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March 15, 2021

Ambassador Spotlight: Kedarnath Malapati

My name is Kedarnath Malapati and I am from Cumming, GA. I am a second year Environmental Health (EHS) and Biology major with a pre-med intent. I knew I wanted to do something in the field of epidemiology coming into UGA because of a camp I attended at CDC, so I picked EHS. I have no regrets. The staff at the College of Public Health are very valuable in helping students find internships and classes. I recommend everyone to do research on multiple majors before they finalize their selection. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me! <More Profiles>

PBHL 3100E - New Section for Maymester

The college added a second section of PBHL 3100E in the Maymester. The CRN is 67427 with Marcie McClellan.

Reminder: Make Your Advising Appointment Now

The advisors are currently working to make sure you have an appointment prior to registration in early-mid April. If you have not scheduled your advising appointment, please do so before all of the appointments are gone prior to your registration ticket window.

Don't wait until the last minute!

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 Graduates Eligible for Senior Signature

To participate, students are asked to make a minimum gift of $30.00. Of this gift, $20.00 goes to any fund of their choosing, and $10.00 goes to the Class Gift. All students who make a gift through Senior Signature will be recognized by having their names engraved on the Class of 2021 plaque that will be installed in Tate Plaza a few days before commencement in May. The deadline to give is March 31, 2021, and this deadline applies to May, August, and December 2021 undergraduate and graduate students.

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Deadline Extended: Strategic Health & Risk Communication Professional Certficate

UGA HPRB has partnered with Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication to develop a Strategic Health and Risk Communication Professional Certificate. This 18-credit certificate will be co-administered by the Advertising and Public Relations Department in Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior in the College of Public Health. The purpose of creating the program is to provide students with knowledge, skills, and experience related to applying strategic communication principles to addressing public health problems. The Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated the importance of effectively communicating scientific data and information to the public and the problems that arise when information is misrepresented. With an aging population and healthcare playing an integral role in our society, there really is a strong demand for training and experience on communication in the healthcare area. The availability of this certificate will help to prepare students to meet the needs of society at large and use their health promotion and/or communication skills in an applied manner. We expect students to come out of the program ready to illustrate the process of developing empirically-informed health communication campaigns for public health purposes. In addition, students will have the opportunity to practice the application of strategic public health communication through project-based and experiential learning opportunities.

I am excited about this collaboration and applications for the certificate open today. Only a small cohort (~15 HPRB students) will be accepted into the certificate program for Fall 2021. Applications are due by April 15th at 11:59pm.

Apply here: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cSHu1dogXJ84dKK

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Future Health Promoters Club

The Future Health Promoters club has some exciting events coming up. These are a great way to further involve yourself in our club and we hope you’ll consider attending.


  • Zoom Yoga Class - 3/24 | 7PM via Zoom
  • Sexual Education Guest Speaker - 3/31 | 7PM via Zoom


  • National Public Health Week - 4/5-11
  • Outdoor Yoga Class- 4/7 | 5PM @Myers Quad (Zoom optional)
  • FHP Nutrition Guide + Zoom Yoga Class - 4/14 | 7PM via Zoom

Scholarship Available from Stethoscope Magazine

Stethoscope Magazine is excited to launch a merit-based scholarship open to all majors at the University of Georgia in 2021. The Leara Scholarship is a $500 scholarship to be used for furthering your higher education. This year, we will be offering one prize for writing and another for photography/design. This year's theme is Mental Health, and we will accordingly be looking for exceptional work founded on this theme. The application closes on Sunday, April 4th at 11:59 PM EST. Apply, tell your friends and good luck!

-- Stethoscope Magazine
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March is Women's History Month and the Institute for Women's Studies at UGA has lots of virtual special events planned to celebrate this national recognition. We hope you'll join us!

Keynote Address

This year's Women's History Month Keynote Address will be presented by voting rights activist, Deborah Scott, Executive Director of Georgia STAND-UP and 2012 White House Champion of Change. Her lecture, "Behind Every Great Woman are Great Women," will take place on Tuesday, March 16 at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom. The lecture is FREE and open to all, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Film Festival

We'll host a series of virtual film screenings throughout March featuring documentaries about women fighting for civil rights, reproductive rights, voting rights, labor rights, and more. Each Monday in March, a new film will become available to stream 24/day at your convenience for the entire week! Simply visit our website to access the "Virtual Watch Page" and password for each film. This week's film is "Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders."

Panel Discussion 🗨🍎

This year's events will also include a panel discussion focusing on feminist teaching and how gender, race, and social justice work is being integrated in K-12 curriculum in public schools. We'll talk with some of our affiliate faculty and friends from the College of Education about this timely topic on Thursday, March 18 at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom. FREE and open to all, but registration is required. Click here to register.

**Read more about our Women's History Month recognition HERE.

**Visit our website for details on each event: http://iws.uga.edu/events/all

TEDxUGA: Dr. Lisa Renzi-Hammond

Put your hands together for TEDxUGA 2021: Next Level presenter Dr. Lisa Renzi-Hammond!

A neuroscientist at the Institute of Gerontology in the College of Public Health, Dr. Renzi-Hammond works to strengthen diagnosis rates for age-related diseases. Her expertise lies in lifespan sensory and neurological health, and she studies the ways in which making positive lifestyle changes can improve visual function, cognitive function and decrease risk for neurodegenerative disease.

In her talk, Dr. Renzi-Hammond shares what a small yellow dot can tell us about how we live — and how we die. To learn more about age-related diseases, join Dr. Renzi-Hammond on March 19th at 7pm and stay tuned for more information on the rest of our lineup!

Master of Public Health Info Sessions

Join us to learn more about the College of Public Health's Master of Public Health program. We will cover information about the college, degree program, and the application process.

Tuesday, March 23: 5PM - 6:30PM

Register Here: http://explore.publichealth.uga.edu/mphvirtualinfosession/inquiryform

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Schwarzman Scholars - A Call for Future Leaders

Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to announce a virtual info session for prospective applicants. Anchored in a fully-funded 11-month Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, we are seeking high-caliber applicants who will represent the world’s next generation of leaders.

If the last year has taught us anything, it is that we are all far more interconnected than we ever realized. Global challenges require global solutions and leaders who are well-informed and well-equipped to develop them. With a front row seat to global crisis leadership and practical opportunities to construct interdisciplinary solutions, Schwarzman Scholars are better positioned to succeed and more in demand around the world than ever before.

Schwarzman Scholars is open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree. Applicants from all academic disciplines and career paths are eligible. For more details on eligibility, refer to our website.

For the next cohort, this unparalleled opportunity will begin in Beijing in August 2022 at Schwarzman College.

Join this webinar to learn more about the program and application process. To attend, register below:

Schwarzman Scholars Virtual Session – University of Georgia

Tuesday, April 6 6:00-7:00pm EST

Register: https://slate.to/Y0oLJMWM

UGA Contact: Jessica Hunt, Major Scholarships Coordinator, UGA Honors Program - jhunt@uga.edu

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Spencer Frye Fellowship

My name is Julianna Isbitts, and I am the 2020-2021 Fellowship Director of the Representative Spencer Frye Fellowship.

We are currently looking for passionate, intelligent, and dedicated students from all over UGA's campus to fill positions within the program. We would love to invite your students to join the Fellowship to work on building local and state government-constituent relations, campaigns, and policy research. The application time period is March 18-April 18.

The Representative Spencer Frye Fellowship is a local fellowship program consisting of 20-25 students that provides them with invaluable knowledge, exploration, and access into local and state politics, working with legislative issues and public relations. Legislative Fellows gain experience conducting research, writing bill memos, participating in campaigns, interacting with lobbying groups, attending committee meetings and assisting constituents. This position also has the chance to work closely with Representative Frye at the Georgia State Capitol Building during Legislative Session. Public Relations Fellows will focus on maintaining Representative Frye’s public relations through crafting social media posts, assisting with our weekly newsletter, crafting blog posts and more.

I have attached a flyer that highlights the opportunities a Fellow will have and how to apply for a position. If possible, would you be able to send this flyer to your students and inform them about this Fellowship opportunity? If you have any more questions before emailing your students, please feel free to email me or our Chief of Staff, Buket, who is CC'd.


Julianna Isbitts

Fellowship Director, Spencer Frye Fellowship

Representative Spencer Frye, Georgia House of Representatives

(404)804-0417, fellowship@spencerfrye.com

Thomas Lay Tutoring Program

We are a program that is funded by the Honors Program and has been running since 2006. Our program involves helping with homework and daily reading, creating meaningful relationships, clubs and activities, gym time, and much more!

We serve middle and elementary schoolers in the Athens-Clarke County school system. Our Elementary School program runs Monday-Friday 3-5:30 PM and our Middle School program runs Mondays and Wednesdays 4:15-5:15 PM. Walk-in mentors are welcome and we have opportunities to apply to become more involved as a head mentor at the end of each semester. Come help us make a difference in our community!


We are located at 297 Hoyt Street- feel free to show up whatever day is best for you but do stay the entire time if possible- masks required!

Need more info?

Check out our website: thomaslayasp.com

Our Instagram is @ugathomaslay

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Katlyn! thomaslayvc@gmail.com

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