Upcoming Events

03/24/2017 - 8:00am
We want to warmly invite you to the upcoming Georgia Regional Conference that is scheduled to be held on March 24, 2017-March 26, 2017 on the UGA campus. The American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO) is the national structure for creating a simulation of the World Health Assembly and invites high school, undergraduate and graduate students to debate and discuss a predetermined theme. Please feel free to attain additional information regarding the conference and apply directly via the following link: http://amwho.org/georgia.php#registration. The Georgia Regional Conference (GRC) will likewise simulate the World Health Assembly by means of focusing on the conference theme of Food Insecurity. While, food insecurity is a global issue, it also deeply affects Athens-Clarke County and thus has been the topic of much research and social work on the University of Georgia campus.The GRC will enable students to create similar resolutions from the Assembly, engage with speakers and peers throughout the conference, and obtain sound knowledge and skills of diplomacy, policy creation, and debate. More information: amwho.uga1@gmail.com
03/24/2017 - 12:15pm
Leigh Ann Miller & David Whiters, CDC: “The Intersection of Public Health and Social Work” Leigh Ann is a Licensed Master Social Worker in her home state of Georgia and holds a doctorate in Public Health, from Tulane University.  She graduated from UGA’s School of Social Work in 2004 and was selected for a Most Outstanding Student award.  Currently, Leigh Ann serves as an Epidemiologist on CDC’s Global Rapid Response Team in Atlanta.  Prior to joining CDC, Leigh Ann twice served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Sri Lanka and Thailand.  After graduate school, she focused on global HIV prevention and has lived and worked in East Africa and South East Asia. David has an earned PhD in social work from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. He is internationally acclaimed for his work in establishing addiction recovery, HIV, HCV and violence prevention programs, primarily, but not exclusively, for people who use drugs, in the East African countries of Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Zanzibar. In 2016 alone, David helped establish programs in six African countries on five separate trips.  
03/26/2017 - 2:00pm
This is a reminder that we will be having a Road Clean Up this Sunday at 2:00 pm. We will meet at the traffic light by the IM fields. It should take less than an hour and it's a great way to give back to the community or stretch your legs during a study break! You don't need to bring anything, all tools will be provided. It looks like there is a chance of rain on Sunday, so we will keep you updated through the Facebook event page and email. Join the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/431457770527649/ See you there! Environmental Health Science Club The University of Georgia clubehs@gmail.com
03/28/2017 - 8:00am
The UGA College of Public Health will hold its Accepted Students Day on Tues. March 28, 2017. The event is co-sponsored by the UGA Graduate School and is a wonderful opportunity to begin the process of transitioning to graduate school. The day's events are meant to enlighten you about various aspects of UGA and the College of Public Health, and include housing, UGACard, meal plans, student organizations and support services, parking, tuition & fee structure, financial aid, as well as your program of study, departmental representatives, and much more.  Intinerary: The Graduate School portion of the program begins at 8am. The College of Public Health will arrive to pick students up on UGA's Main Campus at 2pm. The program concludes at 4pm on the UGA Health Sciences Campus. Please Note: This event is for students who have already been accepted into the UGA College of Public Health's graduate programs. Event details and RSVP information is sent to students upon their acceptance into College. If additional information is needed or you would like to cancel your RSVP, please email mph@uga.edu.
03/30/2017 - 3:45pm
The UGA Global Health Institute invites you to the monthly seminar titled: “The Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation - What's the SCORE?" on Thursday March 30th, 4.00pm-5.00pm in Wright Hall, Annex Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus. Schistosomiasis is a parasitic worm infection that people acquire by going into fresh water that contains schistosome-infected snails, the intermediate host. Globally, over 250 million people are infected with this intravascular worm. About 5%-10% of those infected may progress to suffer severe, life-threatening disease, while most of those infected experience more subtle morbidity, such as cognitive and physiologic deficits due to their schistosomiasis. It is a major public health threat in endemic areas of the world. Our speakers will be Dr. Ye Shen, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Dr. Dan Colley, Professor and Director of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases at UGA. The seminar is open to all faculty, staff, graduate students as well as undergraduates interested in the global health Minor and Certificate programs. We look forward to your attendance. Also, please mark your calendar for our last seminar this Spring coming up on 4/27. Coffee, tea and snacks with a “global theme” will be provided; doors open at 3.45pm.
03/31/2017 - 12:15pm
Kasia Pawelek, USC Beaufort: “Impact of waning and imperfect vaccines and altered behavior on the spread of influenza” Dr. Kasia Pawelek in Associate Professor of Mathematics at University of South Carolina Beaufort. She  finished her Ph.D. at Oakland University in Michigan. Dr. Pawelek’s main projects consist of modeling infectious diseases caused by Influenza and West Nile viruses. Her research focuses on providing a better understanding of complex processes of an infection and the use of control strategies. She is an adviser of the Mathematical Modeling Research Group, where she offers students opportunities to directly apply and broaden the knowledge from their mathematics, computational science and biology courses and make connections between them.  She also co-organizes events and conferences promoting research and STEM disciplines among college and high school students. Last year she received a Breakthrough Star Award from the Office of the Vice President of Research at the University of South Carolina.
04/06/2017 - 5:00pm
Go ahead and mark your calendar for the 2017 annual College of Public Health Field Day! All CPH students, faculty and staff are invited to attend and help the College celebrate National Public Health Week (April 3-9) with physical activity, food and fellowship.   We plan to host our traditional events (dodge ball, tug-o-war, water balloon toss, relay races), but may have a few surprises in store. Come out to represent your department (don't forget to wear your team colors) and compete for the CPH Field Day Trophy. Spouses and/or kids are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP, so we can provide dinner and snacks for all: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017FieldDay   CPH Team Colors: Environmental Health Science - Green Epidemiology & Biostatistics - Black Health Policy & Management - Blue Health Promotion & Behavior - Red Center & Institutes - White Dean's Office - Gray
04/07/2017 - 12:15pm
Brian Berger, GSU: “Autism and Developmental Disability Identification: Surveillance, Systems, and Psychometrics” Brian Barger is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Quantitative Lead for the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University. Dr. Barger was a CDC-NCBDDD Research Fellow (2013-2015) with Learn the Signs. Act Early. where he researched developmental disability identification systems. His primary research interests include autism symptom development, developmental screening, and developmental disability identification.
04/14/2017 - 12:15pm
Hal King, PHI: “Microbiological hazards in foods and preventive controls” Dr. Hal King is the President and CEO of Public Health Innovations LLC, an ideation technology and consulting business.  Dr. King is a public health professional who has worked in the investigation of foodborne and other disease outbreaks at the CDC, performed funded research on causation of diseases at Emory University School of Medicine, worked in the prevention of intentional adulteration of foods in the U.S. Army Reserves, and worked in the design and implementation of preventative controls for food safety hazards in food manufacturing and retail food service as the Director of Food and Product Safety at Chick-fil-A Inc. He is the author of the book, Food Safety Management: Implementing a Food Safety Program in a Food Retail Business  (Springer).
04/14/2017 - 12:15pm
Hal King, PHI: “Microbiological hazards in foods and preventive controls” Dr. Hal King is the President and CEO of Public Health Innovations LLC, an ideation technology and consulting business.  Dr. King has worked in the investigation of foodborne and other disease outbreaks at the CDC, performed research on causation of diseases at Emory University, worked in the prevention of intentional adulteration of foods in the U.S. Army Reserves, and worked in the design and implementation of preventative controls for food safety hazards in food manufacturing and retail food service as the Director of Food and Product Safety at Chick-fil-A Inc. He is the author of the book, Food Safety Management: Implementing a Food Safety Program in a Food Retail Business  (Springer).