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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....
September 27, 2016
Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from the University of Georgia's department of environmental health science in the College of Public Health. This research, which analyzed data from nearly 15,000 individuals, is the first to...
September 16, 2016
Grace Bagwell Adams, assistant professor of health policy and management, is leading an interdiscplinary team of UGA faculty and students in a community-wide needs assessment that will benefit Athens Clarke County residents. The Athens Wellbeing Project is supported by collaboration between the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, the Clarke County School District, the Athens Area Community...
September 12, 2016
An assessment of community health needs, led by University of Georgia faculty and facilitated by the UGA Archway Partnership, has contributed to a new urgent care center for one middle Georgia county and resulted in a scholarly article in the Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. Graduate students from the College of Public Health helped conduct the IRS-mandated Community Health Needs...
September 9, 2016
The University of Georgia College of Public Health has announced a new strategic partnership with The Forum Institute, an Oregon-based nonprofit think tank, to implement a first-of-its-kind preconception to infancy public health initiative for the state of Georgia. The Forum Institute will provide $2.4 million in funding to the UGA College of Public Health over two years to support the...
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