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March 13, 2017
Cham Dallas, professor of health policy and management in the College of Public Health and director of the Institute for Disaster Management, has been named University Professor, an honor bestowed on faculty members who have made a significant impact on the University of Georgia beyond their normal academic responsibilities. Dallas is a world-renowned expert in disaster management. He began his...
March 8, 2017
Training service coordinators in low-income public housing to better assist aging residents could not only improve community members’ health outcomes but also save the government money in hospital visits, nursing home stays and rehabilitation costs, according to an article by researchers at the University of Georgia published recently in the Journal of Housing for the Elderly. These...
March 2, 2017
Navigating the U.S. health care system can be frustrating for anyone, but for adults with chronic medical conditions, the frustration can become overwhelming as they juggle multiple providers, medications and treatments. But now, a study from the University of Georgia published online in January in Patient Education and Counseling provides insights into how health care providers, in conjunction...
January 31, 2017
Adolescents who are violent toward their romantic partners are also more likely to think about or attempt suicide, carry a weapon, threaten others with a weapon and use drugs or alcohol than peers in non-violent relationships, according to new research from the University of Georgia. The study, published recently in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, followed a randomly selected cohort of 588...
January 20, 2017
Originally published in the Jan. 20, 2017 ASPPH Friday Letter: Georgia now has the 19th highest adult obesity rate in the nation. Its adult obesity rate is currently 30.7 percent, up from 20.6 percent in 2000, according to The State of Obesity project. In addition, childhood obesity has been on the rise in Georgia with rural areas seeing the greatest impact. The University of Georgia...
January 18, 2017
Dr. José F. Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health and head of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics, penned an opinion piece on the Texas news site, The Monitor, this month. He shared his own experiences fighting the Zika virus and the need to expand disease surveillance to birth defects to global public health practiced. Read more on the Epidemiology and...
November 15, 2016
The University of Georgia has been awarded a two-year, $1.25 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to boost obesity prevention efforts in Georgia's most impacted rural counties-Calhoun and Taliaferro counties. There, UGA will work with county leaders and local stakeholders to improve nutrition and increase physical activity.The projects are called Healthier...
October 31, 2016
Researchers in the College of Public Health and other UGA departments shared their expertise alongside public health leaders from across the state during the fifth annual State of Public Health Conference held Oct. 18 at UGA. Dr. Jose Cordero, the Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health and head of the college's epidemiology and biostatistics department, delivered an update on the Zika...
October 19, 2016
Phaedra Corso, UGA Foundation Professor in Human Health in the College of Public Health and associate director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, was selected as one of nine University of Georgia faculty members for to be a part of the second class of the university's Women's Leadership Fellows Program. Read more on the Health Policy and Management Department news feed.
October 13, 2016
Many patients who see physicians for sinus infections expect to be prescribed an antibiotic, but for the majority of them, that course of treatment won’t be effective because their infections aren’t caused by bacteria. Unfortunately, there aren’t great tools to determine which patients will or won’t benefit from antibiotics, and the University of Georgia’s Dr....
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