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August 27, 2015
Phillip L. Williams, dean of the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the state Board of Public Health, which oversees the Georgia Department of Public Health. DPH is the lead department charged with the ultimate responsibility for the health of Georgia's communities and the entire population. At the state level, DPH is divided...
August 19, 2015
UGA graduate student Rahat Wadhwa Desai was awarded the 2015 Marie W. Taubeneck Award from the Teratology Society at their 55th annual meeting in Montreal, Canada. The Taubeneck award is presented to a student or postdoctoral fellow in recognition of scholarship in teratology and service to the Teratology Society, one of the world’s leading interdisciplinary scientific...
August 10, 2015
Is the U.S. prepared to respond to a nuclear attack?  Reflecting on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Dr. Cham Dallas, director of the Institute for Disaster Management, was recently posed with this question by The Conversation, a news site sourced directly from academic and research communities. Learn more about Dr. Dallas's commentary via...
July 27, 2015
Trina Salm Ward, an assistant professor in the UGA School of Social Work and an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior in the College of Public Health, will participate in an intensive two-week course on health disparities research at the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, during the first two weeks of August. Admission to the course, which is...
July 15, 2015
Researchers from the University of Georgia have determined that various freshwater sources in Georgia, such as rivers and lakes, could feature levels of salmonella that pose a risk to humans. The study is featured in the July edition of PLOS One. Faculty and students from four colleges and five departments at UGA partnered with colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...
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).   Part of the National Institutes of Health, the NIEHS created the award...
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.   The event, which was the second mega meeting held by the department, brought together over 300 attendees which included top leadership from the state’s...
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...
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. “The issues we face in public health—such as obesity, infant...
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.  The goal of the partnership is to allow The University of Georgia to...
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