Monday Morning News(letter)

March 21, 2016

Big image

RSVP for the CPH Graduation Ceremony

The College of Public Health graduation celebration is scheduled for Friday, May 13th @ 3:00 PM at the Classic Center Athena Ballroom. The ceremony will honor students who graduated Fall 2015 or will graduate Spring or Summer 2016. **You must RSVP in order to participate in the event** Please RSVP by responding to this survey by April 1st.


Graduating in 2016?

Give Today!


You'll always remember your days at UGA. Make sure UGA remembers you! Senior Signature donors:

  • Will have their name included on the Class of 2016 Plaque to be installed in Tate Plaza,
  • Receive an advance invitation to the Class of 2016 Senior Send-Off event on May 11, 2016,
  • Are automatically part of the Student Alumni Association (SAA),
  • Continue the tradition of student giving while making an important investment in UGA.

The deadline to be included on the Class of 2016 plaque is March 31 for all May, August, and December 2016 graduates.

Senior Signature 2016

PBHL 7800 CAPSTONE PROPOSAL Submission Deadline Extended

March 1st – April 25th

For ALL MPH students Graduating in Fall 2016,Signed Capstone proposals will be due to the MPH program coordinator ( NO LATER than April 25th. You will not be cleared to register for the course until the proposal has been approved by a faculty member first, and the MPH program coordinator last.

If you are unsure about this process, please download the capstone manual, read it, and then make an appointment to speak with your advisor prior to the ticketed registration period beginning Monday April 11th.

If you plan on graduating in Summer 2016 and have not yet submitted a Capstone Proposal, contact Mumbi Okundaye ASAP.

Capstone Manual, Capstone Registration form, and sample capstones areon .

2016 Poster Building Workshop

Presenting a poster at the MPH poster session, an academic or professional conference this spring, summer or fall? Consider attending this special workshop. See attached flyer for details and don’t forget to RSVP by March 23rd at

Meetings & Events

Seminar Series: Epidemiology

Date: Friday, March 25, 2016

Speaker: Robert Vogel, Georgia Southern

Topic: "Multiple Testing Problems in Public Health"

Location: 235 Russell Hall, HSC

Time: 12:20PM - 1:10PM

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend

Instructor-Student Rapport Survey

It is an online survey that should take less than 20 minutes to complete during which participants are asked to reflect on a recent classroom experience in order to assess the relationship between instructor behavior and student learning and dissent. Anyone who is over 18, is a UGA student, and has had a recent experience as a student can participate. The research will help create literature on how teaching behaviors can foster better classroom environments and learning. If you are able to participate, please visit the following link to sign up (you can ignore the information about research credit unless you are currently an undergraduate student in Communication Studies).

Roundtable Discussion, "Vaccine Development: Challenges and Opportunities"

The GRU/UGA Medical Partnership will be hosting a presentation and discussion tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in Russell Hall, room 202 on the UGA Health Sciences Campus. This program will bring together Medical Partnership, Public Health, and UGA Honors students for an exciting opportunity to consider a health care topic that will impact our community and the world at large.

Led by Jose Cordero, MD, MPH, and Ted Ross, PhD, the discussion is entitled “Vaccine Development: Challenges and Opportunities"

Space is limited for this special event and you must RSVP to Food and beverages will be provided.

Dr. Jose Cordero is a pediatrician, epidemiologist, and teratologist. Cordero was an Assistant Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service and the founding director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Development Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Ted Ross is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Infectious Diseases Professor for the Department of Infectious Diseases, UGA College of Veterinary Diseases. Ross’ research focuses on designing, developing and testing vaccines for viral diseases such as influenza, dengue, respiratory syncytial virus, chikungunya virus, Ebola and HJIV/AIDS.

UGA has brought the two men together to work on the Zika virus, and they spent the last week at Cordero’s women’s clinic in Puerto Rico to further discuss and investigate their work. We are very proud to host their roundtable discussion tomorrow on the challenges and opportunities for vaccine development.

Big image

Women's History Month Film Screening - Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

Monday, March 21


FREE, open to all

Special Collections Libraries 271

In 1965, Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the US presidency and was the driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that transformed women’s opportunities in higher education and athletics.

Mink was an Asian American woman who fought racism and sexism while redefining US politics. Her tumultuous, often lonely political journey reveals what can be at stake for female politicians that defy expectations, push limits and adhere to their principles. Mink encountered sexism within her own party, whose leaders disliked her independent style and openly maneuvered against her. And her liberal views, particularly her vocal opposition to the Vietnam War, engendered intense criticism.

A compelling portrait of an iconoclastic figure that remains seldom spotlighted in history books, this film illuminates how Mink’s daring to remain “ahead of the majority” in her beliefs enabled groundbreaking changes for the rights of the disenfranchised. A woman of the people as well as a pioneer, a patriot and an outcast, Patsy Mink’s intriguing story embodies the history, ideals and spirit of America.

2016 Georgia Law Rural Healthcare Symposium

When: Friday, March 25, 9AM to 3:15PM

Where: Walker Room, Rusk Hall, University of Georgia School of Law

Keynote speaker: Alan Morgan, CEO, National Rural Health Association

Join local and national healthcare executives, policymakers, and advocates for a series of panel discussions on the U.S. rural healthcare crisis, with an emphasis on solutions.

This event is free to all and will offer materials relevant to UGA's schools of law, public health, business, medicine, journalism and more. Non-students are also welcome.

More information available here,

Big image
Big image
Big image
Big image

LGBTRC Ambassador Program

The LGBT Resource Center (LGBTRC) is recruiting highly-motivated undergraduate and graduate student leaders for the LGBTRC Ambassador Program. The Program, in its third year, will connect students to the LGBTRC as well as encourage students to make a positive impact on the University of Georgia community. Ambassadors will spend the academic year learning and developing leadership skills connected to equity, justice, and social change. For more information or an application, email Meg Evans ( Applications are due April 3rd at 5:00pm. As spots are limited, late applications will not be considered.

You can find much more information about our Ambassador Program and our current 2015-2016 Ambassadors on the LGBTRC Webpage

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that acknowledges the achievements and contributions of LGBTQIA students on UGA’s campus. Through this recognition, LGBTQIA students are provided with a positive experience at the university, encouraging them to continue their connections to the university, other students, and other alumnus. April 23, 2016 at 2pm in Memorial Ballroom.

Graduating students, as well as alumni, have an opportunity to participate in the program and receive a Lavender Diploma. Two speakers: a student speaker and the keynote speaker, who is usually an accomplished and out LGBTQIA alum, deliver addresses to the participants. The LGBT Resource Center and GLOBES recognize strong advocates for the queer community with the Founder’s Award and the Annette Hatton Outstanding Student Advocate Award.

Graduates, you will need to RSVP for the event. Please do so here:

Small Group Mentoring Lunch

Interested in Biopharma jobs?

For any students interested in biopharma, I have the opportunity to put you in contact with Nat Osborne, a pharmaceutical commercial executive who is a brand launch expert. His U.S. and Global experiences include fostering disease standards, supporting patient advocacy, Driving disease education, message development and execution, patient journey insight development, epidemiology and burden of Disease, Direct, Indirect, QOL cost evaluations and monitoring real world outcomes. Nat has connections in industry and is willing to help mentor students. If you are interested in a small group lunch with Nat, please email Ginny Ingels by Monday, March 21st. (Friends are welcome as well if they email me).

5th Annual Global Healthcare Conference (GHC 2016) Paper Submissions

The 5th Annual Global Healthcare Conference (GHC 2016) invites you to submit a paper to the conference which will be held on 18th – 19th July 2016 in Singapore.

The extended full paper submission deadline is on 28th March 2016. Hope that provides adequate time for you to complete the paper submission.

To keep you informed:

· Keynote Address 1: "Innovation and Technology Advancement for Global Public Health in the eHealth era" will be delivered by Prof. Benny Chung-Ying Zee, Head, Division of Biostatistics Professor, Jockey Club School of Public Health & Primary Care Assistant Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine The Chinese University of Hong Kong

· Keynote Address 2: "Enhancing health workforce accessibility in the 21st century: challenges, opportunities and innovations" will be delivered by Prof. Susan Nancarrow,Professor, School of Health and Human Sciences, Lismore Southern Cross University Australia

· Keynote Address 3: “An Integrated Approach to Support Community-based Health Volunteers” will be delivered byAssoc. Prof. Linda Lee, Associate Head and Associate Professor, Division of Nursing and Health Studies, The Open University of Hong Kong

· Keynote Address 4: Will be delivered by Prof. Jo Cooke, Deputy Director and Capacity Lead, NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber, STH NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

· The Conference Proceedings: Print ISSN: 2251-3833, E-Periodical ISSN: 2251-3825 is indexed by, EBSCO, CrossRef,Ulrichsweb and will be submitted to Scopus, ScienceDirect andCabell's Directories and will be likely indexed by Pub Med Central amongst others where applicable.

· Journals: GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care (JNHC)(Print ISSN 2345-718X, E-periodical ISSN 2345-7198). All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance. GSTF JNHC is hosted and published on Springer’s Open Access publishing platform Global Science Journals (GSJ) . In addition, it will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef,ProQuest, Cabell's Directories, and will be submitted to Pub Med Central, Scopus, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus amongst others.

· Book: Selected authors will be invited to contribute book chapters in "Global Perspectives on Health" to be edited by Prof. Susan Nancarrow of Lismore Southern Cross University, Australia and published by GSTF.

· Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).

· GHC 2016 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.

· Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.

For more information, please visit the GHC 2016 website:

Should you require any assistance or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Career Announcements

Northeast Georgia Health Counselor Positions

Positions are located in Greene, Morgan, and Oglethorpe County.
The Northeast Health Department has multiple openings for a Health Counselor. Must be comfortable with speaking with clients one-on-one and in small groups regarding multiple health-related topics including sexuality, birth control, smoking, and other issues. Must have basic computer and data entry skills.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED and two years’ experience in a social services related position OR Bachelor’s degree in a social services related field
Experience in healthcare or public health preferred. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
Salary is $24,000/year.
Excellent benefits including 12 paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement plans.
Due to volume of resumes received, we are able unable to provide information on resume status by phone or email. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager for the next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Northeast Georgia Public Health Educator Positions

Multiple positions throughout the District. Positions are located in Barrow, Elbert, Greene, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, and Oglethorpe County.

The Northeast Health District is seeking Health Educators to promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities adopt healthy behaviors. Identify community needs in the field of adolescent health, especially as it relates to teen pregnancy prevention and comprehensive sex education. Plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments.

Specific duties include: classroom education, one-on-one health education, clinical intake, promotion of awareness events, and hosting parent education sessions. Must be willing to work both independently as well as part of an Adolescent Health Team. Collaboration with clinical staff, schools, and community groups is required.

Minimum Qualification
Completion of a master’s degree in public health education OR Completion of a bachelor’s degree in education, social, behavioral or biological sciences or a directly related field AND One year of experience in public health education.

Excellent benefits including 12 paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement plans. Salary is $30,000/year.

Due to volume of resumes received, we are able unable to provide information on resume status by phone or email. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager for the next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.


Market Coordinator - Walton Wellness

Walton Wellness Inc. Farmers Market Coordinator

Position Type: Temporary/Seasonal/ Contract (no benefits)

Start date: April 1, 2016-September 30th, 2016

Compensation: hourly or weekly (determined by qualifications)

Walton Wellness Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of lifestyle related chronic illness on a community level. The Walton Wellness Farmers Market is a member based market targeting financially burdened populations in Walton County. For more information on Walton Wellness Inc. check us out at

How to apply:

Email resume and cover letter to By March 20th

Big image

Health Policy Research Scholars-Doctoral Students

This is a new leadership development opportunity for full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations or historically disadvantaged backgrounds training to be researchers—in many fields—and interested in health policy research. The goal of this program is to create a large cadre of diverse scholars whose research, connections, and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health.

Applications are open now through April 19 for programs beginning this fall. Each year the program will select up to 50 first- or second-year doctoral scholars pursuing research-focused degrees in an eligible discipline that can advance a Culture of Health. Participants receive an annual stipend up to $30,000 for up to four years and are eligible for a competitive dissertation grant of up to $10,000.

For more information on the program, who is eligible, and how to apply, please see the attached fact sheet or visit We will host an introductory webinar on March 3rd at 12 noon (EST); email to sign up for updates.

CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks applicants for the 2016-17 class of the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program. This is the 6th year of this initiative, and represents a major commitment by CDC to program evaluation and program improvement. Fellows will work under the leadership of CDC's Chief Evaluation Officer; they will be matched with CDC host programs to work on program evaluation activities for/with those programs.

To apply, submit the following by April 15, 2016:

· Create a profile and upload CV/resume:

· Brief survey( including the following information:

For complete list of questions see full announcement at


· Mid-April: We will select and notify semi-finalist Fellows.

· May 1: Semi-finalists must submit additional information to ORISE.

· May 1-30: Host programs will interview potential Fellows.

· Early June: Fellow selection and notification.

· August 29: Fellows must start by this date.

For questions: email

ORISE information:

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:

Care to Share?

If you wish to request a posting to our CPH Newsletter, please email with specific information on your event or announcement. Please, only academic related postings.