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April 5, 2021

National Public Health Week

During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation's health.

We may be physically distant from each other, but now it’s more important than ever to come together. That’s why our 2021 theme is “Building Bridges to Better Health.” Making communities safe and healthy is public health’s top priority. COVID-19 has made that even more important. Even though we won’t gather in person, social media and virtual platforms make it easier than ever for us to connect, create and take action.

NPHW 2021 will take place completely virtually April 5-11, 2021. Check out the events page for a full list of events each day. We're adding more all the time!

Student Spotlight: Itzel Vela Hernandez

Motivated by a desire to contribute to the greater good, environmental health major Itzel Vela Hernandez is learning how to apply scientific solutions to large-scale community problems. After graduation, I plan to obtain a master’s degree in environmental engineering. After that, I would like to work for an environmental consulting firm or as an occupational health specialist or engineer. I don’t think the pandemic has shifted my goals. In fact, I think it has strengthened my motivation towards achieving my goals. Making environmental health a priority in our personal lives, in our communities, and in politics makes fighting with situations like the one that we are in less detrimental. <Read More>

Senior Signature: Deadline Extended to TODAY!

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UGA Study Away Passport Initiative

Are you a UGA student who has never had an adult passport? The Office of Global Engagement is proud to announce our new UGA Study Away Passport Initiative! This Passport Initiative is in place to provide funding to students for the cost of getting a passport from UGA Tate Passport Services, up to $150.

The application is open to all UGA undergraduate students who have never received an adult passport before (meaning this would either be their first passport ever, or their last passport was issued to them before the age of 16).

This is a single time opportunity for students so please apply now while funds last!

Click here for more information and to apply!

Initial Deadline: April 14th

Any questions about the initiative can be directed towards sascholarships@uga.edu

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2021 Global Health Research Symposium

This year, Global Health Union and the Global Health Institute are hosting UGA's annual Global Health Research Symposium on April 22nd. This symposium is open to any undergraduate or graduate student involved in research that is directly or indirectly related to global health. We will be featuring an interdisciplinary array of research, projects, and internships through both posters and oral presentations, and research does not need to be completed to be considered.

This year’s symposium will be held virtually. Participants will submit a 3-5 minute recorded poster presentation, though there will be the option for a few synchronous oral presentations via Zoom on April 22nd. Winners will also be announced in on April 22nd. The symposium is a great opportunity to practice showcasing your work, receive faculty assessment, network with students and faculty, and to learn more about global health research at UGA.

If you are interested, please fill out the application below by April 9th and posters will be due by April 16th.

Application link: https://forms.gle/cmi4kGenN9ydBeKi8

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.
Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/uga_fhp/

Every Monday |

  • Sydney’s Workout Class | Zoom @7PM
    *No sign-up necessary; All fitness levels are welcome

    Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 986 704 8475

    Passcode: B8sDAg


    • April 7 | Global Health Union x Future Health Promoters Yoga on Myer’s Quad @5PM
      In-person or via Zoom *Bring mat or towel if in-person
      Zoom Meeting ID: 818 9334 6641
      Passcode: 9xBmWe

    • April 13 | FHP Nutrition Guide + Zoom Yoga w/ Genine
      Hosted from San Francisco | Zoom @7PM
      *Sign-up necessary to come out closer to event date
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    LaTonia McGinnis has worked in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years, gaining experience in developing, implementing and evaluating wellbeing programs. LaTonia works with clients to understand their business needs and identify the unique factors impacting health and productivity within their organization. She has helped several companies enhance employee wellbeing, spark engagement in programs and resources, and create the conditions for thriving workplace cultures. In addition to serving as an Executive Board Member of CBIZ Women’s Advantage, she is also involved in CBIZ’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives.

    Ms. McGinnis will be speaking about how being a Black professional shaped her career and how best to support Black peers as well as how to improve the well being within your organization or cohort. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the influences that race and health equity have on professional growth and work in the field of public health.

    Register: https://publichealth.uga.edu/event/black-alumni-connection-series-04-06-21/

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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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    CPR & First Aid Classes

    Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Training.

    Classes are offered every Wednesday at 9 am in Athens and in Winder.

    (706) 549-5882

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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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