Monday Morning News(letter)

February 15, 2016

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Call for Nominations

CPH faculty, students, and alumni are invited to nominate current faculty members for awards in service, teaching, and research. Nominations should be submitted to by Wednesday, February 17th at 5PM. Nomination forms can be found at

Teaching Award Nomination Form

Research Award Nomination Form

Service Award Nomination Form

Seminar Series: Epidemiology

Speaker: Kelly Sullivan, Ga Southern

Topic: “Early-Adult Personality as a Risk Factor for Parkinson's Disease”

When: Friday.February 19, 2016

Where: 235, Russel Hall HSC

Time: 12:20-1:10pm

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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New Carnegie Library hours!

You’ve asked for it, and we’re happy to announce that the Carnegie Library Learning Center is expanding our operating hours! Our new hours will be:

Sunday 2-10pm

Monday-Thursday 9am-10pm

We have a WEPA kiosk for printing, a flatbed scanner, 6 computer workstations, and 2 group study rooms downstairs to serve your academic needs, as well as plenty of seating and tables on the main floor for quiet study. We’re also a drop point for materials from the UGA Main and Science Libraries, just select “Carnegie Library” when making a GIL request. And if you’re just looking for something to read for fun, we now have a Book Exchange on the lower level; if you see something that you’d like to read, just take it for as long as you like and bring it back when you’re done. Have some books you think others might enjoy, or need to re-home some to make space on your shelf? Feel free to add them to the Exchange shelves!

We hope to see you soon, and keep an eye on our Facebook page:

Meetings & Events

Interactive Webcast from the UNC Minority Student Caucus' 37th Annual Minority Health Conference

Please join us for the interactive webcast of the 18th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecturefrom the 37th Annual Minority Health Conference presented by the Minority Student Caucus, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

The 18th annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture will be presented by Crystallee Crain., Ph.D., educator, small business owner, and advocate for human rights. Although the conference is full, you can still hear Dr. Crain’s lecture in an interactive webcast, with live captioning and questions via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Information about Dr. Crain and the conference, including a 3-minute video history, are at

Interactive webcast Friday, February 26, 2016, 2:00-3:30pm EST.

Please register for the webcast at The webcast will be recorded. Advance registration is recommended.

UGA Celebrates Black History Month

Week of Feb 14th

“Two Views: A Conversation with Photographer Billy Weeks”

Feb. 16, 2:30 p.m., Russell Building, Room 271

Billy Weeks, a two-time winner of the Gordon Parks International Photography award, will speak on the influential photographer Gordon Parks. The talk complements an exhibit of photographs from a 1956 Life magazine photo essay on segregation in the South that will be on view in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library Gallery until March 31.

“Black Pearls: Influential African American Women in Our Community”

Feb. 17, 6 p.m., Building 1516 Multipurpose Room

A historical look at the influence of black women in the U.S. along with a panel of influential black women from UGA and Athens-Clarke County discussing their pathways to success. Sponsored by University Housing.

Holmes-Hunter Lecture

Feb. 18, 2 p.m., UGA Chapel

Sanford Bishop, a 12-term congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, will be the featured speaker. Sponsored by the Office of the President.

“Little Known Black History: The Freeing of Haitian Slaves and its Effect on Slaves in the United States”

Feb. 18, Time TBA, Miller Learning Center

A forum about the Haitian Revolution, a battle to end French dominion over the Haitians, with a focus on how the slave revolt led to the Emancipation Proclamation in America. Sponsored by the registered student organization Hands on Haiti.

Africa Night

Feb. 19-20, 7 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre

The African Student Union will host its annual celebration of the continent of Africa with song, dance and poetry.

For more information about individual events, see the UGA Master Calendar at

Complete Streets Survey

In an effort to increase traffic safety on campus, particularly for pedestrians and bicyclists, UGA’s Complete Streets initiative, a coalition of researchers, departments, and campus organizations, will be initiating efforts to educate the UGA community on various road facilities and engineering. In order to assess current awareness and knowledge, Complete Streets is requesting that members of the UGA community complete a brief 14-item survey, which should only take approximately 5 minutes to complete. There is no compensation for participation and participants are free to withdraw at any point without penalty. Survey responses are anonymous, and participants should be 18 years of age or older. Data are expected to be collected throughout the month of February. The survey link may be found below:

Any questions or concerns regarding the survey or Complete Streets can be directed toward Jason Perry, Program Coordinator, UGA Office of Sustainability (

Thank you.

Registion now open for TEDxUGA 2016: Illuminate

When: Friday, March 18th, 2016

Where: Tate Grand Hall

Time: 1-5pm

Cost: $15/ticket




Contact TEDxUGA Attendance Director

Laura Schoop at


Won't be able to join us in person?

Note: Due to the exclusivity of TEDx events, only UGA alumni, student, faculty, and staff are offered a chance to register for this annual event. You may register for up to two seats and must provide a name and email address for each. The registration fee for TEDxUGA 2016 is $15 per seat. Please note that registrations are non-transferrable and non-refundable.Please note that at TED events, there is no audience - only participants. So we require that all individuals plan to be with us for the entire event, from 1pm to 5pm.

PHA Announcments

General Body Meeting

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2016

Location: TBD


Come out and here about all of our upcoming events!

Ultimate Frisbee League

PHA will be sponsoring an ultimate Frisbee team again this semester and we'd like your feedback to choose the division in which to register. If interested in participating, please choose each game time that works for you at the following link:


Career Announcements

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Clarke County HIV Case Manager

Application Closing Date: 02/29/16

The Specialty Care Clinic of the Clarke County Health Department is seeking an individual to perform social services functions at an advanced level to HIV+ patients. Responsibilities include processing eligibility for Ryan White services; completion of complex psychosocial assessments; initial assessment of service needs, and development of a comprehensive, individualized service plan; treatment team participation, and treatment planning/monitoring. This individual will also serve as a liaison between patients and community resources, and will assist patients with enrolling in medication assistance programs.

To apply, please follow this link:

Public Health Resource Data Analyst

Location: Pinal County Public Health Services District, Florence,AZ

Compensation: $50,592.36 - $53,172.08

Position Description: Classification Summary: Under general supervision, performs analytical work of considerable difficulty in health care information management and reporting. Analyzes public health demographic data to identify and quantify public health issues and assist the PHSD in developing strategies to meet the demands of complex and interconnected public health issues; performs health assessments and tracks health issues and trends; develops specialized analysis tools, including the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Statistical Analytic Software (SAS).

Apply through the Pinal County Website at: or paste address below into browser- red/position/JobDetails_css.jsp? postingId=251075

Injury Prevention Program - Program Associate

Department of Public Health - Injury Prevention Program

This is a unique, hybrid position that allows our small office to have an administrative assistant AND a paid “intern” of sorts. The ideal candidate will quickly master the admin. Side of things and be proactive in finding opportunities within our topic areas where they can learn and grow.

Here is the website link for the position: -- look for program associate – the description says Injury Prevention in the first paragraph. This position closes February 12th, but we will begin interviews immediately and will close the position if we find a solid candidate.

Experience UGA

In need of a public health MPH or PhD student interested in program development and implementation for elementary school children! The Experience UGA program ( engages Clarke County students every year to encourage the pursuit of higher education. The College of Public Health is connected with the second grade field trip, with a public health student developing and implementing health-related programming for more than 1,000 children during Public Health Week (April 5th-8th). If you are interested in being a trip coordinator this year and/or working with the program next year, please contact Ellen Wenders at or Josh Podvin at for more information.

Community Health Coordinator

Salary: $19.33 Hourly

$40,214.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Public Health Hickory, North Carolina

Catawba County Public Health is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic community health professional who is passionate about helping improve and protect the health of our community. The Community Health Coordinator facilitates Public Health's participation in the Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas (HPHC) initiative funded by The Duke Endowment. This position will implement transformative community health improvement strategies and fulfill grant-related budget and reporting requirements in collaboration with Public Health's community coalition, Catawba County Health Partners. More info HERE


ORISE Fellow Openings

Project Assessment and Implementation Fellowship-DHHS

Qualifications: Currently pursuing a MPH or completed a MPH program within 60 months

For detailed descriptions and application information select the following links:

To apply for the Atlanta opening:

To apply for the Boston opening:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hospital & Clinics Administrative Fellowship Program (Summer 2016)

Program Overview

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Summer Internship Program is an 10 week internship program that gives students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate coursework the chance to receive practical experience in healthcare administration while positively impacting Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Program participants will be exposed to hospital and/or clinic operations and leadership through project-based work. Project opportunities vary and reflect both the participant’s interests and the needs of the medical center or department. In addition, interns will have the opportunity for other experiences within the medical center as well as professional development opportunities. DEADLINE: March, 14, 2016

Project Work

Projects will be focused in a variety of business and operational areas across the medical center and may focus on domains such as business development, finance, operations, process improvement, quality, and strategy. At the conclusion of the internship, interns are expected to present a deliverable, such as a presentation or business plan, to departmental and senior leadership recapping their project findings.

Time Commitment

VUMC’s Summer Internship Program starts in late May or early June and lasts through early-to-mid August. Lengths of assignments may vary depending on the department and project scope. Interns are expected to work full time during the week with their assigned departments and are responsible for keeping their project work on track to meet specific deadlines throughout the summer.

Website URL:

Georgia Power Public Health Internship

Georgia Power Company desires to provide an internship opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate level student from the College of Public Health. The internship would be in Georgia Power’s Safety and Health Department at Georgia Power’s Corporate Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Students from the areas of environmental health science, epidemiology and emergency preparedness would be the most likely candidates for this internship.

The duties of the intern would be to assist safety & health staff in developing and implementing programs that would protect Georgia Power employees from safety and health hazards found in the workplace. Typical duties would include: assisting in the implementation of an Industrial Hygiene management tool; assisting with various workplace hazard assessments, air monitoring and inspections; assisting with the preparation of reports; assisting with the development of training programs and presentations; assisting safety and health staff with any other duties necessary to complete their mission of protecting workers.

The intern would gain valuable knowledge of how a company of approximately 8000 employees manages a safety and health program. In addition the intern would receive practical experience in performing industrial hygiene sampling, safety inspections and other routine activities associated with a comprehensive safety and health program.

The intern would report to the Georgia Power Corporate Headquarters located at 241 Ralph McGill Blvd, Atlanta, Georgia, 30189. The work week is typically 40 hours and reporting times are flexible with normal office hours being 8:00AM to 5:00PM with an hour for lunch.

For more information, contact Nina Cleveland at

CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship Deadline: February 28, 2016

The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship was established in 1998 as CBC Spouses partnered with General Mills to increase the number of minority students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, and other health-related studies. Since the inception of the program, General Mills has invested more than $1,000,000 to underwrite this initiative. The CBCFGeneral Mills Health Scholarship has served hundreds of students over the past decade, and has helped to create leaders in the medical and health-related fields.

Award: $2000


  1. Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students who reside or attend school in a CBC member district. Go to to find the name of your U.S. Representative. Then view the list of CBCMembers below to determine if your representative is a member of the CBC. If your representative is not listed, you are ineligible to apply. All residents of New Jersey have a senator who is a member of the CBC and may apply. Students may use their home address or their college address to apply and determine eligibility.
  2. Be a high school senior or current undergraduate/graduate
  3. Plan to enroll/currently enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in one of the following related areas: medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition or another health-related field at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  4. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).


Scholarship Management Services Contact Information
Phone: 507.931.8334

CBCF Contact Information
Phone: 202.263.2800

The UGA MRC Needs You!!!

MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) is a national volunteer organization under the Assistant Surgeon General for Preparedness and Response. The UGA MRC is a local MRC unit that supports Public Health promotion, disease prevention and disaster response on campus and in Athens/Clarke County.

Here are links to give you more information:

If you are interested, please contact Nina Cleveland, or Noelle Broadnax, Director:

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