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June 20, 2017
As medicine continues to shift toward evidence-based practice, some primary care providers may have a difficult time finding quality evidence to support their clinical decisions, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. An analysis of 721 topics from an online medical reference for generalists showed that only 18 percent of the clinical recommendations were based on high-quality,...
June 15, 2017
Phillip L. Williams, dean of the University of Georgia College of Public Health, was one of 15 public health leaders from Georgia honored by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), a national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals...
June 2, 2017
Mary Ann Johnson, associate director of the University of Georgia Institute of Gerontology within the College of Public Health, has been named president of the American Society for Nutrition. Johnson, Flatt Professor in Foods and Nutrition in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, will serve a one-year term. She previously has served ASN as a national spokesperson and vice president....
May 5, 2017
In a ballroom of the Classic Center in downtown Athens, Ga., the University of Georgia College of Public Health honored the 232 students receiving degrees in 2017. The degrees awarded May 5 at the College’s 12th annual Graduation Celebration included: 17 Doctors of Philosophy, seven Doctors of Public Health, 72 Masters of Public Health, one Master of Science, and 135 Bachelors of Science....
April 28, 2017
Dr. José F. Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the UGA College of Public Health, will be one of more than a dozen birth defects researchers to be honored at the Teratology Society’s Annual Meeting June 24 – 28, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.  A leader in Zika research, Cordero has been invited to by the Teratology Society to present the Josef...
April 28, 2017
At events held throughout April, the University of Georgia College of Public Health and its various units recognized 39 top students, four outstanding faculty members, seven exceptional alumni, two inspiring preceptors, and a dedicated national advocate for public health. Faculty Elevated by Students, Peers Three faculty members were recognized by the College for their exceptional work in...
March 31, 2017
Challenged by the public health threat of distracted driving among teens, students from UGA's College of Public Health and School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) designed an app that will potentially save lives. This innovative policy tool took first place at the University of Pennsylvania’s National Invitational Public Policy Challenge held March 24-26 in...
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...
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