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November 13, 2013
The collaboration between the College of Public Health and the UGA Archway Partnership was recently featured in "UGA Beyond the Arch: The Year in Review 2012-13," a publication of the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia. Dean Dr. Phillip Williams, Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement Dr. Marsha Davis, and CPH graduate...
November 7, 2013
Sixteen new faculty positions at the University of Georgia have been created through an interdisciplinary hiring initiative designed to enhance teaching, service and research in fields that are of emerging statewide and global significance. Four of these new faculty positions will be jointly appointed with the UGA College of Public Health. "I am very pleased that we are able to announce...
October 10, 2013
The Moultrie Observer mentioned Dean Phillip Williams in a recent piece about the Oct. 3 State of Public Health Conference hosted by the College of Public Health Office of Outreach and Engagement. Read the article at The Moultrie Observer.
October 7, 2013
Marsha Davis, a member of the public health department’s Strategic Initiative on Childhood Obesity, said the state is gaining momentum in addressing childhood obesity through initiatives like “Power Up For 30.” She described Georgia as working in concentric circles, from the home to the school to the state. “For something as complicated as obesity, it takes all those...
October 3, 2013
The country is in some turmoil as the American health care system adapts to the new federal Affordable Care Act at the same time the federal government partially shut down in a political standoff. Congressional budget planners put the cost of implementing the Affordable Care Act at about $1 trillion over a decade, which could be offset by reductions in Medicare costs and new fees, taxes and...
October 3, 2013
State Sen. Renee Unterman warned Thursday of the weight “super utilizers” put on the Georgia health system and the need to spread government money more efficiently. This group of Georgians — those who are both Medicaid and Medicare eligible and often with chronic, long-term health care needs — makes up a minority of those on the government programs, but account for much...
September 25, 2013
Len M. Nichols, a renowned health care economist and professor of health policy at George Mason University, will address national health care reform in his keynote speech at the University of Georgia College of Public Health's second annual State of Public Health Conference Oct. 3 at the Classic Center in Athens. With interactive workshops and hot topics talks, the State of Public Health...
September 20, 2013
Two UGA College of Public Health alumni, Emily Hanson Scofield and Dr. Raegan Tuff, were recognized yesterday as members of the UGA Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2013. Hundreds of attendees gathered at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta to celebrate this group of 40 outstanding UGA alumni under age 40. Emily Hanson Scofield graduated from UGA with a Master of Environmental...
September 9, 2013
As reported by Medpage Today, “A score that includes 13 widely available clinical characteristics may help predict the likelihood coming out of an in-hospital cardiac arrest relatively unscathed, researchers found. The pre-arrest variables included in the GO-FAR (Good Outcome Following Attempted Resuscitation) score identified 28.3% of patients who had a very low or low...
September 6, 2013
Dean Phillip L. Williams, of the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Public Health, has accepted an invitation by Governor Nathan Deal to help guide Georgia's efforts to fight childhood obesity around the state as a part of the newly formed Governor's Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity. The council will advise Governor Deal on the best ways to reduce childhood obesity and...
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