removed) ARE permitted. Beverage containers may also be subject to inspection. * We advise either wrapping the gift item inside the coliseum after the item has been inspected or place the unboxed gift item in a gift bag. Our security personnel will ask guests to open any wrapped items for inspection. Gate personnel are instructed to enforce this rule in the interest of safety. Coliseum security has the right to inspect any item at any time for the purpose of spectator safety. Prohibited items must be returned to cars or disposed of before entering the coliseum.  Prohibited items will not be accepted by employees nor stored at the gates. Instructions for graduates For additional graduation information please visit the ceremony instruction link on the Student Information page. For the comfort of families and guests Smoking is prohibited inside Stegeman Coliseum In the interest of all guests, no large items, such as banners and posters, or amplification equipment, such as bullhorns or megaphones, will be allowed Alcohol is NOT permitted at any UGA commencement ceremony Photography Cameras and video recorders are permitted inside Stegeman Coliseum. However to avoid blocking the view of others, guests are not permitted on the coliseum floor during the event. Only approved photographers are allowed in these areas. Working media Photographers authorized to be on the coliseum floor are free to roam in student seating areas but not on stage during the ceremony. They also are not permitted to block or impede the processional or recessional. Business or business casual attire is required for all photographers. For all other media inquiries please contact Stephanie Schupska (print) or Pete Konenkamp (broadcast).  
08/18/2014 - 8:00am
Welcome back to the 2014-2015 academic year.  
09/01/2014 - 8:00am
UGA Holiday.  All offices closed.
09/10/2014 - 9:00am
JOIN US FOR THE 2014 STATE OF PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE! The University of Georgia College of Public Health will be holding the 2014 State of Public Health Conference, September 10th at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center in Athens, Georgia. Featuring interactive workshops and hot topic talks, the State of Public Health Conference brings Georgia’s public health professionals together with elected officials, policy makers, academics, and business leaders with the goal of crafting an actionable plan to improve Georgia’s public health outcomes. Invited speakers: Steven Woolf, M.D., M.P.H. Director, Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health Judith A. Monroe, M.D. Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support Jean O'Connor, JD, DrPH  Director of Chronic Disease Prevention, Georgia Department of Public Health Randy Wykoff, MD, MPH, TM Dean, East Tennessee State University College of Public Health Interactive workshops and poster presentations held throughout the day will tackle a variety of key public health issues in the state. Topics to be addressed include Medicaid expansion, quality improvement, childhood obesity, HIV, improving tools for health promotion in communities, building collaborations and partnerships, as well as integrating public health and primary care. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  The event, though geared toward public health professionals, is open to the public. Registration is $25. For more information or to register online visit: http://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/uga-hotel/conferences-events/register/state-of-public-health-14 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact the UGA College of Public Health Office of Outreach and Engagement at (706) 542-4369. 
10/31/2014 - 8:00am
Fall Break at UGA. No classes in session.  UGA offices will remain open for business.
11/24/2014 - 8:00am
Thanksgiving Break Monday - Wednesday:  No classes in session.  UGA office will remain open for business. Thursday & Friday:   Thanksgiving Holiday.   UGA offices will be closed.
12/10/2014 - 8:00am
Reading Day.  No classes in session.  Office will be open for business.
12/19/2014 - 9:30am
Fall 2014 December 19, 2014, Friday Undergraduate Ceremony in Stegeman Coliseum at 9:30 a.m.; Graduate Ceremony in Stegeman Coliseum at 2:30 p.m.