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May 4, 2015
Each year, the UGA College of Public Health recognizes three outstanding faculty members for their remarkable work in teaching, research, and service respectively. Nominations for these awards are solicited from CPH faculty, students, and alumni. The award recipients for 2015 are: Dr. Anne Glass, associate director and graduate coordinator at the Institute of Gerontology, was honored with the...
May 1, 2015
A computational tool being developed to study vaccination attitudes and behaviors through social media could change the way researchers conduct public health surveillance. Researchers from the University of Georgia, George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University are using the social media platform Twitter to study why people refuse vaccinations. The study is being funded by a five-year...
April 8, 2015
The UGA College of Public Health will host its first Community Open House on April 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Health Sciences Campus. Free and open to the public, the event is a celebration of the college's ongoing transition to the Health Sciences Campus and an invitation to the Athens community to learn more about their work. The college is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and...
April 1, 2015
Can Twitter fill in the gap for social media research? Dr. Karen Hilyard, assistant professor of health communication, and research associates from the George Washingon University and John Hopkins University were recently posed with this question by The Conversation, a news site sourced directly from academic and research communities. Learn more about Dr. Hilyard's commentary via...
March 27, 2015
Rear Adm. R. Timothy Ziemer oversaw the reduction of worldwide malaria deaths by 40 percent over the last decade as the U.S. global malaria coordinator. He will speak on the malaria fight April 14 at 4 p.m. in Masters Hall of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Ziemer has been called one of the most quietly successful leaders in public health for his efforts in leading the...
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.  At the annual event, recipients of College’s  “Preceptor of the Year” and “Agency of...
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...
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. The event was sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Health and was designed to highlight the work of organizations throughout north Georgia who have excelled in encouraging healthy policies,...
October 20, 2014
The University of Georgia College of Public Health has received a full seven-year reaccreditation, the maximum term awarded, from the Council on Education for Public Health. The Council on Education for Public Health, or CEPH, is the only independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health. Accreditation by CEPH provides assurance...
October 6, 2014
The Red & Black recently wrote about the free Tai Chi classes offered on the UGA Health Sciences campus each semester to UGA students, faculty and the local community through a partnership of the College of Public Health with Kaiser Permanente.  One of our HPAM faculty Dr. Ko Otani commented on the program:  “Kaiser wanted to improve the health of our community and our college...
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