News

July 6, 2015

Kun Lu, assistant professor of environmental health science at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, is one of six outstanding early-career scientists selected nationwide to receive an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).  
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June 10, 2015

The UGA College of Public Health recently co-sponsored the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) annual “Good to Great” leadership meeting May 28-29 at its new home at the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens, Ga.  read more

June 3, 2015

Dr. Jane Mutanga-Mutembo, a doctoral student in epidemiology at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded the 2015-2016 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship. 

The one-year, renewable grant provides women scientists from developing and emerging countries up to $50,000 to pursue advanced degrees in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field.read more

June 1, 2015

An increasing number of longitudinal studies have shown that regular checkups have no effect on preventing disease. Men's Journal, in the Health & Fitness section of its June 2015 magazine, looked at current evidence examining the value of the annual checkup.
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June 1, 2015

Imagine that every Georgian has fresh food to eat, lives on safe streets, and enjoys physical and mental well-being—no matter what their ethnicity, income or ZIP code. Teams from five Georgia communities participating in the University of Georgia’s Public Health Leadership Academy are imagining just that.read more

June 1, 2015

College of Public Health institute charged with preparing Georgia for disaster.
The College of Public Health’s Institute for Disaster Management was recently awarded $756,000 in new federal funding to design and direct new Ebola emergency response initiatives for the Georgia health care system.
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May 27, 2015

(Originally reported in The Moultrie Observer, May 27, 2015)

MOULTRIE — During the Archway Leadership Summit on May 4, Colquitt County recently recognized the 10-year anniversary of the Archway Partnership with The University of Georgia. 

Colquitt County was the program’s pilot community in 2005. read more

May 22, 2015

Dr. Nathan Hansen, department head and professor of health promotion and behavior, recently commented to the press in on a new CDC report which revealed that Georgia's smoking rate is on a sharp decline. Overall, 26 states had a drop in cigarette smoking prevalence over that period, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
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May 7, 2015

Dr. Kerstin Emerson shares insights on caregiving with Celeste Headlee, host of the GPB radio show On Second Thought. To listen to the broadcast, click HERE.

May 5, 2015

Dr. Anne Glass, Associate Director of the Institute of Gerontology, was awarded top honors by the College of Public Health for excellence in teaching. To read more about Dr. Glass and other faculty award recipients, click HERE.