Nutrition, Diet, and Health
May 16, 2013 | Research News
Stroke patients respond similarly to after-stroke care, despite age difference
Age has little to do with how patients should be treated after suffering a stroke, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
May 9, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA service-learning class helps bring documentary on hunger in America to Ciné May 11
A group of University of Georgia students taking a service-learning course worked collaboratively with community members to bring a panel discussion and documentary film focusing on hunger in America to Ciné on May 11 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
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 25, 2013 | Research News
Pigment in the eye found to be key between obesity, vision loss
"Eat your veggies" has been an admonition of parents through the ages, but newly published brain research from the University of Georgia provides one of the best reasons why.
April 16, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Campus Kitchen at UGA receives top student organization award
Campus Kitchen at UGA was named the University of Georgia's "Organization of the Year" during the 12th Annual H. Gordon and Francis S. Davis Student Organization Achievement and Recognition Awards, given out April 10 at the Tate Student Center. The hunger relief student organization, launched in March 2011, also received an award for "Outstanding Service to the Community."
April 3, 2013 | Events on Campus
From scrap to soil amendment: Compost 101 offered at UGA
Compost 101, a University of Georgia class that will teach participants how to successfully transform kitchen scraps and yard waste into a nutritive soil amendment, will be held April 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 1501 of the Miller Plant Sciences Building. Compost 101 is free and open to the public.
April 3, 2013 | General News
Multicultural Health Fair scheduled at Pendergrass Flea Market
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy will host the 2013 Multicultural Health Fair April 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Pendergrass Flea Market. The event focuses on those in the community who may not have access to regular health care services.
March 29, 2013 | Research News
UGA grant helps students understand diabetes through virtual gaming
When Scott Brown thinks about the future of education, he sees his undergraduate students taking notes on tablets and looking at 3-D models while maneuvering textbook pages with the flick of a finger.
March 26, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA doctoral students awarded prize at national policy competition
A team of doctoral students from the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs was selected as a semi-finalist at the University of Pennsylvania's annual National Invitational Public Policy Challenge held March 16-17 in Philadelphia's National Constitution Center. Danielle Atkins, of Seymour, Tenn.; Grace Bagwell, of Boiling Springs, S.C.; and Justin Bullock, of Dallas, Ga., made up UGA's Team PATCH and received a $5,000 prize to assist with the implementation of their proposed policy.
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 | Research News
Middle-aged volunteers needed: UGA to test effects of concussions received in high school
With questions about sports concussions centered on whether and when athletes who sustain concussions should return to on-field action, little data exists to evaluate longer-term consequences of sports-related concussions. A new University of Georgia study hopes to address the issue.
March 20, 2013 | Events on Campus
Expert on biotechnology and public health to lecture at UGA
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of microbiology will present a lecture by Obidimma Ezezika on effective strategies for improved public health through the adoption of biotechnology April 3 at 2 p.m. in room S175 of the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences.
March 8, 2013 | Events on Campus
Inaugural State of Public Health Conference to focus on collaborative strategies
On March 21, state leaders committed to improving the health of Georgians will gather at the University of Georgia for the inaugural State of Public Health Conference. Hosted by the Georgia Public Health Training Center in the UGA College of Public Health, the conference will begin with registration at 8 a.m. in the UGA Hotel and Conference Center.
March 4, 2013 | Research News
Studies find strong links between food insecurity, health care among elderly
A fear of going hungry may be leading many older Georgians to skip medications and cancel doctors' appointments as they juggle limited incomes with prescription costs and out-of-pocket copayments required by Medicare, according to two new studies by University of Georgia researchers.
March 4, 2013 | General News
UGA’s Office of Service-Learning brings four service workers to Athens community
The University of Georgia's Office of Service-Learning has helped bring four members of AmeriCorps VISTA, a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty, to the Athens-Clarke County community.