Monday Morning News(letter)

January 11, 2021

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Academic

MPH Internship Information Session: PBHL 7560

PBHL 7560

MPH Internship Information Session

ALL MPH students who will be interning Summer 2021 are required to attend the Internship Informational Session via zoom January 15th or January 22nd using zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99712959867

Please contact Practice Coordinator Jacquelyn Hughes Jacquelyn.hughes@uga.edu with any questions prior to the date

Course Announcements

EPID 8100: Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice

Mondays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm

3 credit hours


This course, taught by Mark Ebell MD, MS (Professor of Epidemiology), is designed to teach public health professionals the principles of evidence-based practice. In Spring, 2021 it will be taught in a mix of 2 hours per week of synchronous, interactive online sessions with the instructor (Monday, 3:30 to 5:30 pm), supplemented by a mix of readings and short video lectures. You will learn about evaluating the validity and quality of studies of diagnosis, treatment, screening, and prevention; understanding accuracy of diagnostic and screening tests at a deeper level; randomized and quasi-experimental trials from the perspective of the clinical researcher rather than statistician; evaluating and understanding practice guidelines; and systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The class will involve a semester long project in groups of 2 to 3 students depending on class size where you identify a focused public health or medical question about diagnosis, screening, prevention or therapy and then perform a systematic review. The project includes learning how efficiently search PubMed, evaluate study quality, abstract data, synthesize data, and present it. These skills will be especially useful for anyone planning to work in a healthcare setting, anyone who wants to get better at reading and understanding clinical research, and for doctoral students to help them write their dissertations. If questions, please email the instructor (ebell@uga.edu).

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Meetings & Events

Please Join Us for Virtual State of the Public's Health Conference: January 12

On January 12, the Office of Outreach, Engagement, and Equity will present the 9th annual State of the Public's Health Conference. This year, the conference is virtual and will be from 9am to 12pm.


Registration is free, and we welcome all to register as soon as possible. In keeping with the goals of our strategic plan, we hope to have great representation across our faculty, staff, and students at the event. There will be wonderful things in store for attendees--our goal for the morning is to energize and refocus on the work of public health that we all must do to move forward.


Please take a few moments to:

1) Respond to our one question poll here on the topical areas you would like to see us focus on in conference breakout sessions; and

2) Register here for the conference.

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An Alumni Connection

Wednesday, January 13

4PM

Connecting Students & Alumni

Hosted by the College of Public Health and the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences


Meet Adam Gobin - AB Spanish ’06, BS Biology ’06, Master of Public Health ’08

Adam Gobin was born in Trinidad and Tobago and attended high school in Mexico City. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a double major in Biology and

Spanish in 2006. He then pursued a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Georgia and graduated in 2008. Adam joined The Emory Clinic’s Management

Development Program (MDP) after getting his MPH and spent 7 years in leadership roles in The Emory Clinic’s Patient Financial Services Department. He joined Wellstar

Health System in January 2020 as the Assistant Vice President of Wellstar Medical Group’s business office.


Register: https://gail.uga.edu/events/cph/fy21-an-alumni-connection-with-adam-gobin

The Future of Global Healthcare Governance

This conference will address three crucial questions of global health governance. It will consider, first, whether and how the ailing global public health infrastructure might be reinvigorated; second, how the pandemic has threatened and exposed limitations of the social safety net in the United States and other economies around the world; and, finally, the phenomenon of vaccine refusal and what national and international legal institutions might do to curb it. The conference will feature a keynote speech by Ms. Marice Ashe, Founder and former CEO of ChangeLab Solutions, and Ms. Elsie E. Hayford, Founder and Director of Lamèsè. Experts from academia and the practice will present on panels.

This annual conference will take place via Zoom on Monday, January 25, 2021.

The full conference program is attached to this email.


All interested students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend this free event. To register, please use the following link: http://www.law.uga.edu/gjiclspring2021

This event is co-sponsored by:

· Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law

· Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law

· Health Law Society, University of Georgia School of Law

· International Law Society, University of Georgia School of Law

· University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

· University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs

· University of Georgia School of Social Work

All questions may be directed to Sarah Quinn (squinn@uga.edu).

Call for GAWP Student Design Competition Teams

The Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) is hosting a Student Design Competition as part of their 2021 Spring Conference. We would like to invite students from programs across the region to participate in this exciting opportunity. Through this email, we are hoping to solicit your interest in having a student team from your school or program participate.

GAWP’s Student Design Competition (SDC) promotes real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing education and a career in the water and wastewater field. The scope and requirements for participation in the SDC are similar to a senior design project or capstone project typically included in undergraduate science or engineering degree programs. Student teams participating in the GAWP SDC will submit both a written report and an oral presentation (most probably virtual) to a panel of judges in a special session during the virtual 2021 GAWP Spring Conference on April 23, 2021.

Eligible project topics may include, but are not limited to sustainability efforts in design and infrastructure, stormwater management, water resource recovery facility design and expansion, water reuse, constructed wetlands, remediation of contaminated environmental sites, collection system and pump station design, etc. Furthermore, we are working with utilities and engineering firms to provide some problem statements for student teams or facilitate student team’s with existing problem statements and connect them with a mentor. For questions, more information, or to express general interest, regarding participation in the GAWP SDC please contact the SDC committee Chair, Hatem El-Sayegh, at hatem.el-sayegh@bargedesign.com.

Lastly, the winning student team of the GAWP SDC will be sponsored by GAWP for competition at the Water Environment Federation (WEF) SDC held at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in Chicago, IL during October 2021. More information about the international WEF Student Design Competition can be found here.

Fellowships/Internships

Public Policy Fellowship Program

Paid Fellowship for College Graduates
Recent college graduates who earned their bachelor’s degree within three years of the program start date can take advantage of this paid nine-month fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos interested in public policy and improving people’s lives. Openings include general Public Policy Fellowships and STEM Public Policy Fellowships. Click here for more info on our current openings.

Focus Area: All Majors, as well as fellowships available for nutritional health, marketing and communications, journalism, business, economics, finance, accounting, international relations, and STEM (including oil and gas).
Location: Washington, D.C.
Benefits: Round-trip airfare, stipend, health insurance, and public transportation benefits are included.
Dates of Participation: August 30, 2021 – May 27, 2022

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Visit the Public Policy Fellowship Program, Eligibility & Program Details, and FAQs pages for more information.

Graduate Fellowship Program

Paid Fellowship for Master's and JD Recipients
Designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area, this paid nine-month fellowship will provide valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill. Click here for more on our current fellowship openings.

Focus Area May Include: K-12 Education, Child Welfare, Social Equity, Housing, Health, Nutritional Health, Technology
Location: Washington, D.C.
Benefits: Round-trip airfare, stipend, health insurance, and public transportation benefits are included.
Dates of Participation: August 30, 2021 – May 27, 2022

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Visit the Graduate Fellowship Program, Eligibility & Program Details, and FAQs pages for more information.

Environmental Public Health Tracking Fellowship

DEADLINE: January 15, 2021


A fellowship opportunity is available within the Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice (DEHSP) of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.


The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program connects environmental and public health information to drive innovative, cutting-edge programs and solutions that protect and improve the health of communities across the county. We do this through the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, a multi-tiered, Web-based, interoperable system of data, tools, and services. We are a collaborative team of public health, data science, informatics, and communication experts developing tools and processes that support the use of data to solve public health issues. In collaboration with federal, state, and local partners, we identify priority environmental health issues, determine key surveillance questions, and evaluate the utility of existing data for answering the question and informing the issue.


More Information Here: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-NCEH-2021-0032

Division of Injury Prevention Fellowship

DEADLINE: January 22, 2021


A research opportunity is available with the Division of Injury Prevention (DIP), within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.


Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries in people aged 65 and older and they can lead to significant medical costs, injuries, functional decline, and reduced quality of life. As evidenced by a recent CDC report, more than one in four older adults in the United States reported falling, totaling nearly 36 million falls in 2018. More than eight million of these falls require emergency department care. Further, about 32,000 older Americans who die as a result of these falls. Falls and fall injuries are increasing the U.S. and associated annual medical expenses are about $50 billion. These costs will only continue to surge given the aging of the U.S. population. The participant will collaborate with a team to support DIPs effort to help older adults age without injury. Specifically, the participant will support efforts to enhance surveillance, research, and program implementation related to the review and management of modifiable fall risk factors.


More Information Here: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-NCIPC-2021-0045

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