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August 13, 2012
The public is invited to attend an open house at the new University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus, located at the corner of Prince and Oglethorpe avenues, on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Guests are asked to enter the facility using Foster Road off of Oglethorpe Avenue. UGA President Michael F. Adams will host the event. The program begins at 10 a.m. in George Hall with remarks from Adams, Senator...
July 30, 2012
Strong Growth Prompts Move to New Health Sciences Campus In its six years of existence, the University of Georgia's College of Public Health has grown from some 200 students in 2005 to an expected total enrollment of about 900 undergraduate and graduate students in fall 2011. This despite annual budget cuts and the difficulties associated with operating at a half dozen locations on the UGA...
June 28, 2012
Moderated by Rick Badie Our adults and youth are some of the heaviest in the U.S. While we understand the health ramifications of obesity, the harm done to our region’s economic diet can be equally damaging. Today, Phillip L. Williams, dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia, writes that obesity costs employers thousands of dollars in health care and the state...
June 1, 2012
Approximately 160 University of Georgia College of Public Health students participated in the College’s 8th annual graduation ceremony held in the Tate Student Center on UGA’s campus May 11, 2012. In her commencement address, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner of the Department of Public Health, charged the new graduates to, “truly work, live and make a difference at the...
April 6, 2012
Washington, D.C – In recognition of National Public Health Week, on Friday, April 6, the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) officially launched its web application I AM PUBLIC HEALTH. The user-friendly app answers the question “What can I do with a degree in public health?” with real responses and insight from more than 2,000 professionals in the field. With funding from the...
March 27, 2012
A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement! National Public Health Week is scheduled for April 2-8, 2012.  This year the theme will address the issue of prevention and wellness to ensure that all is being done to improve our nation’s health.   The College of Public Health at the University of Georgia will be observing NPHW with activities across the Athens campus....
January 23, 2012
The University will begin renovations to three buildings on the Health Sciences Campus in the fall. Renovations will include updating air conditioning and heating units, electrical and plumbing units, as well as creating programming rooms for use by the College of Public Health. Phase II of the renovations was approved on Jan. 11 at the Board of Regents meeting. The project will cost more...
December 20, 2011
The University of Georgia’s Public Health Impact TV recently filmed a two-part series about public health in the state of Georgia and the creation of the new Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). The series features interviews with Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., and District 2 Health Director David Westfall, M.D. During her interview, Commissioner Fitzgerald discussed the...
October 6, 2011
The University of Georgia School of Social Work and College of Public Health have partnered to offer a new dual degree program, which combines the master of social work and master of public health degrees. Initiated this fall, the new degree is the first of its kind at a university or college in the state of Georgia. “Social work and public health share a commitment to social justice, and...
September 20, 2011
The University of Georgia’s College of Public Health has added six new faculty members to its staff, including naming Dr. Toni Miles as a new professor and as the head of the Institute of Gerontology. “It is an exciting time at the College of Public Health,” said Phillip Williams, the dean of the College of Public Health. “Despite challenging economic circumstances, we’ve continued to see...
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