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December 17, 2014
Using new computational methods developed by the University of Georgia’s Liang Liu, Travis Glenn and others, an international team of scientists was able to shed light on an obscure period of avian evolution and further untangle the bird family tree.  Members of the Avian Phylogenomics Consortium—composed of 200 researchers from 80 institutions and 20 countries—have sequenced and analyzed the...
December 5, 2014
David Brew, a second-year doctoral student at the UGA College of Public Health, has been awarded a $15,000 fellowship from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) for doctoral research in environmental science.  Sponsored by the Procter & Gamble Company, the 2015 Global Fellowship for Doctoral Research in Environmental Sciences will provide one year of support for Brew’...
October 24, 2014
  Athens, Ga. - Adelumola Oladeinde, a second-year doctoral student in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded a Science to Achieve Results, or STAR, Fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He will use the two-year, $84,000 award to study how the organic matter present in manure aids the growth of fecal pathogens and extends their presence in the...
September 21, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Erin Lipp for being featured in UGA's "Focus on Faculty"! Dr. Lipp is a great component of the UGA Environmental Health Science department and we appreciate all of her hard work and dedication to the UGA students and EHS field. Please take a moment to read her profile and congratulate on her recognition.
May 21, 2014
We would like to congratulate our Environmental Health Science 2014 Scholarship and Award winners! They have worked very hard and we very proud of their accomplishments. Amelia Watson – The John J. Sheuring Award Tiffany Eberhard – The Randall Manning Scholarship and her induction into the Blue Key Honor Society Yoo Jin Mekpongsatorn – The Rowe Environment Health Award...
May 2, 2014
Anna Hejl Adetona, a second-year doctoral student in toxicology at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded a 2014-15 American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) Georgia Local Section Scholarship.  The $2,000 award will be used to support Adetona’s research on the health risks involved in wildland firefighting. AIHA, founded in 1939, is an association...
April 25, 2014
Multi-year testing methods have left the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a list of 80,000 household and industrial compounds that need to be assessed to determine potential health risks. The average American comes in contact with thousands of these chemicals each year. The biggest concern, though, is determining which of these compounds disrupt early fetal and infant brain...
April 9, 2014
Discover UGA featured EHS faculty member Dr. Anne Marie Zimeri's classes - Environmental Health Science (EHSC 3060) and Environmental Film Festival course (FYOS 1001) - as examples of how UGA and in particular the College of Public Health incorporates "sustainability" into its coursework. Read the entire article at http://discover.uga.edu under the April 2014 focus on Sustainability....
March 12, 2014
David Brew (EHS PhD) has been selected for an Outstanding Teaching Assistant award! This award is given to the top 10% of TAs University-wide.
February 18, 2014
Environmental health science alumnus Emily Hanson Scofield was featured in the Winter 2014 issue of UGA Graduate School magazine. Scofield graduated from UGA with a Master of Environmental Health Science in 1999 and has enjoyed a successful career promoting sustainability and environmental initiatives in the state of North Carolina. in Jan 2013, she facilitated a merger of the three...
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