Monday Morning News(letter)

November 16, 2015

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Has your opinion been counted?

The University of Georgia needs your feedback to help create a better UGA! Complete the Count Me In survey here. Survey participants will have an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for one of several possible incentives.

Course Evaluation due Dec. 9th

Links to access your course evaluations have been sent out and will be open until Reading Day (December 9). Course evaluations are essential to the college and the university for a number of reasons. Below are just a few of the many ways in which your evaluations make your voice count!

· Evaluations are part of the faculty promotion and tenure criteria.

· They are used to measure the level of performance of your instructors

· They are also a part of instructor and faculty annual review

· They are essential to program accreditation as well as departmental review by UGA

· Your feedback informs us of your student needs in the classroom

· Most importantly, your opinions, thoughts and suggestions matter to US!

Please remember to open links for each of your courses and complete the evaluations by December 9th!

Judges Needed for Youth Academic Competitions

Georgia Science & Engineering Fair (GSEF)

The Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) is Georgia’s premier forum for middle and high school students to showcase their original research, compete for awards, and interact with top scientists from around the state. Every year GSEF depends on the help of graduate- and professional-level scientists and engineers to interview the students about their research and select award winners.

GSEF judging will take place on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. All volunteer judges will receive an orientation and training the morning of the event. Approximately 300 judges will be needed to evaluate over 650 exhibits in animal sciences, behavioral sciences, biochemistry, cellular & molecular biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, energy, engineering, environmental sciences, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, physics & astronomy, and plant sciences.

If you are interested in judging at GSEF, please return the GSEF Judge Volunteer Form at your earliest convenience or by Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

Sponsored in conjunction with the research programs of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force, the Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (GJSHS) provides high school students with the unique opportunity to prepare a scientific paper to present in front of a panel of judges and their peers in the format of an academic, scientific conference.

GJSHS is seeking graduate- and professional-level scientists and engineers to serve as judges in any of the following capacities. Our greatest need is for Paper Readers, and we always need plenty of judges with expertise in Medicine & Health Sciences.

1. Paper Reader (January 13-27, on your own time) – Readers will review and score research papers to help determine which students will be invited to compete at GJSHS.

2. Event Judge (February 21, 22, or 23) – Judges will evaluate the students’ oral research presentations and briefly interview the students about their work. Volunteers may choose to participate in the Sunday evening poster session (Feb. 21 from 7-9pm), the Monday main session (Feb. 22 from 8am - 3pm), or the Tuesday finalist session (Feb. 23 from 8am - 3pm).

If you are interested in reading or judging for GJSHS, please return theGJSHS Judge Volunteer Form at your earliest convenience or by Monday, January 4, 2016.

Northeast Georgia National History Day

The Northeast Georgia National History Day (NHD) contest provides opportunities for middle and high schools students to conduct historical research, deliver a presentation, receive constructive feedback and advance to statewide and national level competitions. Throughout the NHD process, students acquire useful historical knowledge and perspective while developing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that will help them synthesize information and make effective decisions in their future professional and personal endeavors.

Judging will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from about 8:45 am to 1:30 pm. Students and professionals interested in history are invited to serve as NHD judges for Exhibit, Documentary, Performance, Paper, and Website projects.

If you are interested in judging for NHD, please return the NHD Judge Volunteer Form at your earliest convenience or by Monday, January 11, 2016.

Course Information

EHSC 7150 Occupational Hygiene and Safety

The course will focus on anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication and control of environmental stressors in the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers. The interactions between these stressors, including biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic and psychosocial, and human health will be covered in lectures, case studies and lab experiments. Please contact yuxz@uga.edu with any further questions.

Health Policy Topic, Customer Satisfaction in Healthcare (CRN: 36306)

Settings: Analytical Approach

Instructor: Koichiro Otani

Day/Time: Mondays from 9:05 am to 12:05pm

Location: Russell Hall on the Health Sciences Campus


Brief Course description:

The U.S. healthcare system is changing rapidly, and there are many uncertainties for patients, providers, policymakers, and healthcare managers. Although no one can tell with certainty what will happen in healthcare next, it is reasonable to say that patient satisfaction will become increasingly important. This course is intended to help students develop and acquire important research skills with patient satisfaction data. The skills and experiences students learn from this course can be applied to other industries as customer satisfaction. Click on the image for additional details.

Please e-mail to Dr. Otani (otanik@uga.edu) regarding your interest and questions.

Seminar in Epidemiology: EPID 8900

Seminar in Epidemiology: Writing for audiences outside of the academic environment. What do you need to know to be successful in the job market?

Instructor: Toni Miles

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 12 to 2:30PM

Location: 133 Miller Hall

Additional details in flyer.

Seminar Series - Current Topics in Epidemiology (EPID 7100)

Speaker: Tara Brown, CDC: "Jobs you can do with your MPH"

Location: 235 Russell Hall, HSC

Meeting Time: Friday, November 20, 2015, 12:20 - 1:10PM

Contact: Andreas Handel (ahandel@uga.edu)

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!

Seminar Series: Environmental Health

Speaker: 11/20 Ade Oladeinde, PhD Student,EHS (Dr. Erin Lipp, advisor)

Location: S175 Coverdell Building, Main Campus

Meeting time: Friday, November 20, 2015 12:20 - 1.10pm

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Public Policy Challenge

For the past three years the University of Georgia has been invited to send a team of students to the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government National Policy Competition. Our teams have been finalist prize winners every year, and this past year the team from University of Georgia won the National Challenge with their solution, (fem)me. This is a unique opportunity for a team of graduate students to identify a significant social problem and then devise a policy solution to that problem. Teams travel (all expenses paid) to Philadelphia in March to present the proposals to a team of nationally prominent judges for three finalist prizes of $5,000 and one grand prize of $10,000.

Example of last year's proposals can be found at:

http://www.fels.upenn.edu/challenge/pastchallenges/national

This year the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Department of Public Administration and Policy will be collaborating again in this initiative, and fielding a joint team of 3 to 4 members. In order to select the team, we would like to have a mini-challenge here among all interested students. This mini-challenge will be held on Thursday, December 3 from noon-1:30PM in Room 202, Baldwin Hall.

Students from both programs who wish to be considered should prepare a 5 minute presentation using the attached PowerPoint template. For the presentation, please think of a problem that you see (locally, regionally or nationally) that could be addressed, at least in part, using modest seed moneys and labor. Outline the problem, the significance and your proposed solution. Be succinct and engaging! The faculty advisors, Drs. Grace Adams and David Bradford, along with members from last year's team, will select the this year's team. The team will then select a problem and start working on a solution (it need not be one that is presented during the mini-competition) in collaboration with Drs. Adams and Bradford, and prepare to travel to Philadelphia next Spring to compete.

If you are interested in participating in the mini-competition, and being considered for the national team, please respond by email to Grace Adams (grace.bagwell@gmail.com) or David Bradford (bradfowd@uga.edu) so that we can make sure there is room and time enough for everyone.

Meetings & Events

Food Deserts and Nutrition

Food deserts are urban neighborhood and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Instead of supermarkets and grocery stores, these communities may have no food access or are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer few food options.

Come see two professionals talk about making a difference in American health at a global, local, and even UGA scale.


November 17 at 6PM

Coverdell room 175

Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week is a campaign dedicated to providing awareness and educational resources for the UGA campus about the adversity that the transgender community faces. The week culminates with Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day where transgender women who lost their lives to anti-transgender violence are memorialized. The keynote speaker, Tracee McDaniels, is the founder of Juxtaposed Center, the organization that is responsible for organizing TDOR in Atlanta. More information here

Professional Grant Development Workshop

Professional Grant Development Workshop

Taking Place at Georgia State University

Hosted by the Grant Training Center

January 25 - 26, 2016

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Greetings,

We are offering this workshop in your area in a few weeks and thought you would benefit from it. Our Professional Grant Development Workshop is perfect for beginners or those who want to strengthen their grant writing skills.

You will learn the fundamentals of grant writing, such as writing proposals that reach the top of competitions, presenting a compelling Need Statement, navigating the world of grant procurement, understanding proposal writing guidelines, preparing for the evaluation process, and searching for foundation and corporate giving opportunities.

Once you finish this workshop, you will be fully prepared for the entire grant application process and have a head start toward success!

REGISTER HERE: Sign Up Now

The fee for this course is $535
There is a $45/person discount available for registering two or more individuals from the same organization. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and includes materials, a certificate of completion, and continental breakfast.

If you are unable to join us on this date, we will also be at Savannah State University, from December 7-8, 2015. Please visit here to register and learn more about this workshop.

We hope that you will join us for this opportunity!

Can't make it?

Check Out Our Online Course

Neither Savannah State University nor Georgia State University are endorsing nor sponsoring the activities conducted by the Grant Training Center. You received this email due to your institutional or organizational affiliation. If sent in error and you wish not to receive further messages, simply reply with the subject unsubscribe.

USAID World AIDS Day Photo Contest

The U.S. Government theme for World AIDS Day 2015 is “The Time to Act is Now.” There is no better time than World AIDS Day to recommit ourselves to achieving an AIDS-free generation. This year, we celebrate the tremendous progress made on a global scale in expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment and care services.


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is looking for photos [PDF, 1.2 MB] that support the theme of “The Time to Act is Now.” Taking action now is a necessary step to achieve an AIDS-free generation.


Help us showcase your stories of “Acting Now” and ultimately, acting to achieve an AIDS-free generation. The winning photos will be featured on the USAID website and on USAIDGH social media channels.

Public Health Association

Public Health Student Lounge Now Open!

We now have a student lounge in the basement of Scott Hall (the Niche) room 016. The lounge will be open from 8:00-5:00 pm Monday-Friday. Please feel free to use it! We are still working on getting all the requested items from the petition but be on the look out for updates.

(FEM)ME Supply Drive

  • PHA has teamed up with (FEM)ME for a supply drive to support homeless women!
  • We are collecting the following items;
    • Tampons (Any size; plastic applicators only)
    • Pads (any size; unscented)
    • Panty liners
    • Hand sanitizer (travel size)
    • Sanitary wipes (travel size or individually wrapped)
    • Midol® (individually wrapped)
  • Please donate supplies to the boxes located in Russell, Rhodes, Miller & Wright

Meeting and Elections on Wednesday, November 18

We have a meeting and elections on Wednesday, November 18th at 5:00 pm in Russell Hall room 241. If you are interested in running for a position please indicate here.

Career Announcements

Health Manager: Head Start (Clarke County School District)

Clarke County School District seeks qualified applicants for the position of Early Head Start/Head Start Health Manager.

The Health Manager manages the health services for Early Head Start (EHS) / Head Start (HS) children birth through age four and pregnant women in the areas of medical, dental, mental, physical health, and nutrition services.

Job description, salary range, and qualifications are at http://bit.ly/1MMc4Kc.

CDC Partnership Coordinator for Dialysis/ Health Communications Specialist

Position Description:

The CDC Foundation is seeking candidates for a three-year CDC Foundation Fellowship serving as the partnership coordinator and health communications specialist for the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Initiative (www.cdc.gov/dialysis). The Fellow will work alongside communications and scientific experts in CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. The individual will develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to engage key partners in an effort to expand implementation of CDC’s dialysis infection prevention recommendations. The Fellow will coordinate education and campaign materials for the initiative and be responsible for dialysis safety communications. This work will include expanding upon CDC’s existing dialysis educational resources for healthcare providers and patients by creating a set of interrelated materials such as print materials, videos, podcasts, pocket guides, and questions/talking points for healthcare providers and patients that can facilitate discussions on infection prevention. The Fellow will conduct promotional outreach to dialysis facilities and staff, including conducting targeted media outreach and online advertising. The Fellow will develop a dissemination plan and will evaluate the reach and impact of the communications efforts. The Fellow will provide monthly and yearly metrics reports to the CDC Foundation for the funders.

The major duties of this position include:

· Engage a technical consulting board to provide input and feedback on CDC’s communication materials and partnership strategy.

· Develop and implement a strategy to engage key dialysis partners to enhance CDC’s dialysis infection prevention impact.

· Develop a communications plan and manage communications activities associated with dialysis safety (www.cdc.gov/dialysis)

· Expand upon CDC’s existing communications and education materials for dialysis safety.

· Coordinate CDC clearance on all communications and educational materials.

· Conduct promotional outreach to dialysis facilities and staff on infection prevention.

· Coordinate with CDC media and public affairs experts to conduct targeted media outreach and online advertising.

· Leverage a variety of CDC communication channels to increase dissemination of the educational and communications materials.

· Evaluate the reach and impact of the dissemination efforts; provide a monthly and yearly metrics report to CDC Foundation for the funders.

Qualifications:

3-4 years of health communications and partnership experience. Strong writing and presentation abilities. Experience with partnership management. Previous experience in campaign development and coordination preferred. Background in infection prevention preferred. Graduate degree preferred..

Contact Name:

Katherine Bruss, Psy.D., Senior Program Officer II

Contact Location:

55 Park Place, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30303

Contact Email:

kbruss@cdcfoundation.org

Web Address:

www.cdcfoundation.org

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to Katherine Bruss (kbruss@cdcfoundation.org) with the subject line “Dialysis Partnership Coordinator Position”

Internships/Fellowships

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Office of Environmental Health Emergencies ORISE Fellow

A fellowship opportunity is available in the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.


The Office for Environmental Health Emergencies (OEHE) is CDC's focal point for science-based emergency management related to the environmental public health consequences of natural and technological disasters. OEHE activities apply the principles of emergency management utilizing a comprehensive approach to disaster risk reduction which includes prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.


This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. More information HERE.

Health Communications Fellowship (ORISE)

Location:

Atlanta, GA, USA

Compensation:

Competitive

Position Description:

CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality is seeking candidates to serve as a health communications fellow. The individual will work alongside with CDC Communications Lead for Antibiotic Resistance as part of CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) Communications Team. Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) pose serious challenges to patient safety and effective patient care. CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) aims to protect patients, protect healthcare personnel and promote safety, quality, and value in both national and international healthcare delivery systems. The DHQP Communications Team provides media and health communications support to the Division. Members of the team also work collaboratively with federal/state/local partners, professional organizations, patient advocacy organizations, and private sector entities. The DHQP Communications Team develops the media and health communication strategy for the Division in consultation with Division leadership, subject matter experts, and the policy team. The proposed ORISE research program will provide support to the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion’s (DHQP) for communication on healthcare safety issues.

The major duties of this fellowship include:

· Assisting with communications for the Division’s communications efforts. These include but are not limited to general patient safety messages and materials on healthcare-associated infections; blood, organ, and other tissue safety; medication safety; vaccine safety; and antibiotic resistance. The ORISE Research Program fellow may create website materials, fact sheets, talking points, infographics, reports, and presentations for a variety of audiences.

· Coordinating CDC’s public inquiry responses for healthcare safety topics and working with CDC-Info to respond to the general public and healthcare personnel who contact the agency.

· Collaborating with CDC’s graphics staff to lay out reports, toolkits and resources for healthcare workers and release these materials utilizing a variety of CDC’s communication channels.

· Writing for the web, social media channels, and responding to public inquiries.

Qualifications:

1-3 years of health communications experience (can include coursework). Strong writing and presentation abilities. Experience with social media management. Some experience in program evaluation preferred. Background in health communications or journalism preferred. Graduate degree preferred. Degree in STEM-related field may be required for program

Contact Name:

Nicole Coffin, Communications Lead for Antibiotic Resistance; Deputy-Associate Director for Communications Sciences in CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality

Contact Location:

1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333

Contact Email:

ncoffin@cdc.gov

Web Address:

www.cdc.gov/drugresistance; www.cdc.gov/hai;

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to Nicole Coffin (ncoffin@cdc.gov) with the subject line “ORISE Fellow Position”

Office of Environmental Health Emergencies ORISE Fellow

Oak Ridge Associated Universities - Oak Ridge, TN

A fellowship opportunity is available in the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.


The Office for Environmental Health Emergencies (OEHE) is CDC's focal point for science-based emergency management related to the environmental public health consequences of natural and technological disasters. OEHE activities apply the principles of emergency management utilizing a comprehensive approach to disaster risk reduction which includes prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.


This fellow will be engaged with programs, projects, and activities related to disaster risk reduction and emergency management in OEHE, Office of the Director (OD). The fellow may also join other activities related to the mission of NCEH, with approval and guidance from the OEHE ORISE mentor.


This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.


Qualifications

Master's in Public Health, preferably with a focus on environmental health and/or disaster management, earned within the past five years.


Additional details here.

White House Internship

The White House Internship Program's mission is to make the People's House accessible to future leaders from around the nation. The deadline is 30 November, 2015. The details can be perused at: White House Internships

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