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December 9, 2016
Cassidy Lord is AEHAP's student of the month for December 2016! Congratulations Casidy! AEHAP Undergraduate Student of the Month Profile Name: Cassidy Lord Graduation Year: 2017 School: University of Georgia  Her profile can be found here:http://aehap.org/
November 7, 2016
Water microbiology expert Joan B. Rose has devoted her career to answering three questions: How is water quality changing? What effect do these changes have on human health? And how can the latest technology help explore the water environment and address the challenges presented by changing water quality? Rose, who holds the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University, gave...
September 27, 2016
Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from the University of Georgia's department of environmental health science in the College of Public Health. This research, which analyzed data from nearly 15,000 individuals, is the first to...
July 22, 2016
Even though they occupy less than one percent of the Earth surface, coral reefs are the ocean’s most diverse ecosystems, supporting 25 percent of all marine life, as well as a source of food, medicinal compounds, tourism and physical barrier to hurricanes. Maite Nunes Ghazaleh, a second-year doctoral student in environmental health science at the College of Public Health, was awarded a National...
May 9, 2016
Iron, a critical element for living organisms, can be hard to hard to come by in open marine waters-except each summer, when atmospherically transported dust from north Africa's Sahara Desert provides pulses of biologically important nutrients, including iron, to the tropical marine waters of the Caribbean and southeastern U.S. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National...
April 20, 2016
Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products could affect the amount of fat stored in the body, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers. Phthalates are chemicals found in everything from plastic products to soap to nail polish—they give plastic its bendy stretch. But growing research shows that these chemicals could be harming people's health, said the study's lead author...
November 20, 2015
Could climate change lead to more disease outbreaks and infections?  Dr. Erin Lipp, a professor of environmental health science at the UGA College of Public Health, was asked this audience-generated climate change question as part of CNN's Two Degrees series. An excerpt from Dr. Lipp's response:  Several diseases are sensitive to climate, among them diarrheal diseases and those transmitted by...
September 21, 2015
The Center for Teaching and Learning recently recognized Dr. Luke Naeher, professor of environmental health sciences, as CTL Teacher of the Week. Read Dr. Naeher's featured profile below: Dr. Luke Naeher vividly recalls the day one of his nieces, then about 8 or 9 years old, said something like— “Uncle Luke, are you ever going to be done with school?” He was approaching the end of his Ph.D. and...
August 19, 2015
UGA graduate student Rahat Wadhwa Desai was awarded the 2015 Marie W. Taubeneck Award from the Teratology Society at their 55th annual meeting in Montreal, Canada. The Taubeneck award is presented to a student or postdoctoral fellow in recognition of scholarship in teratology and service to the Teratology Society, one of the world’s leading interdisciplinary scientific organizations focused on...
July 15, 2015
Researchers from the University of Georgia have determined that various freshwater sources in Georgia, such as rivers and lakes, could feature levels of salmonella that pose a risk to humans. The study is featured in the July edition of PLOS One. Faculty and students from four colleges and five departments at UGA partnered with colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...
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