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August 28, 2014

The support of peer groups and clinicians is critical to the development of effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of Georgia research.
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August 26, 2014

Building upon UGA's strengths in cutting-edge infectious disease research, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents provided funding in 2007 to hire seven new faculty members working at the forefront of infectious disease prevention and control.

Since arriving at UGA, these researchers have garnered more than $15 million in new grant ­funding, primarily from federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, for research addressing major global health challenges.
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August 25, 2014

Georgia Golden Olympics offers people over age 50 the opportunity to take their athletic passion or their pastime to another level: competition! You can help the Georgia Golden Olympics continue the tradition of providing hospitality, support, and friendship to senior athletes by signing up to volunteer at the event or by planning to attend and be part of the fun!

More information about the Games can be found at georgiagoldenolympics.org

August 20, 2014

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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 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.