April 17, 2013 | Research News
UGA research finds sterilized dogs live longer
Many dog owners have their pets spayed or neutered to help control the pet population, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests the procedure could add to the length of their lives and alter the risk of specific causes of death.
December 6, 2012 | Research News
Social support has buffering role on poor diet behaviors, UGA study shows
Older African Americans who are dissatisfied with their lives tend to choose diets high in fat and low in fruits and vegetables. They can improve their health-and eating habits-through social support, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
October 3, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA students launch Campus Kitchen to combat senior hunger
On Oct. 4, the University of Georgia Office of Service-Learning will officially join The Campus Kitchens Project and launch Campus Kitchen at UGA, a student organization that provides free, healthful meals to area senior citizens by using donated food that would otherwise go to waste. With the program’s official status, UGA becomes one of 33 schools that are part of the national program and the first of its kind in Georgia.
August 1, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA College of Education professor emerita receives DAR award
Claire Clements, associate professor emerita of the University of Georgia College of Education, recently received the Women in the Arts Recognition Award from the Elijah Clarke Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
February 27, 2012 | Events on Campus
Neurodegenerative disease expert to deliver Ritter Lecture at UGA
A leading expert on misfolded proteins that play a role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's will share her insights at the annual Ritter Lecture on March 27 at 4 p.m. in room 404B of the biological sciences building at the University of Georgia.
February 9, 2012 | General News
UGA nutrition experts available
Proper nutrition is essential for the body to function. A nutritious diet provides the nutrients needed for a lifetime of health and aids in the prevention of chronic disease, obesity and cancer.
October 31, 2011 | Expert Voice
UGA experts to offer commentary on Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
University of Georgia experts are available to comment on Alzheimer's Awareness Month, which is recognized in November.
September 19, 2011 | General News
Miles named head of Institute of Gerontology in UGA’s College of Public Health
Dr. Toni Miles has been named the director of the University of Georgia's Institute of Gerontology in the College of Public Health, effective Aug. 1. Miles replaced Leonard Poon, who recently retired after serving as the Institute's director for 26 years.
June 24, 2011 | General News
UGA social work students gain experience working with older adults, help preserve oral history
Students in the University of Georgia School of Social Work are collaborating with UGA's Archway Partnership to help preserve the oral history of Hart County, while gaining valuable experience in working with older citizens.
November 6, 2009 | Research News
UGA researchers receive stimulus funding to improve health literacy of elderly
Improving the health literacy skills of Georgia's elderly and disabled is the goal of a University of Georgia research project that has been funded by federal stimulus monies.
March 30, 2009 | General News
February 9, 2009 | General News
A new study by University of Georgia researchers shows that despite the availability of fortified foods, many older adults suffer from deficiencies of vitamin D, calcium and B12, which are critical for optimal bone, blood and nervous system health.
July 14, 2008 | General News
First Flatt professor
Mary Ann Johnson, a foods and nutrition professor who has developed research-based programs focused on helping older adults eat nutritious meals, has been named the first Bill and June Flatt Professor in Foods and Nutrition (FDN) in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Her appointment was approved June 11 by the University System Board of Regents.