Nutrition, Diet, and Health
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.
February 27, 2013 | Events on Campus
University of Georgia to host international symposium on One Health
The University of Georgia Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute and Faculty of Infectious Diseases along with the University of Liverpool will host the first international One Health Symposium March 21-23 at the UGA Center for Continuing Education.
February 25, 2013 | General News
UGA Food Services chef to compete in culinary challenge
University of Georgia Food Services Chef Shelly Orozco-Marrs has been selected to compete in the regional Culinary Challenge at the National Association of College and University Food Services Southern Region Conference March 8 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
February 12, 2013 | Events on Campus
Annual Southern Garden Heritage Conference to celebrate heirloom fruits and vegetables
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia will hold the 2013 Southern Garden Heritage Conference Feb. 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Callaway Building Auditorium. The focus is on "Gardening with Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables."
January 30, 2013 | Events on Campus
Expert in reducing obesity in people with disabilities to give 2013 Ramsey Lecture
James H. Rimmer, an expert in developing health programs to reduce obesity in people with disabilities, will give the 2013 Ramsey Lecture on Feb. 13 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
January 24, 2013 | Events on Campus
Childhood obesity expert to speak Feb. 6 at UGA
Michael Goran, a leading researcher in the field of childhood obesity and a professor at the University of Southern California, will discuss his work Feb. 6 from 12:20-1:30 p.m. in room 104 of Conner Hall at the University of Georgia. His talk will cover "The Sugar ‘Maize': Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Obesity and Metabolic Risk—from Genes to Policy."