Monday Morning News(letter)

May 2, 2016

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***Summer Grads Must Register for PBHL 7800***

If you are planning on graduating this summer, you need to check and make sure that you are registered for 3 credit hours of PBHL 7800 extended summer session.

If PBHL 7800 does not appear on your summer schedule, but you do plan on completing all MPH requirements Summer 2016, you need to contact me ASAP!

Also, keep in mind that although summer graduates cannot walk in UGA’s commencement, you can (and are highly encouraged to) participate in the CPH ceremonies that’ll take place May 13th at the Classic Center. However, you cannot participate if you have not yet registered for PBHL 7800.

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Fall 2016 Courses for Obesity and Weight Management Certificate

Meetings & Events

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CPH Website Redesign Survey

The UGA College of Public Health is about to embark on a redesign of its website, [], this summer. As a part of this effort, we are asking students, faculty, staff and alumni to complete a short online survey and/or attend a one-hour, structured listening session to help guide us through the process and identify improvements.

Choose one of the following links:

Your contributions at this point of the redesign are very important and we ask that you take 10 minutes to complete the survey and make an effort to join us for a listening session to share your thoughts.

9th Annual NIH Career Symposium

9th Annual NIH Career Symposium

May 06, 2016 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

NIH Campus (Bethesda, Maryland)

Natcher Conference Center

More Information


The 9th Annual NIH Career Symposium aims to highlight the diversity of career choices available to your generation of biomedical researchers. Whether you are a new graduate student, postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you. Read write-ups (written by postdocs) of past NIH Career Symposiums here:

The Symposium includes panels and workshops with over 75 speakers.

Please note: This is NOT a job fair; it is a place for you to gain information about the next step in your career. There will be NO recruiting tables.



They’re arriving just in time to keep you stylin’ and profilin’ through finals ;)

At just $15, you’ll want to come by Rhodes hall and claim yours today. We’re doling them out first-come, first-serve so be sure to come pay in advance!


American Red Cross Internship Opening

The American Red Cross offers exceptional undergraduate and graduate students internship opportunities at our Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in chapters across the country through our Internship Program. Interns are matched with a specific department where they work on advancing critical projects.

The Intern, Client Casework is an Unpaid Internship where candidates must be enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship. The opportunity is based in Athens, GA.

Basic Qualifications:

• Undergraduate Junior/Senior OR Graduate Student with a major in Social Work, Non-Profit Management, Public Health

• Computer Skills: Internet use, logging in/off a sensitive information website, phone skills, Microsoft Excel, ability to type while speaking to client

• English required. Spanish as a second language is a plus.

• Interpersonal skills over the phone, ability to engage in meaningful discussion to identify answers to the questions in casework, ability to calm clients and guide through disaster recovery over the phone

Candidates will be considered for the summer 2016 semester – June 6th – August 12th

• 15 hours/week – 3 hours every day or 5 hours M,W,F.


The intern will assist the Disaster Program Specialist and the Client Casework Leads in Follow-Up Casework from the Athens Office by using a standard outline and process that is used for each case. The interns will review the cases in CAS 2.0 and make follow-up phone calls to ensure the client’s needs are being met. The intern will advocate on behalf of the client to community partner organizations for supplemental assistance. Apply policies, regulations, and procedures and know where to locate these. Submit appropriate, accurate, and timely reports as required. Ensure Fiscal controls are established and well-maintained. Communicate with other casework volunteers about availability and readiness to support casework in the field from the office. Assist with basic office chores and be comfortable with opening or closing the office.

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Career Announcements

Medical Science Liaison

At Alimera Sciences, our passion lies in helping Retinal Specialists treat their patients through the development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. We offer a friendly, respectful and collaborative work environment where our employees are challenged to find creative ways to work hard and still have fun.

A career at Alimera Sciences is more than just a job. Our desire to succeed as a company is matched only by our commitment to each other. We treat all employees with respect, loyalty, and offer an opportunity to accomplish individual goals, corporate goals and make a difference in our community at large.

The Medical Science Liason (MSL) is responsible for integrating scientific expertise and knowledge to identify and liaise with physicians. The MSL will serve as the medical affairs expert by providing in-depth scientific, clinical, and educational support to the medical community. The MSL will develop and maintain long-term collaborative relationships with key opinion leaders (KOL). The MSL will function as the primary conduit for Medical Affairs communications and interactions to their specified KOLs within their assigned territory. The MSL is expected to provide support to internal business objectives including those of Medical Affairs, R&D, Marketing, Sales, and Business Development. Each MSL is expected to have an in-depth understanding of Ophthalmology, specifically Retinal therapy, as it pertains scientifically and medically to Diabetic Macula Edema (DME) and the clinical application of ILUVIEN. The position will report to a MSL Director.

For more information:

Statistical Data Analyst/Programmer

Center for Administrative Data Research at the Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri.


The individual in this position provides data management and programming expertise for the Institute for Clinical Translational Sciences (ICTS) Center for Administrative Data Research (CADR). The studies will primarily use individual and longitudinal administrative billing and claims data.

The analyst will work in collaboration with project and CADR staff. Position will perform complex data management and programming tasks using primarily administrative datasets, including identifying eligible subjects and admissions, complex merging, aggregating, and transposing files. The analyst will regularly attend project meetings to understand the data management needs of project investigators and to present findings.


-Develop and implement code to create working datasets for analysis and report findings using SAS statistical analysis software, including generation of tables and graphs, editing and reporting. Attend project meetings for subsequent analytic procedures.

-Assist in developing a library of standard programming code for modification by other investigators. Create efficient programming code, with sufficient comments to be user friendly. Perform thorough quality control checks on all programming code to verify accuracy. Thoroughly document all data.

Interested candidates should apply at, Job ID 33151.

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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