Health Care Policy
May 1, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Clayton County Archway Partnership awarded Al Dohany Award for Community Service
The Georgia Public Health Association recently recognized the University of Georgia's Archway Partnership for the expansion of the Federally Qualified Health Center in Clayton County with the Al Dohany Award for Community Service.
April 10, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA Honors student Smitha Ganeshan named 2013 Truman Scholar
Smitha Ganeshan, an Honors student majoring in anthropology at the University of Georgia, has received a 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which recognizes juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government and elsewhere in public service.
April 8, 2013 | General News
University Health Center awarded full accreditation
The University of Georgia Health Center was awarded accreditation for all services, the highest recognition for health care organizations. The national health care accrediting body the Joint Commission conducted a three-day unannounced survey on March 26-28 and found the health center in full compliance with no recommendations for improvement.
March 27, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA’s Getzen Lecture to focus on health care reform
Henry J. Aaron, noted health care expert and economist at The Brookings Institution, will give the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs' annual Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability April 3 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. His lecture, titled "Health Reform: The Calm Between the Storms," is free and open to the public.
March 25, 2013 | Events on Campus
Global health leader to speak in Voices from the Vanguard Series season finale
Carol Etherington, a nurse who has traveled the country and the world assisting people devastated by war, natural disasters and violence for three decades, will speak about her experiences and her perspective on global health April 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel.
March 21, 2013 | Events on Campus
Evidence-based health professions education conference to feature U.S. Preventive Services Chair
Dr. Virginia A. Moyer, chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and a leading national voice against prostate cancer over-screening, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual conference of the University of Georgia's Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professions Education April 5. The keynote is free and open to the public.
March 6, 2013 | Events on Campus
Harvard social scientist David R. Williams to speak at UGA March 18
David R. Williams, internationally recognized as a leading social scientist focused on social influences on health, will speak March 18 from 1:30-3 p.m. in Room 250 of the Miller Student Learning Center as part of the Race, Class, Place and Outcomes Speaker Series at the University of Georgia.
June 27, 2012 | Expert Voice
UGA experts available to comment on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
University of Georgia experts are available to provide commentary on the ramifications of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, expected to be delivered June 28.
March 29, 2012 | Events on Campus
Author Harriet Washington to discuss Deadly Monopolies at UGA Lecture
Acclaimed author Harriet A. Washington will visit the University of Georgia on April 4 to discuss her latest book Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself and the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future. Her lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in room 248 of the Miller Learning Center.
March 12, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA to host national conference on evidence-based health March 30
Kendall Ho, one of the top experts in the use of information technologies to accelerate the incorporation of the latest health evidence into routine medical practice, will be the keynote speaker at the third annual conference of the University of Georgia’s Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professions Education on Friday, March 30.
March 2, 2012 | Research News
GIS siting of emergency vehicles improves response time
In an emergency, minutes matter. With this knowledge, University of Georgia researchers developed a new method for determining where emergency vehicle stations should be located. The results of their work could improve ambulance response time for the 200 million Americans who dial 911 each year, according to the Federal Communications Commission.
January 27, 2012 | Expert Voice
UGA experts available to comment on wise health care consumers
According to the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, teaching employees the basics of being good health care consumers can result in a healthier and happier work force. It also can help reduce unnecessary utilization of costly medical services.
October 6, 2011 | General News
UGA School of Social Work and College of Public Health partner in M.S.W./M.P.H. dual degree
The University of Georgia School of Social Work and College of Public Health have partnered to offer a new dual degree program, which combines the master of social work and master of public health degrees
October 4, 2011 | Expert Voice
UGA offers experts for “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the University of Georgia has experts who have dedicated their research and study to discovering causes and treatment options for breast cancer, which strikes one in eight women. These experts are available for commentary throughout the month.
September 27, 2011 | General News
College of Public Health to offer Ph.D. In epidemiology
The University of Georgia will become the first institution of higher education in the University System of Georgia to offer a doctoral degree in epidemiology after a move approved by the Board of Regents during its September meeting. The university's College of Public Health will start classes in fall 2012.