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August 29, 2014
The third annual State of Public Health Conference, hosted by the University of Georgia College of Public Health, will be held Sept. 10 in the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. Featuring interactive workshops and expert talks on important public health issues facing Georgia, the event brings together over 200 public health professionals, elected officials, policymakers, academics, community-based...
August 11, 2014
On Friday Aug. 8th, the UGA College of Public Health celebrated Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day by uniting social media with notable, Georgia personalities to promote healthy eating and the fight against obesity in a campaign called “Spread the Health.” Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal, former UGA football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley, restaurateur...
May 7, 2014
Graduates in the class of 2014 at the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health will hear words of wisdom from one of Georgia’s top public health leaders. J. Patrick O’Neal, M.D., director of health protection for the Georgia Department of Public Health, will deliver the college’s commencement address on Fri., May 9, during graduation ceremonies in Athens, Georgia...
May 6, 2014
The University of Georgia College of Public Health presented awards to two preceptors and their agencies at the annual Practice Advisory Group Spring Luncheon April 22 on the UGA Health Sciences Campus.  New this year, the College’s “Preceptor of the Year” and “Agency of the Year” awards will be given annually to recognize those outstanding preceptors and...
April 29, 2014
The College of Public Health at the University of Georgia recognized its top students and outstanding faculty during its annual awards and recognition ceremony April 29.  The event was held in Georgia Hall on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, which serves as the new home to the College and its various units.   “I am very proud of the accomplishments of our students and faculty at...
April 4, 2014
Phillip Williams, Ph.D., dean of the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius invited Dr....
April 1, 2014
The University of Georgia College of Public Health is celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW) by hosting events and activities during the week of April 7th surrounding this year’s theme, “Public Health: Start Here.” Each year, NPHW focuses its effort on a different theme, and this year's theme presents an opportunity for the College of Public Health, as well as...
March 27, 2014
While Georgia's healthiest counties continue to flourish, poorer rural counties continue to struggle with higher obesity rates, less access to healthcare and diminished quality of life, according to a recent national study on county health. University of Georgia experts have been working in rural counties around the state to reverse these trends and are available to speak on their efforts....
March 10, 2014
Dr. Marsha Davis, associate dean for outreach and engagement in the College of Public Health, believes that community engagement is essential for the university's core functions of teaching, research and service-especially when it comes to Georgia's public health.  Since joining UGA in 2006, Davis has worked diligently to establish lasting partnerships with off-campus communities...
March 6, 2014
In a recent article about the UGA Obesity Initiative, the Red & Black mentioned Dr. Marsha Davis's work creating a community-based health program focused on obesity in South Georgia. In Colquitt County, UGA researcher and associate dean of the College of Public Health Marsha Davis received a $2.5 million federal grant to start a five-year trial for childhood obesity intervention. The...
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