April 19, 2021

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MPH CAPSTONE Proposal Submission Deadline

PBHL 7800

MPH CAPSTONE Proposal Submission Deadline

Summer Graduates: April 19 – June 9

Fall Graduates: April 19-August 10

MPH students Graduating in Summer or Fall 2021: Signed Capstone proposals will be due NO LATER than 5pm on the posted deadline. You will not be cleared to register for PBHL 7800 until the proposal has been approved by a faculty member first, and the MPH program director (mumbi@uga.edu) last. If you are unsure about this process, please download the capstone manual, read it, and then make an appointment to speak with your advisor prior to this deadline. Make sure all signatures are either PDF electronic signatures, scanned/emailed, OR include the approver in your email communication. Unsigned and unapproved proposals will not be accepted. Capstone Manual is on Appendix E of the MPH Student Handbook. A link to the interactive registration and sample Capstones can also be found on our website. To complete PDF forms you need the most current version of Adobe, which can be found on UGA’s vlab or any CPH computer lab. Problems with printing, saving, or completing the form are almost always an issue with the student using an outdated version of Adobe.

PBHL 7460 and PBHL 7560

Register before August 18

MPH students graduating in Spring 2022: Make sure you have registered for PBHL 7460, and 2-credits of PBHL 7560 for fall 2021. We will hold lunch and learn sessions on 4/28 and 4/30 to discuss the new MPH requirements. Ms. Hughes is reminders with zoom links weekly.

MPH students graduating in Summer or Fall 2022: NO Applied Practice or Integrative Learning registrations are required at this time

MPH Summer 2021 Applied Practice Experience(Internship)

PBHL 7560

MPH Summer 2021 Applied Practice Experience(Internship)

ALL MPH students interning this Summer 2021. You must attend the Field Information Session Briefing (Zoom-detail below) on April 30th from 2pm-3pm.

You will not be cleared to register for PBHL 7560 until the proposal has been approved by a faculty member first, and the MPH practice coordinator (jacquleyn.hughes@uga.edu) last.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 989 9798 6905

Passcode: 079488

MPH Student E-Poster Showcase


May 5th – 6th

Our Spring 2021 MPH graduates are excited to share their Capstone research with CPH faculty, staff, students and friends. Their work will go live VIRTUALLY for comments and feedback for just two days. Formal invitation forthcoming.

Global Health Student Research Symposium

Please join us on Thursday, April 22 at 4:00 p.m. for the UGA’s annual Global Health Student Research Symposium. The event, hosted by the UGA Global Health Union and Global Health Institute, will be held virtually and feature poster presentations from undergraduate and graduate students engaged in global health-related research and experiential learning. Login details here.

Environmental Health Seminar: From Sea to Sewer: Microbial Monitoring in Natural and Built Environments

Date: Friday, April 23

Time: 11:30AM

Location: Zoom

Speaker: Megan Lott, M.S., Ph.D. student, Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, University of Georgia

Speaker Bio: Megan Lott is a 3rd-year Ph.D. Student in Environmental Health Science and is training under the advisement of Dr. Erin Lipp. Megan received both her Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Master of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently, she is investigating the implementation of a wastewater-based surveillance strategy to monitor trends in COVID-19 in Athens, Georgia. By monitoring influent wastewater samples for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, her research aims to provide early warnings of disease outbreaks at the building and neighborhood level. Furthermore, her innovative approach to monitoring underscores the interconnectedness between water infrastructure, the environment, and public health.

Deadline for Graduate Commencement Slides and RSVP

The deadline to RSVP and submit graduate information for a personalized slide is Wednesday, April 21. Anyone that submits information or RSVPs for Commencement after this date will not be featured on the Jumbotron during the Spring 2021 UGA Commencement Ceremony.

Please go to Marching Order’s website to submit your RSVP and customize your slide.

Please see below for more information:

Planning to attend the Graduate Commencement Ceremony in-person?

1. Log in to Marching Order to RSVP YES to the ceremony and create your personalized slide*.

2. An RSVP of “yes” through Marching Order does not guarantee you tickets to the ceremony. Please also register for tickets to the ceremony here.

*PhD students, if you do not RSVP Yes, your slide will not be shown on the Jumbotron during the ceremony.

*Masters and Specialist students, if you do not RSVP Yes, your name will not be shown or read during the event. Master’s/Specialist personalized slides will not be displayed but will instead be available for download on the commencement website for your personal use.

Not planning to attend Commencement?

1. Log in to Marching Order to RSVP NO to the ceremony and create your slide for personal use*.

*If you RSVP No to the ceremony, your slide or name will not be shown during the event. However, you will still be able to create and download a slide to be celebrated on the Commencement website and for your personal use.

Course Announcements

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SOWK 7110


The University of Georgia

School of Social Work

Athens, Georgia

Fall, 2021

Instructor: Rebecca Matthew Office Hours: TBD

Class Location: TBD Office Info: Room 350

Class time: TBD Email: ramatthew@uga.edu

See syllabus below for details.

Meetings & Events

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UNICEF Pie-A-Professor

UGA STUDENTS, it’s time to relax and watch your professor get pied in the face.

14 of your very own professors and faculty are now accepting Pie-for-a-Cause donations for UNICEF at UGA.

We encourage you all to donate on your professor’s behalf using this link:


and watch your money go to good use during our virtual event on April 20th @ 7! Below you will find the professors in attendance as well as their scheduled pie time:

Group 1 (7:10-7:30)

Dean Bill McDonald, Jeff Auerbach, Dr. Roberto Carlos, Dr. Timothy Hoover, Dr. Jennifer Walker, Dr. Nicholas Colvard, Dr. Gallagher

Group 2 (7:30-7:50)

Dr. Paula Davis-Olwell, Dr. Kacy Morris, Dr. Meghan Skira

Group 3 (7:50-8:10)

Dr. Sabatini, Dr. Zachary Wood, Dr. Paul Eubig, Dr. Richard Morrison

If you would like to watch your professors get pied, make sure to join the Zoom using this link!


Be sure to follow @unicefuga to keep up with the professor scoreboards leading up to the event! As always, feel free to shoot us a DM if you have any questions.

27th Coley Lecture in LGBT Studies

April 23 is the 27th Andrea Carson Coley Lecture in LGBT Studies. Mark your calendars and plan to join us at 12:30pm on Zoom for "Dancing with Death: Celia Cruz's Azúcar and Queer of Color Survival" presented by Dr. Kristie Soares, University of Colorado Boulder.

Soares is Assistant Professor of Women & Gender Studies and an active performance artist. Both her performance work and research explore queerness in Caribbean and Latinx communities. Learn more about Dr. Soares and access some of her scholarship on our website.

The lecture will explore the evolution of salsa artist and queer icon Celia Cruz’s signature catchphrase azúcar [sugar]. It traces azúcar from her early career with Fania Records, to her later music with Sony Music, and finally to its posthumous adoption by queer fans of color both at her funeral and in the aftermath of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub massacre. In doing so the talk argues that azúcar represented an embodied way to negotiate the patriarchal norms of the artist’s records labels, a mode of pushing back against the aspirational whiteness and heteronormativity of the Cuban community, and a model for queer of color survival in a murderous world.

FREE, open to all, but you must register to attend. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Please share with your colleagues, students, and friends!


GCP Summer Internship

The application for a GCP summer intern is officially open! We are looking for a student to work with the Drawdown Georgia + Higher Ed working group this summer. See posting (attachment and link below) for further details. If you know any students who may be interested, please share this information with them.



  • Fully remote position, computer and internet requirement to collaborate with researchers at partnering institutions
  • Flexible work schedule (20-40 hrs/week)
  • Start date in late May, end date in early August (nominally 10 weeks)
  • Compensation: $5,000 stipend for full-time work
  • Undergraduate and graduate students from University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Emory, Spelman, Agnes Scott, Georgia Southern, University of North Georgia, Columbus State, Georgia State, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, Savannah State, and Fort Valley are encouraged to apply

To apply, please email the following items to Rachel Usher (rlusher@emory.edu)

  • Cover letter – Please describe (1) your interest in this position, (2) your relevant experience, and (3) what you hope to get out of this position (which skills do you want to acquire, and towards what longer-term professional goals?)
  • Names and contact information for 2 references
  • Resume/CV
  • Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2021 to receive full consideration

See attachment below for more information.

SAFE@CDC Experiential Learning Opportunities

Open to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral candidates. These will go live on Handshake to students April 09 - 16, 2021.

Job Postings:

1) #4642150 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Exposure Investigations Fellow

2) #4642537 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Public Health Fellow

3) #4642672 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Cancer Cluster and Regional Activity Tracker (CCARAT) Fellow (Open to graduate and doctoral students)

4) #4642755 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Medical Fellow (Open to graduate, doctoral, medical students)

5) #4642904 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Statistical and Data Fellow

6) #4643046 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Evaluation Fellow

7) #4643258 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Epidemiology Fellow

How to Apply:

These opportunities are open to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral candidates. Interested candidates must submit a Student Interest Form, resume and unofficial transcript to CDC Human Resources Office via email at: HRCS@cdc.gov with SWEP/SAFE @CDC in the email subject line.

To learn more, click here https://www.cdc.gov/jobs/pathways.html#swep.

Concrete Jungle’s PEEL


This position will primarily support Concrete Jungle’s PEEL (Produce Education and

Engagement Loop) programming. Concrete Jungle harvests many types of local produce that

clients are not familiar with, and CJ produce often looks different than what is available at the

store. Based on feedback from community partners, it’s necessary to build up CJ’s programming

and repository of resources as it comes to PEEL. Potential projects include expanding CJ’s

existing repository of recipe, nutrition, and produce information available for clients, engaging

community members at Neighborhood Resource Fairs and other community events to distribute

produce and provide educational resources, and providing on-site support with food logistics

and harvest events.


Candidates must meet the following qualifications:

● Comfort being out in community (this is not a remote position)

● Reliable transportation that can be used to move food and supplies

● Available to work 10 hours/week– available on some evenings and weekends (harvests

take place Tuesday evening and Saturday morning)

● Ability to lift 40 pounds without strain


Send a resume and cover letter to Jenny at athens@concrete-jungle.org

Care to Share?

If you wish to request a posting to our graduate student Newsletter, please email lindseyt@uga.edu with specific information on your event or announcement by Friday at 10AM.