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February 1, 2016
Dr. Katie Darby Hein, assistant professor of health promotion and behavior, was one of 19 UGA faculty members named to the 2015-16 class of the University of Georgia Service-Learning Fellows Created in 2006, the Service Learning Fellows Program is a year-long faculty development program that provides an opportunity for selected faculty members to integrate service-learning into their...
January 29, 2016
Loved ones of cancer patients are likely to search for further information about the disease online but less inclined to seek emotional support from social media forums, according to a UGA College of Public Health study published recently in the journal Computers, Informatics, Nursing. Read more on the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior news feed.
January 20, 2016
Researchers from the University of Georgia College of Public Health have received a two-year, $358,875 grant from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to develop novel methods for converting promising predictive cancer biomarkers into clinical tests that can be used to guide patient therapeutic decisions. Read the entire story on the Epidemiology and Biostatistics...
January 4, 2016
Researchers from the University of Georgia College of Public Health’s Department of Health Promotion and Behavior received a grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to evaluate over 100 educational and law enforcement focused programs funded by the office. The grant runs through Sept. 30, 2016. For the 12th straight year, the Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation...
December 23, 2015
Most studies of delayed tuberculosis diagnosis focus on the adverse effect of time elapsed between the onset of symptoms to reaching diagnosis and subsequent patient outcomes and control of community transmission. A University of Georgia study takes a new angle on the issue and looks at the potential societal influence and prevention of diagnosis delay. TB is an infectious bacterial disease that...
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...
November 19, 2015
With flu season underway and outbreaks of measles and whooping cough often making the news, misconceptions regarding recommended vaccinations have the potential to put the nation’s health at risk. On Wednesday Dec. 2, the UGA College of Public Health and Athens Regional Health System invite the entire university community to attend a public forum aimed at addressing questions and concerns...
November 18, 2015
Dr. Marsha Davis, associate dean for outreach and engagement at the College of Public Health, is one of nine UGA faculty members selected to hone their leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting research universities as members of the inaugural class of the university’s Women’s Leadership Fellows Program. The cohort includes representatives...
November 17, 2015
A UGA College of Public Health researcher has found that low levels of vitamin D may limit the effectiveness of HIV treatment in adults. Those with human immunodeficiency virus—commonly known as HIV—often struggle with declining health because their immune systems can't effectively respond to common pathogens. Their immune statuses, usually measured by CD4+T cells, normally...
November 11, 2015
Georgia’s charity health clinics produce cost savings when treating patients with hypertension, a new study from the UGA College of Public Health study has found. Serving patients with high blood pressure in Georgia Charitable Care Network clinics is less expensive than treating them in other settings, including by federally qualified health centers, by Medicaid providers and through...
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