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Articles by Rebecca Ayer
|Nov. 15 2016||
The University of Georgia has been awarded a two-year, $1.25 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to boost obesity prevention efforts in Georgia's most impacted rural counties-Calhoun and Taliaferro counties.
|Sep. 9 2016||
The University of Georgia College of Public Health has announced a new strategic partnership with The Forum Institute, an Oregon-based nonprofit think tank, to implement a first-of-its-kind preconception to infancy public health initiative for the state of Georgia.
|Jun. 15 2016||
University of Georgia doctoral student María Eugenia Castellanos has been awarded a 2016-2017 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship to fund her research on tuberculosis transmission in Guatemala.
|May. 9 2016||
Iron, a critical element for living organisms, can be hard to hard to come by in open marine waters-except each summer, when atmospherically transported dust from north Africa's Sahara Desert provides pulses of biologically important nutrients, including iron, to the tropical marine waters of the Caribbean and southeastern U.S.
|Jan. 4 2016||
Researchers from the University of Georgia College of Public Health's Department of Health Promotion and Behavior received a grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety to evaluate over 100 educational and law enforcement focused programs funded by the office.
|Nov. 10 2015||
Every year, 50,000 people die in East Africa from tuberculosis. Worldwide, 1.5 million people die from the disease. And when HIV infection is added to the mix, TB becomes even more deadly. The University of Georgia is fighting against these numbers with a new $1.49 million grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health.
|Oct. 8 2015||
The University of Georgia College of Public Health has received a $500,000 gift to create the Karen and Jim Holbrook Distinguished Professorship and an endowed fellowship to support graduate students in the global health field.
|Oct. 1 2015||
The University of Georgia College of Public Health has named one of its newest faculty members, Dr. José F. Cordero, as the first Gordhan L. and Virginia B. "Jinx" Patel Distinguished Professor in Public Health.
|Sep. 29 2015||
The fourth annual State of Public Health Conference, hosted by the University of Georgia College of Public Health, will be held Oct. 6 beginning at 9 a.m. in the UGA Hotel and Conference Center.
|Sep. 17 2015||
In honor of its 10th anniversary, the University of Georgia's College of Public Health will welcome students, alumni and community guests to the UGA Health Sciences Campus Oct. 5. A full slate of afternoon events open to the public will be punctuated by a 5 p.m. program and reception at Miller Parade Grounds.
|Jun. 5 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.
|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.
|Apr. 15 2015||
Joel Lee, the John A. Drew Professor of Health Administration at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence.
|Apr. 8 2015||
The University of Georgia's College of Public Health will host its first Community Open House on April 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Health Sciences Campus. Free and open to the public, the event is a celebration of the college's ongoing transition to the Health Sciences Campus and an invitation to the Athens community to learn more about their work.
|Mar. 31 2015||
Experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults, according to new research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health.