Monday Morning News(letter)

February 15, 2021

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Environmental Health Seminar: Monitoring and Manipulating UVB DNA Damage Responses in Human Skin

Date: Friday, February 19

Time: 11:30AM

Zoom Meeting ID: 941 5555 0151 Passcode: EHSC8030

Michael Kemp, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University

Speaker Details: Dr. Michael Kemp currently is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Kemp received both his B.S. in Biological Sciences and Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Wright State University. He completed his postdoctoral training with Nobel Laureate Dr. Aziz Sancar at the University of North Carolina in 2011, and with Dr Jeffrey Travers in 2016 at Wright State University. In 2019, Dr. Kemp started his independent faculty position as an Assistant Professor at the Wright State University. Dr. Kemp’s research is focused on DNA repair , DNA replication, and DNA damage kinase signaling in UV-irradiated human skin.

Graduate Student Emergency Fund


We would like to remind you that the Graduate School has an Emergency Fund for students experiencing temporary financial hardship due to an emergency situation.

The intent of the Graduate Student Emergency Fund is to provide limited, one-time financial assistance, up to $2,000, to enrolled degree-seeking graduate students who, due to circumstances beyond their control, have suffered a temporary crisis. To apply for support, a student must fill out the required form in GradStatus and provide documentation of the emergency situation.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES: Typical expenses that will be considered due to unforeseen circumstances include, but are not limited to:

o Replacement of essential personal belonging due to natural disaster, fire, theft, etc.;

o Travel costs related to a death or serious illness in the immediate family;

o Personal safety needs (e.g. changing a lock);

o Books or other essential academic expenses;

o Medications or other health-related costs; and

o Rent, utilities, or other essential household expenses.

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES: Ineligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

o Tuition and fees;

o Fees for conferences;

o Long-term medical expenses;

o New or replacement expense for a computer (See Laptop Loaner Program)

o Expenses caused by long-term unemployment or underemployment; and

o Expenses related to green cards, student visas, or similar immigration documents.

Please see the Emergency Fund website for more information.

Meetings & Events

February Blood Drives

The UGA chapter of the American Red Cross wants to inform the faculty, staff, and students about the blood drive that will be occurring this month on February 4th, 9th, and 25th from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM in Memorial Hall. There is a flyer attached with all information needed.

If there is anyone that would like to sign up for a blood drive appointment, here is the link to the sign-up sheet: Sponsor code: UGA

Public Health Professionals Gateway

The application period for PHAP host sites is open through 11:59 pm (ET), February 16. Apply today!

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and US territories, and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings.

Throughout the two-year training program, associates gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. After completing the program, PHAP graduates are qualified to apply for jobs with public health agencies and organizations.

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