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UGA College of Public Health to hold Community Open House April 20

Athens, Ga. – 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.

The college is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and the Community Open House will kick off a yearlong celebration of the college’s achievements over the past decade, including accreditation and move to serve as the primary tenant of the Health Sciences Campus.

Featuring games and activities, including health screenings, children’s activities and various demonstrations from community organizations, the Community Open House will showcase the college’s role in the community.

“We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished during the past 10 years, and this is an opportunity say ‘thank you’ to the Athens community for their support, as well as the chance to share with them some of the remarkable things we’re doing,” said Phillip L. Williams, the dean of the College of Public Health.

“As the primary tenant of the Health Sciences Campus, we recognize this is a resource the entire Athens community should be proud of, housing cutting-edge public health and medical health research, as well as a serving as one of the greatest examples of community efforts to invest and restore a historic property” in the Athens area.

During the Community Open House, the college will host guided tours, offering the opportunity to see the work done by the Office of University Architects in renovating and revitalizing the campus. Guests also will be able to interact with the college’s students and faculty as they share the work they’re doing on campus.

The afternoon of events will culminate in an installment of “Community Conversations” presented by Athens Regional Health System. This 30-minute panel discussion will attempt to answer the question “What is Public Health?” Refreshments will be available.

For more information about the open house, contact Rebecca Ayer at 706-542-2662 or follow the college on Facebook at