"Monday" News(letter)

January 19, 2016

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Seminar Series: Epidemiology

Speaker: Hal King, Public Health Innovations

Topic:"The Fingerprints in Outbreak Causation and Investigation Technology"

When: Friday. January 22, 2016

Where: 235, Russel Hall HSC

Time: 12:20-1:10pm

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

GA Power Lecture: Dr. Helen Suh


January 29, 2016 - 11:15am - 12:15pm


304 Forestry Building 1

Dr. Helen Suh, associate professor at Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences, will be the visiting speaker for the Georgia Power Lecture to be held Fri. Jan. 29 at 11:15am in Room 304 of Forestry Building 1 (next to the Environmental Health Science building on South Campus). Dr. Suh is an internationally recognized expert in air pollution health effects, having led multidisciplinary teams in environmental exposure assessment and epidemiology for over 20 years. She is also adjunct faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and a Senior Fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago. Her work has been published in over 100 papers in leading environmental health journals. Dr. Suh performs advisory work in environmental health for numerous local, national, and international organizations. Currently, Dr. Suh is a member of the charter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee and the Institute of Medicine Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Herbicide Exposure. She is also Associate Editor of the International Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.

Please mark your calendars and join us for this event.

Meetings & Events

UGA Founders Day Lecture

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Time: 1:30 to 2:30pm

Where: UGA Chapel Athens, GA

The 2016 lecture, "So You Think You're Smarter than a Robot: The Race between Human Learning and Deep Learning," will be presented by Thomas C. Reeves, Ph.D., professor emeritus of learning, design and technology at UGA's College of Education.

Brian Heredia, a member of the Class of 2018, will provide the student response. Brian is a UGA Honors student and serves as an ambassador for the College of Education.

Can't attend the lecture? It will be streamed live at www.ctl.uga.edu.

Save the Date: Wellstar Annual Ethics Forum

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PHA Announcements

Spring Semester Meet and Greet

When: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Where: Student Lounge, Scott Hall

Time: 3:00pm

Come to the Public Health lounge for PHA's first social event of the semester. All of the new PHA executives will be present and are excited to meet you! We will have some refreshments (yes, free food)! We hope to see you there!

Career Announcements

Environmental Health Specialist I or II


$2,666.67 - $3,178.67 Monthly
$32,000.00 - $38,144.00 Annually




01/31/16 11:59 PM


This position is located in Louisville, GA - relocation assistance is not available
Pay Grade: H or I depending on qualifications

The East Central Health District is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population.

The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Environmental Health Specialist I or II to serve Jefferson, Glascock, and Warren Counties. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, employee retirement plan, 12 paid holidays, 401K, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.


Under limited supervision, performs environmental health inspections for the Public Health Department and recommends enforcement actions as needed. Investigates complaints and provides environmental health education and technical assistance to the general public, regulated community and officials. Assists in the implementation of countywide programs for compliance, monitoring, enforcement and corrective action in conjunction with environmental health laws, rules and regulations. May serve as compliance officer and liaison between Public Health agencies and facilities, municipalities, institutions, organizations and county and state agencies. Interprets Local, State, and Federal environmental health laws and regulations. Primary duties includes permitting and inspection of food service establishments, tourist accommodations, public swimming pools, on-site wastewater management systems and the carrying out of the rabies control program in assigned counties.


Minimum Qualifications:
Environmental Health Specialist I:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university which included the completion of forty (40) quarter hours (or 27 semester hours) in laboratory sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, geology, physics, etc.) ***Transcripts with proof of laboratory science hours required at time of application***
Environmental Health Specialist II:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university which included the completion of forty (40) quarter hours (or 27 semester hours) in laboratory sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, geology, physics, etc.) AND One year of experience as Environmental Health Specialist I.***Transcripts with proof of laboratory science hours required at time of application***

Preferred Qualifications:
Completion of a major in environmental health science. Completion of a Masters Degree. Current registration as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) or Registered Sanitarian (RS) by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), or the recognized credentialing board of a state or country having equivalent standards as NEHA. Currently Qualified as a Standardized Retail Food Inspection Officer.

Application can be filed online at: http://dhs.georgia.gov

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator - Jupiter, FL

Our utility client in south Florida is looking for us to provide a contractor for an assignment projected to last through the end of August, 2016. The successful candidate will assist in the development of Corporate Emergency Preparedness drills and exercises. Support training programs according to the proposed and exercises plan, and is responsible for recording and compiling training records and reports. This person will also be responsible for compiling and preparing drill and exercise materials and binders, etc. Location is Jupiter, FL

Job Type: Contract

Local candidates only:

  • Jupiter, FL

Required experience:

  • per job description: 2 years

Apply from a computer - email job

Community Engagement Specialist: Catawba County

The Community Engagement Specialist works to increase Catawba County Public Health’s visibility within the community and increase the community’s awareness of Public Health services, programs, and issues. This position will be responsible for and seeking out ways that Public Health can connect more widely and deeply with the community.

For further information, please visit the following link:


Communication/Health Promotion Student Worker Position

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Biosafety Fellowship at NIH

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Informatics and Epidemiology Fellowship Opportunities

Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF) – Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

The Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF) offers an opportunity for graduates to acquire and develop public health informatics skills during a high quality, on-the job-training, program in public health practice. Fellows work closely with highly trained and experienced informaticists, epidemiologists and public health practitioners at the state and local level. The training provides opportunities for fellows to satisfy the program requirements and address the program competencies. Previous training topics include: Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology (CRDM), standards and interoperability. The application and available billets can be found at http://www.shinefellows.org/aphif-2/

Health Systems Integration Program (HSIP) – Application Deadline: February 17, 2016

The Health Systems Integration Program (HSIP) offers an opportunity for practitioners to lead initiatives to improve population health through epidemiology and informatics. Fellows will work on projects related to community health improvement plans, electronic health records, and evidence-based practice. The HSIP fellowship offers an opportunity to work closely with highly trained and experienced epidemiologists, health officers, and informaticians at the state, local and federal levels. The projects and training provides opportunities for fellows to satisfy the program requirements and address the program competencies. Previous training topics include: using data to inform policy, the legalities of data and information sharing, and health inequities. The application and available billets can be found at http://www.shinefellows.org/hsip/

For any questions, please email jpittman@cste.org

FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship

The Food and Drug Administration is offering mid-career professionals the opportunity to spend a year as a Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellow in the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). Through this collaborative program between the CTP and the National Academy of Medicine, fellows actively participate in the development of science-based public health strategies, serve as leads for defined projects, meet with policy leaders, and acquire new knowledge. Opportunities are available in the following areas within the CTP: Compliance and Enforcement, Health Communication and Education, Management, Regulations, Policy, and Science.

The application is open through March 1. To find out more, visit the FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship.

We would also encourage you to continue to visit the CTP jobs page (www.fda.gov/ctpjobs) as well as USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) for future opportunities.

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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, Director:ninac64@uga.edu or Noelle Broadnax, Director: broadnax@uga.edu

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