News

August 20, 2014

Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, assistant professor of health promotion and behavior at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been accepted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB). He will be inducted at the Academy’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas in March 2015.
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August 20, 2014

The Music for Health Project, run by the Nell Hodgson School of Nursing at Emory University, is currently seeking an on-site research coordinator 1-2 days a week for participant recruitment and monitoring at its Athens, Georgia study site.
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August 20, 2014

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August 11, 2014

The next meeting of the Elder Care Forum will take place on August 28, 2014 from 12-2 pm at Athens First Bank. The event is free of charge, but seating is limited. To reserve your seat, RSVP to ecseries1@gmail.com or call 706.296.4967.

The topic of the upcoming meeting is Dealing with Dementia and will be presented by Tyler Jefcoat of Care to Continue and Pat Szucs of Arbor Terrace of Athens.

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August 11, 2014

On Friday Aug. 8th, the UGA College of Public Health celebrated Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day by uniting social media with notable, Georgia personalities to promote healthy eating and the fight against obesity in a campaign called “Spread the Health.”read more

August 1, 2014

Beginning August 11, the Institute of Gerontology will relocate to the Health Sciences Campus, established on the site of the former Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) on Prince Avenue. The Institute will be located in Hudson Hall, 102 Spear Road, 30602. 

July 7, 2014

The UGA Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health dual degree program recently added a new area of concentration. Beginning in fall 2014, students in the program may focus on Community Empowerment and Program Development (CEPD) within the MSW degree.
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July 2, 2014

News from the UGA Institute of Gerontology:

We are pleased to announce that Governor Deal has signed the Georgia Alzheimer's and Related Dementias State Plan!

On Tuesday, July 1, the Georgia Department of Human Services announced the release of the Georgia's first Dementia Plan. The plan is expected to improve services, safety, treatment, housing, and public education for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. 
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