The UGA Office of Sustainability has awarded $43,000 to fund 11 interdisciplinary student projects through its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program. Two students from the College of Public Health's Environmental Health Science Department at the UGA College of Public Health were among those chosen for these awards.
Alumna Laura Adams (MPH '11, DVM '12) traveled to Liberia last fall as a member of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team to battle the most prominent scare to global public health in some time - Ebola.
Adams, who began working with the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service over two years ago, was stationed in Grand Bassa, Liberia, a coastal county about three hours south of the capital.
No difference found between hosts, pathogens and environmental settings
In the Athens Banner Herald this month, Dr. Chris Whalen, Ernest Corn Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, contributed in his thoughts and insights as researcher, medical doctor, and certified infectious disease specialist to the recent vaccination debate.
An excerpt from his opinion piece:
This week, health officials in Los Angeles were met with an outbreak of a deadly bacteria known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, which has infected a least seven patients, two of whom have died, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
A recent study published in the Journals of Gerontology Series B contrasts disability transitions among elders in Mexico and in the United States.
Lead author and Institute of Gerontology faculty Dr. Kerstin Gerst-Emerson and her colleagues suggest that if Mexico follows the path of the United States in terms of modernization, urbanization, and related changes in lifestyle, it will likely face similar health challenges as well.
Dr. Cham Dallas, director of the Institute for Disaster Management in the College of Public Health, has shared his expertise on the threat of nuclear disasters and terrorism with Congress, the United Nations and media outlets around the globe. His research presents numerous opportunities for students to be involved in memorable and professionally useful research.