News

May 22, 2015

Dr. Nathan Hansen, department head and professor of health promotion and behavior, recently commented to the press in on a new CDC report which revealed that Georgia's smoking rate is on a sharp decline. Overall, 26 states had a drop in cigarette smoking prevalence over that period, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
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May 7, 2015

Dr. Kerstin Emerson shares insights on caregiving with Celeste Headlee, host of the GPB radio show On Second Thought. To listen to the broadcast, click HERE.

May 5, 2015

Former University of Georgia Provost Dr. Karen Holbrook will deliver the UGA College of Public Health’s 2015 keynote address at College’s annual celebration ceremony to be held 3 p.m., Friday, May 8 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, Ga.read more

May 5, 2015

Dr. Anne Glass, Associate Director of the Institute of Gerontology, was awarded top honors by the College of Public Health for excellence in teaching. To read more about Dr. Glass and other faculty award recipients, click HERE.

May 4, 2015

Each year, the UGA College of Public Health recognizes three outstanding faculty members for their remarkable work in teaching, research, and service respectively. Nominations for these awards are solicited from CPH faculty, students, and alumni.

The award recipients for 2015 are:read more

May 4, 2015

The UGA College of Public Health and its various units honored over 41 students for their exceptional leadership, service, and scholarship at recognition events this April.

Three students were selected for the College’s top college-wide awards.read more

May 1, 2015

A computational tool being developed to study vaccination attitudes and behaviors through social media could change the way researchers conduct public health surveillance.
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April 30, 2015

An important message about caregiving and the FMLA was just released by the Institute of Gerontology in the form of a short video. The Institute team consisted of Jennifer Holt, Toni Miles, Nikaela Frederick, and Kerstin Emerson. The video was produced by Alphachimp Learning Systems.
Here’s a link to the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6h-NupS078
Feel free to share and pass it on!

April 20, 2015

According to a 2008 study, a third of Latino households in the United States have at least one family member in charge of taking care of an older person.  Three-quarters of them are women.
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April 17, 2015

According to a report recently released by Trust for America's Health, Georgia rates 37th amongst states in per capita spending on public health. The study found that the $18.48 that Georgia spent per capita in public health is less then half the spending in other Southeastern states, such as Alabama, Arkansas, and Tenessee.
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