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July 15, 2015
Researchers from the University of Georgia have determined that various freshwater sources in Georgia, such as rivers and lakes, could feature levels of salmonella that pose a risk to humans. The study is featured in the July edition of PLOS One. Faculty and students from four colleges and five departments at UGA partnered with colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...
July 6, 2015
Kun Lu, assistant professor of environmental health science at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, is one of six outstanding early-career scientists selected nationwide to receive an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).   Part of the National Institutes of Health, the NIEHS created the award...
June 10, 2015
The UGA College of Public Health recently co-sponsored the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) annual “Good to Great” leadership meeting May 28-29 at its new home at the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens, Ga.   The event, which was the second mega meeting held by the department, brought together over 300 attendees which included top leadership from the state’s...
June 3, 2015
Dr. Jane Mutanga-Mutembo, a doctoral student in epidemiology at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded the 2015-2016 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship.  The one-year, renewable grant provides women scientists from developing and emerging countries up to $50,000 to pursue advanced degrees in a science, technology, engineering, or...
June 1, 2015
Imagine that every Georgian has fresh food to eat, lives on safe streets, and enjoys physical and mental well-being—no matter what their ethnicity, income or ZIP code. Teams from five Georgia communities participating in the University of Georgia’s Public Health Leadership Academy are imagining just that. “The issues we face in public health—such as obesity, infant...
May 27, 2015
(Originally reported in The Moultrie Observer, May 27, 2015) MOULTRIE — During the Archway Leadership Summit on May 4, Colquitt County recently recognized the 10-year anniversary of the Archway Partnership with The University of Georgia.  Colquitt County was the program’s pilot community in 2005.  The goal of the partnership is to allow The University of Georgia to...
May 5, 2015
Former University of Georgia Provost Dr. Karen Holbrook will deliver the UGA College of Public Health’s 2015 keynote address at College’s annual celebration ceremony to be held 3 p.m., Friday, May 8 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, Ga. Serving as UGA Provost from 1998 to 2002, Dr. Holbrook created the UGA Biomedical and Health Sciences Initiative, which was the starting...
May 4, 2015
The UGA College of Public Health and its various units honored over 41 students for their exceptional leadership, service, and scholarship at recognition events this April. Three students were selected for the College’s top college-wide awards. Scott Sapp, an MPH student in environmental health science, was awarded the Public Health Outreach Award. His award will provide funding support...
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...
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