News

February 2, 2015

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.
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February 2, 2015

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.

January 20, 2015

"Most people, when they’re suddenly thrust into the caregiver role for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, don’t know how to connect with programs or facilities that can help them." Read more of Andrew Lowndes's report on emerging private care options HERE

January 15, 2015

We are now accepting applications for the Connie Lloyd Scholarship. The purpose of the fund is to provide a $2000 scholarship to a student in the Health Policy and Management Department. The recipient of the scholarship shall have a program of study that includes course work, outreach, or internships focused on women and health.
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January 14, 2015

The Georgia Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) will host its 2015 Annual Conference on Saturday, March 7 at the historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech. The conference theme is Innovations in Collaborative Geriatric Care. More information, along with a downloadable brochure and registration form, can be found HERE or on the GAPNA website.

January 13, 2015

What happens if the U.S. Supreme Court invalidates the federal tax subsidies that allow over 4 million low- and middle-income people to buy health under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?  The Urban Institute estimates that the 37 states with federally run marketplaces would lose over $36 billion in federal subsidies. 
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December 17, 2014

Using new computational methods developed by the University of Georgia’s Liang Liu, Travis Glenn and others, an international team of scientists was able to shed light on an obscure period of avian evolution and further untangle the bird family tree. 
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December 5, 2014

David Brew, a second-year doctoral student at the UGA College of Public Health, has been awarded a $15,000 fellowship from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) for doctoral research in environmental science. 
Sponsored by the Procter & Gamble Company, the 2015 Global Fellowship for Doctoral Research in Environmental Sciences will provide one year of support for Brew’s research examining the impacts of pharmaceutical pollution in Georgia’s salt marsh estuaries.  
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December 1, 2014

Institute of Gerontology faculty Dr. Heidi Harriman Ewen was recently quoted in an an Athens Banner-Herald article exploring ways of making assisted living facilities feel more like home during the holidays.
One way that can happen, Ewen said, is to have the kitchen staff cook a resident’s favorite family recipe — both to give the resident a literal taste of home, and to allow the resident to share a family tradition.
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December 1, 2014

Debunking the myth of the "mean girl," new research from the University of Georgia has found that boys use relational aggression—malicious rumors, social exclusion and rejection—to harm or manipulate others more often than girls.
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