News

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 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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March 5, 2015

In the Athens Banner Herald this month, Dr. Chris Whalen, Ernest Corn Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, contributed in his thoughts and insights as researcher, medical doctor, and certified infectious disease specialist to the recent vaccination debate.
An excerpt from his opinion piece:
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February 28, 2015

News coverage on national efforts to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria continues in a recent piece from the Washington Examiner on the dangers of overprescribing antibiotics.
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February 20, 2015

This week, health officials in Los Angeles were met with an outbreak of a deadly bacteria known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, which has infected a least seven patients, two of whom have died, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
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February 13, 2015

The CPH Office of Outreach and Engagement and Archway Partnership were one of 21 honorees at the third annual Celebrate Healthy North Georgia Awards Conference held in Gainesville, Ga. on Jan. 29.read more

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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