News

October 22, 2014

Dr. Kerstin Gerst Emerson and Dr. Jayani Jayawardhana received some exciting news today. Their paper has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Public Health as a Research Article.
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October 20, 2014

The University of Georgia College of Public Health has received a full seven-year reaccreditation, the maximum term awarded, from the Council on Education for Public Health.read more

October 17, 2014

The disruption of a person’s circadian rhythm—their 24-hour biological clock—has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to new University of Georgia research. The culprit, in this study in particular, is artificial light.
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October 17, 2014

A recent news piece on the NPR affiliate, 90.1FM WABE, recapped facts regarding the transmission and symptoms of Ebola, while affirming the low risk for infection and the readiness of hospitals to deal with the threat.
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October 15, 2014

While the Ebola virus outbreak in the the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia continues, the W. Africa countries of Nigeria and Senegal appear to have the virus very much in control.

A recent article from FiveThirtyEight reported that the major advantage that these two countries had was the ability to detect the outbreak when it had affected only one known person, making it feasible to track all of those person's contacts.
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October 6, 2014

The Red & Black recently wrote about the free Tai Chi classes offered on the UGA Health Sciences campus each semester to UGA students, faculty and the local community through a partnership of the College of Public Health with Kaiser Permanente. 
One of our HPAM faculty Dr. Ko Otani commented on the program: 
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September 26, 2014

The Athens Banner Herald provided follow up coverage of "A Conversation about Ebola," a community forum held on the UGA Health Sciences campus in Sept. Presented by the College of Public Health and Athens Regional Medical Center, the event provided a forum for members of the local community to ask questions about the potential threat of Ebola in Georgia and the U.S. 
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September 25, 2014

Thursday evening, at the University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus, the College of Public Health partnered with Athens Regional Medical Center to host a community forum at which faculty experts discussed the infectious disease and its potential effects locally, reported the Red & Black, UGA's student newspaper.
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