09/29/2016 - 4:00pm
You are invited to attend the monthly Center for Global Health research seminar which will be launched on Thursday, September 29th 2016 at 4.00pm to 5.00pm in the Center for Global Health’s Conference room, Wright Hall. The purpose of the seminar is to learn about ongoing global health activities conducted by faculty within the College of Public Health and in other units at the University of Georgia. We will have invited faculty and guest speakers. For the Fall semester, the seminar is scheduled on the following dates: Sept 29th, Oct 26th & Dec 1st 2016, and in the Spring 2017 on January 26th, Feb 22nd, March 23rd and April 27th. The seminar is open to all CPH faculty, staff, graduate students, UGA faculty with interests in Global Health. This seminar will specifically be open to undergraduate students in the global health Minor and Certificate programs. Coffee, tea and snacks with a “global theme” will be provided.
09/30/2016 - 12:15pm
Changwei Li, UGA: “Blood Pressure Trajectory and Risk of Major Clinical Outcomes among Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke: a Post-hoc Analysis of CATIS, a Randomized Controlled Trial” Changwei Li is currently an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at UGA. He finished her PhD and postdoc training in cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. His research focuses on gene environment interactions on cardiovascular disease. Before going to Tulane, Changwei did his MPH in global health at Emory University and medical training and residency from Peking University Health Science Center and the 9th Affiliated Hospital of Peking University in Beijing, China. Everyone welcome!
10/05/2016 - 6:30pm
We have formed new committees so that everyone can feel involved in some way! Below is a description of each committee: Fundraising Committee: Getting sponsors and donations for our upcoming 5K Relay for Life fundraising Outreach/ Public Relations Committee: Creating and posting flyers for events Organizing volunteer and community events Campus Outreach - recruiting new members Tabling Committee Ideas for monthly tabling creating flyers/ posters for tabling events expected to work 2 -3 tabling events per semester If you are interested in joining a committee and did not sign up at our meeting, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which committee you would like to join. Committees will meet following general body meetings and at additional times depending on the committee.
10/07/2016 - 12:15pm
Israel Agaku, CDC/UGA: “Individual and market-level determinants of menthol cigarette use among US adolescents: Implications for tobacco prevention and control” Israel Agaku is the Deputy Associate Director for Science in the Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an adjunct faculty at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He received his dental degree at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and his MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health. His past and ongoing post-graduate trainings include general practice residency (University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria), research fellowship (Harvard Center for Global Tobacco Control, Boston MA), Epidemic Intelligence Service (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA ), Dental Public Health residency (National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD), and a doctoral training in epidemiology (University of Georgia, Athens, GA). He is associate editor of the Journal of Tobacco Induced Diseases, one of only three journals dedicated exclusively to the science of tobacco control. He has contributed to four books and over 70 peer reviewed papers on tobacco control in leading biomedical journals. Everyone welcome!
10/14/2016 - 12:15pm
Valerie Goodson, CSTE: “Paving your Future Path: CSTE Fellowship & Workforce Development Opportunities” Valerie Goodson joined CSTE in May 2013. Currently as the Workforce and Fellowship Coordinator, she serves as the primary contact for the CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program and supports the workforce team with other fellowships and initiatives. Valerie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia in 2009 and is currently enrolled in Georgia State University's Master of Public Administration degree program. In her previous roles as a program coordinator and health educator, Valerie was able to set a strong foundational understanding of public health in local, state, and private arenas. Everyone welcome!
10/18/2016 - 9:00am
The College of Public Health will be holding its fifth annual State of Public Health Conference on Tues. Oct. 18 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center in Athens, Ga. This event, organized by the College's Office of Outreach and Engagement, once again brings Georgia's public health professionals together with policy makers, academics, and business leaders to improve Georgia's public health outcomes. Keynote Speakers this year are: Alonzo L. Plough, PhD, MPH, Vice President of Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation John Auerbach, MBA, Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Acting Director of the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) Mary Guinan, MD, Founding Dean, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Author of Adventures of a Female Medical Detective Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health and State Health Officer Registration is now open! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Please visit the SOPH Facebook event page for updates and information about speakers, workshops and other events scheduled around this conference.
10/18/2016 - 4:30pm
Mary Guinan, MD, PhD, was among the first medical scientists in America to identify and research the emerging AIDS epidemic, as well as the first woman to serve as the chief scientific advisor to the director of the CDC. The College of Public Health will be hosting a book signing event for Dr. Guinan’s recent CDC memoir, Adventures of a Female Medical Detective, to conclude the State of Public Health Conference. The book signing is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served! More details at the booksigning Facebook Event page. Please RSVP using the link below: https://gail.uga.edu/events/cph/cph---dr.-mary-guinan-book-signing Sponsored by the UGA College of Public Health and the State of Public Health Conference.
10/21/2016 - 12:15pm
Dr. Joan B. Rose, Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University and 2016 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, will be the visiting speaker for the 2016 Georgia Power Lecture to be held Fri. Oct. 21 at 12:20pm in Paul D. Coverdell Center Auditorium, Room 175, on UGA’s South campus. The title of her talk, part of UGA's Signature Lecture Series, is “The Water Microbiome: Expanding Our Knowledge of Safe Water." An international expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety, Dr. Rose leads the Water Quality, Environmental and Molecular Microbiology Laboratory at MSU. She has investigated numerous waterborne outbreaks worldwide, and has studied water used for food production, drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment and reclaimed water. She recently was appointed an honorary citizen of Singapore for her significant contributions over the last 14 years in developing a safe and sustainable water system in the island nation. She also currently serves on the National Research Council of the National Academies Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. Sponsored by the UGA College of Public Health Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Georgia Power. Learn more about Dr. Rose’s work at http://www.rose.canr.msu.edu/
10/21/2016 - 12:15pm
Alex Anderson, UGA: “Feeding Premature Babies, Impact on Their Growth and Long-Term Health” Alex Anderson, PhD, MPH, CPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Foods and Nutrition, UGA, and a nutritional epidemiologist. He also directs a Summer Service-Learning Program to Ghana. Dr. Anderson received both his PhD and MPH from the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on maternal and child health/nutrition with particular emphasis on pregnancy outcome and infant feeding practices. Everyone welcome!