News

April 15, 2015

Joel Lee, DrPH, CPH, the John A. Drew Professor of Health Administration at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence.
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April 10, 2015

Approximately 1,300 second-grade students in the Clarke County School District visited the University of Georgia campus April 7-10 during National Public Health Week for a field trip that introduced them to basic health principles through hands-on activities with UGA students.
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April 8, 2015

The UGA College of Public Health will host its first Community Open House on April 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Health Sciences Campus. Free and open to the public, the event is a celebration of the college's ongoing transition to the Health Sciences Campus and an invitation to the Athens community to learn more about their work.read more

April 1, 2015

The most commonly performed ovarian cancer screening test—the bimanual exam—is unlikely to benefit healthy women, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Georgia.
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March 31, 2015

Experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults, according to new research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health.
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March 31, 2015

Institute of Gerontology expert Dr. Kerstin Gerst Emerson and co-author Dr. Jayani Jayawardhana found that experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults. The authors suggest that the identification and targeting of interventions for lonely elders may significantly decrease physician visits and health care costs. To read a summary of their findings click here.
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March 31, 2015

UGA's Action Pack Families program in Colquitt County recently made the local news with the announcement of a new walking club that will meet four times a week in Moultrie, Ga.'s new Main Street Park. The goal of the walking program is to teach elementary school children about nutrition and physical activity and enable them to share what they learn at home to help develop healthy habits for the w
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March 30, 2015

With an innovative proposal addressing a silent public health problem for homeless women, four students from the University of Georgia won the top prize in the fourth annual Public Policy Challenge National Invitational in Philadelphia earlier this month.
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March 27, 2015

St. Mary’s Health Care System, CDC Division of TB Elimination win awards

The University of Georgia College of Public Health honored exceptional preceptors and their agencies at the Practice Advisory Group Spring Luncheon held March 27 on the UGA Health Sciences Campus. read more

March 27, 2015

Rear Adm. R. Timothy Ziemer oversaw the reduction of worldwide malaria deaths by 40 percent over the last decade as the U.S. global malaria coordinator.read more