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November 10, 2015
Every year, 50,000 people die in East Africa from tuberculosis. Worldwide, 1.5 million people die from the disease. And when HIV infection is added to the mix, TB becomes even more deadly.  The University of Georgia fighting against these numbers with a new $1.49 million grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. UGA is partnering with Makerere...
November 3, 2015
Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco, a University of Georgia study finds. Tobacco addiction in adolescents is oftentimes an overlooked issue because it doesn't carry with it the stigma that alcohol abuse and other serious drugs do, according to the study's lead...
October 13, 2015
Dr. Mark Ebell, professor of epidemiology and member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, was recently interviewed by NBC News to talk about new recommendations encouraging blood pressure monitoring outside of the doctor's office. Read the entire piece on the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics news feed.
October 8, 2015
The University of Georgia College of Public Health has received a $500,000 gift to create the Karen and Jim Holbrook Distinguished Professorship and an endowed fellowship to support graduate students in the global health field.  Karen Holbrook served as UGA provost and senior vice president for academic affairs from 1998 to 2002 before being named president of The Ohio State University. Jim...
October 1, 2015
The University of Georgia College of Public Health has named one of its newest faculty members, Dr. José F. Cordero, as the first Gordhan L. and Virginia B. "Jinx" Patel Distinguished Professor in Public Health. Cordero joined the college in August as professor and head of its department of epidemiology and biostatistics. "As the state of Georgia continues to struggle...
September 29, 2015
The fourth annual State of Public Health Conference, hosted by the University of Georgia College of Public Health, will be held Oct. 6 beginning at 9 a.m. in the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. This event, organized by the college’s Office of Outreach and Engagement, will bring together over 300 of Georgia’s public health professionals, policymakers, academics, community health organizations...
September 22, 2015
Dr. Marsha Davis, associate dean for outreach and engagement, commented on a new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that found three in 10 Georgia adults are obese, a rate that ranks the state 19th in the nation.  Read more on the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior news feed.
September 21, 2015
Dr. Mark Wilson, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, is one of four UGA faculty members recently selected as a 2015-2016 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellow. Created by the Southeastern Conference in 2008, the fellowship program seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and...
September 9, 2015
In honor of its 10th anniversary, the College of Public Health will welcome students, alumni and community guests to the UGA Health Sciences Campus for its 10th Anniversary Celebration on Mon. Oct. 5. The day will feature a full slate of afternoon events, punctuated by a 5 p.m. program and reception at George Hall (new rain location). The 10th Anniversary Celebration will include a keynote...
August 27, 2015
Phillip L. Williams, dean of the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the state Board of Public Health, which oversees the Georgia Department of Public Health. DPH is the lead department charged with the ultimate responsibility for the health of Georgia's communities and the entire population. At the state level, DPH is divided...
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