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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

March 11, 2015

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.
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March 11, 2015

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.
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March 9, 2015

No difference found between hosts, pathogens and environmental settings
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