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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June 20, 2014

Growing evidence suggests that for avian influenza viruses, prolonged persistence in the environment plays an important role in transmission among aquatic birds, the viruses’ natural host.

Since temperatures within the environment and within a host can be markedly different, researchers at the University of Georgia and colleagues wondered if influenza virus strains might face a trade-off, specializing in survival either inside or outside a bird.
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June 19, 2014

On Thurs. June 19, an audience of 30 persons were treated to a one act play 'Bertie's Last Stand' written by Muriel Pritchett in the Athens-Clarke County Public Library. The play was part of the Library's Community Snapshot program, called Caregiving: The Sweet Burden, that addresses some of the issues faced by those caring for loved ones,
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June 16, 2014

The UGA Institute of Gerontology hosted the Alzheimer's Disease Registry Stakeholder Conference on June 16 allowing members of the Athens-Clarke County and UGA community to discuss potential elements of and use for a state Alzheimer’s registry. In March, the Georgia General Assembly passed HB 966, creating the registry that will be
housed within the Georgia Department of Public Health. Georgia is only the third state to create such a tool useful for research, first responders, policy makers, caregivers, and families.
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May 26, 2014

Doctors should regularly screen people at high risk for contracting the hepatitis B virus, which causes chronic illness and can lead to liver cancer if left untreated, according to a recent recommendation from the U.S. Preventative Task Force.
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May 22, 2014

Georgia ranks 40th among states on seniors’ health measures, according to the newly released America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, produced by the United Health Foundation.
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